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Hotel Russell

8,688 reviews
+44 20 7837 6470

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Child Care
Bar or Lounge

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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1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury
London, WC1B 5BE
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Superb environment" "Excellent access to tube"
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Rose petals excellent" "Staff were exceptional"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
90% thought the service was very professional.
"Fabulous disabled facilities" "Lovely and quiet gardens"
71% thought the building was wonderful.
77% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Like rotting egg" "Magnificent buffet breakfast"
77% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Everything was spotless" "Stained cushions"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
58% said the bathroom was dirty.
"Free wi fi" "Wifi Huge"
58% said the wifi quality was bad.
Value for money
"Included rose petals" "They don't give vegetarian options"
77% said the breakfast was too expensive.
90% said beverages were too expensive.
"Double room it was tight, poorly furnished" "Broken a/c"
58% said rooms were small.
65% complained about the bathroom.
"Duvet cover was worn" "Double room it was tight, poorly furnished"
58% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 61%.

Good to know...

Could be quieter
Friendly service
Bathroom could be optimized
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
The 373-room Hotel Russell is massive by London standards, and its grand Victorian architecture...