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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 22 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

    Reviewed 20 April 2014

    Beautiful building. The rooms are tired , dated and damaged . We changed room twice and still didn't want to stay the weekend . Breakfast is full of poor quality produce. The only positive thing I can say is that the bed is very comfortable...More

    8  Thank Georgieracer1
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 23 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am so disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We have a variety of different rooms ranging from traditional to modern. Breakfast is extremely popular at our Hotel and we usually receive...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2014

    No doubt the building is impressive and the entrance has the 'wow' factor. Plus, the location is fantastic, just round the corner from Russell Sq tube station. I have tried several hotels in the area which irrespective of the quality tend to have similar (high)...More

    1  Thank Molosso
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 23 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed the rich heritage of our Hotel and the grand entrance. We are ideally located as we are a stone’s throw from many of London’s major attractions and transport links. We...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • US$281 - US$1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
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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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