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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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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 270 - USD 726 (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
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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Room & Suite (74)
Dining (11)
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Reviews (248)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter and i went last week end at the Principal and we liked our stay, both concierge’s advices Our bedroom was nice but the bathroom was great! We were to Ronnie’s jazz club SUPER Thank you at Andrea too 😉 muriel

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What might seem a difficult hotel to stop and un-load luggage is made effortless by 3 porters arriving to help! The interior is wonderfully restored, the rooms very well appointed and the breakfast room / cafe a fully serviced experience. The hotel will be changing...More

Thank OldFinish2017
Response from PaulW8047, General Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 days ago

Dear OldFinish2017, Thank you for your kind words. I am always delighted to hear that our guests were impressed with the service as well as the quality of the hotel facilities. We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Paul Walters...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect location and facilities and very warm staff. The building is extremely beautiful, inside and outside. I have been staying in this hotel since May 2018 in all my trips to London (5 so far and approximately 15 nights). Since the times of the soft...More

Thank UxioM1
Response from PaulW8047, General Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 days ago

Dear UxioM1, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at The Principal London. I am delighted to learn that your stay(s!) were a thoroughly enjoyable experience and it gives me great pleasure to read your kind words on...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Look nowhere to stay. The Principal is brand new within a classic regal environment. Nothing to criticise. Staff were just AMAZING, from Walter [from Portugal] at the door, to Sean Borgesen at Concierge Desk. All of them professional and friendly.More

Thank Luis G
Response from PaulW8047, General Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 days ago

Dear Luis G, Thank you for your wonderful review! It is great to hear that your experience at The Principal London went above and beyond your expectations. We shall share your kind feedback with Valter & Sean. We look forward to welcoming you again very...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing stay with first class service. Clean rooms and quiet. Beautiful building located close to restaurants, Transport services and a short walk to the British museum. However Traffic in the morning is quite built up.More

Thank FoodieWong
Response from PaulW8047, General Manager at The Principal LondonResponded 2 days ago

Dear FoodieWong, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at The Principal London. I am delighted to learn that your stay was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and it gives me great pleasure to read your kind words on...More

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Yes every room has a hair dyrer. In fact there's everything you can think of. Our room also had an iron and ironing board, Nespresso machine plus kettle with tea and coffee, but this might only apply to more luxurious rooms... More
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