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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    Reviewed 22 April 2014

    Both check in & check out was efficient and friendly. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. Facilities included TV, Coffee & Tea making facilities, ironing board & iron and hair dryer. Bathroom not large but the shower cubicle was a double and the shower...More

    Thank Jackie J
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 25 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Hotel Russell. Our team endeavour to create a memorable experience for all of our guests and ensure that you have a relaxing visit with us....More

    Reviewed 21 April 2014

    Originally, booked for 2 nights, 12th and 13th April 2014 for the London marathon, change of plans required an extra night for the Friday for which I received a discount. Hotel reception was very efficient, single room was on the sixth floor and had been...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 25 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. We receive many compliments regarding our porridge and I have to agree it is the best porridge I have ever tasted. I am...More

    Reviewed 21 April 2014

    It is my second time at this hotel in the last 4 years and I can confirm that this hotel keeps all qualities I found 4 years ago. Professional staff, nice rooms, very well located with a fair daily rate. I will return.More

    Thank Joao d
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 25 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are so delighted that you had lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell yet again. We genuinely pride ourselves on our high standards and ensure that all of our guests have a memorable, relaxing stay with us....More

    Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

    Thankfully just a one night stay because our 7th floor 'executive' room sprang a leak in the heavy weather and the hotel were prompt and courteous in kind offering to move us but either a room with bed too small for my 6'5" partner or...More

    8  Thank charlieksays
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 23 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that you were unhappy with your stay with us. Please be assured that we strive to create and maintain high standards at Hotel Russell. I can personally assure you that our Maintenance team...More

    Reviewed 20 April 2014

    Stayed here one night with friends, found the deal whilst booking theatre ticket package. A marvelous old style building, with similar decor in the grand reception, staircase and Tempus bar. Room rather basic, and an old fashioned bathroom, but an incredibly comfortable bed and pretty...More

    Thank Annette N
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 23 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for you review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. We are extremely proud of our rich heritage and I am so pleased that your enjoyed our marvelous establishment. We have a...More

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    • Room Service
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • US$430 - US$1,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #300 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Bloomsbury
    • Also Known As
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    Despite an understandable popularity with students,
    tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
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    Not sure about the closure, but when we were there last January breakfast was £20 per person, we ate it out
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