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Kimpton Fitzroy London

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1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE England
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Laptop safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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redbadger21 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom8 contributions
From the first grand impression to the beautiful rooms this hotel is top class!! But what really makes this hotel special is the fantastic team that make sure it runs like clockwork. Friendly and helpful, you are left feeling nothing is too much trouble. We had breakfast at the which was lovely but we went out for dinner, but we did treat ourselves to a dessert from room service when we returned and they were lovely. We have stayed at many hotels within the IHG group but this is by far the best so far.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Garreth Walsh, Owner at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded Dec 13, 2020
Dear redbadger21, I'm over the moon with your glowing review! I'll be sure to pass on your sweet comments to the team. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We'll be looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Kind regards, Fabiola Gonzalez Guest Services Manager
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BelizeanBeauty wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I Loved the Fitzroy and would stay again. The restaurants and bar located in the hotel are not only gorgeous but the food is delicious too. The hotel is located across the street from a park. The staff was very accommodating and helpful with suggestions. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Garreth Walsh, Owner at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded Dec 10, 2020
Hi Hannah_Stowers! I am absolutely thrilled to hear about your experience with us. I'll be happy to share your kind comments with all the team, which I'm sure they'll appreciate. Thank you so much! We'll be looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. With kind regards, Fabiola Gonzalez Guest Services Manager
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Dubaiification wrote a review Nov 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,540 contributions79 helpful votes
There is a reason why this is Kimpton's flagship European property; the hard product is absolutely amazing. From the moment you enter the large brass doors into the beautifully scented lobby until you get to your room the attention to detail is incredible. The reception staff were so welcoming and eager to help. We had a junior suite overlooking the park, which had a stunning marble filled bathroom (complete with roll top bath and huge walk in shower). The products are custom made for the hotel, and the scent is especially memorable. The four poster bed gave a perfect nights sleep on soft linen. As the world is upside down at the moment there is only one F&B venue open, the Mediterranean feeling, Palm Court. We had great cocktails, dinner and breakfast here. The staff were great here, really warm and welcoming. A perfect stay; I can't wait for you to open again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: An view of Russell Square Gardens in Autumn is essential
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Response from Conor Bartley, Other at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded Dec 5, 2020
Hi Dubaiification, Thanks for taking the time to share this amazing feedback from your stay at Kimpton Fitzroy. We are delighted that your time in one of our junior suites warrants such high praise, particularly our amazing four poster bed and roll top bath. I'm so pleased to hear you love our Kimpton scent in the lobby and love the toiletries in your room, you'll have to come back soon for more! It was wonderful to read your comments regarding your experience in Palm Court, and rest assured I will share your feedback with the our team. The good news is that we have now reopened and can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best Wishes, Mollie McCaughley Guest Services Manager
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Marcus H wrote a review Oct 2020
Benson, United Kingdom9 contributions9 helpful votes
We recently spent 2 nights of our honeymoon at the Kimpton. What can I say, feels special every time we walk in, it's like coming home. The staff are always so friendly, from the front desk to George and his team in the restaurants. Nothing seems to much trouble, we had a slight issue with our room, they could not do enough to help resolve it. As I always say, it's not issue, but how an organisation reacts which is most important. First class place and by far our favourite place to stay in London.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Garreth Walsh, Owner at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded Nov 1, 2020
Hi Marcus H, I'm delighted to hear that the team went above and beyond to make your special stay with us memorable. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words! We'll be looking forward to welcome you back to your London home for your upcoming anniversaries :) Best wishes, Fabiola Gonzalez Guest Services Manager
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Dennis wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom51 contributions37 helpful votes
I have used this hotel before so knew what to expect and despite some Covid restrictions being in place we had a fantastic stay. the hotel itself is beautiful and the staff are superb. This hotels key asset for us is the location, it cannot be beaten! right beside a main road, an underground station and shops and within walking distance of Euston Station, Covent Garden etc.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Oct 28, 2020
Dear DenKel7, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share them with other travelers. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and, of course, we'll be looking forward to welcome you back to your London home. Kind regards, Fabiola Gonzalez Guest Services Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$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 breakfast buffet.
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 Pizza Sophia, 49 Cafe, and Pitted Olive.
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.
Is Kimpton Fitzroy London accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.