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The Best Western Russell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   136 Boxley Road | Penenden Heath, Maidstone ME14 2AE, England
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Maidstone
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Davidjellis Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impression of the Russell Hotel was good...it's a grand building in some very pretty grounds, and I received a big smiling welcome at reception. My room was on the first floor (for any Americans reading the review that's one floor up from the ground level!). I was told there was no lift / elevator - not a problem for... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I felt very complelled to write a review after our first visit to this Best western hotel in Maidstone in Kent On arrival we was met with a smile from the reception staff and felt welcome and as we are ussually stay in a 5 star we felt that we would be open minded considering this is only a a... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Overall Hotel good. Do check that you have a shower that works in your room and that the water doesn't turn off!!! Not a pleasant experience when your hair is full of shampoo. One more point - no lock on bathroom door, which was inclined to swing open.

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Sámi, Kefallinia, Greece
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The hotel lobby was impressive and the staff were friendly and efficient. Then comes the shock - no lift - by luck we were on the first floor so only two flights of stairs to climb with our suitcases. Pity the guests on the upper floor. The bedroom and bathroom were clean but dated - very dark, possibly late 70's... More

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Brenchley, Kent
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Arrived with friends to tea and nice selection of cakes and before dinner a good selection of canapes. The six course dinner was excellent except for a rather strange pear and watercress soup. Coffee and cheese available at the end of the evening. Magician performed tricks throughout the early part of the evening followed by a singer and disco. Hearty... More

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Nottingham, UK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights to attend a wedding at archbishops palace. Location wise this hotel is perfect for central maidstone and not too far a walk from maidstone east railway station. They also have a large free on site car park. The hotel doesn't have a lift and the majority of rooms are on the upper floors so be... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I suppose it does depend on what you expect from a midrange hotel but I can't understand why the Best Western has a lower rating on TA than the Premier Inn which is more expensive. Personally, I prefer some character in a hotel rather than sterile new-build. The Russell has good modern bathrooms nonetheless with a nice selection of toiletries... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I booked this hotel as a stop over on my drive from Switzerland to Scotland with a young dog. The hotel was listed as 'pet friendly'. On arrival i was provided a perfectly nice room in an ideal location in the hotel and told I could get food with my dog in the bar. I took the dog for a... More

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Also Known As:
Best Western Russell Hotel
Best Western Maidstone
Maidstone Best Western
The Best Western Russell Hotel Maidstone, Kent
Address: 136 Boxley Road | Penenden Heath, Maidstone ME14 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Maidstone
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Maidstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Best Western Russell Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Victorian Hotel built in the 1800's was remodeled in 2004. Situated just minutes from the M20 and M2 motorways and close to Maidstone Town Centre, The Hotel also boasts beautiful landscaped gardens and sun terraces. Delightful International Cuisine is served in The Garden Restaurant and Bar and five air-conditioned function suites catering for up to 300 delegates. Free use of Maidstone's premier health and fitness club whilst resident in the hotel and health and beauty discounts at The Courtyard. FREE wireless connection throughout the whole hotel and in ALL public areas and conference suites. ... more   less 
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