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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #580 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Malaysia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Helpful staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

The guy at the reception was very helpful. The hotel itself was average.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annsl
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

I stayed in Ruskin Hotel for 35 days. I was very happy in Hotel survices. Nice breakfast, clean room, clean toilet and fast wirless connection.The location is close to many trian stations and easily accessible. The staffs were very helpfull. I am confident enought to advise my friends and other travellers to visit Ruskin hotel when they come to London. Nice to join again.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fekadu m
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Switzerland
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I recently stayed in this hotel for one night. It did get me out of a tight spot and it was cheap. I will say that the hotel has three saving graces; the location, the price and the staff. We managed about 4 +/- hours sleep between the hours of approx one and just after 5, being woken by noise from other guests, who sounded like they were in the same room, but with the dubious "benefit" of amplification from the halls. My daughter opened a drawer and it fell apart. I wouldn't let her walk on the carpet without shoes on, as it was filthy and worn through to the underlay, and then beyond in some places. Fluorescent lighting. We shared facilities and the shower room seemed new and was one of the better aspects of the stay. The toilet room was also new but the toilet was not clean. The evacuation map on the back of the door did not seem to match the floor layout. The breakfast was served in the basement, it was ok, the service staff were very pleasant, but it was not really enough to make up for the room. The location for getting around and seeing London was fantastic.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank EarthTraverse
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Blackpool
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We only stayed at this B&B as we needed to put our heads down for a couple of hours before a very early start.Good points - Could check in very late, we left at 4am but we were able to leave our luggage till 9pm which was great. The communal toilets were very clean. The staff were incredibly helpful. The location is great right next to the British Museum. Bad points - the room was very dated and smelt musty, it felt that it needed a really good clean. The thing that disgusted us most was that when we arrived a call girl arrived at the same time being summoned up to a room by a business man. This put us off straight away and we were so thankful that we were only staying for a few hours, I deffinately would not recommend this place to families. Go if you need somewhere very cheap to stay in London and you know you will only be spending very little hours at the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank reeree81
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Kent, Texas
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315 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

As a group of three young women staying in London for a week, the Ruskin worked wonderfully. The location was fabulous, within short distance of four tube stops, and was literally a stone's throw away from the British Museum. The hotel staff was very friendly, and was always willing to help us out by giving us directions, maps, or restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was slightly limited, but very good.
Room decor was dated and left something to be desired, and the bathroom down the hall wasn't our ideal situation, but we had no problem with the arrangement. Will definitely be staying here again on my next trip to London!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Asta365
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

I was staying in London for a 5 day training course, so I needed somewhere cheap to stay within easy reach of the training venue.
Te Ruskin fitted the bill admirably, being a few minutes walk from Holborn (my venue being located out East on the Piccadilly Line).
Being located right next to the British Museum, just off Russell Square and a 10-15 minute stroll from Covent Garden, the hotel is very well located for central London too.
So, £65 per night for a single room in a central location with a full English breakfast included, where's the catch?

In all honesty, there isn't one.

Sure, we are not talking 5 star luxury here, but then again they neither claim it nor charge it!

The stair carpet looked a little worn, he shared shower facilities were functional (that's the best that can be said - they work, although they are small and the floor is wet), but that's the worst which can be said.

My room was slightly larger than I expected, the bed was very comfortable, an I had a nice quiet view onto some gardens.

Breakfast each morning was freshly cooked to order and better quality than I've had at some chain hotels.

And the staff were polite, helpful, friendly and welcoming, each and every one of them.

The wardrobe was a bit rickety, and the "desk" was a wooden panel attached in an alcove at a bit too high a position to be comfortable, but overall the hotel was, for the price, excellent value, and I would have absolutely no hesitation in staying there again next time I need to stay over in Central London.

Room Tip: Get a room at the back if you can, they overlook a nice garden square and avoid any traffic noise.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank KeithBN
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

First, the good news: The Ruskin's location is unbeatable, literally within the shadow of the British Museum. The staff is also very helpful, cheery, & attentive. The shower always had hot water, the water pressure was great, & the entire hotel was clean. Here are the tradeoffs: The rooms are quite small, the shower down the hall is miniscule (30 x 30") & has only a hook for your clothes, shampoo, etc.; the walls of the rooms are quite thin, & the wardrobe in the room was inadequate for 3 adults. It was like staying in a travel trailer for a lot more money.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Queenmarti
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Additional Information about Ruskin Bed & Breakfast

Property: Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Address: 23-24 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Ranked #580 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ruskin Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Ruskin Hotel London

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