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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
  • Paul C :
Need CCTV footage

Get what you pay for, basically a bit like Delboys front room, coincidentally, Saturday evening my mate dropped outside the lift like a tree, please find the footage and share it. The baggage attendant was very rude, needs a smile or a slap, very cheeky.

  • Sussexstrollers : England
Budget Hotel with lots of noisy kids

We stayed one night and found it a very basic 2/3* quality hotel.The lady who checked us in was very nice but one was very rude when asked about the breakfast room..... really not a nice young lady.When we checked out we dealt with a lovely young lady who represented the hotel as it should be done.Rooms were small and the corridors could have been decorated. Walls had wallpaper ripped off...especially near the lifts/elevators. Lots of school kids on tour stay here and are noisy.The beds were comfy, coffee and tea available in the room, TV with many channels. No chest of drawers for clothes and one small wardrobe.It was cheap for London and as it was only for one night so we didn't mind too much.Very handy for Russell Square tube station which is just around the corner.Would stay again but only for one night. Although our package said breakfast included, it is only Continental....... There is a supplement of £5:00 for a Full English Breakfast. Sussex Strollers

  • EmmaBuckeye :
Beware of tour groups

I wouldn't stay here if you're not part of a large group. There were many groups of preteen kids from other countries staying here who were very inconsiderate (as preteen usually are, to be fair)- running up and down the halls and knocking on doors at night, bumping into you and not apologizing, shouting, etc. "Continental" breakfast is all sad carbs: toast, cereal, rolls, and stewed fruit, with bad coffee and bitter tea. Full breakfast, with actual protein, costs 5 pounds extra per day. Staff were decent for the most part, though if breakfast gets busy with the tour groups, they will kick you out as soon as you finish. Not very impressed, but I guess rooms were fairly large and clean.

  • missmcw :
Absolutely disgusting

This hotel is so bad I have registered specially to leave a review. Disgustingly dirty rooms, mould growing on the cielling next to the overhead tap that was hung in the place of the shower. So disgusting i refused to stay in the first room.. second room only marginally better with outdated decor in the 'prison chic' style. Slept on top of the bed (freezing) for fear of what lurked within. The worst hotel I have ever had the misfortune to stay in. On the plus side breakfast was included but after seeing the filth in the rooms I opted to get a coffee elsewhere. I would have left 0 stars but app would not allow. No redeeming features whatsoever.. just gross.

  • cassandradimmick : Brisbane, Australia
Good Value

Hotel is good value for London! 5 min walk from Russell Square station which is super helpful and about 15 min walk from Oxford St. It's super basic accom but nice and comfortable enough for sleeping and showering, you won't be spending much time in your room anyways.There is two sides of the hotel and a big open area where taxis and tour buses pull up. There is a couple of restaurants here as well that offer nice food. Good social place for people as tour company Contiki departs from here, so lots of friendly young people.

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:

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  • 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
    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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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.

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