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Kimpton Fitzroy London

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1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE England
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Kimpton Fitzroy London is a Grade II* listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The re-opening of the 334-room hotel has restored the original grande dame to her original glory while administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London’s most literary neighbourhood. The hotel is steeped in history, the Frederick Hotels Company having first opened its doors in 1898 Lavishly appointed and boasting a striking terracotta exterior – with four British Queens guarding the entrance. Kimpton Fitzroy London hopes to create a hub not only for its guests but also for Londoners who have a passion for great food, fabulous cocktails and memorable nights in the city.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Room service
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VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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HayleyB wrote a review Sep 14
England, United Kingdom38 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed for one night for my birthday and had a one bedroom suite (room 358). The lobby was so grand, it really is beautiful, but the entire hotel is stunning. We arrived several hours early and our room was available when we arrived, so we were able to enjoy the stay for that little bit longer. Check in was effortless and the staff were so friendly and warm. I was even wished a happy birthday without mentioning anything to them. Our room was perfect. The decor was traditional but modern and felt so so cosy. The room was silent, an ideal temperature and so comfortable. This was our last day in London and once we were checked in we didn't leave the hotel until we checked out. There was plenty of room to relax and the sitting room was a really lovely space to spend the time. The bathroom was stunning, you could tell that all the fixtures were of a high quality. We both said it was one of the best showers we'd had. I had to make the most of the bath as well and it was so deep, I could have stayed there for hours. We were able to contact the staff through text messaging, they responded within minutes and couldn't have been more helpful. It was the little things that made this extra special. Staff came to our room to bring a beautiful dessert and a not for my birthday. And at about 5.30pm someone came to the room again and asked if we needed any extra water, etc. Each area had a separate control panel for the lighting, here you could choose between different settings to change the lighting from bright to really cosy and dim. I really loved this touch. The bed was so so comfortable. It was huge and the bedding felt so crisp and fresh, I slept the whole night through, something that never happens. Breakfast was lovely, it came really quickly and was really hot and tasty. The only downside was that we weren't staying longer, so we will 100% be back to the Kimpton Fitzroy. Thanks so much for making my birthday really special.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Rick M wrote a review Sep 13
Sedlescombe, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Brilliant staff lovely welcome when we arrived informed us of all the facilities and asked us if we needed any more information about anything. Rooms very clean but small so would choose a bigger room next time. Bar area lovely and relaxing once again super friendly staff. Breakfast slightly disappointing staff once again polite but breakfast order came in different times and had to keep asking for things they had forgot . We asked 3 times for our cup of tea. Just things like that . But overall I would recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Maybe choose a bigger room if staying more than 1 night
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Blackledge1984 wrote a review Sep 12
Peacehaven, United Kingdom82 contributions26 helpful votes
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My wife chose this hotel for my birthday weekend and it’s now our new favourite. Everything about our stay here has been special. Upon arrival we were greeted by the fantastic reception staff who made check in a breeze. Absolutely no queue whatsoever, straight to the desk and got our key within minutes. Just be aware that you have to hand over £200 as soon as you check in to protect against “incidentals” This isn’t such a problem if you have a credit card as nothing is actually taken but if you only have a debit card, expect to see £200 leave your account. I am told this is paid back a few days later. The room was on the 7th floor and although the view was just roof tops (because it’s central London) it still felt romantic. The room itself was on the smaller side but with a large bathroom. It’s all beautifully appointed and the bed was super comfy. Shower a little on the weak side but I assume that’s because we were so high up. Not a problem though. Weird how we only got one bath towel and had to ask for more. The bar is really pretty and a lovely evening atmosphere. Can get a little busy and service is rather on the slow side but all the staff are so friendly that you really don’t mind. We only ate breakfast here so can’t comment on other meals. The selection is basic and you order to the table rather than a buffet. Food is good quality. Despite being a luxury hotel, the atmosphere is relaxed. We really enjoyed our stay here and will 100% be coming back. We’ve decided this will be our regular go-to hotel from now on. Thanks Kimpton Fitzroy for making my birthday weekend really special!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paul B wrote a review Sep 12
New York, NY1 contribution
Not a 5 star hotel. Room not cleaned for two days with a four day stay. Breakfast wait at Burr was 15 minutes to get a menu and then cold “hot” breakfast served. No doorman or bell staff to help with luggage. Ugh
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mayesie wrote a review Sep 9
Herts187 contributions119 helpful votes
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We had wanted to stay here for a long time & we were not disappointed when we walked in to the magnificent marble entrance. The hotel itself is absolutely stunning! The Fitz bar was fab & the staff very accommodating. The service outside of this was not 5*, no doorperson & no one to help with luggage once inside. The check in was a little disappointing along with the rooms. Once inside, the magnificence of the hotel disappears & you are left in a very basic room (although the bathroom was nice) which could be any low-cost hotel in London. For the cost per night, we would have expected a little more. Breakfast was in Burrs cafe which was another disappointment. You are no longer in the beautiful hotel, but a cafe that is not in keeping with the 5* price. The service was slow & the hot breakfast was cold. This may be a stunning hotel visually, but the service is sadly lacking. A hotel is only as good as it’s staff once you are through the doors & although they were all pleasant, the 5* training is just not there.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$284 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
russell hotel london, hotel london russell, russel hotel london
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal London
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
334
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Fitzroy London
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.2 miles), THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.2 miles), and Agent November (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, Pizza Sophia, and 49 Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kimpton Fitzroy London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.4 miles), Tower of London (2.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 miles).
Does Kimpton Fitzroy London have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.