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herts
Reviewed 1 March 2014

this is a lovely hotel ,the best looking one in the area .plenty of things to do within walking distance .loads of pubs ( which we found ) .rooms very nice-well our one was ,the breakfast would have been great for someone without a hangover , but i somehow had one .the only problem we found was that the whole...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are ideally located as we are within walking distance of many of London’s major attractions and transport links. I am pleased that you found this beneficial during your stay. Breakfast is extremely popular and our team of Chefs prepare this...

Reviewed 28 February 2014

We chose this hotel for its location and were very pleased with all aspects of our stay. It's really easy to get to by tube or bus, and a large chunk of the capital is within easy walking distance. We booked a standard room which was perfectly good for us, and quiet enough (even given its location) to ensure a...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest We do appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are extremely well located as we are within walking distance of many of London’s major attractions as well as transport links. I am pleased that you found our location ideal during your stay with is. I am glad that...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in Feb and it was fine - we had booked well in advance thru their website so we got a discount on the booking, free breakfast and free wifi (hint - look on their site before you book as you may get a better deal). The room itself was fine, spacious & had decent...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to read that you had booked via our website and received a great promotional offer as we endeavour to provide a competitive rate for our guests. I am glad that you enjoyed both the spaciousness of your room and the amenities as we endeavour to ensure each of...

Jersey
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I booked the hotel as any London hotels at a reasonable rate where at a premium due to the Six Nations being on. I was very impressed with the location as Russell Square is very peaceful and very well located for Soho/Bloomsbury. The hotel communal areas are very impressible as is the entire building. The bar area is very comfortable,...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us at Hotel Russell. We pride ourselves on our high standards and endeavour to ensure each guest has a memorable stay with us. We understand that guests want to relax whilst staying with us and hence have an impressive lobby area and comfortable...

York
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Check in was efficient and staff pleasant. I managed to check in an hour earlier than the stated check in which was a bonus. Location is excellent, tube station 3 mins walk away on Piccadilly line and british museum a 5 min walk. At £130 room only for a single it's not cheap but then again, it's central London!

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you had a lovely stay with us. We understand that guests may arrive earlier than anticipated and our team do their utmost to ensure that your room is ready as soon as possible for you. We are ideally located as we are a stone’s throw from many of...

Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I agree with many of the reviews on this site, the staff and location were excellent but the rooms were very average. My room was really noisy, both from traffic outside and from the corridor. It was really due to the fact that the room was old. The bed was fairly comfortable, but not as the same standard as you...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. I am so pleased to read that you found the service provided by our team excellent as we strive to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for all of our guests. I am sorry that you found your room noisy due to the central London traffic and the corridor. Usually our guest...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The cheapest rooms are basic but to be surrounded by the historical decor makes up for that.I was upgraded by my friend (Ronnie) for my birthday. I would recommend paying the extra for the luxury. Rooms were decadent and you could feel the history. The breakfast was bountiful - we went down at a busy time but we did not...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful, birthday stay with us at Hotel Russell. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the luxury of your upgraded room as we do endeavour to ensure each guest has a memorable stay with us, especially when celebrating a special occasion. Our team of Chefs ensure...

Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2014

From start to finish we found the staff extremely helpful and the hotel was very clean and comfortable. Our party of 4 (ages 11 to 70 ) stayed in two rooms on the fourth floor, and were all impressed. Apart from a little traffic noise which is to be expected in a central hotel, the rooms were well maintained with...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest We do appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you had a wonderful, birthday stay with us. We endeavour to ensure that each guests has a memorable stay with us, especially when celebrating a special occasion. We are pleased that you enjoyed our personal touch of a birthday card and treat. I am glad that you...

Hampshire
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have just returned from two very enjoyable nights bed & breakfast at Hotel Russell. Our basic bedroom was very clean with seemingly refurbished modern bathroom. Although on the slightly small side, it had everything to meet our needs, even a very useful fridge. The breakfast was really good and although the hotel seemed full to capacity, the buffet was...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. We have a variety of different rooms to suit our guest preferences and I am glad that you enjoyed your room. I do hope that you have the opportunity to experience one of our superior or junior suites upon...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Booked a suite recently and stayed for two nights. Where to start!! The tap in the bathroom was loose and the hand rail for the bathroom was also loose. No drinks in the mini bar throughout the stay. The room trembles everytime the traffic is stationary outside, the tv remotes dont work and the airconditioning unit above the bed is...

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am so disappointed to learn that you were unhappy with your stay with us. Each room is inspected on a regular basis by both our Maintenance and Housekeeping teams. Nevertheless, I am sorry that you encountered a loose tap and hand rail in your bathroom. Our research has shown us that guests...

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Tempus Restaurant
Tempus Restaurant
Cuisines: British, International, European
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Russell is an iconic establishment nestled in the heart of the city. Whether you wish to indulge in a spot of shopping or want to host a conference at one of London's most exclusive addresses, Hotel Russell is the perfect base for business or leisure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Russell

Address: 1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Russell 4*
Number of rooms: 373
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Also Known As:
Russell Hotel London
Hotel London Russell
Russel Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#62 Best Value Hotel in London
#285 Family Hotel in London
#293 Luxury Hotel in London
#346 Romantic Hotel in London
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