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The Principal London

London All Airports, England, United Kingdom (LON)

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Room & Rates
Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Superior Twin Room

Superior Twin Room

291 sq feet (27 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Guest Room Twin

Guest Room Twin

183 sq feet (17 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Suite

Suite

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Run of House, One Double Bed

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

409 sq feet (38 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

291 sq feet (27 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 32-inch TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Guest Room Double

Guest Room Double

183 sq feet (17 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Room

301 sq feet (28 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Superior Double Room

Superior Double Room

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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Executive Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Guest Room Single

Guest Room Single

161 sq feet (15 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - 24-hour room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
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The Principal London
1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom WC1B 5BE

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 371 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/caf, and 24-hour room service is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

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Know Before You Go

  • Children 9 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 12 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Porter / Bellhop
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3864 reviews
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-01-2017
Drinks Only - If your every passing pop inside and turn right for the bar..a lovley area for drinks with all the history seeping into the seeting and original furniture The hall is not bad either take you back to a few centuries
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 12-29-2016
It is on the expensive side. Very beautiful inside and a great location by the British Museum. Easy to get to the Metro and buses. The Breakfast is nice and a lot to choice from. Worth staying here. I would stay here again.
from Cape Town, South Africa
Submitted on 12-25-2016
Amazing hotel and having walked past it a few times, we really wanted a view of London/ Russell Square and /or? Booked months in advance and on arrival were treated to a view of the courtyard as " busy with renovations"! Extreme disappointment and while the room and all else was great, the walk-in shower was not! Old design that leaks onto bathroom floor! Breakfast - average for the price - better deals just around the corner. Location and ease of travel - perfect!
from Fortaleza, CE
Submitted on 11-16-2016
Staying at Russel made my trip to London Perfect, the breakfast is fantastic, the staff always there to help you, the double rooms are ver very comfortable. the only thing that wasn't very good was the WIFI system.
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Submitted on 11-06-2016
Came last year for my 20th birthday and stayed in this hotel we were given the 'couples experience room' which was nice! They had given us a bottle of bubbly, rose petals on the bed and little chocolates! Only stayed the night so didn't sample the restaurant nor the bar but looked very good! The reception was polite and very efficient! We had a nice stay and would like to thank the hotel.
from Montgomery, Alabama
Submitted on 11-01-2016
We consider only the Hotel Russell for three reasons: 1) Flying into Heathrow you can go down to the trains and alight a little over an hour later at the hotel. Do not know of another hotel in London where this is possible. This can save a good deal of money (up to $100 or more in a taxi) and time. No waiting for a bus, taxi, changing tube lines, etc. 2) I have mild health issues. I do not know of another hotel with a tube stop in such close proximity. This makes getting around London ea... Read more
from Arlington, Virginia
Submitted on 11-01-2016
We had a very big room and it had recently been updated. Beautiful old world lobby of marble, historic, but completely updated. Great vie of Russell Square and steps from the tube. Super easy airport access on the tube. Great bar and a nice happening neighborhood.
from Taguig, Rizal, Philippines
Submitted on 10-31-2016
If you want to experience that victorian feel and as they say, the lobby is 'Titanic' inspired. A very short walk to the nearest station (2 mins!) Staff were overall very friendly and we also met a Pinoy over there, but he already grew up in London. The buffet breakfast was mediocre, so we recommend to just dine on nearby restaurants.
from Oxford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-31-2016
We always make a point of staying a 'The Russell' when in town and never disappointed! Hotel is so very traditional and possibly in need of refurbishment but, the location, the staff (very welcoming, knowledgeable locals, without frills - if you want to know anything local, just ask!) and the ambience is perfect for everything West End. Breakfast and Bar is just the 'order of the day' but too much going on locally dinner wise to have dined, so cannot comment. A firm favourite, when in the ar... Read more
from Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Submitted on 10-26-2016
This hotel is unbelievably well located: central Bloomsbury, very close to Senate House, and also a stone's throw away from Oxford Street for all your shopping. The front desk was helpful and friendly; the front area is lavishly furnished, raising the expectations for the room quite high... However, the rooms are nothing like the foyer. They are absolutely tiny -- it's fine for one person, but it was less than ideal for two. The bathroom was so small that there was even a comical sign that y... Read more
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