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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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Paul G :
Just average.

The lobby is welcoming and the staff friendly. The beds were uncomfortable to sleep in with very basic rooms. Breakfast was full English but however was cold. Bathrooms was fine. Lifts avaliable, shop and drinks machines. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Kate B : Sydney, Australia
Good location, bad service

Good points: Good location, 5 min walk from Russell Square station, close to shops, and the London pub is not bad for a cheap and easy meal Bad points: No air con for in room meant sweltering through the hottest day London has had in 40 years. Also terrible communication from hotel about check in and out processes; rude housekeeping; overpriced laundry service (15 pound for 1 bag). Would not stay here again

  • Inês C :
Very bad breakfast

The worst breakfast I've seen in a hotel; you don't even get to drink hot milk, because it's considered as an item of the English Breakfast, and if you want it, you'll have to pay an extra 5 pounds for it!!! Old-fashioned and very small bedrooms.

  • Emma P :
Good location but very dated and not the cleanest!

Stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend. Good location if you don't mind a bit of walking. 15 minute walk to kings cross, 20 walk to oxford street and a 30 minute walk to Madame Tussaud's. The first morning we went down for our 'continental' breakfast which was a choice of either toast or cereal (not exactly continental) Or you could chose to pay £5 and get a cooked breakfast. That's if you can actually get a seat. We went down at about 8.30 and had to share a table with another couple as it was so packed. We didn't bother going the next morning. The rooms were basic, including a tv, hairdryer and coffee/tea making facilities but they are very dated and the bathroom looked like it needed a good scrub. It's good value for money but probably wouldn't stay here again.

  • ElyseodaSilva : Cologne, Germany
Mouldy bathrooms and nasty staff - worst hotel I have been to so far

Unfriendly staff, a mould-covered ceiling in the bathroom - a horrible bed factory.I went there with a group of highschool students - I was their guide - and they made a group of 50 people wait in the lobby for an hour - and, worst of all, yelled at them when they sat down on the floor.Probably the worst hotel I have been to in my life.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

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
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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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.