The Russell Hotel
80 London Road,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, TN1 1DZ,
Tel: +44 (0)1892 544833
Fax: +44 (0)1892 515846

Booking Terms

Terms and Conditions please click here

Check In

After 2 PM on the day of the arrival. Your room is guaranteed for a late arrival. It is possible to check in before 2PM but it is subject to availability, please contact our Reception.

Check out

Before 11 AM on the day of the departure.


All our prices include Full English


If you have any questions, please contact us;


Tel: +44 (0)1892 544833


All our rooms are en-suite, and have TV, phone, tea and coffee. Most rooms have WiFi.


If there are no rooms online (this doesn’t mean we don’t have rooms) please contact our Reception via phone/email. We don’t put all our rooms online so it’s likely we may have availability for you.

Opening Hours

We are open 24 hours.

Cancellation Policy

We operate 24 hour Cancellation Policy. Booking Cancelled within 24 hours of arrival date will be fully charged. Any cancellation must have a cancellation number.


Parking is first come first serve basis.


We accept all major card, and cash. (We do not accept cheque over the counter).

Group Booking.

Please contact our Manager for rates. We can hold rooms for your group while you fix your plans. Please note group booking have different terms and conditions.


Accommodation in Royal Tunbridge Wells


The Russell Hotel (AA**) is a privately run family hotel that has twenty six comfortable bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The décor is very traditional without the blandness of modern chain hotels so each room is different with loads of quirks and character.

We do not have the resources or the huge marketing clout of the big Hotel Chains, and our décor may be a bit older, but a stay with us means that your money is keeping a traditional British family enterprise in business and not just feeding the profits of a super international organization.

And we offer a whole range of facilities many of which are now being cut by the Big Chains in the same price group.

* All our rooms have colour televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and thermostat controlled heating.
* A free car park is available to all our guests immediately adjacent to the hotel.
* A laundry service and ironing facilities are available upon request.
* A Full English breakfast in our charming dining room overlooking Gibraltar Rocks and the Common is included in the room tariff.
* Our prices are fully inclusive of VAT and all local taxes.
* Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in most rooms including all the annex rooms.

Annex Mini Suites

These rooms are yet larger and more luxurious than our standard rooms and are equipped additionally with;
* Lounge area with comfortable soft furnishings and coffee table
* A fully operating kitchenette including microwave, fridge and utensils,
* A top quality trouser press including ironing board and iron.
* Luxury en suite facilities with full sized baths and separate shower cubicles for maximum flexibility.

Some of the Executive Suites are located in a large Edwardian House directly adjacent to the main building and thereby well suited to longer term guests wanting a degree of home like independence.
With a separate street entrance and a dedicated Annex Lounge on the ground floor to receive visitors, the Annex Mini Suites are really is a home from home.


A full traditional English breakfast is freshly cooked to order and served in our bright and sunny restaurant directly overlooking the Tunbridge Wells common. Our free range eggs and large selection of breakfast items make for a great start to your day.
Our collection of beautiful Antique holiday posters may give plenty of food for thought too.

Bar and Lounge

The 24-hour Bar with a great views over the common offers a comfortable social atmosphere to share a drink or just relax and unwind. Directly adjacent is the spacious lounge with soft furnishings, coffee tables, loads of designer art and a TV – just like you would have at home.


Directly before the Russell Hotel and overlooking the common is our terrace, a great place to relax in the open air with a view over lush greenery and the magnificent limestone outcrops that draw so many tourists to Tunbridge Wells. A very sunny spot but if the day is too hot our guests may take the shade beneath an ancient cherry tree and watch the world go by.