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Royal National Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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    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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly the service of the hotel staff was appalling, they we're rude and unhelpful. Secondly what hotel these days does not have wifi, information states it is available this is misleading! You have to sit down stairs in an external Cafe to use wifi. Thirdly I booked a double room and received a room with three singles bed, this was... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never had to stay in a prison block but have seen them on tv. This hotel puts me in mind of a prison. Only stayed 1 night it was good to escape. As for the full English breakfast. Yes there was bacon beans sausages and "fried eggs" there were 2 trays of these that looked as if they had been... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. Everything is stained, froze all night as the window wouldn't close. No hair dryer or irons in room, have to wait for housekeeping to open at 8am?? This is more like a 1 star.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first knew we were in trouble when we tried to check in. Care factor of the staff...nil. No wifi..."you'll have to go and sit in a local restaurant." We got to our room after stepping over the filthy washing throughout the halls and noted no mini fridge to store daily medication required. Back to reception we went...no fridges..."sorry, maybe... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a double room in this hotel for four nights, as we could not find a room in the hotel we stay in regularly (one of the small terrace houses in Gower Street. I have always compained that these small hotels lack an elevator and the rooms are tiny, so I had great expectations for Royal National, which... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal National is an enormous building near Russel Square ( the Underground is one minute walk). The weather was beautiful, so it was just awesome to walk to Picadilly square, East End, Oxford-street ( all around 10/15 min. from the hotel) and even to Camdon ( half hour walk). The rooms were clean ( only...put some more towels !!... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Does what it says on the tin. No complaints. Efficient check-in. Reasonable room-bit dated, reasonable breakfast. Friendly service. Clean. Stellar location. Just don't expect a complimentary reflexology session while sipping a Bellini in the exquisitely appointed spa- this hotel is not for Vegas high rollers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights to join family over on Uk visit. This hotel is largest in London & very busy so check is a challange as is breakfast time! Our room to be fair was clean & looked to have been'updated'! Clean beds, clean bathroom, small flat screen TV & tea/coffee. That said we were on 1st floor and needed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for 2 nights, Mum Dad and daughter. Didn't pay a lot and didn't expect a lot and that was exactly how it was! We only paid £220 for a triple room for the 2 nights. It also included a three course meal in one of the hotels group restaurants and a night bus tour round London ..... Which... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BED BUGS. In one room Booked as a couple and got put in separate rooms. Told fully booked so couldn't change rooms. No cold running water in hand basin Toilet didn't flush properly Wifi inaccessible Run down hotel Only good thing is its location close to the city.

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  • British museum(16)
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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*
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Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
Royal National Hotel London, England

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