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
  • Thomo123 :
Brilliant for price

I stay in this hotel around 2/3 times a year and have done for the last 6 years. It never ceases to amaze me what people expect from hotels reading some of the complaints. This hotel is clean, with an ensuite bathroom and with ample sized rooms. A full English breakfast is £5 with plenty choice. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from kings cross station and a further 10 minute walk from the start of Oxford Street. Luggage areas where they will securely look after your suitcase for 50p per bag are also available. I will continue to stay in this hotel and will continue to recommend it to friends and family.

  • Mark A : Vinjeoera, Norway
You get what you pay for.

It never ceases to amaze me what reviewers write in Tripadvisor.This hotel has many negative comments.My impression is that people what to pay for a 3 star hotel but get the comfort and service of a 5 star hotel.My opinion, for what it's worth, is that this is a massive hotel, it's true that you almost nead a map and compass to get to/from your room, but it's clean and in a location which is convenient for Central London and all of it's attractions. In facy my friends and I almost didn't utilise the tube at all. We walked to and from Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Soho etc, it took no time at all and it was very pleasant.The room we had was more than adequate and the shower was one of the best I have ever experienced. Plenty of hot water and very high water pressure.There were tea and coffe making facilities in the room.We never ate breakfast at the hotel, since we preferred to try various places in the local area. The hotel does boast an impressive selection of haunts thought, there is a pub, and restaurants for pizza, Indian and carvery. In addition there is a bar which is open until 0100.My first time here and it will probably not be my last visit.I think good value for money

  • April C :
Just Don’t

Unless you have been as underfed as Oliver Twist you will not fit in the beds. Despite booking as a couple and being promised a double bed, what was waiting was two kid sized singles on the opposite ends of the room placing your partner in Sybria. Additionally, the combination of a gas heater and the cotton curtains hanging above it make for a fire trap which is only worsened by the permanently locked window causing not only a fire mans worse nightmare but also a unrequested sweat box. After only a night there I have a piece of advice for any one thinking of staying at the Royal national: DONT!!!

  • cooperstackle : Leicester, United Kingdom
Over night stay

We arrived early to see if we had the right place 10am and our room was ready and we could go straight up 👍 room was good and clean it’s only a short walk from Euston station and a nice 20 minute walk down hill to the Thames walk but then you have to walk back up the hill lol that’s 30 minutes we decided to have our evening meal at the hotel we ate at 5.30 so it felt weird eating on our own the food was ok but for hygiene the chef serving the food was a miserable sod n rude and never had his beard covered up breakfast was great help yourself

  • aagr : Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Only location is good. Everything else is terrible

Yes, this hotel is very well located. Meanwhile it has a rather high price and completely terrible rooms: no repair for a long time, floods in the bathrooms, holes in the blankets (have seen 5 - all were problematic) and bed linens as well. Very simple breakfest - not a huge problem, but just a fact. The staff is friendly and they try to solve the issues, keeping rooms clean, but the whole building need an immediate renovation. Can be good only for young people who return there only to have a couple of hours for a rest, and not to stay long there.

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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).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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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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