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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 2 February 2014

    Me and my husband stayed for 1 night and thought it was a bargain price for central London. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and we were able to check in early. The concierge was also very friendly and we were able to...More

    Thank MrsO3011
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your time here at Hotel Russell , located just a stone’s throw away from major London attractions and a well appointed, comfortable bedroom ensured you had a good...More

    Reviewed 2 February 2014

    I've never felt the need to review a hotel on Trip Advisor... ...until now! I stayed overnight here, as part of a 2-day conference that was also hosted by the hotel. The location was great for us, a ten minute walk from King's Cross Station...More

    7  Thank ugm1iaa
    Reviewed 1 February 2014

    I must admit that the first room we were allocated here was a little disappointing. I use a mobility scooter and had specifically requested a room without a step but the hotel was busy and I do not like to use my disability for special...More

    1  Thank Velma44
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to read your comments and so proud that our team at Hotel Russell did not leave any stone unturned in making sure we are truly your ‘home away from home. I am so...More

    Reviewed 31 January 2014

    I've never in my life complained and this is the first as I just couldn't believe how bad it was.The rooms don't look like the pictures, a lot worse. It took me 4 trips to reception to get the internet to work, reception said that...More

    6  Thank Rebecca J
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 3 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the difficulties encountered during your stay. We have high speed wireless in all areas of the Hotel with improved bandwidth. Currently we offer similar pricing should we...More

    Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

    The outside looks really up market, sadly as soon as you enter, things go downhill. For example, one evening I went to the the Tempus Bar and it was fairly busy and all the tables were taken. I went up to the bar where 2...More

    5  Thank niceguy1966
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to learn that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Our team members are commended on numerous occasions for their professionalism and friendliness. I am dismayed to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • Price range
    • USD 280 - USD 1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #297 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 373
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    • Bloomsbury
    • Also Known As
    • Russell Hotel London ,
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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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