We stayed here in March and as we came on the train was in a perfect position, being only a 5-10 minute walk from Euston station. It has a grand entrance and we were quickly dealt with at reception and as we got there before check-in we were able to leave our bags and explore the city. It's within a twenty minute walk to covent garden etc but the buses are really easy to use and the bus stop it just outside the hotel and Russel sq underground station is just behind the hotel.
The hotel is ideal as a base and although the entrance is grand it gives a false impression of the hotel itself and the rooms. I've stayed with Principal Hayley before and found the rooms quite disappointing, the first night we slept really well except the howling wind making the windows whistle, which I don't think could be helped.
The second night there was a Jewish wedding in the ballroom below us, and although there were around 3 floors between us and the ballroom you could here the music pretty loud through the floor. The room was pretty compact, expected of a city location, overall was clean and tidy.
Breakfast was really good, buffet style, everything you can think of, cooked, cereal, fruit and yoghurt, well stocked and staff making sure you have tea and coffee.
All in all, perfect place to go to visit the city and have good transport links within close proximity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Principal London will open in stages throughout the course of this winter, and will fully launch in March 2018. Whilst the final touches are made to some areas, be one of the first guests to experience a sneak preview of the newly renovated hotel located in the heart of Bloomsbury, London’s most literary neighbourhood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Russell Hotel London
- Hotel London Russell
- Russel Hotel London
- The Principal London England