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northumberland
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2009

We stayed there at the begining of march on a superbreak which we booked with thomas cook. It was 101.00 per person which included rail fare and two nights accomodation. When we arrived there was 100s of children on trips. The hotel is very huge and very old fashioned. When arriving at our room which took ages to find as... More 

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washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2009

Hotel staff were fine and the beds were clean, the carpets in room were dirty and the kettle was broke, ring house keeping they sort it out straight away. Breakfast was bad so didnt bother after first day. Bar too small and overpriced 1.75 just for the coke to go with a spirit. Very noisey at night someone smashing glasses... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2009

Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from Russell Square tube, hotel is huge with more than 1600 rooms, you feel like you're ina factory since there are people everywhere and everytime. Breakfast is like the victory kitchen but not bad but nothing special. Rooms are clean altough beds are not so comfortable and television is small and with poor station selection.

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Reviewed 25 February 2009

I just got back yesterday and am wishing I were still there. I booked through BA with a free nights stay. I am a New Yorker so we have different standsrds as far as rooms. What I can say is that the room was exactly what I paid for--a place to sleep only. Checking was fine but no one offered... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2009

They'd recently revamped the lobby and restaurant, but step into the lift and the nightmare begins. The rooms and corridors smell like a retirement home, the place is packed full of noisy coach parties and the service is non existant. This is the Ryanair of the hotel world. Dirty hard matresses, noisy, the list goes on. I feel sorry for... More 

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yorkshere
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Reviewed 23 February 2009

The welcome was good and we were fairly pleased with our room. Two of the beds were comfortable but the put up bed was not. We had a large bathroom. We enjoyed the food in the hotel but you do have to arrive early to avoid the rush. Our main problem was the noise in the hotel at night. Our... More 

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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2009

Stayed at the royal national in oct 08 for 4 nights It was one of the very few hotels in london that did family rooms. Very large hotel and felt clostrophobic in the rooms, but all said they were clean and tidy with hot water it was only used as a base. Breakfast was ok, bt very hard to get... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2009

Just this evening come back from our break in London. The "break offer" two nights b&b at the Royal National plus one night's dinner and rail fare from Ncle £99 - fab. On the plus side the hotel is extremely central, if you like a very warm room, extremely hot water and a shower to die for, then what are... More 

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Marathon, Ontario
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Reviewed 20 February 2009

A friend and i took a quick trip to London Oct last. We got an excellent deal on the flight and hotel stay. Seeing the price i was not really expecting much from the hotel. The staff...well lots at the desk and slightly helpful but it seemed like we were an bit of a bother to them. The luggage room... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2009

i stayed at the royal national hotel on my school when we pulled up we didnt know what to think it it was very shabby looken from the outside the, reception area was ok but when we got to the rooms we were VERY dissopointed to see only 2 beds in a 3bedded room and one small fold up bed... More 

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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: $120 - $223 (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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