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Russell Court Hotel is located in the centre of London, in a very convenient location for business and leisure travellers alike, just 100 metres from Kensington Olympia underground station. Situated in the elegant Olympia area, very close to Kensington, it is housed in one of the many exquisite Victorian town houses, which line this exclusive district's streets. So you have a taste of traditional London, mixed with chic contemporary style inside the hotel.
For a low-cost, tourist-class hotel, this hotel has well-appointed rooms, decorated in a clean minimalist style, with a white colour scheme to help you relax and tasteful design flourishes such as stylish, monochrome curtains and bold colour accents, which add some warmth and personality to the rooms. The modern, black-tiled bathrooms and cute touches such as towels folded in to swans are a nice touch as well. In-room amenities include tea and coffee-making facilities, colour TVs, towels, a safe and mini bar and en-suite bathrooms as well as the added bonus of free Wi-Fi. These are more than are offered by some of the four- and five-star hotels in the surrounding area, which gives this hotel an advantage over competitors.
The Hotel enjoys a superb and very convenient location, close to Kensington Olympia and Earl's Court Exhibition Centres, so if you are attending an event or trade show, you are well placed to do so. Shopping addicts will be thrilled to find the Westfield Shopping Centre nearby, a recent and very welcome addition to London's already overwhelming retail areas, this will keep you busy for the afternoon. Russell Court Hotel is within easy reach of many London attractions, located just five minutes walk from Holland Park and ten minutes from Hyde Park. Oxford Street shops and Madame Tussaud’s lie 25 minutes walk away through the pleasant surrounds of Kensington and Knightsbridge. In the evening you can enjoy a play in one of the many theatres nearby or see some live music in historic venues such as The Shepherds Bush Empire and The Troubadour. The area is also packed with restaurants of all varieties to suit any tastes, from the Hope and Greenwood sweet shop to Boulevard Brasserie and chain restaurants such as Byron Burger and Pizza Express, you will be spoilt for choice.
The nearest London Underground station is Kensington Olympia, just one stop away from Earl's Court station, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
This hotel is a good low-cost choice for the area. The bedrooms may be on the small side (although guests should note that this is typical of Victorian town house conversions), but they have a lot more style than some other hotels in the area, which employ a somewhat 'eclectic' approach to decor. Friendly staff, the convenience of a 24-hour reception (especially with such great nightlife nearby) and good firm beds make this a popular choice. However, guests should be warned that the hotel can be noisy, so bring some earplugs and request a room near the back of the hotel for a better night's sleep.