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The Principal London

The Principal London

9.2
Excellent

Based on 938 reviews
 
1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE, United Kingdom
  +44 844 854 2910
The Principal London - London, England, United Kingdom
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Rooms

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Standard rooms

£205+

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£214 per night
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£230 per night
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£236 per night
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£237 per night

Superior rooms

£271+

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Queen bed
£271 per night
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Queen bed
£299 per night

Double rooms

£201+

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£235 per night

Deluxe rooms

£312+

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£317 per night
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£319 per night

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  • Good
    Jan 2016
    6.2

    Beautiful Old Building Needs an Interior Facelift

    The location was excellent on Russell Square with a Cafe Nero and Pret a Manger next door. The breakfast was excellent and I would highly recommend adding that to your package. The bathrooms were some of the largest I have seen in Europe.

    The staff at Hotel Russell did not measure up to the overall customer service I experienced in England as a whole. They are less than accommodating to guests who booked through discount websites and treat guests who booked directly with them better. The interior is very dated and needs renovation. My friends room on the first night had a very strong cleaning chemical odor. It was unbearable for them because they have some sensitivities. The hotel was unable to move them to another room and we ended up switching rooms with them. The wifi at this hotel is spotty at best. I would not refuse to stay at this hotel again but I would probably avoid it.

  • Mediocre
    Dec 2015
    4.0

    Very small room

    Old stile nice people, good food

    Very very small room, breakfast needs more item

  • Good
    Sep 2015
    7.1

    Good location. Historic building with attractive public spaces. Good shower with adequate water pressure.

    Although my room charges were fully prepaid, the front desk clerk insistent on selling me breakfast, which I did not want, and in putting a 50 pound per day hold on my credit card, even though I said I was not going to use any of the hotel's restaurants. Difficult to get into the room because a large cupboard had been situated directly insider the door, almost blocking the passageway into and out of the room.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2015
    10.0

    Favourite London Hotel destination

    I have stayed at Hotel Russell now a number of times, both as a single traveler in a single room, a twin room with my mother, and a double room with my husband. All rooms were comfortable and spacious enough for our needs and comfort. Breakfasts are very good quality too! Staff polite and helpful and location brilliant.

    I couldn't stay longer!!

  • Excellent
    Jun 2015
    9.1

    A Fine Old Hotel in Central London

    Excellent location with easy access to both Russell Square and Holborn Tube stations. Lots of very good local pubs and eateries and only minutes away from the British Museum. My room was fairly large by English standards with a very nice bathroom and very comfortable bed. An excellent breakfast with a good selection of both cooked and cold items was available and included in the room rate.

    My stay was short so didn't note any problems whatsoever.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2015
    9.7

    Great London hotel

    Central location, comfortable large room with large tub and shower, full breakfast, friendly helpful staff

  • Excellent
    Dec 2014
    10.0

    Excellent location, great staff

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Overview

With a stay at The Principal London, you'll be centrally located in London, steps from Russell Square and 7 minutes by foot from University of London. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9.2 Excellent

Based on 938 reviews

9.6

Vibe

9.5

Location

6.8

WiFi

5.7

Comfort

Things to know

  • Stylish hotel
  • Professional service
  • Nice building
  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Parking
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Storage available
Lift
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • British Museum 397 yd
  • Somerset House 0.9 mi
  • National Gallery 0.9 mi
  • Southbank Centre 1.2 mi
  • London Eye 1.4 mi
  • St James's Palace 1.4 mi

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