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Middlesbrough
Reviewed 3 August 2009

A group of four of us stayed here, we had come to london to see Dirty Dancing, about a 15 minute walk, friendly concierge pointed us in the right direction. Firstly, the sat nav found the hotel with no problems, which surprised us all, secondly the hotel has its own underground car park, £12 for the night seemed reasonable. we...

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Newcastle
Reviewed 31 July 2009

Of all the hotels I have stayed in have I never written a negative review until now!! I travelled with my husband on a 2 night break with Thomas Cook, which we have done before but previously stayed at the President Hotel around the corner which was lovely!!. We had no choice this time. They put us in the Royal...

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Oxenhope
Reviewed 31 July 2009

A most interesting hotel! We had read so many reviews on here - all so very poor that we were really worried about going. In reality those fears proved to be WRONG. We had a triple room booked via Superbreak - on the 4th floor facing outward and away from the central courtyard. We therefore had a much quieter aspect...

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WEST YORKSHIRE
Reviewed 31 July 2009

I booked this trip through Thomas Cook acting as agents for Superbreak. £99 each (incl rail) for 2 nights b& b for my daughter's birthday. When we arrived told we had got english breakfast and first night 3 course dinner included which we wasn't on the original booking. Reception staff OK but quite sullen. Went in Pavilion Restaurant for dinner...

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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 25 July 2009

The location was very good. But alas! The noise was terrible. In the breakfastroom the noise was enormous, and on top of that they played music that nobody could hear - it just contributet to the sound level...and there was always difficult to find a table. Service was also poor especially at the reception-desk and the breakfast room - the...

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Sao Paulo
Reviewed 24 July 2009

Its a tourist hotel. Very well located, near Russel Square Tube stn ( almost 1 hour from Heathrow airport). 20 minutes walking distance from Leicester Square. Plenty of bus routes nearby the hotel.

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toronto, canada
Reviewed 24 July 2009

We spent a week at the Royal National (July 15th-22nd). The first room was hrrible, much like a student dorm. Filthy walls, carpet, tiny bathroom. We couldn't imagine spending more than a night there. Switched the next day from room on 5th to room on &th floor. It seems that the 7301--20's are improved: Ours was newly renovated, clean modern...

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leeds
Reviewed 21 July 2009

we stayed at the royal national hotel beginning of july which we booked through thomas cook and got 2 nights for £99. we thought this was a brilliant, so when we got to the hotel and found out we had be upgraded to full english breakfast instead of continental and got a free meal the first night was an added...

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Denmark
Reviewed 17 July 2009

The location is fine, close to Russell Square Underground Station. The room was little but clean - outdated as most other places at the hotel. Warning (1): It is full of school children - very noisy - mostly from Italy. Warning (2): At breakfast (self service) you have to FIGHT for a place and there is so much noise. Breakfast...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 16 July 2009

If all you are going to do is sleep and shower, and you don't want to spend much for the ability to do that, than it is an ok hotel. Nothing great, somewhat run down but clean, close to the underground, close to the British Museum, generally just in a pretty convenient location. Although there are not a ton of...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $128 - $235 (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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“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”
 of 5 bubbles tracey20012016, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for rooms not on 1st floor to reduce noise”
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“Location location location BIG plus for this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles karenmartin700, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check the hotel plan to find rooms near the elevators from reception, otherwise you could have quite a walk ahead of you.”
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