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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 3 February 2014

    We stayed with a voucher 2 nights with bed and breakfast tzoo deal.We stayed Friday and Saturday night and went home Sunday 2nd Feb.The hotel is approx. 10/15 mins walk from Kings Cross and in a built up area overlooking Russel Square.We arrived at 1-15...More

    Thank BigAlBradford
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am happy to read that you had a pleasant stay at Hotel Russell and the standards offered met your expectations. I am pleased that early check in at Reception was prompt and you enjoyed your...More

    Reviewed 2 February 2014

    I have stayed here several times over the last couple of months on business. The rooms are variable in size, but all are adequate. I wanted to post this to thank Miriam and Francesca on reception for being so pleasant and so helpful in sorting...More

    Thank BabsHarrogate
    Response from Bart L, Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 12 February 2014

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to learn that you frequently stay at Hotel Russell on your business trips to London. We value your custom and hope we will continue to provide the best in service and quality as...More

    Reviewed 1 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 1 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

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    About
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    • Room Service
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Banquet Room
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 431 - US$ 1,341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #299 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
    • 373
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    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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