Hotel Russell 4 Stars

  Russel Square 1-8 - WC1B 5BE - London, United Kingdom View Map
Location: Bloomsbury / Strand / Euston / King's Cross

Not far from the Russell Square Underground station, is the renowned Russell Hotel of London, housed in an elegant historic building of the city. The public areas of the hotel boast many sumptuous decorations, such as chandeliers and high marble columns. Booking a reservation at the Russell Hotel, you will be able to stay in one of its wide and modern bedrooms, equipped with satellite TV, air-conditioning, coffee/tea facilities, trouser press, and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi connection is free all through the complex. The complex houses the renowned Tempus Bar, perfect to sip a drink before or after dinner, and to taste a traditional British tea. The Russell Hotel of London, is located in front of the magnificent Russell Square Gardens, and only 400 metres away from the British Museum. The Russell Hotel is the perfect solution for a trip for two, or for the whole family, right in the heart of London.

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Hotel Details


The Russell boasts marble areas with high ceilings, elegant chandeliers and lavish decorations. The Tempus Bar & Restaurant welcomes guests with a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails, champagne or afternoon teas and of course great food for lunches. Until March 2017 The hotel will be undergoing a total refurbishment programme.


The 373 rooms at Russell are characterized by maximum comfort, offered from warm decor and modern and luxurious facilities such as LCD TV, air conditioning, wifi access and desks.


The Russell overlooks the famous Russell Square and offers a great location in London. By foot you can reach the Covent Garden, the British Museum and several theaters. Nearby there are numerous means of transport to move around the city, such as the Metropolitan and Euston station. Heathrow Airport can be reached by car in 45 minutes.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Bar
  •  Conference rooms 13
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Voltage 240

The Hotel Russell offers air conditioning. There is a bar inside the hotel. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Russell offers a laundry service. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi

The Hotel Russell offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 45 MIN
  • Railway Station: EUSTON
  • Time to the Railway Station: 5 MIN
  • Underground: RUSSELL SQUARE
  • Time to the Subway: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 40 KM
  • Fair site: EARLS COURT
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.8 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Hotel russell

Great hotel, good location.two minutes to underground, good breakfast clean room. would stay here again.

United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Great location

I stayed here for one night the weekend before christmas. it was the perfect location for shopping. the hotel was very busy, which was to be expected, given the size of the hotel and the time of year. however, it meant the bar was too busy to get a seat in so we left for a nearby pub. breakfast was a buffet. i thought it would be waitress service but i think the hotel is just too large to offer this. the room was adequate but it was a 'standard' room so it was small. i did think it was odd to have the bed behind the door but it was very quiet despite being on the first floor and there being wedding on at the hotel.



United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Superb customer service

As this was a special occasion i had asked about upgrades and the hotel was extremely accommodating making this all the more special for us. breakfast was a huge variety to choose from and prices in the cafe/bar reasonable and home made.

United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.7/5 More Details

Overnight stay for xmas shopping

Last minute trip to london for xmas shopping. perfect location for transport links north (kings cross and euston), and for covent garden/west end shopping. good price on a very nice room - we were upgraded to a junior suite. all the services you need to a really nice stay, in a good hotel with a bit of history. what more do you want?! the only thing i could come up with was nicer coffee at breakfast. a minor quibble.



Bolton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.7/5 More Details

Business dec 01 2015

The hotel has seen better days and is a little bit tired.
reception is efficient and breakfast substantial.
i would recommend that you ask for a room at the back of the
building as the front and side can be noisy with traffic.
the bar is open late but is very expensive, and there is a pub
round the back.
overall decent value for the price in london.



United Kingdom

Good: 2.7/5 More Details

Luxurious facade but poor room

I have stayed at this hotel a number of times and it is a very fine building with a grand feel. this time however i was very disappointed with my room which was small, dingy and very dark. it was impossible to work in that room as there was no light that allowed one to read etc.



United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Great location lots of character.

Best cooked breakfast every, very tasty. lovely reception area with plenty of atmosphere. staff very welcoming and helpful.
room nice but smaller than expected. shower very disappointing, needed replacing.

United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Greast location, excellent service

Friendly efficient staff, room a touch dated, but everything clean, comfortable and functioning - also nice and quiet, despite being very busy. very impressed with the breakfast.

Mayfield, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.7/5 More Details

The russell at christmas

A return visit to a perfectly pleasant grand dame of a hotel located in an ideal neighbourhood for exploring all london has to offer.

Dunston, Gateshead,, United Kingdom

Good: 2.9/5 More Details

Hotel russell, russell square - 27th nov

My mother & i stayed here 27/28th nov. not a pleasant experience. could have been time of year, wedding party etc., but our twin room was substituted with 2 singles, no where near each other, so i complained. we got another 2 singles, next door to each other, very small and slightly drab. previous guests completed "questionnaire" propped up on my bed!!! room very noisey from street below.
lounge area chaotic because of wedding party (very drunk).
breakfast ok, but alot of food just "luke-warm" although staff very pleasant and helpful.

to behonest for a 4* i expected better, and wont be returning here!



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