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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    Reviewed 12 April 2014

    First use caution, Russell House Hotel nearby, confusion by us tourists as to name. I apologize to England, and owner of Russell House Hotel. Hotel Russell faces park, much larger. Great staff, very helpful. Old style, and yes smaller rooms, but location and cost for...More

    Thank Skylord58
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 15 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am absolutely delighted that you had an incredible stay with us at Hotel Russell. Our Hotel does face Russell Square Park and I am pleased that you were able to locate us. Our team endeavour to provide...More

    Reviewed 12 April 2014

    I have always wanted to stay at this hotel and perhaps I had hyped it up in my own mind and thats the reason I was disappointed. Helpful receptionist - allowed us to check in early Room was clean and nicely furnished although a bit...More

    Thank boopy79
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 15 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with certain aspects of your stay with us. I am pleased that our Receptionist was able to provide you with an early check in as we do understand that...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2014

    Stayed here as my usual London hotel was fully booked and I was initially worried about the noise from the surrounding area, but after asking for a quiet room was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was. The hotel is old fashioned but nice. The...More

    Thank sutie76
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 15 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you had a lovely, quite stay with us at Hotel Russell. We endeavour to assist all of our guest with their preferences and I am happy that we were able to accommodate your request....More

    Reviewed 10 April 2014

    I stayed two nights in this very conveniently located hotel. Clean room (despite small), free Internet (despite for limited time). However, in just two nights I experienced 4 significant problems: - wrong spelling of my name on the invoice (with time lost to correct the...More

    4  Thank HHH777M
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 15 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to learn that you were unhappy with certain aspects of your stay with us. I do apologise that your name was spelt incorrectly and I am pleased that this can be changed within a moment...More

    Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

    Lovely traditional London hotel opposite Russell square. Excellent finish to rooms - plush opulent surroundings and the epitome of first class service - polite courteous well mannered staff. The best salad I have ever had for room service :-) Only downside - noisy as its...More

    Thank Opulence
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 15 April 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Russell. We are extremely proud of our rich heritage and have ensured that the grandeur of our Hotel has been well maintained over the years. We...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • US$309 - US$931 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #284 Family Hotel in London
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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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