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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

    Nice enough hotel,great central location as Piccadilly tube line very close, friendly staff who were also very helpful. Basic double room is only a single room size however, with bed pushed into a corner so only one person can get out of a side. Price...More

    Thank jacksonnick2002
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 13 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed both our location and friendly and helpful team. We endeavour to ensure that each guest feels as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their stay and have a variety of...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2014

    Beautiful looking hotel with lovely friendly staff. The facade is gorgeous and hotel itself has some wonderful period features - don't forget to give the lucky dragons head a stroke. It's twin is on the Titanic sitting on a sea bed! The room we stayed...More

    1  Thank Penny697
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 13 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. We pride ourselves on our high standards and our team endeavour to make each guest feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible....More

    Reviewed 10 March 2014

    I was a little concerned before we arrived due to the complicated nature of my booking, I had to book through an agent as they didn't accept a one night booking on a Saturday directly and then I wasn't able to upgrade, its like the...More

    Thank Alistair S
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 13 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to learn of the difficulty you encountered at the booking stage, however I am pleased that you had an efficient and easy check in. We endeavour to accommodate all of our guests and...More

    Reviewed 9 March 2014

    My partner and I stayed here on a saturday night during a trip to London. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The trip started with a slow check in as a customer in front of us was complaining and there was only one member of staff checking...More

    3  Thank LisaForte
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your stay with us. Our Reception team endeavour to assist all of our guests and I do apologise for the delay whilst a member of our...More

    Reviewed 6 March 2014

    My husband and I stayed here for the league cup final on March 2nd and 3rd and although, to be perfectly honest, we'd booked this hotel for its central location, we actually got quite a bit more than we bargained for. The entrance hall is...More

    1  Thank Katy G
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had a lovely time with us at Hotel Russell. We are ideally located as we are a stone’s throw from many of London’s major attractions and transport links. I am pleased that you...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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    • Banquet Room
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • USD 277 - USD 1,292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
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    • #346 Romantic 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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