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Brixham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked this primarily due to its location to Eurostar and it is ideal for that and has plenty of nice restaurants close by. I get the "rough" part that's very obvious but not so sure on the "luxe" I think as a concept it is very clever but you have to work equally hard on all parts of the concept... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can only assume that this is a long term renovation project as most of the walls are bare plaster and the door frames stripped ready for something. Having said that the bed was clean and comfortable, the bathroom completely renovated looking very new. There was barely enough space in the room to walk around the bed whilst an old... More 

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Devon
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Despite the completely scruffy appearance of the inside reception and stairs when we got to our room we were pleasantly surprised, it was very comfortabe, clean with a lovely shower. We enjoyed a very pleasant night.

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Thank golfa19
Nottinghamshire
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most disgusting place you can find. Cramped dark rooms attempting some kind of shabby chic with no chic whatsoever. Admittedly they tried with the bathroom but the showe was broken and the towels had seen much better days not to mention the view onto the street from the shower itself. Broken hairdryer and lock on the door... More 

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Thank juliemradford
Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I can see why people would book to stay here. It's in a good location for Camden, St Pancras and some good night life. However, it's not all it's cracked up to be. Customer service is severely lacking and realistically, the owner/manager should have turned down our booking. A family with two children, the place is unsuitable. Alas, it wasn't... More 

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Thank Mrshallam79
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I recently stayed at the Rough Luxe. The room was perfect for our needs. We inquired with the manager on where we could wash some clothes since we were traveling for 17 days. He offered to wash them for us. This is excellent customer service!! Thanks again!!

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Thank Justin C
Corby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stayed here earlier this week when in London on business and took my family along too. We booked a 'Junior Suite' but I think this is a little ambitious to reference a suite to be honest. It seemed that a standard size hotel room had been chopped into 3 to accommodate 2 very small rooms and a bathroom. We managed... More 

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Thank Dean_Ashworth
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This hotel wouldn't suit everyone, but was a fantastic base for the night as we were coming back late into Kings Cross station. The style of the hotel is so unique and quirky, plus the bathroom was stunning. Definitely a great location for an alternative romantic night away!

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Thank RachelThompson78
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This hotel stands out, and not only due to its funky and fun design, but also because of a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere created by its human and feline inhabitants. The location is perfect, right across from the Kings Cross train station. We had a two bedroom suit on the top floor, perfect for traveling with a teen. The room... More 

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Thank Tais24
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My very first stay on Wednesday 27th July but I will be back ....The hotel is to say the least ....different , do not expect a big lobby or immensity in your room , this isn't what the Rough Luxe is about, however if you like a friendly and efficient welcome , a very clean and well appointed room &... More 

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about Rough Luxe Hotel

Address: 1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: £142 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rough Luxe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“I don't think there is much to choose from between the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles PaulTheHelpful, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has a superb, deep copper, free standing bath. Amazing! Couldn't ask for more.”
 of 5 bubbles sueneal2016, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here if you have luggage and suites are not suites so don't be fooled”
 of 5 bubbles JennyP620, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“back of hotel as a very noisy area of London”
 of 5 bubbles Shaz1Uk, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Family suite Room 6 and 7 beware no lift not for the unadventurous”
 of 5 bubbles jacqueCroxleyGreen, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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