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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed 1 night in this hotel and were not disappointed, excellent décor within keeping of the building, clean / spacious rooms friendly staff and good breakfast - will certainly not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to others.

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portsmouth
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights, first room was small so decided on an upgrade, gave us a suite, this was very nice, clean, bright and quiet., location was good, would stay again.bar was bit expensive, breakfast was excellent and staff spot on.

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Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I have stayed at this Hotel many times for the past 15 years. The character of the building, the renovations, close to the tranquility of Russell Square and the Tube Station are a real attraction for me. The silly thing is the huge surcharge for internet, I think it was 10 or 15 pounds for 24 hours...this is ridiculous and...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2014

What once was a hotel renowned for it's elegance is fading under the present ownership of PH Hotels. We booked a standard double for 3 nights through Secret Escapes and then got an email from PH Hotels offering the chance of an upgrade - £24 a night extra for a double superior, £26 a night extra for deluxe double ("with...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Located near tube station and the building itself has historical character. Nice ambiance. I just find the lobby a bit dark even in daytime. Buffet breakfast with plenty of choice. But they finish early. We got room on the higher floor so it was quiet and quite comfortable. But my bed lamp was broken. WiFi comes with a surcharge. A...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014

The main problem with our fourth floor room was that it faced the internal quadrangle which housed a variety of industrial sized air conditioning units. Insulation from this din was minimal because the old sash windows offered little protection. Unfortunately worse was to come as a wedding reception kicked off in the evening with a very powerful sound system which...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The hotel has a good location and impressive exterior. The staff are polite. Unfortunately the single rooms are very small and shabby. The quality simply doesn't justify the price. They are also next to a very noisy part of the hotel (next to the air conditioning units). The hum from these fans is pretty overpowering so I would suggest you...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. Please do accept our apologies for the disappointment experienced during your stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed our location and impressive exterior as we have ensured that charm of our Hotel has been maintained over the years. Our team endeavour provide an exceptional service to our guest and...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This conveniently located 100-year-old (updated) architecturally interesting building was designed by the architect of the Titanic. It is right next to the Russell Square Underground (tube) station and across the street from a pleasant park - Russell Square. Well-served by an efficient and friendly multinational staff. Rooms on the small side, but well equipped. If arranged for, an ample British...

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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 lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. Charles Fitzoy-Doll designed our magnificent structure and then went on to create the interior dining rooms of the Titanic. You can certainly see the similarity in both our chandelier and stair case. We are extremely proud of our rich...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband and I stayed on a Saturday night as we went to the theatre (Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud). The concierge on arrival was pleasant and helpful. The double room was fine; bed was comfortable, bathroom a bit dated but fabulous shower. Downside was that the room had no view other than an array of air...

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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 sorry to learn that you were disappointed with certain aspects of your stay with us. I am pleased that our Concierge was so pleasant and helpful as we do understand the importance of first impressions. We have a variety of rooms each with its own shape and charm and...

Southampton,
Reviewed 17 March 2014

what more is there to say... rooms are modern, although the building is very old and has character. Rates are not as bad as you might imagine and worth the position in town and the service you get. We will stay again.

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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 wonderful stay with us at Hotel Russell. I am pleased that you enjoyed both your room and the grandeur of our Hotel. We have ensured that our charm has been well maintained over the years. We endeavour to be extremely competitive with our rates and I...

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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 )
About the property
  • 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: €90 (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 Russell London
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#53 Best Value Hotel in London
#285 Family Hotel in London
#296 Luxury Hotel in London
#346 Romantic Hotel in London
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