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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
  • moscvi : Montreal, Canada
Solo trip

The hotel is really big. Very dated and carpets in hallways all frayed and tripped a couple of times on it. Hotel staff not entirely happy to help and always seemed annoyed by questions. Continental breakfast dried up toast, not even warm and marmalades. Suffice it to say I ate there once and never went back. Loss on my end as I paid extra to have Breakfast included. The only positive is it's location. You can easily walk to may points of interest and the tube was a also very close. There are a few places you can pick up eats for reasonable prices so that helped. Grocery store nearby so fresh fruits for me everyday. This is truly all about Location but I will look at other options when booking my trip in 2018. It just felt dirty because it was sooo dated.

  • Dave C : Bedford, United Kingdom
What do you expect

This 3 star hotel Is the largest in the UK with 1,630 rooms. It is adequate for a one or two night stop over if you are out and about in London. Very close to the tube station and bus stops. The room was small and no frills, but we found it clean and tidy. You can keep fit walking from room to lift as the place is enormous. Breakfast was a bit of a bun fight , very basic and the full English was just warm and fairly tasteless. Rows of trestle like tables meant no privacy and it was very much eat and go. I agree with a lot of the other reviews but a posh hotel it ain't.

  • MaureenGloria :
A good rest

This place is huge, almost got lost in the corridors. The hotel is quite dated, halls need a renovation. Rooms are basic and minimalist, but clean and spacious for the price. The bed was comfy.The staff was really friendly.Call your own taxi if you need to go to the (London City) airport. The hotel's taxi service prices are just ridiculous.

  • smith_x : Arbroath, United Kingdom
3 Night Stay

Myself, partner and MIL stayed in August for 3 nights. We stayed in the opposite building from the reception, in a triple room. The room was basic and cramped, however we were only using this as a base for sleeping. The hotel is about 15-20 minutes walk from Kings Cross Station, and less then a 5 minute walk from Russell Square tube station.Our stay included a meal on the first night in any of the restaurants in the hotel/sister hotels. We went to the restaurant just beside reception - it was empty, but the carvery was thoroughly enjoyable. We also got a full-breakfast every morning which was also good.Would definitely stay here again purely for the location.

  • Michele S :
One up from a hostel

Huge hotel with many rooms. Included in our rate was full breakfast, one complimentary dinner and show tickets of our choice.Hotel was centrally located and very handy to the train station. Staff were fine and helpful if you had a query. Rooms were basic and the bathroom had hot water. Breakfast was fine and most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The senior staff made us feel a little like we were trying to sneak the full breaksfast though and wanted proof of purchase everyday. There were 3 of us and we really just wanted a bed so all in all, it was fine for our needs.Hop on hop off bus at the door was a bonus.Decor very dated

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Package Features:
  • Round-trip flight in Economy Class 
  • 7 consecutive nights
  • Continental breakfast included daily
  • Round trip transfer between the airport and the hotel included with select Transat packages
    (Please note: airport transfers are not included with Air Canada Vacations.)
  • 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
    London,United Kingdom

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

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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