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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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    Reviewed 30 December 2013

    I got this hotel on a mystery hotel discount and had I paid full price I wouldn't have been satisfied. The hotel is in an excellent location, within walking distance of most of central London which is what we wanted for a weekend of theatre....More

    Thank WelshEmi
    Response from Julie_Hammond_13, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 5 January 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found our location ideal as we are a stone’s throw away from many of London’s major attractions as well as transport links. We pride ourselves on our high standards and ensure that each...More

    Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

    The four of us stayed in a deluxe twin room (two double beds). The room was elegant and comfortable with a decent hair dryer, iron and ironing board, also a TV, fridge and two comfy chairs. As my eldest daughter said "it's posher than a...More

    Thank SimonWhitson
    Response from Julie_Hammond_13, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 5 January 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you and your family had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. Each room has been individually decorated to enhance the charm and style of the room. We are pleased that you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 28 December 2013

    Lovely hotel. Good size room. Staff excellent. However I have never slept so badly in a hotel due to traffic noise all night. We were on the second floor with no secondary glazing. If you book this beware if you want a quiet nights sleep!...More

    1  Thank Cathy B
    Response from Julie_Hammond_13, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 29 December 2013

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your stay due to the outside central London traffic noise. This is not usually a problem at the second floor level and only wish you had informed us...More

    Reviewed 28 December 2013

    We stopped at the Hotel Russell for two nights in November. It is a lovely building, and surprisingly not a lot of noise is heard from other residents whilst in the room. Very roomy carpeted corridors reminded us of an era gone by. Comfortable beds...More

    Thank salporritt
    Response from Julie_Hammond_13, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 29 December 2013

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with certain aspects of your stay with us. Each function room has a noise controller in place to ensure that the event does not disturb our other guests, however...More

    Reviewed 28 December 2013

    We went to Hotel Russell for a very good friends wedding over Christmas and I have to say it was a lovely place and glad that we stayed there. We got a great deal on trivago for 2 nights and it was definitely worth the...More

    Thank CorkSudee
    Response from Julie_Hammond_13, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 29 December 2013

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am glad that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. I am sorry to learn, however that you were slightly disappointed with the wardrobe position and distance from the shaving mirror. Each room has...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • US$278 - US$1,292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
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    • #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,
    tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
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