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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 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...

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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...

suffolk
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...

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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...

Preston, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

england
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We booked this hotel for a London break to celebrate our Silver wedding anniversary ! ( Jan 8th & 9th 2014 ) On arrival to reception we were pleasantly greeted by the staff , it was only mid day so were expecting a wait for our room , however the lady at reception made a call to housekeeping and informed...

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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 glad that you chose to stay at Hotel Russell on such a special occasion and equally pleased that we could contribute in making your Silver Anniversary a memorable one! Thank you for such wonderful comments, it is a pleasure to know that the team accommodated your request for early...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Was attracted to this hotel by it's architecture which is fabulous. It is also close to a tube station and universities which was the purpose of the visit. The room was ok, quite spacious but dated. The noise from the road outside was quite considerable but understandable given the location and original sash windows. The restaurant was expensive and the...

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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 was most concerned to learn that you did not enjoy certain aspects of you stay. I have noted your comments about the traffic noise...

leicester
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We have passed this hotel on many occasions. We didn't think we would be able to afford it, but there was 20% off so we took the plunge. We were not disappointed.. The location is superb, only half an hour walk, if that into town, with St Pancras and Kings Cross 10 - 15 mins walk in the other direction.....

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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 glad that you enjoyed your time here at Hotel Russell, in a well appointed comfortable room and location was perfect as per your requirements. Thank you for commending our team, they continually strive to achieve highest possible standards. I trust we will have another opportunity to welcome you back...

Bradford
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stayed with a voucher 2 nights with bed and breakfast tzoo deal.We stayed Friday and Saturday night and went home Sunday 2nd Feb.The hotel is approx. 10/15 mins walk from Kings Cross and in a built up area overlooking Russel Square.We arrived at 1-15 pm on Friday and we were allowed to check in which was great,as the stated...

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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 happy to read that you had a pleasant stay at Hotel Russell and the standards offered met your expectations. I am pleased that early check in at Reception was prompt and you enjoyed your stay in a well appointed, comfortable room with powerful shower. I am dismayed to learn...

Harrogate
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I have stayed here several times over the last couple of months on business. The rooms are variable in size, but all are adequate. I wanted to post this to thank Miriam and Francesca on reception for being so pleasant and so helpful in sorting out a problem with the booking - on part of the booking agent - and...

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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 frequently stay at Hotel Russell on your business trips to London. We value your custom and hope we will continue to provide the best in service and quality as demonstrated by Miriam & Francesca on your recent stay. I am glad they assisted you...

Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Me and my husband stayed for 1 night and thought it was a bargain price for central London. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and we were able to check in early. The concierge was also very friendly and we were able to leave our bags after check out. The room was average size and overall comfortable. Location...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your time here at Hotel Russell , located just a stone’s throw away from major London attractions and a well appointed, comfortable bedroom ensured you had a good night’s rest. Thank you for commending the team members at Reception and concierge, your comments...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I've never felt the need to review a hotel on Trip Advisor... ...until now! I stayed overnight here, as part of a 2-day conference that was also hosted by the hotel. The location was great for us, a ten minute walk from King's Cross Station and would be even closer for anyone coming from Euston. Furthermore, the hotel does look...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Tempus Restaurant
Tempus Restaurant
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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: RM424 (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:
#54 Best Value Hotel in London
#285 Family Hotel in London
#294 Luxury Hotel in London
#346 Romantic Hotel in London
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