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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #597 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Well placed gem”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We booked a room here on a spur of the moment decision to stay overnight and we weren't disappointed. Compact but clean rooms, brand new shower room and a great breakfast in the morning with exceptional service. We'll definitely stay here again

  • Stayed April 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

After looking around for a room for myself, my partner and son, I found The Ruskin on trip advisor. It was one of only 3 places that I could find that let a 15 year old share a room. I read the other reviews and thought for the price offered we would give it a try.

I was very apprehensive as we have not stayed in many hotels over the years as we normally camp.

We arrived late which was not a problem. The owner gave us a local map showing where the hotel and tourist attractions were, took payment, gave us the room key and told us the wifi password and breakfast arrangements. We were in room 102 from where we could still use the wifi. It was newly decorated and had a double bed, single bed, double wardrobe, desk, sink, kettle and hair dryer. There were two large windows which faced the side of the British Museum (well worth a visit and free entry). There was a toilet straight across from the room and a shower room with another toilet next door to this. Both bathrooms were newly fitted out and newly tiled and both were also spotlessly clean. The bedroom and beds were all immaculately clean and very comfortable.

Breakfast is served in the basement and is cooked to order. If you want more than one egg, slice of bacon or sausage just ask. Along with the cooked english breakfast there are cereals, fruit juice, tea, coffee and toast.

The location is great as it is an easy walk to theatre land and Covent Garden and is also close to the tube and is on a bus route.

All staff were pleasant, polite and helpful.

We will return!

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor can access the wifi still. The lift was out of order when we went and may h...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Reb15
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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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189 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Not 4-star or 5-star by any means; the elevator didn't work, the stairway was narrow & cramped, the bedroom was tiny, and the bathroom, er, loo was a communal affair as opposed to having an indivdual bathroom connected to the bedroom.

Still, consdering that I planned my London trip (October-November 2011) at the spur of the moment and on a tight budget, I still got more than my money's worth. Conveniently across the street from the British Museum, a short walk from the Russell Square Tube station, pleasant neighborhood, friendly staff, qaint and comfortable lobby, courtesous staff, and delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

i phoned the hotel to say i'd be late with 2 of my kids (11pm) the receptionist was very polite and helpful, he just said ring the bell.
on arrival door was answered straight away, and staff were very helpful, we stayed in a 3 bedded room which was very big and had comfy beds, wardrobes and a sink, direct dial telephone and leather chairs.... No tv in our room,
we had a shared bathroom which we knew before we came, Shower was nice and constant hot and clean.
we wasnt going to bother with breakfast which is included in price, but glad we did, as it was well cooked and tasty (fully English) and you could have cereal, tea, coffee , fresh juice too, all in the price of the room... Again the staff were very friendly.
we checked out at 12 noon, with quick key deposit box..
would i stay here again .... YES
would i recommend hotel ..YES
it's a good base hotel, about 10 mins walk from Euston Station (Main hub),, and hotel is great for a base to go out an explore London all within walking distance if you dont want to take tube..
there is also a bike rental depot 50 yards from hotel for cheap bike hire, with many bike hubs across city for 1 way hire.
if i return to London i'd prob stay here for the price they give, why pay a lot more to sleep the same.
only down side was the weather .. lol

Room Tip: rooms are big
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Perth
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Stayed here for a week whilst visiting friends in London. We had a double room with a shared bathroom (right next door) and really loved being in the centre of London. It's about 3 blocks walk to the tube (Piccadilly and central lines) with easy connections. There is a supermarket and laundromat also a few blocks away. It was inexpensive with daily servicing of rooms and was very clean. The room next to the toilet was a bit noisy but for the price it was fine. Breakfast is a winner, toast, cereals, tea, coffee and bacon/eggs/beans/tomato/sausages. Staff were polite and helpful and wifi was available downstairs. A good find!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

The Ruskin is a beautiful old building in Bloomsbury, the opposite of the dull corporate box. The staff are incredibly friendly & helpful, finding my partner's mislaid gold watch in a shared bathroom & returning it to her promptly.
Breakfast is a proper feast to set you up for a day's business or leisure, cooked to order plus the usual cereals & fruit juices, which would cost an extra 6 or 7 quid at a chain hotel. If you want modern decor, TV sets in every room or wipeable formica, you won't like the Ruskin, but if you want Georgian charm, original features and great views of a private square from the back windows, the Ruskin will suit you to a tee.
All areas are very clean, even if the decor is worn. We will now use The Ruskin as our pied a terre in town.

Room Tip: the rooms at the back overlook a beautiful private square populated with sculptures
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Arrived at the front door and couldnt get in to start with, left our bag with the hotel as room wasnt ready. Was given a cell size room which was cold even after we had turned on the heating. Room was right next to the shared shower room which was in use from 5.45 am, even when shower wasnt being used the extractor fan came on which was all on the same wall as our bed, Cheap yes, good position yes, but would rather have spent the extra £30 and spent the night in the hotel round the corner. As for breakfast???? didnt want to risk it.

Room Tip: Dont bother pay the extra and get comfort
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Address: 23-24 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Ranked #597 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ruskin Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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