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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 12 January 2014

    The front desk staff were pleasant; however, the highlight of the team was the night porter. He checked in with us every night to see how we were doing, brought our 2.5 year old daughter milk and was quick with a smile. He carried our...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal London

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell and our Night Porter was so helpful. Our team endeavour to make each guest feel as welcome and comfortable as possible throughout...More

    Reviewed 11 January 2014

    This was a Travelzoo deal. We have had cheaper deals than this, but it isnt a moan. The hotel is old, but clean and comfortable. Some minor things need attention. A smarter Manager would see this and get things sorted. We were however disappointed with...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal London

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are extremely of our rich heritage and have ensured that this has been well maintained over the years. We are pleased that you enjoyed this. Our team pride themselves on their high standards and ensure...More

    Reviewed 10 January 2014

    Impressive building and great location round the corner from Russell Square tube station. Room was nice enough (258), with large bathroom, but room window was frosted glass and wouldn't open which was a problem as the air conditioning didn't seem to be able to cope...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal London

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I do apologise for the misunderstanding experienced. The windows on higher level floors do not open for health and safety reasons. The air conditioner in each room has a setting of 19 degrees and I am...More

    Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

    Booked this hotel for a friend and I as we were going to see a show at the Adelphi theatre. Found a brilliant deal for a twin room especially for Central London. The hotel is literally next door to the tube station and there are...More

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    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal London

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the comfy beds and our ideal location as we are a stone’s throw away from many of London’s major attractions. I am sorry to learn that you found the...More

    Reviewed 10 January 2014

    The exterior of this hotel is very impressive as is the entrance and ground floor, reception good with helpful staff. In places the hotel is a little tired, e.g. ground floor toilets with toilet roll holders hanging off the walls, some furnishing in the room...More

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    Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are extremely proud of rich heritage and have ensured that this has been well maintained over the years. We strive to create and maintain high standards at our Hotel and I am sorry that you...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • 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
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Breakfast Available
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    • Price range
    • US$258 - US$638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #295 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
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    Nearby
    Bloomsbury
    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
    leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
    access to many of London's most popular attractions.
    It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
    museums, including the must-see British Museum.
    Despite an understandable popularity with students,
    tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
    retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Nelderwoman
    Hi I see there are reviews for this week but online it says the hotel is closed for renovations Can someone confirm please. I am booked for November Also. How much is breakfast please Thanks
    21 October 2016|
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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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    helen d
    Hi, do the hotel rooms have mini fridges to stir water in ? Thank you
    16 June 2016|
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    Response from Christine N | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know!?
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    houstonmom72
    Does Hotel Russell have any adjoining rooms for families that can not fit in one room?
    3 June 2016|
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    Response from vegas005 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they do
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