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“Good value and excellent staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Russell Hotel
135 - 138 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG , England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Weymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good value and excellent staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Really good value hotel in an excellent location overlooking weymouth beach. Rooms very clean although decor nothing special but perfectly acceptable for the price.

The staff really are superb and very friendly and helpful. I am a support worker and the individual I was supporting really enjoyed his stay there as did I. I didn't catch the name of our waitress unfortunately but she was really lovely in particular but all the staff were nice to be fair. The other hotel guests were a great bunch too.

Will definitely stay there again if I visit Weymouth.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

thishotel is very good good food exelliant staff good bedroomdance floor to small for our type dancing sowe wnt next door to the sister hotel the rince regent wonderful ballroom very large we would recomend the russell hotel as it is good value for money

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This was a last minute booking for Three couples. The price was very reasonable and we were a little bit apprehensive, but very pleasantly surprised . Excellent value for money the food was good and adequate with a reasonable choice the entertainment was good. Beds were a bit lumpy but acceptable.If you are self drive you need to get there fairly early as there is only limited parking. and no street parking available. overall a good deal for a long weekend break

Room Tip: A room overlooking the sea is a little more expensive but well worth it
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Stayed here on the easter weekend, as soon as we entered the reception area there was a very warm and friendly welcome from the staff.our luggage was taken to our rooms.lovely hotel a bit dated needs t.l.c in some areas.corridors are narrow celings seem low and creaky floorboards. Restaurant and bar in the basement quite roomy,restaurant staff friendly polite, professional and smart,nothing too much trouble for them ,excellent service,great hot food served. Bar staff also polite and friendly.fun quiz every night (no prize) followed by bingo and good all round entertainment. Hotel situated about 10 mins flat walk to town with shops and cafes on route.All in all it was an enjoyable stay at the Russell/ Will stay again.

Room Tip: Room 018 ground floor on top of kitchen= very noisy in the mornings
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed at the Russell Hotel Monday till Friday. If you read the review by Ley37 you will get a good description of the hotel. Clean beds, good food and good entertainment in the evenings. After breakfast our waitress asked us to order the starter and main course for dinner that evening always 3 alternative choices, 2 deserts or cheese and biscuits + tea/coffee.The only negative for this hotel is that it could do with a lick of paint on the outside and the bedroom we had needed a face lift.
All in all a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Our room was on the back or the hotel 1st floor it was quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We went to this hotel to suprise friends who go for the dancing with Pierre in the ballroom of the Prince Regent which is attached to the Russell.
This was our first experience of the hotel and can honestly say it was a very pleasant one the food was good and the room we had was a sea view excellent value for money we would come again.
Would agree with Ley37 Review sums up the Hotel perfectly.

Room Tip: Can only speak for the room we had which was sea view and to have the sunshine to greet you in the m...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed at the Russell for 2 nights in the second weekend of March. Upon arrival in the late afternoon we went round to the back of the hotel and found the two small car parks belonging to the hotel. They were totally packed, but after speaking with a man who was standing in the car park, once he ascertained that we were guests of the Russell, he directed us further down the road to another car park and showed us a space in there which we could park in. This car park turned out to belong to the Prince Regent Hotel which is next door, and joined to the Russell via a corridor. The Russell’s front door closes fairly early on the evening, but you can access the hotel via the Prince Regent and by walking along the corridor. Upon check in you are asked if you are blocking in anyone in in the car park, and if you are you have to hand over your car keys. The management then move your car as and when necessary.

We were on the first floor in a twin room. We found this to be perfectly adequate, it was warm, had tea and coffee making facilities which were topped up the next day, a tv, extra blankets and pillows in the cupboard, and also a small heater and fan. We saw earlier reviews saying people thought the hotel was cold, we certainly didn’t have that problem when we stayed, if anything it was rather hot both in and out of the room. We just turned down the radiator for the night and the temperature was perfect for us.

At breakfast we were seated on a table along with two gentleman, and another couple on a two table next to us. At first we didn’t really like having to share with strangers, but actually it was no problem at all, they were all perfectly pleasant people to chat to and its only an hour out of your day, if that. We had to wait a little while to put in our order for cooked breakfast as it was rather busy in the room, but when it arrived it was very nice food. We were only B&B so cant comment on dinner.

We went along to the bar on the first evening and found a little quiz on each table which we had a go at, and then later on they did bingo as well which was fun. After that they had a gentleman playing the keyboard and singing which was entertaining. We didn’t sit right on the dance floor, but rather behind it in the next room, and could still hear perfectly well through the wall. We thought the drink prices were fairly reasonable for a hotel, and were pleasantly surprised when we came in the next night after having dinner out to find that the hotel had been serving 2-4-1 drinks since 5pm that evening. We found out at breakfast that apparently the hotel had even run out of wine during the promotion as it was so popular.

The hotel is right on the front, and about a 10 minute stroll into town where there are lots of shops to keep you busy. We were very lucky with the weather while we stayed so we spent some time just walking along the front eating ice creams!

On our second evening we decided to go out for dinner and found a lovely little Italian place called Enzo just a few minutes down the road from the hotel. It was very busy but they let us in and sat us downstairs in the bar area perusing the menu while they waited for a clear table to place us at. We probably only waited about 10 minutes in total and, still hadn’t decided what to eat from the extensive menu by then! We both had chicken dishes in the end which were absolutely amazing. We also treated ourselves to dessert as well which was equally as good. Would definitely recommend Enzo for a lovely meal. Obviously it is not cheap, but we didn’t think it was overpriced for what we got as well as the attentive service. There is Wetherspoons further down in the main town which we had lunch in if you’re looking for something cheaper!

All in all we had a very pleasant stay at the Russell, and would likely stay there again when we next visit our family in Weymouth.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Russell Hotel

Address: 135 - 138 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Weymouth
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
Russell Hotel Weymouth, Dorset

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