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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 2nights with my sister a few weeks ago. When we got there we had to que up for 20minutes to check in then was given directions to the room. When we finally found the room we noticed that under tge beds were crisp and chocolate packets under one of the beds. When using the bathroom I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went with a party of 15 lady's on a hen due. This hotel came in with a package deal thankgod. I would never ever pay to stay here if I hadn't gone with a cheap hen weekend package. Luckily we were out all day and night. I still have the bruses on my hip from tuning in bed and... More

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South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here in late July 2017 with my girlfriend. At first glance you think it's a decent hotel, nice lobby, seemy friendly staff but once you get to your room you'll want to run. The room was terrible! Hard, dirty beds, no aircon and the window on opens slightly, noise from traffic all night.

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Island Of Malta, Malta
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is good and that is it. 1st room allocated 2 single beds on either side of the room, 2nd room ok, hotel old carpet dirty, b/fast cold toast and cereals juice and hot bev only

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night before a contiki and 3 nights after. Everything was very old and very run down, seems they don't spend much, if any, money on maintenance here. Both rooms that we had were clean considering how the corridors of the hotel look, which was a pleasant surprise. No wifi available, even in the lobby. Reception staff... More

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No complaints really , cheap central hotel. Ok if its just somewhere to lay your head after a long day out, as it was for us. Rooms would benefit from air conditioning as they were stiffling. Breakfast was ok nothing to rave about, just what you would expect from a budget hotel.

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was small, really small, and clean with 2 single beds and adequate storage. The bathroom had a sliding door since there was not enough room for a swinging door. Good shower and hot water. No air conditioning though that was not a problem in June. No noise from the hall or other rooms but there was road noise... More

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of a Contiki trip. The rooms were dated but ok. However the street noise was quite bad during the night. A lot of sirens driving past as well. However the real annoyance is that the hotel does not have wifi of any kind.

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Claremorris, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal National has many good things going for it. Primarily its location, slap bang in the middle of all the tourist areas in London. It's only a three minute walk to the tube, which is on the Piccadilly Line, which brings you straight to Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Kings Cross/St Pancras and connections to lots of other places within... More

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here in 2013, when in London for Fulham - Arsenal. Cheap Place to stay and I have no complaints. The breakfast is just as bad as they say but it´s easy to get some at a pub. Near a tube station and there are shops near for toothpaste and other travel related stuff. Helpful staff.

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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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