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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 October 17, 2017 via mobile

    I stayed at the Russel in April 2012 before renovation it is like "Old fashioned luxurious entrance, & beautifully decorated rooms to match" staff are really friendly also the restaurant ambience was really good.

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    Reviewed September 13, 2017

    More than 100 years as The Russell one must note that the name has changed to The Principal but at the moment it is not open yet. Such a shame to change the name to something with no charm or history. Fortunately we were able...More

    Thank Goldig
    Reviewed April 10, 2017

    We stayed here while many renovations were taking place. Our room was dark and very worn, but the hotel was conveniently located near the Tube and within walking distance of the British museum. Afternoon tea was enjoyable, have the champagne! I would stay again if...More

    1  Thank Sara D
    Reviewed January 25, 2017

    I stayed at the Russell in July 2015. My review is a bit late. I absolutely loved my stay. The suite I had was large and comfy. I had more than enough room for luggage, to do work and relax. The staff were very professional...More

    2  Thank Travelingcoloratura
    Reviewed January 18, 2017

    We had a great stay at Hotel Russell. It was perfectly located and our room was large and comfortable. We even had a good view of Bloomsbury. The staff were polite and helpful. The breakfast was good, a very British breakfast. The tube is just...More

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    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • $302 - $693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #284 Family Hotel in London
    • #302 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #345 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 373
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
    leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
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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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    Nelderwoman
    October 20, 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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    June 16, 2016|
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