We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,073 London hotels

Royal National Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Royal National Hotel to your Saves list
Royal National Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #740 of 1,073 hotels in London
  • Overview
  • Reviews (4,175)
  • Photos (607)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (425)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

4,175 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (425)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was my third time staying at this hotel and it was as i expected staff were nice as we were checked in room was good as we were in one of the revamped rooms beds were comfy and so was breakfast when we got up in the morning my and my friend we there for the weekend for london... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked in for a single night but decided against sleeping here after inspecting the bed. The linen was infested with insects and covered with what appeared to be human hair and toenail clippings. Staff refused to refund my money, as, in their view, too much time had elapsed between my arrival and declaration that the room was unfit for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here Sat- Sun with a friend and our mums as they had been here a few years earlier. The one night we stayed we had to keep the window open due to the hot weather, we were facing the square and there was constant noise from the bar and the smoke from the cigarettes were filling our room. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone who gave this hotel a good rating clearly must work for the hotel, if you can even call it a hotel. What it is in reality is a youth hostel and a terrible one at that. Buses pull up all day and night unloading its next load of kids who will further trash the property. The staff is rude... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my family was here in July 2014. The reason i choose this hotell, was the location, right beside Russel Square underground. Dont expect any luxury at all! Many bus company's uses this hotell, and the only language you will hear is spanish or asian. There where NO internett at the room, the only place having that, was in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked 2 nights here for quick stop over before paris. I would say i am glad is was only 2 nights. The hotel is very large and very busy. Check in took a while and the staff are very unhelpful and rude. Rooms are old but clean and decent size. Not very comfy to stay in but its a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel needs some renovation but it is clean and very central in London.......zone 1 of the tube service....what's more is that it is very affordable given it is in London!! Breakfast is not so good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Okay so a review about the Royal National Hotel. It is one tube away from kings cross pancreas station or about 15 Minute walk, you are best off getting the tube. It is 2.90 for a single or 8.90 for a all day pass that allows you to use the busses as well as tube which is very good if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I checked in early I found the desk clerk to be very unknowledgeable about early checkins when asked what to do with our luggage. When we did check in with her she failed to give us adequate directions to our room and we realized that Sara Winchester laid out the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose in a more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Island of Malta, Malta
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a bad hotel, just a little bit noisy. It's good if you want a cheap accommodation. The best thing about this hotel is that you have all amenities within short distance. Oxford Street is just few minutes away by walking. However, it's always crowded with youngsters mostly, and there's never a quiet moment in the lobby area. Rooms are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Royal National Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Royal National Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • British museum(16)
  • Great location(14)
  • Full english(13)
  • Kings Cross(8)
  • Russell square tube(7)
  • Breakfast room(6)
  • Very busy(6)
  • Very good(6)
  • Continental breakfast(5)
  • School canteen(4)

Additional Information about Royal National Hotel

Address: 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, Otel, getaroom.com, Despegar.com and HotelsClick so you can book your Royal National Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
Royal National Hotel London, England

607 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (596)
Room/suite (188)
Bathroom (72)
Hotel & grounds (122)
Family/play areas (4)
View from room (17)
Dining (12)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (180)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (12)
Dining (3)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (1)


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Royal National Hotel and other travelers.
1 question
5 days ago

See all questions (1)

See which rooms travelers prefer