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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
  • David R : Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
Dated and Basic

Wife booked here for a couple of nights as she’d stayed here before years ago and we needed some cheap accommodation. We got a reasonable deal on Superbreak. The hotel is very dated. Facilities are basic and budget. Staff seemed friendly though and the room we had clean overall (aside from water marks on the ceiling and some dodgy silicone near the sink). Breakfast was included and very average - definitely not worth the £5 it costs if not included (we didn’t bother on the 2nd day) but the coffee was awful.There’s quite a lot of construction underway but that didn’t really affect us (despite being right next to it) as we were out most of the day. Finally a few things that worth a mention: bath/shower had a lower ceiling. At 6ft 1 I’m hardly a giant but I had to duck down and twist around in the shower. The shower height could not be adjusted. Not great!Also, the kettle worked but only if you kept your finger on the button! Realised on the 2nd day before checkout so not worth asking for a new one but annoying all the same!

  • Joel A :
Not recommended

We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. The staff was not very kind to us. Immediately after we arrived we had to change the room because it was covered with construction dust. The upper level was in works and a massive drill sound was right above our ceiling. Unacceptable.We tried to eat the breakfast in the first two days but gave up after that. Once again, because of the unfriendly staff and the quality and variety of the meal was poor. Only toasted bread (already toasted and semi cold) and some milk and coffee. Some jams and peeled oranges, and that's it. If you wanted to try the English breakfast you had to pay extra money for it (at the time 5£ per person).The only positive aspect was the proximity with the center and at night it was quiet. For the price, you have plenty other good options. Not recommended.

  • chris s : Hartlepool, United Kingdom

just had a one night here on a super break it is whot it says on the can no frills and clean and warm its very loud if your room is on the road. bed at 1.30 up at 5.50 with the noise from the traffic the rooms are very warm and you cant turn the heating down and if you open the window you cant hear a thing

  • superlovely :
Satisfying stay

Room was big, quiet and comfortable. Location is okay, near Russel Square station and some bus lines to Camden market and central London. Staff is very helpful and Breakfast was good.However, very basic facilities: No safe, no heat ("still summer" even though it's 10c and raining outside), no amenities.You can call the housekeeping for amenities and other stuff, but they will take their time to answer you.

  • sarahv902 : Sydney, Australia
Excellent BackPackers

This hotel is definitely value for money. My partner and I booked to start and finish here for a Contiki tour and were pretty impressed with the facilities. The only downside was that the hotel didn't appear to have gotten our request for a double bed room (being a couple) but we weren't to bothered. On our return stay the staff were very helpful in organizing a transfer to the airport at a very early hour and for cheaper than the taxi we took from the airport to the hotel when we arrived! The decor is a little dated but it's clean and tidy. Our bathroom had a great old fashion bath tub which was amazing!

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).

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  • 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).

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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.

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.

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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.

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.