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1,192 reviews
+44 20 7837 6470

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

Hotel Russell: Iconic Victorian Grandeur in the Heart of London

What Are the Rooms at Hotel Russel Like?

Each of Hotel Russell’s 373 rooms exude luxury and provide guests with the perfect balance of Victorian elegance and modern comfort. All rooms feature premium bedding, with hypoallergenic options available on request. Room décor ranges from traditional to contemporary, with all rooms tastefully furnished with the highest quality pieces. All rooms feature free WiFi, laptop sized safes, air conditioning, high-definition LCD TVs and work desks.

What Amenities Are Available?

One of the hotel’s biggest amenities is the beautifully preserved 1898 Victorian interior, replete with awe-inspiring chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and Sicilian marble columns. The on site Tempus Bar and Restaurant offers guests a five-star dining experience, from their bar menu options to the restaurant’s Room Service options. Hotel Russell’s Afternoon Tea is one of the best in London, be sure to book in advance. Other amenities in this smoke free property include a business center and concierge. Discounted gym access is available nearby.

What Are the Rates?

Nightly rates start at $250 for a Standard Single room.

What's There to Do Nearby?

Hotel Russell is on Russell Square, right in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of London’s oldest neighborhoods. The British Museum is just around the corner. A lovely stroll through this beautiful neighborhood, or short tube ride, takes guests to Covent Garden and the West End. Shopping and dining options begin at the hotel’s doorstep and permeate the area.

What's the Bottom Line?

Hotel Russell is the perfect choice for experiencing the Old World charms of modern London.



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Russell Square
London, WC1B 5BE
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User Highlights
Bar and Beverages
"Complimentary beer" "Great bar downstairs"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 95%.
"Position brilliant" "Transport on your doorstep"
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
95% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Modern facilities" "Amazing decor"
98% said it was a stylish hotel.
93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Excellent and attentive staff" "Service was impeccable"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
87% thought the service was very professional.
Wellness Area
"Excellent gym facilities" "Excellent gym"
top-notch fitness area, thought 100%.
"Spectacular public areas" "Amazing venue"
87% thought the building was wonderful.
100% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"High cleanliness level" "Room spotless"
77% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
"Free wifi"
55% said the wifi quality was bad.
"The best gelato" "Best lobster"
81% loved the menu selection.
Yummy desserts, said 88%.
"Excelent linen" "Spacious single room"
66% said rooms were small.
87% said the beds were comfortable.
"Awesome a la carte breakfast" "Proper breakfast"
"Excellent beddings" "Huge hd tv"
66% said rooms were small.
87% said the beds were comfortable.

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Stylish hotel
Friendly service
Nice building
Friendly atmosphere
Expert Reviews
The 371-room Hotel Russell is massive by London standards, and its grand Victorian architecture complements its scale. Tiny tooms blend contemporary style with period detail (like...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Pet Fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible