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Hotel Russell - London

4 star Hotel London

1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 98 .51
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Conveniently set right in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Hotel Russell boasts one of London's most prestigious locations and is within walking distance of the capital's financial and commercial district.

This magnificent Victorian building with its imposing façade has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, enabling the hotel to offer the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation, facilities, and standards. Proudly standing at 1-8 Russell Square, the property is no more than a stone's throw away from major attractions and places of interest such as the West End with its world-famous theatres. The property features 373 contemporary guestrooms, all tastefully furnished. Guests can be assured that their stay in the hotel will be a comfortable and memorable experience. Hotel amenities include the brand-new and stylish Tempus Bar & Restaurant and fully equipped facilities for meetings, conferences, and banqueting. Wireless Internet access is available at the property. Parking is available nearby for a fee. 
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Guest Rating 7.3 Good
Based on 50 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Excellent hotel. Right In the heart of London. Easy access to tubes and buses.

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Breakfast at Hotel Russell

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Russell

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 9 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 15 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 15 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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7.7

Clean

8.6

Location

7.7

Quiet

6.6

Spacious

7.4

Service

Hotel Russell reviews

6.0 Fair
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Very poor Internet service

2.5
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Room was not clean, particularly the windows. The noise from outside and the pub below was loud until early morning 2-3am

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Will definitely stay there again!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

The breakfast was poor

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Great hotel for a great price, I stayed in a single and had a quiet nice sleep. Showers were fantastic and services such as cable tv were a bonus. Would definitely stay again

7.4 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Lot of noises in the rooms... And too hot in the rooms, it was not easy to sleep

3.9
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

The single rooms are tiny and do not offer good value for money. The toiletries offered are very poor - I even had to ask the concierge for a shower cap. He disappeared into a locked room and emerged carrying one which he handed to me with a look of distaste!

6.9 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Croatia

really great location. It 's possible to change the room if you don't like it cause there are a couple types of Doublesuperior etc. I would stay there again

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Best features of the hotel are competent helpful staff, very quick help in resolving room problems, very close to Russell Square tube station whose Piccadilly line runs directly from Heathrow, lots of stores and restaurants nearby including a pleasant shopping center (the Brunswick), and quiet room with good lighting and spacious new bathroom. Features needing improvement include shabby and rather unclean room carpeting and upholstery, lack of air conditioning, very pricey Internet access, and expensive breakfast with a cost of about 25 US dollars. Fortunately there are cheap Internet cafes and modest-priced eating places nearby plus grocery stores. Despite some problems, I would stay at the Russell again because its good points exceed those needing change.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

The hotel did meet at most points our standard, but the room was much to small for double occupancy (we were with one single and a couple). The single room seemed even to be some larger as the double. The toilet in the bathroom was too close to the double bed. At first there was no showergel and only one pair of towels. Those who took care of the rooms were very friendly and helpful, but it took more than half an hour foe the missing supplies to be delivered. If a smaller room is no problem, I would certainly recommand this hotel. The serving of the breakfast was more than excellent. You have to stay in this hotel with this unique victorian look, at least once a lifetime ! Highly recommendable !

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

High value hotel with very nice rooms, we were lucky to get an upgrade to a traditional suite for a small surcharge. We liked it very much because of the "antique" furniture. They offer also contemporary rooms with very modern furniture, but that's a matter of taste. The hotel is very well located, tube and bus station in front, but you can also do the sightseeing by foot. The bar ist very nice, but totally overpriced. We did not take the breakfast, but the facilities and the food looked very good. They also offer dinner and lunch. Overall, we would recommend the hotel for a nice stay at London.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

La estadía fue excelente. El desayuno increíblemente variado, el cuarto y baño cómodos, amplios, limpios, en muy buen estado probablemente remodelados hace poco. La ubicación es buena, está a menos de 100 m de una estación del underground y a 15´caminando del Soho y Covent Garden. Definitivamente volvería al Russel en mi próxima visita a Londres.

2.7
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Cyprus

i was very dissapointed as soon i saw the room. very old furniture and not so clean.. location is great though but for the amount of money u can definitly stay somewhere else!

