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    The Principal London

    1 - 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    Reviewed 25 March 2014

    Fabulous old redbrick building and great location right in the centre of London a few meters from Russell Square tube. Unfortunately the interior was a bit tired and could do with a refurb. It reminded my of my Grandma's house - except bigger. The wi-fi...More

    Thank t1grm
    Reviewed 25 March 2014

    Was there for an event on Thursday 20th March, had meetings afterwards in the bar (£4:50 for a cup of tea!) the cloakroom wanted to finish early so they had trouble finding my coat. Unfortunately during the process I put my phone down near the...More

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    Reviewed 24 March 2014

    I'd read a few reviews a day prior to staying which weren't complimentary but I have to say they didn't match my experience. Easy to reach hotel from Euston Station and Russell Square tube. Beautiful stairs....... receptionists professional, booking in easy, Concierge helpful. I had...More

    Thank Hoylel
    Reviewed 23 March 2014

    We stayed 1 night in this hotel and were not disappointed, excellent décor within keeping of the building, clean / spacious rooms friendly staff and good breakfast - will certainly not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to others.

    Thank Manwithaview1
    Reviewed 23 March 2014

    Stayed here for 2 nights, first room was small so decided on an upgrade, gave us a suite, this was very nice, clean, bright and quiet., location was good, would stay again.bar was bit expensive, breakfast was excellent and staff spot on.

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    • Room Service
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Banquet Room
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    • Price range
    • US$430 - US$1,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #285 Family Hotel in London
    • #300 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #346 Romantic Hotel in London
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 373
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    • Bloomsbury
    • Also Known As
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    • The Principal London
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    Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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    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
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    Nelderwoman
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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
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