I booked this quite late before my arrival and was the last room available price was very good but the Russell Guest House is a very strange set up!! I received a text to ask what time I would arrive and sure enough a young guy was there to book me in there is no manned reception the welcome was ok but not overly encouraging that I was actually welcome. The room was room 4 up two or three flights of stairs it's self not an issue but for an older guest it could be. The room itself was quite nice really although very cheaply put together fortunately the bed was very comfortable and delivered a great nights sleep the carpet looked fairly new but really not great and the furniture is very cheap chipboard self build stuff ok but again not great a television is provided on the wall sadly only BBC channels were available so was in fact a bit of a let down and no wifi at all which in this day and age is a must. The bathroom had a sufficient shower toilet and basin all in good repair apart from the taps on the basin which looked fantastic but were not fitted tightly so when you turn the tap on the whole tap unit moves.. Breakfast was really very very good but was only available at another hotel about a 3/4 minute walk to the next square. My review is sounding quite negative which to be fair the stay was ok it just didn't meet the greatest standards of accommodation one should expect these days. I will say however that the communication from Russell House is excellent, and I did raise my surprise about breakfast being in a different hotel as I didn't see in on my booking procedure through booking.com for which I got sent a picture of the statement from their guest house splurge !! On my final day I discovered that the Russell Guest House and the Adelaide Hotel (where breakfast is taken) are both owned and run by one family. The staff were lovely for breakfast and it seems that all effort goes into the Adelaide Hotel which is a bit of a shame and leaves their guests at the Russell a little under whelmed by the stay there a shame really as they seem to know what they are doing around the corner.
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