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We stayed here for one night after we had been in the Tunbridge Wells Travelodge for 2 nights and were unable to get a 3rd night there. The Russell is a lovely old building in the style of Tunbridge Wells, very quaint and beautiful. However once you get past the check in desk the interior looks like it hasn't been...

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night ! The hotel is quite dated, but we were fortunate to have a room that had been updated, it was on the top floor, which did not bother us, it was very clean & the bed was comfortable, was also very quiet, the staff were very helpful & friendly. The breakfast was very good too, very...

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Thank jancollins2009
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the hotel is tired but could not fault anything else. The receptionist was so very helpful and pleasant, could not do enough for us. The rooms, although perhaps need a makeover were clean and the bed was ultra comfortable. The breakfast was delicious ! The position of the hotel is a couple of minutes walk from the town centre...

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Thank Jill A
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable hotel very pleasant and professional staff will do anything to accommodate you. Good Beackfast range and close to all Tunbridge wells actractions would deafantly come back again as room prices are very good.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stayed at The Russell Hotel over the Christmas period. We were warmly greeted by the manager and we were given room number 51 at the very top. The room was clean and spotless and we were given a box of complimentary chocolates and a card from the the hotel which I thought was a lovely touch. Breakfast was plentiful...

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1Thank Elaine K
Coutances, France
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Tunbridge Wells has serious accommodation problems price-wise. In December a TW B&B was charging exactly TWICE the nightly rate of what is probably the best B&B in Bournemouth! We had read the reviews of the Russell Hotel but were definitely not disappointed.Of course parts of it are in a '60's time warp but we had a large bedroom, excellent bedding,...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very shabby. Great location and an okish breakfast, but it's not had a penny spent on it since the 60's and I am not exaggerating! Very dated and very bashed. Cobwebs everywhere. Manky carpet. Too expensive for what you get!

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Imposing building in a good position to enjoy Royal Tonbridge wells. Cleanish, warm, with good shower. However the decor is very old fashioned/clashing. A shame really, as could be fab if brought up to date. Ok breakfast. Wouldn't re visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

After reading the negative reviews I was close to cancelling but decided that I could cope with a few scratches on the paintwork and outdated décor. Positives first – the bedding and towels were bright white and spotless. The breakfast was enjoyable. The young man on reception as I checked out was charming and polite. A 10-15 minute walk from...

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1Thank Sally R
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have stayed here a couple times and enjoyed our stay on both occasions. Nice little private car park is nice touch as well. Top tip is to book direct as you will save a few quid. The top floor room offer great views.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With style and comfort coupled with convenience, this hotel set in the very centre of historic Tunbridge Wells is positioned on the edge of the rural common.The hotel was built as a residence in the Victorian era and became one of the town's leading hotels in the 1920s. Set on the edge of the Tunbridge Wells common, it is only 2 minutes stroll from the shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Russell Hotel

Address: 80 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range: £65 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“top floor quiet, only two rooms , 51,has been updated !!!!”
 of 5 bubbles jancollins2009, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor in main hotel (50 & 51)”
 of 5 bubbles JillA177, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any room will be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Marcus0117, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Somewhere else,”
 of 5 bubbles LiverpoolLovetravel, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles alwaysabr0ad, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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