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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.

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

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  • KarenandFrancis N : York, United Kingdom
Weekend break

Just felt I had to write this as some of the reviews are unjustified Yes it's dated.....staff very helpful...rooms ..clean linen & towels daily.....breakfast excellent Stop moaning people this hotel is very good ....Would I go again ...yes

  • ElenaHadjipierou : Nicosia, Cyprus
Very good location in a reasonable price

Very huge hotel with everyday cleaning services. At the time we have gone (26 Dec 16), the whole hotel was full, yet the staff were eager to help us.They were very helpful and provided us with all the information we asked. The room we took was very quiet. It is highly recommended as it is a cheap hotel in central London with a good location. Russel Square Tube Station was 1 minute walk from there (really convenient), the bus station was just outside the hotel, there was a mini-market within range. The only downside I found was the breakfast, (not awful, rather OK) but I understand them as the hotel is huge and every customer has to eat! Will come again :)

  • DemetrioPetraquis : Heraklion, Greece
Great location but poor breakfast

This hotel is very close to Russell Square & the British Museum, there is a bus stop just outside and a metro station after a 4 minute walk. Also, there are many restaurants in the area. The room (and the toilet) was spacious enough and clean. On the other hand, the hotel gets very crowded and it is difficult to find seats in the breakfast hall and there are always queues at the reception for the check in. Finally, the breakfast is rather poor - bread, jam and corn flakes.

  • dave1970dp : Wirral, United Kingdom
Good for a short break.

Stayed at this hotel 28th December 2016. Got a great deal at this hotel a few months before our arrival. 3 nights for the price of 2 at just over £200.00 for 2 people with full English breakfast. Hotel is in a good location if you don't mind a short walk to the main attractions. Could do with a bit of a refurbishment in places, especially the carpet in our room. The breakfast was o.k. for full English however the buffet is a bit basic so it was a good job we paid the extra although you do have the option of paying £5.00 at the breakfast counter to upgrade from buffet. Talking about breakfast, the hotel must have been full as it was a bit of a struggle to get a table in the mornings and on the last morning the staff opened the conference room for people to eat in which alleviated the problem of trying to find spare tables. Overall a good price for a good hotel for our needs and for the price couldn't be faulted.

  • Lisa P : Clackmannan, Scotland, United Kingdom
Suited our requirements.

Stay here in November for 4 nights on a short break to London.Ideally located in Russell Square, and underground station just round the corner.15 mins walk from kings cross, and 10 from Euston. Huge hotel, lots of bus tours stay here.This is the second time we have stayed here, chosen purely for location. Yes it's not a 5 star hotel, but we were out before 9 am and not back till after 10 pm everyday.Rooms are small, but adequate. Have a bath with shower, tea and coffee making and TV, plenty hanging space and draws. Granted not much room to move about, but we were only sleeping in it.We were offered a free evening meal on our first night, we did not use it as we were in centrally London and did not want to come back early just for this. Does have plenty of onsite facilities, like restaurants, pub and lesuire facilities (extra charge). Agree that breakfast is very canteen like, but has everything you need to start you dsy with. Some rates have full breakfast included, others are a cold buffet with toast. You can upgrade for £5 per day,,,,I think.Does get very busy at the weekend so may have to wait for a table, but during the week is much quieter.Right outside the hotel is where the hop on, hop off bus starts, ideal, we did not use it this time as we found it much quicker to get anywhere by bus ( again just outside the hotel) , but mostly used the underground.Would recommend this hotel if your not looking for anything fancy, but a great location with London on your doorstep.

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

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