Royal National

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Our Opinion
A basic hotel offering good value for what you pay. Lots of tour operators (Contiki, Globus, etc) us this hotel as the starting point for their tours, as a result this hotel is very busy, especially in the morning and evening when many tours start and end. Lots of triple rooms (3 single beds) available. Bank machine and foreign exchange available in the lobby.

Overview
This hotel is ideally located in the heart of London, next to some of the city's greatest attractions. Visit the British Museum, go shopping on Oxford Street or take advantage of the many pubs and restaurants in Soho. The hotel's 1630 simple and comfortable rooms are mostly furnished with twin beds and offer a coffee/tea tray. The property provides many services including three bars, three restaurants (one buffet-style), a coffee shop, a bar open daily until 2 AM and a souvenir shop. It also offers private parking (fee) as well as a health centre (fee) with a pool, sauna and whirlpool. A safety deposit box is available at the reception for a fee. An excellent value in terms of quality and price.

Location: British Museum, Oxford Street, Soho.
Subway: Russell Square

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Mariejacko : Frizington, United Kingdom
Weekend break

Good location.This is a massive hotel.We booked Breakfast and glad we did it was lovely lots to choose from.The drinks in the bar were the cheapest in London.Rooms clean but basic but we were only the to sleep in them as we were out 1st thing till might time booked here again for September

  • Chris T : Cardiff, United Kingdom
Our 3rd stay at the royal national hotel

And we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Fantastic friendly staff who can't do enough for you. Exceptional clean room, serviced everyday by the cheerful house keeping department. We do stay in the same room, as its quiet and we hear no noise whatsoever. Very roomy bathroom with complimentary soaps. Great hot shower. Bed is comfy, and housekeeping kindly gave us 2 extra pillows. The breakfast is top notch. If you book direct with the hotel you're breakfast is served in the meeting place. Lovely air conditioned room with such a huge selection of food its difficult to know what to have. The staff there are extremely efficient. Do try blooms pizza cafe, great coffees, paninis, and pizzas. The hotel boasts free WiFi and we had good coverage whilst we were there. The hotel also has its own car park underneath, which we always use. It's £18 per day to park, for this area of central London that is a bargain. Safe and secure too. What I find great about this hotel is they want you to have a good time whilst you stay with them, and also listen to your concerns. Which I find very evident in that all the trip advisor reviews are replied to by a lady called Christianna Andrews. Keep up the good work royal national hotel and see you in a weeks time for another stay.

  • iandromiskin : Dromiskin
Small rooms and dated but efficient and central.

First impressions were good as we arrived in a large busy foyer/reception though from the outside this hotel looks like its stuck in the 1960s as the signage is old and it looks like its stuck in a time warp. But all was good when we arrived and this hotel is obviously very popular and busy with travellers from all nations. However first impressions vanished when we arrived in our room (2315 - double with a single bed which was hard to find at first) as we were two adults travelling with a 7 year old. It wasn't award winning but functional and was small from three people and a little pokey and the toilet door opened inwards towards the bowl which made toilet navigation tricky. The door keys we were given at reception also didn't work and we had to go back down to get it activated. The basin in the toilet was blocked and I had to go to housekeeping on the first floor to notify them, but it was fixed the next day. Going with the dated theme the window frame is the old aluminum type which does NOT keep out the noise and it was very noisy in the mornings with travelers arriving and street noise even though it faced into the interior courtyard. However for all that the room was clean, well maintained daily and all the staff were professional and very friendly. We opted for the full breakfast and ate in the roomy bar every morning with buffet breakfast. Its not an award winning hotel in design states and the room was small for its occupants but it was functional, clean, very central and with friendly staff.

  • jamesboyd457 : Dunfermline, United Kingdom
My Mum and I's Stay at the Royal National Hotel in London,UK from Friday 9th - Monday 12th December 2016..

My mum and i stayed in a Twin Room in Room 257 and the Room was very clean and tidy and Breakfast Time on the Saturday Morning was very busy but the food was excellent and i would recommend this Hotel to everyone because they are excellent at their jobs and very helpful and friendly.

  • TravelFreak1177 : Kochi (Cochin), India
Hotel near central location

The only advantage of this hotel is that it is centrally located and it is a stop for the hop on hop off bus service. The room is very small and the buffet breakfast is just bread, jam and butter. It is more of a hostel for students since most of the time the hotel is crowded with student groups. Getting a lift for up and down movement specially when you have luggage is difficult as most of the time , it is filled with students. The breakfast area is also crowded and we have to wait in a queue for atleast 10-15 minutes to get a table.We stayed there for 3 nights but will never choose this hotel in our next trip.

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  • Round-trip flight in Economy Class 
  • 7 consecutive nights
  • Continental breakfast included daily
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  • 3 restaurants (one buffet-style) 
  • 3 bars (1 bar open daily until 2am)
  • Coffee shop 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Souvenir shop
  • Health centre (fee) with pool, sauna & whirlpool
  • Safety deposit box at reception (fee)
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Metered street parking or nearby public parking (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • Most with twin beds
  • Colour TV
  • Telephone
  • Coffee/ tea tray
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower & toilet
Bonus - Enjoy a 2 for 1 dinner at Saracen's Carvery Restaurant located at the President Hotel (valid once per stay).

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  • Royal National
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Royal National Hotel
38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG England

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