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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 29 April 2014

    This is not the first time I have stayed at the Russell, but this last trip will surely be my last. As reviewed on this site, the decor and the rooms are tidy but showing no desire to be up to a standard expected for...More

    2  Thank Mark C
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 May 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you have been visiting Hotel Russell regularly and we truly value your custom. I am sorry to learn that you felt inconvenienced on your arrival on this occasion. Due to an unforeseen outage at...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2014

    The hotel entrance hall is fabulously opulent in marble and we were not surprised to learn that the interiors had originally been designed by the same man who designed the main rooms on the Titanic. It all dates back to a bygone age of elegance....More

    Thank 35Mary
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 May 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you had a fantastic stay at Hotel Russell and enjoyed the building’s Victorian grandeur and opulence. Charles Fitzroy Doll had designed the lavish interiors of Titanic and Hotel Russell remains a statement...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2014

    We booked a jr suite when we shown to our room it was not even close to what the pictures showed. I called down asked to be moved, the manager was right up. She agreed room needed attention moved us to room 211. The room...More

    Thank HowieEmbry
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 May 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for you review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with certain aspects of your stay with us. I do apologise that initial room did not meet your expectations fully and you encountered a few maintenance concerns...More

    Reviewed 27 April 2014

    First time in this hotel although I have a friend who stays here a lot. First impression is one of old-fashioned luxury, with lots of marble, dark wood and polished brass. I had an economy double, right at the top and at the back, but...More

    Thank tjz1100
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 29 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the luxury of Hotel Russell. We pride ourselves on our high standards and ensure that all of our guests have a relaxing and comfortable stay with us. We have a variety of...More

    Reviewed 27 April 2014

    We had two nights in the Russell staying in Room 660 on the sixth floor. The room was a good sized twin with flat screen TV, two arm chairs, tea & coffee making facilities, ironing board, hair dryer and room safe. Internal entrance lobby to...More

    Thank PhilipSJDavis
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 29 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We have a variety of different rooms ranging from traditional to modern to suit our guest requirements and I am glad that you enjoyed your...More

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    About
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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
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    • US$348 - US$1,341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #301 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    Despite an understandable popularity with students,
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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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