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Russell Hotel

135 - 138 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG , England
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Russell Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Weymouth
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Russell Hotel was just what the doctor ordered, peace and quiet. Although a little dated this was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. The room we had was at the back but was clean and tidy though I would have liked a mini fridge as we are picnic people and had nowhere to keep our food. The meals... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Russell Hotel is very tired and needs updating. On the whole the 3 nights we were there weren't too bad despite the elephant who walked backwards and forwards hundreds of times in the room above us at unearthly times in the morning. The food was good and always hot and the waiting staff were excellent. The entertainment was good... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent 3 nights at the Russell Hotel on a GB Tours Break, keeping in mind at all times that this is a 2 star hotel and not higher you can see that all that it offers as a 2 star is quite reasonable. The room we had was "tired" but the towels and bedding were spotless, food was... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with GB tours pick up at Neath at 9-25am a sensible time.On arrival booked in quickly and suitcases brought to our room in twenty minutes,very good as two buses pulled up at the same time.Four buses in all at hotel so dining room was full so service was a little slow but not bad really.Receptionist and waitng staff were... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 5 years since I last stayed at the Russell and I can only say that the standards at this hotel have gone downhill. The food was over cooked with watery custard and gravy and very tough chicken, I didn't like the way they washed the knives, a quick dip in soapy water in a plastic tub then wiped... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned this Week from a Monday to Friday coach tour, and from the moment my friend and I experienced on going issues, on arrival when we were showed to our rooms, my friend had to ask to be moved from the 3rd floor because the room was so hot and small and had numerous health and safety... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
36 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

yes down from london the hotel is now under new management since the owner die david the manager and staff very helpful and friendly thank for the early breafeast on sunday as we went to gurnsey for day the food was very good terry enterment on sunday excellent i agree weymouth should promition of weymouth better and bring back old... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Second time back to the Russell in two years. My review is summed up is in my title. Room always clean, food ok, sea view room fantastic. The entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights was well how shall I say very below par but the Sunday night singer was brilliant, well done. A special thank you to Terry the parking... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

this hotel is the newest of the Daisha chain. In my opinion they should not have opened to the pubic until they had completely re-furbished. The room (330) was clean, (due only to the hard working cleaning staff.) The bathroom floor was cracked and loose tiles, the cold water was piping hot, there was mould on the roof. The toilet... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well we were on a coach tour, didn't realise this hotel had been taken over last December, very warm welcome on arrival and suitcases taken to rooms, my room was at top of hotel and was very hot, rooms below had much higher ceilings so therefore cooler, room was ok linens were very good as was shower. Food was ok,... More

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Address: 135 - 138 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Also Known As:
Russell Hotel Weymouth, Dorset

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Russell Hotel is perfect for short & weekend leisure breaks in Weymouth – ideal for adult-only, half-board breaks. The coastal hotel is an ideal base for a holiday or short break to Weymouth, boasting easy access to the surrounding countryside, the town centre just a short walk away and the Channel Islands reachable by Condor Ferries' state-of-the-art hydrofoil. The spacious hotel restaurant serves a traditional English breakfast and a three-course dinner followed by tea or coffee. After this, why not retire to the lounge bar and relax with friends or enjoy the great live inclusive entertainment provided every evening by a variety of local musicians? The more energetic can even boogie the night away on the dance floor. The Russell Hotel offers a variety of short break packages throughout the year, including Nostalgia breaks and the ever-popular Tinsel & Turkey breaks during November and December. ... more   less 
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