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Reviews - Hotel Russell

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1-8 Russell Square , London, WC1B 5BE
When you’re visiting the capital you need to be in a location that’s close to everything and has all the facilities you need at a great four-star price. Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury gives you just that. We’re walking distance or a short taxi ride from Euston, St. Pancras and Kings Cross stations and next door to Russell Square tube station that takes you to Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square in minutes. Guests can also enquire at reception for 50% discount at Bloomsbury car park.

Steeped in history and heritage, a refurbishment means that behind the historic façade, most bedrooms, meeting rooms and the bar have all the modern amenities that you need to make your stay memorable.

Business guests and short break visitors alike are conveniently located to get around the city and can easily enjoy a theatre break, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral or Harrods, as well as many more of the nearby central London attractions.

After a busy day, there’s just enough time to unwind in the Tempus Bar with a chilled glass of wine or steaming pot of tea. Our Tempus Restaurant is also a must for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since September 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 358 reviews
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77% recommended this accommodation to a friend 80% would stay again
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Lovely hotel and well worth the upgrade

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Leigh S

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Great stay
This is a lovely hotel which welcomes everybody. The staff from the concierge to reception were very professional. The room was well apportioned, clean and well designed. The only down side was that one of the windows would not open and the bathroom had no ventilation.

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C Wheeler

From Salford, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Travelling alone

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Good location if you can get it for the right price
I've stayed at the Russell before and find the staff friendly and generally efficient although the decor is a bit unconvincing. As a bed for the night it is fine. This time round I had to pay £259 for a junior suite at short notice which did rather make we wince. Basically 3 smaller rooms had been put together - 2 to make a suite of decent size and one a bathroom. Decor is beech and beige and all OK. We were on the 7th floor overlookiing the square and slept with the windows open - didn't find it too noisy. Shame they don't seem to include wifi or breakfast in the rate and we preferred to go to one of the many excellent local cafes for the latter.

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Jeremy S

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Lone female
Safe, comfortable, good location.

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C Davis

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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Hotel Russell was an amazing hotel to stay at, very clean with excellent customer services and generous sized rooms, easy to reach of the underground and in a brilliant location we'll defiantly be staying here again!!!!!!

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Jonathan Gordon

From Worcester, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Roar
Room was fine except for the fact that it was next to a ventilation duct which roared. This would have been okay had it done it all night but it stopped around midnight and started up early which woke me up. Continuous noise can be phased out; intermittent noise is harder to ignore.

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Michael B

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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excellent stay
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Rooms were lovely and clean and very comfy bed.
had a lovely stay albeit only an overnight stay, would go back.

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Sue P

From Reading, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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good at a discount only
Good hotel central location beside the tube. Clean and comfortable. But not worth the full price. But definitely worth if youget the discount

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niall g

From Stirling, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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Great hotel great location
2nd stay at this hotel with my wife and delighted again. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Hotels quite grand and rooms are nice enough. Biggest selling point would be location right beside russell
Square station so only a quick trip from here to access most of the tourist areas and booking through late rooms got the same hotel room for half the price on my previous visit.
Would recommend to all visiting London. Quality hotel at a value hotel price.

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Gavin M

From Bathgate, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Excellent Hotel
This Hotel is a real gem. very good location with excellent transport links. The hotel was very comfortable with great helpful staff.Breakfast was outstanding. Bar prices a little expensive but in line with other similar hotels. Good room service menu.

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R Smith

From Ellesmere Port, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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