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Scotland, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel is a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross train station and close to Tavistock Square. We walked to London's West End from here and also walked back from Oxford Street to the hotel (probably quicker than relying on taxis!). We were going to jump on a bus back to the hotel but would have had to buy an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start with the good things: it's cheap and it's clean and close to bus and tube station Either then that it's like a train station. It's big, crowded and not personal. It good enough if you just need a clean shower and a decent bed and you'll stay out all day exploring

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travel on a works outing to London at least once a year from the North East and always stay in a Russell Square Hotel. Previously we have stayed in either the President or the Tavistock, it was our first time in the Royal National. We had a twin room , which was fine for the price we paid, it... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been there for 3 nights on November 2016 The room size was ok. We had twin room, and another room with extra bed. The rooms were clean. Small TV, but we didn’t need it.no refrigerator in the room, and my mom needed it for her insulin. So we made a request in the reception, and in one hour... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Affordable, crowded rooms, not necessarily the cleanest. No one stays at this hotel because of its comfort level. If you are going to London to see London, this room will be just fine. Check out the pub on the main level!

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Easington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location of the hotel is very good. My room was very clean and well maintained. Because of its sheer size the corridors can be very confusing, but all floors are well serviced by modern lifts. The buffet breakfast has a wide variety of choice. As with most buffets the heat of the food could vary. At the walk in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff is not welcoming, arguing in front of customers and get annoyed when you ask questions. There was an elderly couple who didnt speak English as their native language. They lady at the desk told them to step out the line and make up their mind; they just wanted to check in The room is small and very dirty,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room okay, but for three people in one room there were only 2 plug points.otherwise clean and comfortable. But as for the breakfast. It was like a very noisy school canteen, queuing to get in, queing for food tea and coffee, queing to share tables. Breakfast was ok, but the tea and coffee were dreadful! As I said.......you get what... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had stayed here before and had not been back in years. Then we decided on returning on a recent trip to London for a long weekend. The rooms are adequate and there are a lot of them to boot. However, lots of rooms mean lots of people. The breakfast room can't cope and there were queues every morning out... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will Never never never stay here again. Had our 3 course evening meal in the Windsor Bar ! The staff were very aloof and very rude .Breakfast was a free for all bun fight! Not enough chairs and tables . Food was in short supply and I waited for 20mins for toast ! Next morning the queue was. Through... More 

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Bloomsbury
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: $113 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 1630
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Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
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