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The Principal London

1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
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Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    All reviews hotel russell russell square british museum tempus bar tube station grand hotel single room covent garden piccadilly line junior suite west end round the corner buffet style an upgrade breakfast room kings cross full english concierge bloomsbury euston
    Reviewed 23 October 2013

    The façade is superb. The entrance, staircase, main banqueting rooms brim with décor, history and atmosphere. The rooms are very disappointing and in need of upgrading. The quality of fittings and furniture, functionality of equipment all very poor and not what you would expect from...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2013

    It was my first stay at this nice oldfashioned hotel. The building is impressive in its architecture, both outside and inside. Definitely worth the price paid. Efficiant staff, at both reception and breakfast room. Rooms are in good condition, although some furniture needs to be...More

    Reviewed 22 October 2013

    I was booked in here by work for a week, we normally use a different brand (and will in the future) according to the reception I did not have a reservation when I tried to check in (despite having paperwork to prove it), so I...More

    Reviewed 22 October 2013

    Beautiful exterior when we have passed the building in the past we thought we must stay there.. The reception staff were warm and welcoming, quick and efficient .We arrived when a fete was going on in the park opposite with jazz music, the windows are...More

    Reviewed 21 October 2013

    I stayed on business for one night. I was a litte concerned about mixed reviews, but have to say the room was beautiful. Check in was efficient and friendly and the general feel of the hotel was lovely. There were two things that stopped me...More

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    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
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    Nearby Attractions
    British Museum
    49,273 reviews
    .38 km away
    Russell Square
    388 reviews
    .11 km away
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    321 reviews
    .33 km away
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    .37 km away
    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Hi I see there are reviews for this week but online it says the hotel is closed for renovations Can someone confirm please. I am booked for November Also. How much is breakfast please Thanks
    21 October 2016|
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    Response from jessybobs | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure about the closure, but when we were there last January breakfast was £20 per person, we ate it out
    helen d
    Hi, do the hotel rooms have mini fridges to stir water in ? Thank you
    17 June 2016|
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    Response from Christine N | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know!?
    Does Hotel Russell have any adjoining rooms for families that can not fit in one room?
    3 June 2016|
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    Response from vegas005 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they do
    Room Tips
    "specify your view requirements!!!"
    JDon18, 3 months agoRead review
    "front rooms hotter in the summer"
    carletons875, 4 months agoRead review
    "I had a suit which was huge but tired - loved it!"
    JohnNerding, 5 months agoRead review
    "Suits are a must"
    dorosweet37, 5 months agoRead review
    "High floors great views! Really pretty Suite Top Corner under the turret"
    Christine N, 7 months agoRead review
    "Inside rooms are quieter. Single rooms can be very small though!"
    sezbert, 7 months agoRead review
    "Corner side rooms facing Russell Square Park."
    RajnishPathak, 7 months agoRead review
    "Facing the square"
    Fiona W, 8 months agoRead review
    "view to the park"
    CHRISTIANACHRISTOFI, 8 months agoRead review
    "did not have a bath - if you need one request"
    Tracy G, 8 months agoRead review
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