Hotel Russell - London

1-8, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Russell - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Overview

Set in the exquisite Bloomsbury district, the four-star Hotel Russell enjoys close proximity to the key heritage sites.

The building of the hotel is traditional yet features wired internet and Wi-Fi.

All 373 elegant rooms are packed with tea/coffee maker and trouser press.

Tempus Bar served various drinks and traditional afternoon tea.

Russell Square Tube Station is within 50m.

Number of floors:   11.  Number of rooms:   373.

Rooms

All rooms feature satellite TV channels, tea/coffee makers and trousers press.

Dining options

Breakfast is served at 7am – 10am and on Saturday at 7am – 11am and on Sunday at 7am -12pm.

Tempus Bar & Restaurant is a contemporary venue offering regional menu and various drinks including afternoon tea.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 18.50 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 19.50 per person per night. 

Services

The conference rooms include AV equipment.

A business center is available.

Wired internet costs GBP 15 per 24 hours.

Wi-Fi is provided in public areas.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

1-8, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE

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City Center
  • London
    1.9km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    700 m
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Goodge Street
    700 m
  • Holborn
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Fitzroy Dolls (cuisine: European)
    20 m
  • Tempus Restaurant (cuisine: International)
    60 m
Parks
  • Richmond Park
    630 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.4km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.4km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    11
  • Number of rooms:
    373

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Rooms and availability

All rooms feature satellite TV channels, tea/coffee makers and trousers press.

Hotel Russell Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 14m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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The room is cozy, comfortable, tastefully decorated and full of the charm. It offers a bed, a comfortable work area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Hotel Russell Standard RoomHotel Russell Standard Room
    Standard Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 14m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk,a small rest area and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Hotel Russell Superior Room
      Superior Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
      Size: 22m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk, a small rest area and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

      Room facilities
        Hotel Russell Executive Room
        Executive Room
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        Executive room is filled with light thanks to its great big Victorian windows and a beautiful wooden floor. It contains a sleeping zone, a work area and a sitting area.

        Hotel Russell Junior Suite
        Junior Suite
        Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed
        Size: 26m2
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        • Air conditioning
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        Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
          Hotel Russell SuiteHotel Russell Suite
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          Luxurious suite is decorated in warm and inviting colors and has a big cozy dressing gown that you love to get when you stay as a treat. The suite also comes with their own seating area where you can unwind and read your book curled up on the couch.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Russell - London London location
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          Hotel Address:

          1-8, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE

          Get directions
          City Center
          • London
            1.9km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Euston Station
            700 m
          • Saint Pancras International Station
            900 m
          Underground stations
          • Goodge Street
            700 m
          • Holborn
            700 m
          • Bus stop
            600 m
          Restaurants
          • Fitzroy Dolls (cuisine: European)
            20 m
          • Tempus Restaurant (cuisine: International)
            60 m
          Parks
          • Richmond Park
            630 m
          Beaches
          • Shell Beach
            1.4km
          • Rushy Bay
            1.4km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            11
          • Number of rooms:
            373

          Hotel Awards

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          Hotel Russell Location

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          British Museum, a popular art museum is a five-minute walk away

          London Eye, an observation wheel is within 16 minutes walking

          London Zoo is within 28 minutes walking

          Tate Modern is a contemporary art gallery located within 19 minutes

          Big Ben, a famous clock is within 16 minutes

          Trafalgar Square, a central gathering venue is a 10-minute walk

          Buckingham Palace, a royal residence is within eight minutes walking

          Madame Tussaud's, a world-class wax museum is within 13 minutes

          Victoria & Albert Museum, the world’s largest art museum is within 15 minutes

          Hyde Park, the city’s largest green area is within 15 minutes

          Oxford Street, an upscale shopping area is within 11 minutes on foot

          Harrods, the world’s most luxurious shopping center is within 11 minutes on foot

          University of London, 200 m, founded 175 years ago, the largest University in the United Kingdom

           Bloomsbury, 300 m, a central London area

          British Museum, 300 m, built in 1753, it houses a staggering eight million artifacts

          Tourist attractions

          • Bloomsbury - 300 m
          • Tavistock Square - 400 m
          • St. Pancras Station - 800 m

          Train stations

          • Euston Station - 600 m
          • Saint Pancras International Station - 800 m

          Amusement

          • Leisure Casino Centre - 700 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • King's Cross Station - 800 m

          Historical sites

          • Charlie and the chocolate factory - 800 m

          Museums

          • British Museum - 300 m
          • UCL Geology Collections - 500 m

          Parks

          • New London Theatre - 800 m

          Libraries

          • British Library - 700 m

          Universities, Institutes

          • University of London - 200 m
          • Great Ormond Street Hospital - 300 m

          Theaters

          • Shaftesbury Theatre - 600 m
          • We Will Rock You - 700 m
          • Dominion Theatre - 700 m
          • London Astoria - 800 m

          Underground stations

          • Holborn - 600 m
          • Goodge Street - 600 m
          • Tottenham Court Road - 700 m

          Local Attractions

          • National Gallery - 1.6km
            Trafalgar Square, London
          • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 1.5km
            Trafalgar Square, London
          • St. Bride's - 1.5km
            Fleet Street, London
          • Piccadilly Circus - 1.5km
            Piccadilly, London
          • 5D World and Arcade World at Trocedero - 1.5km
            13 Coventry Street, London

