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The Principal London

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8.0
Excellent
4,200 reviews
+44 20 7837 6470

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

Hotel Russell: Iconic Victorian Grandeur in the Heart of London

What Are the Rooms at Hotel Russel Like?

Each of Hotel Russell’s 373 rooms exude luxury and provide guests with the perfect balance of Victorian elegance and modern comfort. All rooms feature premium bedding, with hypoallergenic options available on request. Room décor ranges from traditional to contemporary, with all rooms tastefully furnished with the highest quality pieces. All rooms feature free WiFi, laptop sized safes, air conditioning, high-definition LCD TVs and work desks.

What Amenities Are Available?

One of the hotel’s biggest amenities is the beautifully preserved 1898 Victorian interior, replete with awe-inspiring chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and Sicilian marble columns. The on site Tempus Bar and Restaurant offers guests a five-star dining experience, from their bar menu options to the restaurant’s Room Service options. Hotel Russell’s Afternoon Tea is one of the best in London, be sure to book in advance. Other amenities in this smoke free property include a business center and concierge. Discounted gym access is available nearby.

What Are the Rates?

Nightly rates start at $250 for a Standard Single room.

What's There to Do Nearby?

Hotel Russell is on Russell Square, right in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of London’s oldest neighborhoods. The British Museum is just around the corner. A lovely stroll through this beautiful neighborhood, or short tube ride, takes guests to Covent Garden and the West End. Shopping and dining options begin at the hotel’s doorstep and permeate the area.

What's the Bottom Line?

Hotel Russell is the perfect choice for experiencing the Old World charms of modern London.

 

 

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Bloomsbury
1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury
London, WC1B 5BE
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.0
Excellent
Location
"Sumptuous surroundings" "Excellent access to tube"
Near to public transport, according to 99%.
95% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Service
"Rose petals excellent" "Superb staff"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
69% said the reception staff was ok.
Amenities
"Fabulous disabled facilities" "Old facilities"
71% thought the building was wonderful.
70% thought the architecture was beautiful.
Breakfast
"Delicious breakfast" "Well equiped breakfast buffet"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
WiFi
"Free wi-fi" "Good wifi connection"
100% thought it was a great value.
Cleanliness
"Clean facility" "Untidy fittings"
Only 50% said rooms were clean enough.
67% said the bathroom was dirty.
Value for money
"Excessive noise from outside" "Paid for our first night"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.
Room
"Horrible glass bathroom" "Windows were dirty"
62% said rooms were small.
67% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"One of the worst nights sleep" "Traffic noise awful"
62% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 58%.

Good to know...

Could be quieter
Bathroom could be optimized
Friendly service
Rooms need regular maintenance
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The 371-room Hotel Russell is massive by London standards, and its grand Victorian architecture complements its scale. Tiny tooms blend contemporary style with period detail (like...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Casino
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
334
Fees
Add-ons
  • Pet Fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: GBP 50.0 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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