Royal National Hotel

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Average rate: $74 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Bedford Way, London, United Kingdom

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Royal National Hotel London Reviews

megzt84 megzt84
9 reviews
May 23, 2010
I was in a twin room with 2 single beds.

Was roomy enough even with the suitcases and bags etc. Was clean. Had no problems with the room.

Was in a good location near Russell Square Gardens and right near the tube station.Everything you needed was close by.

Was a large hotel and could take awhile to get to your bags to your room and can get busy at reception if a lot of people checking in at the same time.
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koticphreak koticphr…
13 reviews
Overpriced toursit hotel Jun 24, 2008
The hotel itself is pretty massive and the lobby looks fairly nice. I knew however, as soon as they gave me an actual key and not a card that I couldn't possibly be staying at anything good. The room itself was not bad, had a small television in it., no real extra space for hanging out other than the 3 beds that were there. The bathroom was a mess, it was flooded like crazy. Given it was nice and clean, but FLOODED. As I was stepping out for an hour shortly after checking in, I mentioned it to the front desk, and the gentleman said he'd take care of it. I returned a little over an hour later and nothing had changed. Since I was only staying there one night, I didn't bother asking again, but I will definitely try and not stay there again if I can avoid it. ONE key per room, even though THREE people are staying there... The location is okay, its 2 blocks from the Russel Square station and there are some really good eats around there!
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slayerspike slayersp…
19 reviews
May 01, 2008
Its a standard hotel. The upside is contiki will put you in a shared room to make the stay cheaper.
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srisley04 srisley04
1 reviews
Jun 14, 2007
This place is not bad if you are young and on a budget. There is a pub in the hotel which is a great place to meet other travelers from all over the world. The room sizes aren't bad for Europe (private bathrooms which is important). I was there in the fall and we had the windows open so I had trouble sleeping because of the noise (take some ambien!!). The location is great! You are a two minute walk from the tube, internet cafe (1 pound for 20 minutes I think), convenience store, bus stops and more. I always felt safe too!
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PleaseDontBePsycho PleaseDo…
41 reviews
May 06, 2007
Meh. Not memorable. You could do better for cheaper. Some units' bathrooms have been renovated so bonus points for that. Contiki tours leave from here so it's noisy at nite from people gathering in the courtyard and drinking their heads off.
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Tinktinkie Tinktink…
32 reviews
Affordable Hotel close to Russel Square in London Mar 28, 2004
My first trip to the UK and travelling by myself. I was booked into the Royal National Hotel at the start of my Contiki tour. The hotel is used as a base for most Contiki tours starting in London. I stayed a total of 3 nights in the Hotel. Two days before the trip and 1 day at the end of the trip.

It is a very big hotel and I would classify it more as a hostel than a hotel. There are a lot of young people staying in the hotel. The hotel is advertised as budget accommodation. The hotel was really busy with a lot of noise. But it is to be expected as the hotel has more than 1600 rooms.

The hotel is very centrally located and walking distance from the Russel square underground. This is not a luxury hotel as to be expected for the price that you pay. The room was average and I was sharing with 2 other girls.

The bathroom was clean.

The main breakfast is continental but an English breakfast is available at an extra cost.

If you are travelling on a budget and you are not fussed about noise then this is the place for you. I don't recommend the hotel for older or business travellers.
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Royal National Hotel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Sauna
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Direct dial phone
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • En suite
  • Pool Indoor
  • Highchairs
  • Shops in Hotel

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