It's always good to find a reasonably-priced hotel in central London (I've stayed in the near-by Tavistock hotel on pevious occasions and been more than satisfied. However, I was very disappointed with the 'Royal National', for the following reasons.
1. The accommodation is situated on both sides of a central courtyard, and the room numbering system and internal directions to the various hotel facilities are very confusing.
2. It was impossible to regulate the room temperature, which was overpoweringly hot.
3. Even for the £80 per night price range, the 'extras', limited to tea, coffee sachets, soap bars, were meagre: the towels were only just above 'hand towel' size.
4. What I found very irritating was the attitude of one of the male reception staff: since neither the electric kettle nor the hair dryer were working (probably a comon fuse had blown) , I asked Reception on the way out to an Institute dinner to sort this out whilst i was out, but was very curtly informed that I should go to the appropriate desk situated on a higher floor, as "this is nothing to do with me" (sic)
I hate this ort of attitude, so won't be staying at this hotel again!More
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