          Near the hotel

          • British Museum - 510 m
            Great Russell Street, London
          • Grant Museum of Zoology - 520 m
            UCL Rockefeller Building, London
          • Richmond Park - 630 m
            Richmond upon Thames, London
          • British Library - 720 m
            96 Euston Road, London
          • Foundling Museum - 360 m
            40 Brunswick Square, London
          • The Cartoon Museum - 530 m
            35 Little Russell Street, London
          • The Charles Dickens Museum - 630 m
            48 Doughty Street, London

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Fitzroy Dolls - 20 m

            Address: Hotel Russell
            Phone: 0118 971 4700

            60% likes this, based on 41 reviews
            Cuisine: European
            Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 35

          • Coffee & Candy - 60 m

            Address: 69 Russell Square

            74% likes this, based on 15 reviews
            Cuisine: Coffee Shop

          • Friend At Hand - 80 m

            Address: 2-4 Herbrand Street
            Phone: 020 7837 5524

            70% likes this, based on 74 reviews
            Cuisine: English

          • Tempus Restaurant - 60 m

            Address: 1-8 Russell Square
            Phone: 0844 915 0027

            51% likes this, based on 12 reviews
            Cuisine: International
            Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 30

          • Antalya - 150 m

            Address: 103 - 105 Southampton Row
            Phone: 020 7580 5355

            75% likes this, based on 259 reviews
            Cuisine: Turkish

          Getting there.

          Heathrow Airport is within 28.9km.

          Getting around.

          Russell Square Tube Station is within 50m.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            11
          • Number of rooms:
            373

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          Hotel Russell Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Russell

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            9.2

            I took my husband on a surprise birthday trip to stay in London and watch a show, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience

            the fire alarm on Saturday morning, it was our first lie in in ages - we have three small boys!

          • Single
            6.6

            excellent location, especially if travelling from/to Heathrow (very close to Russel Square tube station); the staff at reception and the concierge were extremely nice and helpful

            the noise from the air conditioning outside; cleaning of the rooms seemed not to include details such as the closets, the windows and curtains, which were quite dusty

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            It's a beautiful hotel, right next to Russell Square tube station and very handy for the British Museum. The shopper's package was good value and included a good cooked breakfast.

            We had a room that faced the inside of the building but the windows were frosted so we couldn't even see what the weather was like. Apart from that, the room was ok for the price at this hotel. Bar prices were also high.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            the staff were very nice, breakfast was good, location was excellent and the place was very nice too

            the room was too hot - minimum temperature was 19 degrees. Also we put in a request for a twin room and none was available unless we paid £20 a night for an upgrade. i would be careful to inssit on knowing that the twin was guaranteed next time i booked

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            It was convenient for St. Pancras Eurostar and located in a reasonable area; the room was not too small and the shower worked; the bed was comfortable.

            The restaurant was closed for the night we were there and no attempt was made to recommend anywhere else to eat.

          • Family with children
            7.0

            The breakfast had same menu for 7 days. They are not providing footwear to use inside room & toilet.

          • Couple
            5.4

            Excellent location.

            The perfect marketing scam: this luxury hotel advertises rooms at a third of their original price, however the rooms in question are sub-standard. There may be beautiful four-star suites available, but do not expect four-star quality for the standard double room. You are paying for an overpriced B&B type room (without the breakfast) at 140 pounds per night. If you wish to have the Hotel Russell experience be prepared to pay the full price.

          • Single
            6.2

            could not get a reply when I phoned the desk for room service.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            This hotel has the most amazing marble staircase and lobby.... you have to see it to believe it. The staff were the friendliest I have ever encountered in a big city. It is a perfect building in a perfect location for seeing the city and shopping.

          • Single
            7.4

            The iron was very handy and useful. It was in a convenient location in the city. The lobby area was very grand and beautiful.

            The plumbing in the shower the were leaky. The furnishings were old. The TV was an older model.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            The location was excellent and the staff very friendly

            The wardrobe was too small to hang your clothes in.The pillows were too small for the bed.There were no biscuits with the tea making facility.The towel rail in the bathroom was too close to the sink and burnt you ! the floor boards above our room 625 were very creaky and kept us awake

          • Group of friends
            4.2

            Ideal to visit the city center and close to the tube station (Piccadilly line direct to Heathrow airport)

            Double bed too small for two adults to sleep in. Breakfast room too small, I counted more than 30 people waiting to be sitted at 9 in the morning. No minibar (in a 4 star hotel!) Too expensive for what you get.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            The staff instantly gave us a complementary upgrade when they were not able to provide the type of room we had asked for. The concierge was extremely helpful in sorting out alternative transport to the airport on the day of our departure when Tube closures made the original plan unduly difficult. And the bathroom was spacious and modern, a rarity as travellers to London will know. In sum, a lovely experience and excellent value for money.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            I never had to wait long to see someone. Communication with staff was easy and friendly.The atmosphere of the hotel was welcoming.

          • Couple
            8.2

            No hassel easy check in happy service.

            I up-graded to an ex on arrival but was a bit disapointed witht the room for the money. Far too modern.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Russell - London London location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          1-8, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE

          Get directions
          City Center
          • London
            1.9km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Euston Station
            700 m
          • Saint Pancras International Station
            900 m
          Underground stations
          • Goodge Street
            700 m
          • Holborn
            700 m
          • Bus stop
            600 m
          Restaurants
          • Fitzroy Dolls (cuisine: European)
            20 m
          • Tempus Restaurant (cuisine: International)
            60 m
          Parks
          • Richmond Park
            630 m
          Beaches
          • Shell Beach
            1.4km
          • Rushy Bay
            1.4km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            11
          • Number of rooms:
            373

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonHotel Russell

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge