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“Okay, but expensive hotel”
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Russell Hotel
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed for the night in a twin room, which was arround £90 per night. The hotel is clean, but the decor is very dated.

It has the potential to be a lovley hotel as the large rooms with very high ceilings. But the 1970's decor does let it down.

The breakfast is ok, although they do use cheap sauages and bacon. There is a good selections and good portion sizes.

I would visit again, if the prices were a little lower.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This hotel needs knocking down and starting again! I actually stayed in the annex which was a house at the back of the hotel to which I was told was beautiful - don't be fooled! It was like going back in time to the 70's! It had carpet in the bathroom which was a different colour around the sink and toilet - yuck!!! It had extremely thin curtains so when the sun came up it was like someone was shining a touch in my eyes! Single glazed windows so you could really hear the traffic and a heating system which constantly banged! This was so over priced - I was offered a special rate when I booked it to which it's not worth that! It doesn't even deserve 2 stars! The only good thing about it is the location.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Was expecting Basil Fawlty to appear at any moment. 1970's decor. Grubby, dated,awful. I just wish I had looked at trip advisor before booking. I booked rooms for some of my friends. They were very sweet and polite and insisted it wasnt too bad but I was mortified!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Sayitlikeliz
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

the hotel is in the middle of bedsit land.i think it must be used by the dss ..fine..but not when they charge 75 pounds a night..should be tunbridge45 pounds i reckon..close to high st tunbridge gone down hill since the last time i was there ..but very good entertainment in the beuh pub but 3pound70pence for apint of fosters ..

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank steve w
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Hotel is on edge of Tunbridge Wells town centre. There is an annexe to the back of the hotel. The keys are strange and quite difficult to work. The hotel is in need of a refurbishment but is relatively clean with large spacious rooms. I would recommend this hotel but would make sure that you make advantage of any deals for the right price. Staff were really helpful and friendly. I would recommend the hotel if the price is right but there are more modern hotels in town.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Room was a good size, clean and comfy. Bathroomwas tiny and not the cleanest though....

Service left a lot to be desired, and the whole place needs sprucing up...

Good location though, and no major complaints - just felt a bit run down and somewhere to sleep rather than providing anything extra

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stayed in the Annex. The room was very shabby with stained carpets and furniture. The cleaner left a pile of damp dirty towels on the floor of the room. The shower was grimy. The breakfast room was dirty and the breakfast one of the poorest I have ever had.
This hotel is awful, and the prices are ridiculous - I've stayed in far better hostels for a tenth of the price.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Russell Hotel

Address: 80 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range: $75 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With style and comfort coupled with convenience, this hotel set in the very centre of historic Tunbridge Wells is positioned on the edge of the rural common.The hotel was built as a residence in the Victorian era and became one of the town's leading hotels in the 1920s. Set on the edge of the Tunbridge Wells common, it is only 2 minutes stroll from the shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres. ... more   less 
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