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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #587 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Vienna, Austria
1 review
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“good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Perfect location in the heart of London right next to British Museum, you can either explore the city by foot or catch one of several busses nearby. The tube is also just 5 min away.
The staff is very friendly and helpful - no complaints there.
Our room had a view to the back - very quiet and nice garden view.
The bathroom was newly refurbished and very clean, the beds were comfortable and not too small. (Those over 6 feet tall however might have their feet dangling down at the end).
The room itself and the lobby looked a bit old and would need a new coat of paint but is otherwise OK, the lift is a bit rickety.
Breakfast was so-so, don't expect a great buffet. You'll get english breakfast however no tomatoes or mushrooms and other than that just cdereals and jam. Tea and coffee were in fact rather bad.
Overall I would recomend the hotel for those who are not too fussy and are looking for a hotel in good location and for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

The Ruskin is basically a guesthouse, and if you go in expecting that you'll not be disappointed. The breakfast wouldn't be accused of being generous in portion size, but was served by friendly and efficient staff. My room faced into the garden and was nice and quiet. My bathroom and shower were most definitely excellent - recently updated, clean, and a good shower (none of this electric pump shower nonsense you can find).

In terms of negatives: My bed was poor in terms of comfort by hotel standards (the most notable problem was lumpy pillows), and there was internet in only some rooms (not mine). The lounge closes at 11pm. If you would miss having a television in your room, this is not the hotel for you. Finally, the windows are single-pane and not particularly air-tight - weather when I was there was fine, but I don't know how it'd be in a storm or cold weather.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Booked the hotel Last minute as a base for a night out in London. Tube stations are within walking distance - I think Russel Square (Picadilly line) was nearest but Holborn (Picadilly & Central) and Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern) line stations are all within walking distance.

The room was very basic and in need of modernisation but clean and functional. Only found one plug socket in the room to charge my phone by the kettle. The room had a shaver socket, hairdryer and tea making facilties in a twin basic room.

D2hsred bathrooms were clean and functional and there was a tiny lift to travel between floors. TV lounge was homely and breakfast was reasonable and included in the rate.

Great location for tourists in central London on a budget.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very outdated in terms of colour schemes and 70s furniture, which were falling apart in some places, but the (shared) bath room was very clean and surprisingly modern...I did chuckle at one review which said "well tiled" but I'd have to agree!
The single room was basic with an odd pink and white colour scheme and dirty looking carpets. However, the bed was clean and the room was warm. The WiFi signal was normally strong, although did drop every now and then.
The staff are friendly and polite. The breakfast is simple, but it'll see you right for while.
Not a bad location, close to Holborn and Russell Square underground stations.

An ideal base for those on a budget. 3/5

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

A good base for a few days. Not luxury but good for the price, especially considering the location. Gibe yourself plenty of time if you are walking or busing to Victoria station......it takes a while.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Hotel Ruskin is a very nice hotel. The staff is attentive and the environment is always clean and well kept. We have stayed here on a number occasions and will try to make reservations in the future. It's location is hard to beat. It is very close to the British Museum and within easy walking distance to the west end theaters and a variety of resteraunts.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Staff very friendly nice and clean room and shower.breakfast very good,all round great place and a good price.Great location within walking distance to covent garden and Leicester square 10 -15 min walk.

  • Stayed January 2014
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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 #587 of 1,088 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ruskin Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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