Hotel Features. Housed within a grand terracotta building, The Russell Hotel reflects detailed Renaissance architectural influences. The interior claims many original features such as Sicilian marble columns, vaulted ceilings, massive chandeliers, a restored mosaic floor, and a grand marble staircase. Fitzroy Doll's Restaurant features a grand dining room where international cuisine and British favorites are served. Kings Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and is known as a popular site for pre-dinner drinks. The Russell Hotel houses 20 function rooms that accommodate up to 450 guests. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee. The business centre offers two computers equipped with high-speed Internet access. Additional property amenities include 24-hour concierge services, laundry facilities and currency exchange.
Guestrooms. The Russell Hotel offers 373 air-conditioned guestrooms presented in distinct traditional, modern and contemporary styles. Accommodations boast silver chandeliers, two telephones, full-length mirrors, laptop-compatible, in-room safes and beds with headboard-mounted reading lamps. Standard rooms include coffeemakers and refrigerators upon request. Rooms are equipped with satellite television. Select rooms boast plasma-screen televisions, bedside ceiling-hung lights, Egyptian-cotton linens and beds with glass headboards. Bathrooms in renovated guestrooms feature multi-jet showers, marble counters and raised glass basins. High-speed Internet access is available in all accommodations.
Expert Tip. Fitzroy Doll's restaurant was named after the famous architect who also designed the Titanic's almost identical restaurant. Virginia Woolf, who used to frequent the hotel bar, was quoted as saying "One can not think well, love well or sleep well unless one dines well."
Contemporary Double room: One double bed. Light and spacious modern suites featuring widescreen TVs. Full length mirrors are recess lit and open to reveal ironing board iron and hair dryer. Beds have white Egyptian cotton linen and a tall glass head. Bedside lights hang from the ceiling. Bathrooms have multi-jet showers, marble shelves and raised glass basins.</p>
Standard Double/Twin room: One double bed or two twin beds. Decorated in honey and red with wooden furniture and floor to ceiling drapes, these rooms are air conditioned and have a large desk, good sized wardrobe, table, two comfortable armchairs, trouser press, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box and two telephones. </p>
Contemporary Single room: One twin bed. Light and spacious modern suites featuring 42” plasma screen TVs. Full length mirrors are recess lit and open to reveal ironing board iron and hair dryer. Beds have white Egyptian cotton linen and a tall glass head. Bedside lights hang from the ceiling. Bathrooms have multi-jet showers, marble shelves and raised glass basins.</p>
Standard Single: One twin bed. Desk. Dial-up Internet connection (surcharge). Cable/satellite TV with pay movies and video games. Coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator on request. Hair dryer. Trouser press.
Ambassador Room: One king bed. Traditional style decor. Satellite channels with pay movies, high-speed Internet port, safe. Tea and coffee facilities. En-suite bathroom.
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 30 km (18 miles).
The extensive London Underground system connects the hotel with the rest of central London. The Underground stations closest to the hotel are Russell Square and Holborn. There is also a wide choice of buses. The hotel can order black taxi cabs on request.
London charges congestion zone fees within clearly designated areas of the city. Those who operate vehicles within these zones are assessed daily fees that apply Mondays through Fridays.
The money-saving Oyster Card is a smartcard that stores up to 90 pounds of pay-as-you-go credit. It can be used on the Tubes, buses, DLR, trams and select national rail services throughout London. Oyster Cards are less expensive than single fares, and daily price capping automatically calculates the least expensive fare for single-day journeys. Oyster Cards can be purchased at the Oyster website, most Tube station ticket offices, at Oyster Ticket Stops, at select National Rail ticket offices, at select London Travel Information Centres, and by telephone at 0845 330 9876.
- High Speed Internet Business Center
- Dry Cleaning Service Bar/Lounge
- Restaurant(s) Elevator/Lift
- Concierge desk Event catering
- Cell phone/mobile rental Technology helpdesk
- Computer rental Meeting room (small groups)
- Ballroom(s) Currency exchange
- Medical assistance available Exhibit space
- Express check-out Banquet facilities
- Security guard Babysitting or child care
- Conference room(s) Safe-deposit box
- Coffee shop or cafe Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Room service (24 hours) Business services
- Laundry facilities Breakfast services - Fees Apply
- Internet public area - wireless - Fees Apply Parking nearby - GBP18/24 Hours
Room Amenities: , , • Video-game console • Complimentary toiletries • Cable/satellite TV • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Housekeeping (daily) • Pay movies • Window opens • Trouser press • Iron/ironing board (on request • Cribs (infant beds) available • Electronic check-out • Blackout drapes/curtains • Extra towels/bedding in room • Electronic/magnetic keys • Sewing kit • Makeup mirror • Turndown service (on request) • Separate bathtub and shower • Refrigerator (on request)
British Museum: 3 blocks | Covent Garden: 1.0 km (0.5 mile) | West End Theatre District: 1.0 km (0.5 mile) | Oxford Street: 1.0 km (0.5 mile) | Royal Courts of Justice: 1.0 km (0.5 mile) | Inns of Court: 1.0 km (0.5 mile) | Business District: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | St Paul's Cathedral: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Trafalgar Square: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | National Gallery: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Houses of Parliament and Big Ben: 2.5 km (1.5 miles) | Tate Modern: 2.5 km (1.5 miles) | Harrods: 3.0 km (2.0 miles) | Knightsbridge: 3.0 km (2.0 miles) | Buckingham Palace: 3.0 km (2.0 miles)
London Hotels - Hotel Russell