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1/5

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Safety index

71 out of 100

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Royal National Hotel

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6.7

Poor (30,787 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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140 m Russell Square

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630 m The British Museum

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1.5 km Covent Garden Market

Hotel Overview

The Royal National Hotel in London is known for offering guests a convenient and budget-friendly accommodation option in the heart of the city. Based on user reviews, people appreciate its strategic location for sightseeing and transportation, along with some of its facilities and services. However, there are also several aspects that guests believe need improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Transit

Atmosphere

  1. Central Location: Situated in a prime area, making major attractions and public transportation easily accessible.
  2. Value for Money: Offers affordable accommodation without compromising too much on comfort.
  3. Breakfast Options: Provides a variety of breakfast choices to start the day right.
  4. Room Cleanliness: Maintains a good level of cleanliness in rooms.
  5. Friendly Staff: Many guests have noted the helpful and friendly nature of the staff.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Bathroom

Room

  1. Outdated Decor: The interior and furnishings are considered outdated by many visitors.
  2. Noisy Environment: Some guests have found the hotel to be quite noisy, especially at night.
  3. Wi-Fi Issues: Complaints about the reliability and speed of the Wi-Fi service are common.
  4. Small Rooms: The size of the rooms has been a point of criticism for some guests.
  5. Long Check-In Times: A few visitors have experienced longer than average wait times during check-in.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Laundry

Laundry

Business services

Business services

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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Score icon6.7

RateScore

Total 30,787 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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7.2

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7.4

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3.4/5

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3.0/5

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agoda

896 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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booking

1,591 Reviews

7.2 / 10

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expedia

4,643 Reviews

7.4 / 10

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google

12,429 Reviews

3.4 / 5

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tripadvisor

11,228 Reviews

3.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property

Location

Breakfast

Service

Cleanliness

Sleep

Bathroom

Restaurant

Room

Transit

Air Conditioning

Atmosphere

Dining

Bar

Wi-Fi

Kitchen

Accessibility

Safety

Business

TV

Nightlife

Family

Parking

Couples

Spa

Fitness

Wellness

Pets

Property was mentioned 2782 times

35% Negative51% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Adrian Cox5 months ago
5/5Google icon

A big, slightly older hotel in downtown London. Great value. There was a tremendous number of capable staff on hand in the lobby and throughout the property. The neighborhood seemed to have a fair amount of homeless; thus the high number of security staff on hand. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Jameson Jurek6 months ago
2/5Google icon

Staying here was a strange experience. I did not find the staff friendly at all, and while they have a very large check-in area, there's almost nowhere to sit and wait for your rooms just a vast empty space. I was also very disappointed to find the rooms did not have air conditioning considering it was August. And there was always security standing around looking surly like you couldn't be trusted if you were on the property. Would not stay here again. The only positive thing I can say is I did get a really good mojito at the courtyard bar.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 1358

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Number of floors 7

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

29

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231

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89

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Russell Square

140 m

The British Museum

630 m

Covent Garden Market

1.5 km

Leicester Square

2 km

Piccadilly Circus

2.5 km

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Getting around

Russell Square Underground Station

210 m

London (QQU-London Euston Train Station)

630 m

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Airports Nearby

London City Airport (LCY)

21.5 km

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Restaurants

Russell Square Cafe

210 m

Pret a Manger

Nearby

Blooms Pizza Cafe

Nearby

The Marquis of Cornwallis

210 m

Tropea

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

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London safety index

Safety

Crime

71

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

71 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

lowhigh

77

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

lowhigh

70

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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80

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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79

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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