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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Pretty decent hotel, not bad rooms but bathrooms a bit behind the times and some fittings a little past their best. Whatever you do, at least once take the staircase down - from the 2nd it is the most amazing architectural gem even if the corporate carpeting is out of kilter. A real treat!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. May I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Russell . Though I am glad that your overall stay was comfortable, I have taken a note of your comments regarding the bathroom fittings and assure you this shall be addressed. I am pleased that you were... More 

Shipley, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This was our second visit here within the last two months .Convenient, walkable location for Kings Cross and St Pancras stations and the tube. The rooms are on the 'snug' side, though the accommodation is generally satisfactory. Bar prices are a joke though this is, as we are frequently reminded by those living in the south, 'London'. I still feel... More 

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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 learn that you had an overall enjoyable stay at Hotel Russell and the standards and services offered by our team met your expectations. I have noted your comments regarding the pricing and would like to assure you these are inline with the other similar hotels in the... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed for 2 nights and found the staff so friendly and hotel was lovely. Minute walk away from tube and walkable distance to Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Breakfast time had a short queue but we were asked if we wanted to sit in bar area to eat and just had to go into main room for hot breakfast ,made... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

My husband and I stayed in a junior suite which was fabulous. The service and staff were very pleasant and helpful, and the location is perfect. I would certainly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to go back.

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Burnley, England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

got this at the last minute from lastminute.com and brilliant price. I stayed at this hotel a lot in the 90's and my recollection is of beautiful large, graceful, Victorian settings. The current reality is modern, undistinguished rooms. nothing at all to complain about but sadly my expectations were very high. Couple of irritating things, cost of the wifi was... More 

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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Right near Russell square stop on Piccadilly line, which gives you super convenient access to the whole city. Opted for the included breakfast buffet which was reliably good and very filling. Our rooms were well appointed (had a US outlet!!) and beds were comfy. Noisy, yes. Americans take note - no washcloths provided by hotels in Europe! Don't get surprised... More 

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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 that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Russell on your trip to London. I agree, our location is unbeatable and I am happy that it suited your requirements perfectly. Our chefs use the freshest of produce everyday to create an array of dishes to suit every palate, I... More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was our second visit to the Hotel Russell and it won't be our last. It looks impressive from the outside but step inside and you will be amazed by the magnificent marble staircase and crystal chandeliers. You are surrounded by Victorian elegance. The dining room is identical to that on the Titanic and was designed by the same architect,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I value your custom and so delighted to read that you will continue to visit Hotel Russell on your future trips to London. To this day, Hotel Russell stands as a statement piece of Victorian grandeur in the heart of Bloomsbury. We are proud of the rich heritage of the building... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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160 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I stayed in this hotel for night beginning of February 2014 for business reasons. Although from outside the hotel looks good, kind of typical British, with a park in front, very pompuous inside, the rooms are very different. I have never ever requested a change of room but this time I did. I already found it a little bit weird... More 

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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 that you had an overall enjoyable stay at Hotel Russell and the upgraded Junior Suite met your expectations. Due to the building layout, all rooms are different from each other. Rooms are classified into separate categories to facilitate the preferences and individual needs of our guests. I am... More 

suffolk
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77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights with some friends and had 2 superior deluxe rooms. Not the most luxurious hotel in London but perfectly adequate, clean and tidy. This is a grand old building with a magnificent staircase and a number of huge (clean) chandeliers. This was our 4th or 5th visit over 7 or 8 years and the same... More 

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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 have visited Russell regularly over the years and we truly value your custom. I am happy that you enjoyed your time in our well appointed bedrooms and facilities and standards offered met your expectations. Thank you for the comment about bathroom mirror, we pride... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

From first stepping into the hotel on Friday 31st Jan to leaving on Monday, enjoyed every moment. You climb a few steps to the entrance which is promptly opened for you by the charming door staff and step into another time. An era where elegance, gracious living and service where key, a magnificent chandelier and a stunning marble staircase face... More 

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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 so delighted to read that you enjoyed your time here at Hotel Russell, the architectural beauty in the heart of Bloomsbury where we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service day after day. I am pleased that our standards and services impressed you and you will consider visiting us again... More 

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Staying in Bloomsbury

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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 )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Tempus Restaurant
Tempus Restaurant
Cuisines: British, International, European
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: €92 (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
Hotel Style:
#60 Best Value Hotel in London
#285 Family Hotel in London
#292 Luxury Hotel in London
#346 Romantic Hotel in London
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