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Rough Luxe Hotel

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Reviewed 5 December 2014

The location is perfect but the room I had was so small...even if I had the family room with 2 bedrooms, I could hardly find space getting around my luggage...the beds are fine. The location is very noisy so bedrooms on the back are better. The decoration is great, a mix of old papers with nice modern bathroom.

1Thank Sophie G
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night before getting an early morning train to Paris. Perfect to get to the Eurostar literally just crossing the road! Hotel is nice and quirky to stay in, rooms are a little small but made up for by good service, comfortable beds and a yard out the back for us smokers. I would...

1Thank Broady22
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I booked this hotel at last minute as I was already in London at the time. Myself, my sister and my mother always have a collection of hotels that we would like to stay in and this one was top of the list. So we rang up, and fortunately they had a free room - although they had originally said...

1Thank India S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I'd read the various mixed reviews but still really like the concept of this place and so booked it. It is a really convenient location, particularly if you're using the Eurostar because the hotel is a stone's throw from St. Pancras station. The two guys running it also seemed friendly and helpful, although we didn't interact with them all that...

1Thank something_similar
Kandy, Sri Landa
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Having no idea that staying at Rough Luxe would become ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS OF MY LIFE!!! (given the occasion), I innocently chose this hotel to stay in on my wedding night, having heard so much about it. We had no issue with the smallness of the rooms, lack of tv, house phone, slippers, dressing gown, toothpaste etc, etc,...

9Thank Biyou
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Stayed with my three daughters for a trip to see the sights of London. Very impressed. Excellent location near Kings Cross was a great base for touring. While a bit noisy, it was near the A501 ring road so that's the price you pay for the convenience of the location. Kings Cross is not the most salubrious part of London,...

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I saw a review of this hotel in a magazine years ago when it first opened it's doors, and it looked like my dream hotel! I always use Splendia to book my hotels, and when I saw that the rough luxe was now in their selection, I decided to go for it (along with 2 friends), paying more than we...

5Thank Helzbelz84
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Definetely not a usual Hotel, is more like an experience. Great concept, you can feel like at home with all the support needed from the staff. The guys managing the place are really polite and frindly, you can even stay in the yard chatting with them and drinking some wine, great when you travel for business. Very clean and very...

Thank Arthur T
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Accepting it is wimbledon week and I struggled to find anything in budget, this is mis-represented. I can accept the red light district area if the interior was genuinely luxurious. It's not. Token art decor pieces in lieu of paint or doors that lock are not acceptable. And who describes an old analogue tv that doesn't work as decor! I've...

5Thank Timpers
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Whilst the location is excellent, the hotel is not. The rooms are tiny and cramped. Our bed was pushed against the wall and still the bedroom door couldn't open fully. The glass panel in the main door between the room and the public hallway meant zero privacy, and the motion sensor light in the hallway was extremely annoying if you...

5Thank Tashdevil

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Rough Luxe Hotel

Address: 1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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”
PaulTheHelpful, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has a superb, deep copper, free standing bath. Amazing! Couldn't ask for more.”
sueneal2016, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here if you have luggage and suites are not suites so don't be fooled”
JennyP620, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“back of hotel as a very noisy area of London”
Shaz1Uk, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Family suite Room 6 and 7 beware no lift not for the unadventurous”
Bird4589, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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