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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (1041)
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    • Excellent24%
    • Very good38%
    • Average22%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible6%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Room Service
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 10 February 2014

    My husband and I stayed in a junior suite which was fabulous. The service and staff were very pleasant and helpful, and the location is perfect. I would certainly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to go back.

    Thank Lynne P
    Reviewed 10 February 2014

    got this at the last minute from lastminute.com and brilliant price. I stayed at this hotel a lot in the 90's and my recollection is of beautiful large, graceful, Victorian settings. The current reality is modern, undistinguished rooms. nothing at all to complain about but...More

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    Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

    Right near Russell square stop on Piccadilly line, which gives you super convenient access to the whole city. Opted for the included breakfast buffet which was reliably good and very filling. Our rooms were well appointed (had a US outlet!!) and beds were comfy. Noisy,...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 9 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Russell on your trip to London. I agree, our location is unbeatable and I am happy that it suited your requirements perfectly. Our chefs use the...More

    Reviewed 9 February 2014

    This was our second visit to the Hotel Russell and it won't be our last. It looks impressive from the outside but step inside and you will be amazed by the magnificent marble staircase and crystal chandeliers. You are surrounded by Victorian elegance. The dining...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 9 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I value your custom and so delighted to read that you will continue to visit Hotel Russell on your future trips to London. To this day, Hotel Russell stands as a statement piece of Victorian grandeur...More

    Reviewed 7 February 2014

    I stayed in this hotel for night beginning of February 2014 for business reasons. Although from outside the hotel looks good, kind of typical British, with a park in front, very pompuous inside, the rooms are very different. I have never ever requested a change...More

    1  Thank Natalie B
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 9 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you had an overall enjoyable stay at Hotel Russell and the upgraded Junior Suite met your expectations. Due to the building layout, all rooms are different from each other. Rooms are classified...More

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    • Bloomsbury
    • Also Known As
    • Russell Hotel London ,
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    Response from jessybobs | Reviewed this property |
    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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    17 June 2016|
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    Response from Christine N | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know!?
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    Yes they do
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