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Notts
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

It's basic, fairly clean but in need of a lick of paint. However, the hotel location is superb with most city centre attractions within walking distance. I have stayed in much worse than this so I would say keep an open mind and don't forget to pack your ear plugs!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

just returned from a 3 day jaunt with 7 girl friends, i had booked the trip myself and was horrified at some of the reviews, dont take any notice. If you want 5* then this is not the one for you but it was clean, central to everything it had a pub joined on called the london pub where we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

This hotel is Fawlty Towers on a grand scale (and without the humour). It should be your hotel of last choice in London, despite the fact it is well located in Bloomsbury close to the Russell Square tube station. I certainly agree with the previous reviewer who said youth hostels were a better option. I have stayed at two-star hotels... More 

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Livingston, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

Sorry folks but this is more like a £40/night hostel room which I paid £90 for. My online booking for a double room became a twin room and trying to resolve was too much like fuss for the reception staff. Once in the room I was not impressed - people's hair in the bath, sinks and on the bed; very... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

Enjoyable hotel, but way too many rooms! My friend and I have been lost during 30 minutes at the same floor looking for our room.

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Wales
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

I don't even know where to begin. I booked a twin and a triple room for two nights in this 'hotel' for a special occasion we were attending in London. for a bargain price of £390. The location for our event was perfect but otherwise I was utterly disappointed with this hotel. Upon arrival to our rooms one bed had... More 

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

We stayed at the Royal National Hotel as a school trip to London, after looking at photos and reading reviews i was dreading going into the hotel, and when our bus drove into the hotel i thought i was entering a youth hostel in amsterdam. However the reception area was pleasant and staff were helpful. When me and two of... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

Stayed at the Royal National for 3 nights with two girl friends. The hotel was EXTREMELY busy, I have actually never come accross a hotel that was bustling with so many people. All ages groups from young to very old will find this to be a great cheap hotel. Rooms were not very quiet, could hear the traffic all night,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

Booked this hotel as part of my package from Superbreak.com , actually they arranged it so it's near when we wanted to go. When we got there we had to join these long queues to check in and that took about half an hour, the room was ok but I requested for double bed but we had twin beds instead... More 

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Bristol, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

Needing a late-booked room for the night, ended up with a double here for £83. It was a basic but clean room, light on toiletries with a fairly basic bathroom, but it was certainly not the worst place I've stayed in London. The hotel's Indian restaurant wasn't bad nor was the lobby bar with free wi-fi, but the breakfast was... 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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $97 - $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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