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Royal National Hotel
Ranked #868 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Lyon, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

It's the second time that we've stayed at the Royal National. If we go to London again we will definetly stay there.It is 5 minutes from the tube and the british Museum and it is so near everything.Big bedroom. Great breakfast. Good value.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Was a bit worried about staying here after reading the reviews, yes the place is rather dated, lobby is fine but rooms definately need a facelift! no flatscreen tv and very limited tea/coffee/milk (1 per person of each!). Service was good at check in and rooms were clean though. Didn't appreciate chambermaids knocking at 8:30am on check out day though when we were still asleep!!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

1. WIFI is awefully slow and only in the looby. Just imagine: 7 floors, about 300 rooms on each flow (!) and wifi working only in the looby where about 20 chairs are standing. it is impossible even to check emails. And there is no way to pay extra for good connection. I had to wake up at 4 a.m. to use internet. But even then when I was the only person online it was tooo slow.
2. Tiny rooms. I stayed in a double room and I hardly can name it a room. It was twin beds and a narrow path around them.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Malton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We found the hotel very basic. The hotel is huge and we had to join a long queue to check in, then in the morning there were huge queues to enter the dining room. We ended up finding a nice coffee shop nearby to have breakfast. The room was clean and reasonably comfortable, we had clean towels each day. The kettle did not work and the shower was difficult to regulate. We found the room very noisy as we were above a function room we could hear music till very late each night, and the traffic noise was very loud. We did like the location as it was handy for the underground and buses. There were many restaurants nearby and we walked to Covent Garden a few times to enjoy the restaurants and shops there.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The hotel staff were friendly and well-informed. The rooms were clean and tidy. We had a big problem with the heat in the hotel room, we stayed there in November and had to sleep the whole night with the window open and without covers as it was stifling. The rooms were basic but it was an ideal hotel for someone using the room as a base whilst they were visiting London and out sightseeing all day. The hotel is situated extremely close to an underground station and there is also a taxi rank nearby, so you can't fault it for accessibility.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel has a very convenient location, but it's very basic In terms of the rooms and amenities. It's at the level of a motel in the US, nothing better. Breakfast consists of cereal and cold toast.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

This Hotel is 10 minutes walk from Euston station, and 3 minutes from Russell Square Underground. Check in at 2pm but SECURE luggage storage for free when checking in so you can make the most of day one, and only 50pence for storage on check-out day so again make the most of your last day.

Hotel very large, clean rooms, well stocked with tea/coffee, good size and decent showers. Breakfast very adequate. Attached to plenty bars, restaurants and shops. Would recommend

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Royal National Hotel

Property: Royal National Hotel
Address: 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #868 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 1630
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 
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Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London

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