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Norway
Reviewed 6 October 2009

The main sell of this hotel is obviously location. It’s located close to Russel square, and the underground is only five minutes away. I will strongly recommend this hotel to budget travelers, because you do get a lot for your money. It’s a rather big hotel, so the staff is not that personal. The breakfast was a big disappointment! I...

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natal, rn
Reviewed 5 October 2009

a very big hotel, the neighborhood is prepared to serve the hotel, stores of luggage, clothes, souveniers supermarket and others. metro sation at 5 minutes walking( russel square station), 3 minutes of russel square( a beautiful square) and 5 minutes walking of british museum. the bar of the hotel is always full at night. big and helpfull staff. safe neighborhood....

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Dayton, Washington
Reviewed 1 October 2009

I stayed at this hotel about four times between 1999 and 2006, as I was in college/grad school, and traveling on the cheap. Rates directly through the hotel's website are OK, but some great deals can be had by packaging through British Airways. The main sell of this hotel is location. For a budget traveler, Bloomsbury is perfect-- it is...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 30 September 2009

We needed a place to stay as we were leaving on Contiki the next day. When we got to the hotel my friends and i were split up into different room even though we booked a triple share room. Eventually they gave us a room, when trying to find it we hit a dead end and realise that the room...

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 30 September 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Royal National for 6 nights and we were not disappointed with our stay. It is a large Hotel and rather impersonal. The room was nice and spacious and the beds were roomy. The walls were a little on the thin side and we were able to hear everything happening in the room next...

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2009

This is a weird hotel to review, as it did nothing to annoy me, or to make me hate it, but it wasn't to my taste. The rooms very clean, but very old fashioned, with a small bathroom. Huge hotel, and one night went in through the wrong door and took ages to find our room!! Cleaners very keen, with...

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Serbia
Reviewed 27 September 2009

I spent 4 days in London with a group of friends this June, and after reading the reviews of this hotel, most of them appaling, I felt like writing a review too! We have to realize that we all different people with different expectations, needs and habits! So, if you are poshy. classy, demanding guest, DON'T go to this hotel...

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Redcar Cleveland
Reviewed 26 September 2009

Just stayed at the Royal National Hotel and its brilliant. The hotel isn't 4 star but it is perfect for staying at if you want to do sigh seeing around London, its clean and rooms are comfortable. The free evening meal was ok, it saved us having to trail out and find somewhere to eat our first night of arrival....

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Scotland
Reviewed 25 September 2009

i went to this hotel with a school group and have never been so appauled! dont let the nice reception fool you or the dining room its a horrid hotel and is just generally awful. the beds in room 4244 were awful three of them packed into a small rectangular space and the bathroom well it was so disgusting there...

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São Paulo
Reviewed 24 September 2009

We were given a dirty room at the end of a very long corridor. The decor was shabby, the mattresses were filthy and the last refurbishment appeared to have been in the 30s. The breakfast seems a prison, is like the series Prison Brake, without any conditions to start the day.... i would never advise any one to stay here,...

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique and lively hotel with unparalleled facilities and direct London Underground link with Heathrow Airport. The Royal National offers a variety of drinking and dining options including a pizzeria, carvery, pub, bar and a coffee shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal National Hotel

Address: 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $133 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 1630
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Also Known As:
Royal National London
Hotel Royal National
Hotel National Royal
National Hotel London
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“Rooms located at the back of the hotel were directed towards heavy traffic & as a result made it very difficult to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles 262kirstyt, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the floor we were on was quiet it seemed to be the same in the bar the restaurant was loud at Breakfast time”
 of 5 bubbles 19Daveg, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we were on the 1st floor”
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“ask for rooms not on 1st floor to reduce noise”
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“Location location location BIG plus for this hotel”
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