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The Principal London

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Overview
1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Concierge
5 Star accommodation
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28 Oct.29 Oct.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a standard room on 2nd floor. The bed was fantastic, very comfortable and large. Shower/wet room was small - floor got fairly wet outside of shower. Not enough shelf space for toiletries (like most). Otherwise well equipped, though really ought to have proper...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Currently 2:40am and fire alarms are going off, fire department is arriving, lobby full of scared guests and we have ZERO HOTEL STAFF HERE TO GIVE US DIRECTION. Emergency’s or security are obviously not priority at this hotel. It’s our first night of a week...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really friendly welcome which immediately puts you at ease.The Principal is clever at offering top class service and hospitality without the formal pomp and ceremony that other hotels deem necessary. Room was incredible, large (especially for Central London), beautifully presented, spotless and great design. I...More

1  Thank G D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had stayed here before but there have recently been some significant upgrades. Now the inside lives up to the beautiful exterior. On arrival, we were upgraded to a corner suite. This was a very generous gesture and much appreciated. It had stylish original features...More

1  Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked this property back at start of the year and had been eagerly awaiting my stay ever since. Having looked at all the positive reviews on here before my stay I had high expectations. On arrival it is hard to not be impressed with...More

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About
Description
The Principal London is a Grade II* listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The opening of the 334-room hotel this spring has restored the original grande More dame to her original glory while administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London’s most literary neighbourhood. The hotel is steeped in history, the Frederick Hotels Company having first opened its doors in 1898 Lavishly appointed and boasting a striking terracotta exterior – with four British Queens guarding the entrance. The Principal London hopes to create a hub not only for its guests but also for Londoners who have a passion for great food, fabulous cocktails and memorable nights in the city. During the hotel's soft opening, attractive rates are available as the team find their feet and the last pieces of the 'jigsaw' are put in place, such as Neptune restaurant (open from 25 May) and the Palm Court (open from 1 August). Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
334
Price range
USD 253 - USD 519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hotel Russell
Also Known As
Russell Hotel London
,
Hotel London Russell
,
Russel Hotel London
Location
United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
334
Price range
USD 253 - USD 519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hotel Russell
Also Known As
Russell Hotel London
,
Hotel London Russell
,
Russel Hotel London
Location
United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Traveller (234)
Room & Suite (76)
Dining (11)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Nearby
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
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
...More
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katyk00
26 September 2018|
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Response from UxioM1 | Reviewed this property |
There's a gym indeed, and quite well equipped. It is located in the lower ground with some natural light coming from high windows. Towels and water are freely available and the machines (cardio and weight lifting) are good... More
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zatoichi85
25 September 2018|
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Response from ChesterLeStreet | Reviewed this property |
We had a suite on the third floor overlooking the square. Not a corner suite but beatifully decorated with contemporary touches. Lovely hotel with outstanding service at a reasonable price (for London!)
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De'lanona P
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"Upgrade from standard for more than one person"
5 days ago
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"ask for a room overlooking the square"
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1 week ago
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"Junior suites on the 4th floor offer more space, a lounge area, two toilets and a bath which is always good..."
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"Corner Suite"
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