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Sliema, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2009

The Royal National is a massive hotel. And hence its main problem - unsympatethic, unpersonalised service from staff who seem too busy to care. Apart from a very frustrating two hours spent at check-in where my reservation could not be found (despite my having vouchers for the hotel stay), with the reception staff not even willing to allow me to... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

The rooms are unbelievably horrific. The mattress is the most painful ever and the rooms in general are tiny, cluttered, smell, and generally nasty. It's VERY loud. If you want any amount of consistent quiet to sleep stay at a different hotel. The maids were friendly and prompt but the other service was terrible. They act like it's a burden... More 

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Wales
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

Stayed here 2 nights, just returned home for rest. Travelled with my Mother and 2 sons and shared a family room. All beds were past their sell-by-date, bumpy and uncomfortable. Woke up this morning with a bite on my back. Did not look under the mattress incase I saw a bed bug!!! We were on the 2nd floor and the... More 

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yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

after the terrible reviews i was dreading this hotel. yes it needs updating yes its a little tired and ugly from the outside but there is nothing wrong wrih this hotel.breakfast is very busy but again nothing wrong with it.the location is superb.1 tube stop from kings cross and 2 to 3 stops from leicester square covent garden etc etc.... More 

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Angus,Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

Ignore worst reviews... just not fair. Staff pleasant & helpful. Rooms dated but clean. Pros: Good value for money, especially if on a 'deal'. Good location, handy for mainline stations, Euston, St Pancras & Kings X all within easy case-towing distance. Well placed for frequent bus and tube to centre. Cons: Noise!! Hotel built 7floors high round a 100x100ft courtyard.... More 

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geordie from washinton tyne and wear
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

I cannot believe the latest reviews about this hotel, what do some people expect for the money they pay.i have stayed at this hotel twice in the last 4 months and both times have had no problems at all. the rooms are slightly dated but clean and tidy, andhouskeeping visit every day. Unlike our previous american visitor i found no... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

I stayed here for a night since British Airways had a promotion for a free night at a hotel. I certainly would not pay to stay in this hotel. It's no frills and adequate. While it's centrally located and clean, the decor is grim and there are no amenities like toiletries and a hair dryer. Breakfast was free and like... More 

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Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

Incredible that this hotel sports four stars! The staff at the front desk is friendly enough. Rooms are clean but small and the decoration is very dated. Bathrooms are clean and nice. However the worst part of this hotel is the noise in the hallways. There are many, many schoolgroups in this huge hotel and you will notice them! People... More 

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Indianapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

London was the first of a three city tour. I was extremely disappointed when I saw the hotel for the first time. I was told by my fellow travelers to avoid the breakfast, but I did partake in the dinner. It was horrible. The room was small, but adequate for the price. On the third day in the city, small,... More 

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white plains, ny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

It might have been the stench of stale beer as you walked in, or the large, poorly dressed staff, or it may have been the cavernous layout of this massive hotel with 300 rooms per floor that might have soured my mood. But as I walked into the two bedroom that looked nothing like the adverts, I noticed the stiff... More 

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Royal National Hotel

Address: 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $95 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 1630
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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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