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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2009

This is a weird hotel to review, as it did nothing to annoy me, or to make me hate it, but it wasn't to my taste. The rooms very clean, but very old fashioned, with a small bathroom. Huge hotel, and one night went in through the wrong door and took ages to find our room!! Cleaners very keen, with...

1Thank AberystwythWelshgirl
Reviewed 27 September 2009

I spent 4 days in London with a group of friends this June, and after reading the reviews of this hotel, most of them appaling, I felt like writing a review too! We have to realize that we all different people with different expectations, needs and habits! So, if you are poshy. classy, demanding guest, DON'T go to this hotel...

3Thank vlajna
Redcar Cleveland
Reviewed 26 September 2009

Just stayed at the Royal National Hotel and its brilliant. The hotel isn't 4 star but it is perfect for staying at if you want to do sigh seeing around London, its clean and rooms are comfortable. The free evening meal was ok, it saved us having to trail out and find somewhere to eat our first night of arrival....

1Thank Catbalu
Reviewed 25 September 2009

i went to this hotel with a school group and have never been so appauled! dont let the nice reception fool you or the dining room its a horrid hotel and is just generally awful. the beds in room 4244 were awful three of them packed into a small rectangular space and the bathroom well it was so disgusting there...

1Thank Jasper29Scotland
São Paulo
Reviewed 24 September 2009

We were given a dirty room at the end of a very long corridor. The decor was shabby, the mattresses were filthy and the last refurbishment appeared to have been in the 30s. The breakfast seems a prison, is like the series Prison Brake, without any conditions to start the day.... i would never advise any one to stay here,...

2Thank amonteiro3
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 September 2009

I was in London for only one night and instead of paying $300USD I opted for a lower rated hotel with a good, central location. The hotel itself appeared just how it was rated: nothing fancy, very 2 star-ish. The room was bare bones, but that's okay - I expected it; we would only be there for 6 hours overnight....

2Thank created77
north yorkshire
Reviewed 22 September 2009

having read other reviews i was a bit unsure what to expect, the location of the hotel was spot on couldnt have got any better, rooms yes abit small but after a long day fo sightseeing all you want is a shower and somewhere to lay your head, clean towels everyday and room cleaned, breakfast time busy but no problem...

Thank hedgehog111
Reviewed 18 September 2009

was very apprehensive about this hotel after viewing reviews but can say honestly that we were well pleased with our stay. Good location, room, if a little small, was clean and adequate, bathroom also clean, maid in every morning, staff friendly and helpful, dining room can be busy around 8-830am but 8.45 other guests boarding coaches so becomes calmer. Complimentary...

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2009

we stayed for 3 nights in sept 09, we were given rooms on the 7th floor, after reading reviews on here we wondered if paying more for another hotel might be a good idea! so glad we did'nt though! this hotel is amazing value and our rooms were very clean and cleaned every day. rooms had single beds (not the...

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Northumberland, England
Reviewed 13 September 2009

I was a little unsure what the hotel was going to be like, considering how large it is, but any fears I had quickly dissipated. There were 12 of us in our group and none of us were disappointed! Rooms are very clean & are a nice size. Bearing in mind that this is a budget hotel it is definitely...

Thank lispencoat

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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 trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique and lively hotel with unparalleled facilities and direct London Underground link with Heathrow Airport. The Royal National offers a variety of drinking and dining options including a pizzeria, carvery, pub, bar and a coffee shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal National Hotel

Address: 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: RM436 - RM817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 1630
Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
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“Avoid this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles mat20152015, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For couples: ask for a double bad, otherwise you might get a twin bed.”
 of 5 bubbles ShlomoEshet, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a room in a quiet area while we were checking out and also one near a hotel. The girl checking us in was very obliging.”
 of 5 bubbles mel08Ireland, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms located at the back of the hotel were directed towards heavy traffic & as a result made it very difficult to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles 262kirstyt, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the floor we were on was quiet it seemed to be the same in the bar the restaurant was loud at Breakfast time”
 of 5 bubbles 19Daveg, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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