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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 3 March 2014

    This Victorian Gem is full of character. We stayed in an Executive room which was very comfortable and well equipped. The Hotel's location is ideal for Covent Garden, theatre land and the iconic central London places and venues. All the staff are delightful. If you...More

    Thank Paul D
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Hotel Russell. We are extremely proud of the rich heritage of our building and we have ensured that this has been well maintained...More

    Reviewed 3 March 2014

    We had a very pleasent 2 night stay in february, reasonable prices and most importantly great location walking distance to a lot of areas . being just off jubilee line which is perfect for Heathrow recommendedMore

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

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay 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 including the Piccadilly line which...More

    Reviewed 3 March 2014

    I remember staying at this hotel and getting a really nice room the first time but for the price that i paid at this hotel it was a little disappointing. I paid roughly 180 GBP for hotel for one night and from what i remember...More

    Thank kevin l
    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 certain aspects of your stay with us. Please be assured that our rates are extremely competitive and we always ensure that our guests receive exceptional service...More

    Reviewed 2 March 2014

    Spent Friday night 28/02/2014 as a delegate for a conference. Very well managed. Had to wait for breakfast due to hotel being full. Apart from that every thing you wanted was offered and available when needed. A very pleasant surprise from the usual goffering that...More

    Thank Nick T
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful experience with us at Hotel Russell. We are extremely well known for our high standards especially with regards to our Conferencing and Banqueting expertise. Our team ensure...More

    Reviewed 2 March 2014

    The hotel is really well located for theatre district, British Museum and lots to do in walking distance. The tube station is just round the corner. The hotel is enormous and the public areas are incredible. Staff are warm and welcoming so any stay is...More

    Thank Glasgowboy47
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 3 March 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your location as we are a stone’s throw away from many of London’s major attractions and transport links. Our team endeavour to make each guest feel as welcome and comfortable...More

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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • USD 283 - USD 1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #298 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Also Known As
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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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