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The Principal London

London All Airports, England, United Kingdom (LON)

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Based on 3866 reviews
Room & Rates

Standard Double Room

1 Double Bed
Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Smoking/Non Smoking
 
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Superior Twin Room

2 Twin Beds
291 sq feet (27 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free 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

2 Twin Beds
183 sq feet (17 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free 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

1 Double Bed
Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Run of House, One Double Bed

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Junior Suite

1 King Bed
43 sq feet (4 sq meters)

Layout - Separate sitting area
Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and minibar (stocked with some free items)
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds
291 sq feet (27 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - 32-inch TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free 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 or Twin Room

2 King Beds
Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room

2 King Beds
32 sq feet (3 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and minibar (stocked with some free items)
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Superior Double or Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds
22 sq feet (2 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Standard Double Room

Standard Double Room

1 Double Bed
182 sq feet (17 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Room

1 Double Bed
301-sq-foot (28-sq-meter) room with garden views

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and minibar (stocked with some free items)
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Superior Double Room

Superior Double Room

1 Double Bed
237 sq feet (22 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Executive Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
 
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Standard Single Room

Standard Single Room

1 Twin Bed
161 sq feet (15 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and desk; rollaway/extra beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) available
Non-Smoking
 
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The Principal London
1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom WC1B 5BE

Resort Details

The closest major airports to The Principal London are: London (LCY-London City) - 12.3 km / 7.6 mi London (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi London (LGW-Gatwick) - 40.8 km / 25.4 mi London (STN-Stansted) - 48.8 km / 30.3 mi The preferred airport for The Principal London is London (LHR-Heathrow). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England. Fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Fee for English breakfast: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately) Pet fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.00 per night The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fitness Facility
  • 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 3866 reviews
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-15-2017
I haven't stayed in this hotel. But I have used the room downstairs to have coffee. I thought it was a nice place to stop for coffee. It's more expensive than places there like Starbucks or Pret a Manger but I just like the way they had the room set out and the pleasant surroundings. I didn't buy any of the food. I just went to what I think is the dining room or coffee place where they had lots of chairs were people were drinking coffee and stuff. It wasn't like a sitdown restaurant thing. I lik... Read more
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Submitted on 10-17-2017
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.
from San Mateo Ca
Submitted on 09-13-2017
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 to stay in the Russell and feel like we were in "old England". Surely hope it isn't ruined by refurbishing to be "state of the art" and lack its "old world" charm. Our rating is on the old hotel. We anxiously await to see new reviews when hotel opens.
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Submitted on 04-10-2017
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 we are in London.
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Submitted on 01-25-2017
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 and friendly. I enjoyed a very nice afternoon tea in the dining room. I found the pricing reasonable for my stay.
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from Taipei, Taiwan
Submitted on 01-18-2017
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 next door, and the bus stops are great for tourists. We were worried about finding a decent hotel in central London that had air conditioning and wasn't super expensive. We were there in late July and it was hot in London some days, but the air con in our ... Read more
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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
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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.
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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!
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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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