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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast

23-24 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BN, England
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Ranked #533 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is really good if you're looking for somewhere quiet but still central. The staff are very helpful and friendly, and were eager to answer any questions we had, and even doing a bit of online searching for us. The wifi, although strongest in the communal lounge area and stated in the description that it's only available there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just returned from another trip to London and have been staying at the Ruskin on Montague Street for many years. This is a great little hotel located across the street from the British Museum and a five minute walk from the Russell Square Tube station. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. If you arrive before room is ready luggage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Only stayed for one night, but was 100 % satisfied with the hotel. Excellent location (behind the British Museum), theathers, shopping lanes and undergrounds in walkinG distance. Our room had a bathroom and was overlooking a nice, peaceful garden. Surprisingly clean and comfy, and the generous breakfast made us go the whole way. Great base to discover London, good value... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The hotel it's an good position, bed it's very comfortable and room are full of light. it's just in front of Brithis Museeum so it's privilege position. Room are clean. Negative things: Elevator out of order apparently from long time and never fixed, tiny stairs to go upstairs with Lugguages, Not radio, not TV, average poor english breakfast, strong smells... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The location of the Ruskin is ideal for sight seeing, the British museum is across the road, covent garden and Leicester square are both within walking distance too, there are many reasonably priced restaurants close by, the area is quiet and pleasant. The hotel is full of character, the staff are all smiley and helpful,nothing was too much trouble. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was totally reluctant booking an entire week at this hotel while trying to find a flat in London after our long travels, knowing what 2 stars stood for. The rooms are clean and with the double glazing to the front very quiet. Two shared bathrooms and toilets on our level were sufficient and close to our room. Breakfast is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A central B&B with a cheerful and helpful staff, making sure they meet all of your needs. The room was decent, the bed was big and comfortable, making up for the shared bathroom, but surprisingly enough it didn't bother us that much. The breakfast was good and the chef always greeted you with a big smile. + Clean rooms. -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The main advantages are the excellent location and friendly staff. However the rooms are small, with thin walls (hear snoring next door), lack facilities (no TV) and you may have to share a bathroom. The Breakfast is good but limited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For the first time in years, and because everywhere else seemed impossibly expensive on my dates, I chose a shared bathroom option. Never again. The contented comments on same, above, are beyond me,. Perhaps I shared time with a convention of Disgusting Human Beings, because most times I visited the toilet it had been left in a revolting condition. Perhaps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Negative: No wifi in the room No 24 hrs reception Shared shower and bathroom Positive: Good location (just cross the street from British Museum; I was afraid that mummies will come and take my soul to ancient Egypt 😄) Clean room Free breakfast

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