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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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  • 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
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where do I start... Upon arrival looking up at the hotel for the first time I was concerned by the black grim run down look but thought, it must be better in side. So me, my wife and 2 boys check in, go to the room (kids excited) open the door and wham bam! the most shocking room ever! Mould... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good points of this hotel are that it is close to everything and it is clean. After that I have no positives to add. The staff were very busy and did not give patrons much time or attention. The "continental breakfast" was terrible, soggy cereal, rubbery toast, canned fruit and reconstituted milk. It is a stop over for all... More

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Moscow, Russia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a terrible place. For this money you can find a much better hotel in Scotland and other places. The rooms are poor, it was cold in them, though it was June. The TV set was very old. You can use WiFi only in the hall. We had problems with hot water in the sink. It didn`t home from... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm pretty satisfied with my stay in the Royal National Hotel. The room was clean and there wasn't much noise. The bed was comfortable and I slept well at night. Overall, I'm happy and I'd visit again.

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Few of the staff are friendly and most are surly. We stayed in the summer--it was hot and the hotel uses duvets--just dumb. The food in the carvery is terrible: overcooked and tasteless. We booked it because of its location in Russel Square. We would never book this hotel again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night in mid june this year. As soon as we arrived at the hotel the staff were very polite to us. We arrived before the check in time but the lady at reception said our room was ready and sorted us out quickly and wished us a lovely day. As we made... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 10 days and did not seem to have any problems that other people have mentioned. My room was quiet, had no issues with my bed or house cleaning tidying the room when I left for the day. My only complaint of the english breakfast offered is the toast was rubbish. I spent most of my time... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First stop on out european trip, it was noisey, dirty, and the despite the face there were about 15 people at the desk getting served was hard and the service was terrible, didn't seem like any of them wanted to be there or do their job.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at this hotel which was recommended by a well known travel agents we booked for six nights. When we got there it was so busy not enough staff for the amount of people. Rooms very basic bathroom very poorly cleaned bedding was only changed once no air conditioning very noisy. Breakfast was poor quality always... More

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Heysham, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

And only they know the real value of them. I've just unloaded a coach of 53 passengers and their luggage in what can only be considered a tropical storm and gone up to my amazingly small room and as I've gone in, I'm not the dampest smell therein! Bedding from the 1940s, the poor tend of the street, and a... More

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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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