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
  • Diane L :
Tired old NOISY hotel

I don't usually say a hotel is horrible but I'm going to. This hotel caters for bus tours and school groups and they are coming and going 24/7 which is fine but whats not fine is rocking up at 12 am and yelling and slamming doors with no consideration to other travellers. It is so noisy I hope you don't need to sleep. The hotel is very very dated. We had to move rooms as the shower was stuck on boiling hot and the cold would not work. Beds are hard you can feel the springs. Carpets have stains. Some of the hallways and doors are disgusting. If you need somewhere to stay overnight then move on the next day this will probably do you. I have had the misfortune to stay here five days. Never Again. I wish I had researched this better. One positive I cant fault the reception or housekeeping staff.

  • briddine : Le Coteau, France
Worst ever hotel

THis hotel doesn't warrant the "Royal" bit in its name!!! An additional 5£ is payable for a full English! the rest of the breakfast which is included are awful tea, nice orange juice, very sweet appple juice, awful toast (pilled up - no toaster available) no eggs just 4 types of cereal some jams and butter!The rooms are not cheap but I must stress that the cleaning staff did their job very well, THEY CAN'T be faulted! The hotel is built round a square inner court with spaces for at least 3 coaches to drive in to load and off-load guest and this happens at practically any time of the day and night causing a terrible and unceasing din! There is not a/C either! This place need to be taken off the list of hotel and scrapped!!!

  • JennieLovell : Iowa City, Iowa
Horrible service

Went there with a group of 20 people and they assigned us rooms. When we said that we wanted to change rooms, the worker said yes. We said that 9 people wanted to and then she said that she's never done that many and they won't do it and if we switched without their permission, we would lose our deposit. They also thought that we were all under 18 so they said we needed two supervisors. They were so rude and asked us how long we would be staying and started whispering about us.

  • Lynden72 :
Ok for school trips and nothing more!

I attended this hotel with a group of teenage school children. It is in a suitable location for central London but that is the only positive I can give this place. Checking in at reception was extremely slow and busy and the staff were like robots!I got a key for my room and was very disappointed to find that on opening the door there was a strong smell of smoke(even though it was a no smoking room).I opened a window but it was so bad it started to affect my breathing! I returned to reception and to be fair was dealt with quickly and given another room. I went into my new room. The rooms are very basic and the bathroom is very small. I sat on my bed only to find that the springs on my mattress were broken. When I laid on the bed I literally sank through to the base. I did not have time to swap again as I had to gather the students and as we were staying for just one night I decided to leave it.The hotel has literally hundreds and hundreds of rooms along either side of huge corridors. There are lots of school trips staying there and there are children walking and running around the corridors at all times of the day and night.If you are visiting for any other reason than a school trip I would strongly advise you to stay away from this hotel and book somewhere else!

  • Francesco C :
It's so Bad.

This isn't a Hotel..This is a stable.They Also don' t Clean and the rooms It's Horrible.The Bathroom It's bad.But The reception and Breakfast are very well.They Also don' t Clean moquette and beds. I add some Photo.

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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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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