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

HOTEL TRES BIEN SITUE - PROXIMITE BUS ET METRO PROXIMITE CENTRE CHAMBRE TRES AGREABLE APRES UNE LONGUE HOURNEE DE MARCHE A RECOMMANDER

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

First time I stayed here. Room was clean and 'London-size' but internet access did not work. Friendly and efficient staff moved me to a new room the next day - all fine. Very convenient location for both the West End and the City and don't miss the new restaurants and shops just around the corner opposite the tube station.

7.0 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

The best thing about this hotel is the location. The receptionist and the concierge are very welcoming and helpful, but the cleaners are not particularly hard working or polite. The building is very nice, but old, and even the big refurbishment doesn't solve some of the problems typical of an old building. Overall, if the location is not a decisive factor as it was for me, I would recomend staying at a different hotel for the same price.

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Russell was a divine hotel to stay at in terms of the architectural and interior merit. The room was pleasant and cosy, but well designed to maximise space. Unfortunately the hotel fell down when we called for room service. The room service staff were rude, stating that we had the incorrect room service menu and that we couldn't have the sandwich we wanted. When it arrived, the staff expected cash when we had been asked top leave our credit details at the desk for room service and to top it off the sandwich was inedible and certainly overpriced at £11. If we had avoided the room service it would have been an 8/10, but the service brought it down to a 6/10.

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

The underground is just around the corner. A nice part across the street, and British Museum just a few blocks. The hotel is ok, breakfast is ok, but to charge £5 for an adapter is way over what's reasonable.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Not so expensive, considering the location... in the heart of London!

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Elegance without snot. Friendly staff. Free upgrade to front facing room, which was stellar! Very well may stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

My room was upgraded on arrival to a lovely spacious double with views over Russell Square. I chose this location for business purposes and was impressed by the wide public corridors which give a sense of grandeur rare in London.I did not use the restaraunts/bars but the room was superb.

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel did'nt find my reservation. Fortunately I had with me the copy of the booking confirmation. A part this problem my stay was O. K.

0.8
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

It was a disaster from start to finish - firstly they couldn't find by booking. Then the room was hideous, a single room which was dingy and old. THe bed was uncomfortable, an old mattress from the 70's and the room was so noisey I didn't really get much sleep. I asked if they could rectify the problem and they said I would only get a similar room. I didn't try the room service, cause I figured if the room was that bad, who knows what the food will be like. Really disappointing.

7.8 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room was very small and the bed too...however the hotel is very quite and clean and the breakfast was excellent...

7.6 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

For the money they could improve size of rooms and appearance of common areas.

5.1 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The room was not in line with the expectations I had for a 4 star hotel, being rather old, very simple and not very well equipped.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

6.1 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Romania

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Japan

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

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9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.4 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

2.2
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

5.2 Ordinary
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Russell, offering 371 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to wired high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary newspapers during their Bloomsbury visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include coffee/tea makers, air conditioning and safes.

Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Mini fridge
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Hotel Russell

By airplane From Heathrow airport, take the Piccadilly line towards Cockfosters and get off at Russell Square underground stop. The hotel is just a very short stroll away. From Gatwick airport, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Then switch with the Victoria line towards Seven Sisters and get off at Kings Cross. Take the Piccadilly line towards Rayners Lane and get off at Russell Square. The hotel is just a very short stroll away. From Luton airport, take the Thameslink Rail towards Brighton and get off at King's Cross Thameslink station. Reach Kings Cross underground station on foot and take the Piccadilly line towards Rayners Lane and get off at Russell Square. The hotel is just a very short stroll away. From Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express towards Liverpool Street and get off at Tottenham Hale. Take the Victoria line towards Brixton and get off at Finsbury Park. Then switch with the Piccadilly line towards Rayners Lane and get off at Russell Square. The hotel is just a very short stroll away.

Distances from Hotel Russell

Russell Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
London Senate House Library - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Great Ormond Street Hospital - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
University of London - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bloomsbury Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The British Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cartwright Gardens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Bloomsbury Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Bedford Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Dickens House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
University College London - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
British Library - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
University College Hospital - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Cambridge Theatre - 1 km / 0.6 mi
BT Tower - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Russell are:
London (LCY-London City) - 12.3 km / 7.6 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Russell is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Russell

  • Limousine service