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Royal National Hotel

38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG England
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#522 of 1,170 hotels in London
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Our unique and lively hotel located in the heart of Russell Square, near Euston and Kings Cross, at the Royal National we offer a choice of room types to suit all occasions, from leisure breaks to business travel in Bloomsbury, central London. If travelling on a budget, our standard rooms are extremely good value - providing clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of London. Our Standard Plus rooms offer a touch more sophistication, with an earthy colour palette and contemporary furnishings. Fancy a bite to eat? Blooms Café serves up great coffee and delicious stone baked pizzas, whilst our London Pub offers British traditional dishes. Dine alfresco in our cosy courtyard, from a thoughtful menu of pub favourites, alongside local craft beers.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Car park
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Vending machine
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Gary M wrote a review 19 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic clean rooms. Olga on the desk and Joshma at breakfast are lovely employees. Aminur was great greeting everyone at the door. Comfy beds, rooms well set out. Toiletries were a lovley lemongrass scent. Shampoo, conditioner and hand/body wash.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear garymL2703OP, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback about your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our fantastic clean rooms. It is delightful to know that Olga, Joshma, and Aminur provided excellent service and contributed to making your stay memorable. We are glad that you found our beds comfortable and our rooms well set out. It is also great to hear that you appreciated the toiletries with a lovely lemongrass scent. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay in the future. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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Amira Natalia M wrote a review 19 Feb
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I really wanted to experience a typical English breakfast and we're not disappointed, We've liked a lot scrambled eggs and cheese. Nice restaurant. Everything was perfect, special thanks to Ms MIR for her support and advice and to the whole staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Amiranataliam, Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your experience with our English breakfast at the Royal National Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the traditional English breakfast, especially the scrambled eggs and cheese. We appreciate your kind words about our restaurant and the exceptional service provided by Mir and our staff. Rest assured, your compliments will be shared with the team, and it will serve as motivation for them to continue delivering outstanding service. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable experience. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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Tiril Aurora J wrote a review 18 Feb
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The room was clean. The people that worked on the hotel were nice to us and helped us if we needed it. My friend spilled some hot chocolates on the table and the people that worked here helped us and were very nice. We got a breakfast that I could eat because I have allergies. And the food was good and tasty.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear tirilauroraj, Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay and that our team members were able to assist you promptly and courteously whenever needed. It is great to know that you found your room to be clean and comfortable, and we are glad that we could accommodate your dietary restrictions with a tasty breakfast option. We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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孙杰 周 wrote a review 18 Feb
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we had a nice holiday here. The service of waitresses are appreciated, for example Ms Joshma. We would like to introduce this Brakfast service to our friends. The dishes are also nice which provide us a pleasant opportunity to experience the British cousine.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kenzie C wrote a review 17 Feb
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Fab hotel, staff very friendly however Mohammed Shuaibul Islam was especially helpful and went above and beyond for our group, we can’t thank him enough! He helped us on multiple occasions with multiple different things, nothing was ever a bother and he also reassured us he was here to help.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear 907kenziec, Thank you for choosing the Royal National Hotel and for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience during your stay and that our staff, particularly Mohammed Islam, provided exceptional service. It is wonderful to know that he went above and beyond to assist you and your group, ensuring that your needs were met promptly and with a friendly attitude. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Mohammed and the rest of our team. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations. Thank you once again for your glowing review, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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lennart b wrote a review 17 Feb
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We came from a losing game at tottenham, we were very sad but Rahul gave us a Good service there need to be more people like Rahul, He answered all our questions to the last one, great man that guy, he reminds me on a wise coworker i had, rest in pepperoni marijn, he’s not actually dead but not my strict coworker anymore sad days…
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: I would recommend seeking help with Rahul, he helped us so good with our stay any other hotel...
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Dear lennartb580, Thank you for choosing the Royal National Hotel and for sharing your positive experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that Rahul provided you with excellent service and went above and beyond to make your stay memorable, despite the disappointment from the game. It is always our goal to ensure that our guests feel welcomed and valued, and we are glad Rahul's hospitality contributed to your enjoyment. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Rahul. Feedback like yours motivates us to continue delivering exceptional service to all our guests. Thank you once again for your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal National Hotel in the future. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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tmaska343754 wrote a review 17 Feb
Zagreb County, Croatia1 contribution
The hotel was great. From the check in and then arrival at the room which was quite nice. The beds were amazing. Also we did everything by walking so the experiance of the London was quite memorable!! Cant wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear tmaska343754, Thank you for choosing the Royal National Hotel and for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay and that you enjoyed the check-in process, your room, and the comfortable beds. It is also wonderful to know that our central location allowed you to explore London easily and create memorable experiences during your visit. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal National Hotel on your next trip to London. If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Omar Royal National Hotel
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D P wrote a review 15 Feb
Colchester, United Kingdom494 contributions165 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and the staff were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was to much trouble. Very professional and attentive. Breakfast was great. A really well run system and lots of staff on hand to help. Thank you Vaishnavi and Joana for your wonderful welcome. We were really pleased with this hotel and we would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear 242dp, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Royal National Hotel and for sharing your positive experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay and that our staff, particularly Vaishnavi and Joana, provided you with excellent service. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to them. Providing professional and attentive service to our guests is our top priority, and we're delighted that our team made your stay memorable. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings and found our system well-run with plenty of staff on hand to assist you. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're glad we could exceed your expectations in this regard. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal National Hotel for another enjoyable stay in the future. Best regards, Sabina Royal National Hotel
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Cesar L wrote a review 15 Feb
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The hotel is big and the rooms are comfortable. Priyanka in the reception was really nice and she managed to get us a free room before our check in time. Definitely would come back :) ¡!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!((!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear J9118AQcesarl, Thank you for choosing the Royal National Hotel and for sharing your positive experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you had a nice experience during your stay and that you found our hotel to be comfortable. It's fantastic to know that Priyanka provided you with excellent service and went above and beyond to accommodate your needs by securing a free room before your check-in time. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Priyanka. We're thrilled to hear that you would definitely come back, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal National Hotel for another enjoyable stay in the future. Best regards, Sabina Royal National Hotel
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Eva R wrote a review 15 Feb
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The Royal National Hotel is the best place in London and very convenient for tourists. And the staff here are really helpful, especially Priyanka and Bakri, they help me with my concern. Appreciate for their support. I hope to come here again and enjoy the time here in this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
£96 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal national london, hotel royal national, hotel national royal, national hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1630
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal National Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal National Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.3 miles), Grant Museum of Zoology (0.3 miles), and Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal National Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Royal National Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal National Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal National Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, The Swan, and The Shell Holborn.
Does Royal National Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal National Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal National Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (1.7 miles), Churchill War Rooms (1.5 miles), and Tower of London (2.5 miles).
Is Royal National Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.