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“Good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Royal National Hotel
Ranked #874 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Durham
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

The hotel is in a good location ,we have always found it clean and tidy.there are a few downsides the bar is very small and is always filled with people on the internet not drinking but surfing.Breakfast is always only lukewarm ,checkin is, always very slow.On the upside the staff are always friendly .

Room Tip: Get a room on the northside
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cowra, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

My partner & I stayed here in July 2013 & again in August 2013, Hotel is in a great location! My partner & I walked to many major attractions.
Decent room clean & spacious, nice bar area, would not recommend continental breakfast unless you like cold toast & cereal, free wifi in lobby was good when not overloaded with guests.
Pizza restaurant down stairs was nice & good value for money, pub opposite was always busy & friendly staff.
Overall nice stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a college trip as we were at a conference in London. The hotel was in a good location as it was in walking distance for many of London's sights and delights however the hotel was filthy, dust and grime on the desks, lamps, kettle full of water -goodness knows how old it was, I assume the bathroom had not been cleaned before our stay as the bin was full and mirror full of grease. The beds were disgusting sheets had definitely not been changed as hair (not a strand but a few clumps) under the sheets. Would have slept on the floor if that had have been cleaner.
Was very dissatisfied and will never stay here again!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

The royal national is 2 minutes away on foot from tube Russel Square, its huge, staff seems students from all over the world, friendly but not very warming or informative. we were located in a quiet room in the inner circle, window faced a inner court. very quiet at night , a plus !
the area is quiet, not much shopping here, British museum 5 min walk .. some restaurantas ten min walk, a chinese rest next door, handy if you arrive late and still want a bite.
The hotels also have some eating options, but we are not attracted to hugh cantina style eateries, B/f we did not try.. we preserve eating an english one on charing cross road..
Covent Garden /Soho 15 min walk, or 2 stops with tube. Luggage storage for 50 pence per bag, traveling to heathrow airport straight from russel square station, 45/60 minutes.
Rooms is not to big, but enough room for two to store your clothing and bags. two separate beds, maybe a little too soft. Tv ok, shower separated from toilet, shower/bath very good, hot water is lava temperature .. all clean, every day room service. window (big) can bee opened to have some fresh air, in the lobby plenty of internet machines, and boots to recharging your phone cards..

Room Tip: ask a room facing the inner court no street noise. = good sleep
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Riverton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Price-line picked this hotel. Not a bad choice for the money. If you spend a lot of time in your room or at the hotel at all, this is not the place to stay.

There are 3000 rooms at this hotel. Pay attention to the hotel staff at reception to their directions to your room. They are very helpful and efficient. There seems to be lots of tour buses parks outside the hotel at all times. It was always busy but I never felt overwhelmed by the number of guest coming and going. My room was small but clean with a TV. I didn't plan to spend much time in the room so this room was fine for my needs.

The hotel is about a block from the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground.

Would I stay here again.....maybe!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Stayed 5 nights. Feels like a hostel stay. Simple English breakfast, toast, cereals, fruit. Coffee.
Hot meal is at £5.
Walking distance to Russell Square, Euston, St Pancras underground station.
Halal food around the Russell Square station. No laundry around. Convenient store downstairs, excellent.

Bad wifi in the lobby. Very, very slow. Maybe due to the crowd, all accessing the network.
Limited dbl bed. My wife and I had a twin room with the beds far apart. Squeaky bed that squeaks every time you turn around. Limited TV channels. No live sports, not even premier league.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zulnas
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St Julians Malta.
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

This hotel was very central and very affordable. The rooms are very basic but they are very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Lots of hot water to shower and rooms were very warm. The Tube station is just 2 mins away and walking to Oxford street is not more than 15 mins. Breakfast was ok and you can even pay extra for a full English which was nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 #874 of 1,089 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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