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The Principal London

7,515 reviews
+44 20 7837 6470

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Free Wifi
Child Care
Bar or Lounge

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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1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury
London, WC1B 5BE
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Superb environment" "Excellent access to tube"
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Rose petals excellent" "Incredible helpful staff"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
89% thought the service was very professional.
"Fabulous disabled facilities" "Building is fantastic"
72% thought the building was wonderful.
77% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Like rotting egg" "No breakfast"
78% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Free wi-fi" "Wifi didn't work"
57% said the wifi quality was bad.
94% thought it was a great value.
"Spotlessly clean standard room" "Stained cushions"
Only 56% said rooms were clean enough.
59% said the bathroom was dirty.
"Included rose petals" "They don't give vegetarian options"
78% said the breakfast was too expensive.
94% thought it was a great value.
"Duvet cover was worn" "Double room it was tight, poorly furnished"
57% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 60%.
"Double room it was tight, poorly furnished" "Lock on the door was broken"
57% said rooms were small.
65% complained about the bathroom.
"No fitness center" "No gym"

Good to know...

Could be quieter
Friendly service
Hotel could use some updating
Nice building
Expert Reviews
The 371-room Hotel Russell is massive by London standards, and its grand Victorian architecture...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 12 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible