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Hotel Russell

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Built in 1898 by the famous architect Fitzroy Doll, who also worked on the grand facilities of the Titanic, this hotel is located in the heart of Bloomsbury. The imposing terracotta Victorian Style building features intricate Renaissance architecture with the interior retaining many of its original features including Sicilian marble columns and high vaulted ceilings, huge chandeliers, oak paneling and the grand marble staircase. Hotel facilities and services are modern including a full-service business centre and conference facilities, and dining in Fitzroy's Doll's Restaurant - this grand dining room is identical to the one on the Titanic.
Location: British Museum, Oxford Street, Covent Garden
Subway: Russell Square

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  • Adam L :
Lovely sleep.

Arrived late in the evening, was welcomed warmly. Had a bit of a climb to the top to my large room. It's a big room with a sofa and coffee table. Could do with a bit of tlc if picky but for the money it's great value.A very clean comfortable bed was a welcome sight and I slept like a baby.Popped down for breakfast, large dining room with approx 26 covers. A table of 4 were just seating and about to start on a healthy looking selection of cereal. Two recently vacated 2 tops and the rest empty, clean and set for breakfast. I wanted to skip cereal and have a couple of boiled eggs with toasted soldiers so I grabbed myself a tiny glass and poured oj into it and took my table by the window.Shortly the waiter came out, and started cleaning one of the two dirty tables. I looked over to make eye contact to signal I was ready. Nope... He goes back to the kitchen, returns to another closer table. I fully turn facing him now. 20 seconds is a long time to ignore someone who's 10ft away from you directly looking to get your attention in a large nearly empty room. "Excuse me I'm ready to order" I say. Looking up, "two mins" came the reply.The two tables that needed wiping (with a dry tea towel brushing the crumbs onto the floor and seating) were a priority in an empty (bar a 4 top) dining room over a guest obviously wanting attention.I got up, went to my room and packed up. Returning down stairs I had a friendly chat with the man at reception about being there 10 years ago when I took my first gm position in a cocktail bar. He told me about other guests who's returned decades after first nights there. Decided to give the breakfast another attempt. Took two steps into the room and thought why put myself through the middleclass torture of abysmal service again. Walked into the town centre and had a full English. I really only fancied boiled eggs!I'm being picky, but it's the little things that make the difference. If the room in clean, the bed smells and feels fresh, the sleep is good but one customer facing staff member is having a bad morming, it's that what catches a guests attention. Great in all other areas though. Many thanks.

  • websdale21 : Rugby, United Kingdom
Served a purpose

Comfortable stay at the Russell Hotel for 2 nights, slept really well here. Stay at the top of the hotel and had a large room which included a seating area with couch. The hotel is starting to look a bit battered, a refurb wouldn't go amiss. The shower in my room wasn't as powerful or warm as I liked.Breakfast was quite nice, full English with cereals and yoghurt also available. Located about 10 minute walk away from the town centre.Limited parking. Woke up to leave at 5.30am one morning to find another guest had blocked my car in.I'd prefer to stay somewhere a bit neater, but other than that it was a good stay.

  • Peter A : East Midlands, United Kingdom
Typical workman's stop over

If you need somewhere cheap to stop over this is an ideal hotelA little shabby but the room was clean and comfy, breakfast surprisingly good too.Car park is limited, I had to park on the street which is unrestricted until 8am by which time some of the vans have gone so you can move onto the car park.Short walk from the town centre and has its own bar.Nothing fancy but I would use it again.

  • ilovemy3girlz :
Overnight stay with hubby.

Wonderful features in this hotel. Fabulous sized room with very clean and freshly laundered towels and bedding. Breakfast was nice, portion sizes was good. I'd definately return to this hotel and without a doubt recommend It, I can't fault it other than the decor could do with updating as in places it's looking tired but that's just being pinernickty. The hotel is very wl located an easy 5 minute walk into the town centre with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and high street shops to browse. Although the hotel was busy it was not in anyway noisey with slamming doors or heavy footsteps up/down stairs which was lovely.

  • earthsinger : Hastings, New Zealand
Large and comfortable room

The Russell Hotel is easy to find, on the London Road, free car parking behind the hotel. Our room was on the third floor, but a kind staff member whisked away my bag which was much appreciated. If you have trouble with stairs, ask for a room on the lower floor. Our room was very large with a big bathroom. Yes, the decor is dated, but the room was very clean, beds are comfortable and the shower is great, my criteria for a good night's stay. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the breakfast cooked to order, hot and plentiful. The High Street is a five or so minute walk down a reasonably gentle sloping road and the Common is across the road and lovely for a wander.

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  • 373 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 2 bars
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Internet station
  • Laundry services
  • Concierge service, Babysitting service
Hotel room includes:
  • 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable and satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Trouser press
  • Max occupancy of 2
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  • Hotel Russell
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Russell Hotel
80 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DZ England

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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