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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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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the negative reviews I was close to cancelling but decided that I could cope with a few scratches on the paintwork and outdated décor.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... More 

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We spent two days at the Russell Hotel and we were very satisfied; All the staff from reception to breakfast were very friendly and polite. Breakfast food was good with plenty to choose from. Room although quite small was clean and bed very comfy. Tea and coffee; small TV and walk in shower; hair dryer and plenty of storage. Lovely... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Once again my usual choices of hotels were full so found the Russell on a search engine which caught my notice as the price looked very good so booked it on line. The hotel advertises free parking (a real boon in Tunbridge Wells) but arriving around 5.45pm found it only had capacity for about 8 cars. Needless to say it... More 

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Liverpool
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Desperately needs re-decorating, very old fashioned carpet, mis-matched and badly scuffed wallpaper. En suite in our bathroom pink, and tiles from 1970s grout same age, dirty needs re-doing. Mattresses throw you off to floor. Not very impressed for the price. Breakfast sausage was also underdone. Best thing about it is location to town centre.

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I can tell you that it has some problems i.e needs a bit of updating and sometimes the car park is full. But that is all. I have always found my room to be clean and tidy and comfortable. The price is very competitive when compared to other hotels in the area, and its location is perfect for me, right... More 

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South east England
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just back from a short break. Although the hotel needs a little updating, we had a lovely couple of nights. The room was comfortable and clean. Only downside was that it was at the front of the building and as it was so hot we had to have the windows open. It looks out on to a very busy road... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We got the final room using a booking app. Top floor (ie 4th floor), no lift. Room adequate size, no AC, no fan, very warm room as in the roof. Restaurant downstairs only serves breakfast, which was included in the tariff (no lunch or dinner), but short walk will see lots of eateries in this town, so not a problem.... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is no nightmare, indeed. However it is never worth the miney they are asking. Mould in the bathroom, dirty towels, ridiculous hairdriers and a service desk that is not even aware about basic bicycle services in town, paired with an unacceptable breakfast where everything comes out of conserves, are signs of needing a serious renovation.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: £70 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“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
“Between us we had 5 different rooms and no one really rated any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles danad367, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift. Quite a strenuous climb to room 51.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanS893, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“514 is right at the top of the annex but is a large room with a kitchenette and seating area”
 of 5 bubbles PO33816X, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
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