Love this hotel in the centre of south Ken. Although pricey, you can often get web deals which aren't bad.
Breakfast was expensive and not worth it for me compared to the cheaper and tastier options on the road nearby.
Big bonus for me - the terrace - wifi was 40meg! I'm so used to crap hotel wifi but it was lightening today.
It's hard to determine which hotel would be the best. I chose this hotel based on Expedia reviews. I'm not confident that Yelp has caught on in Europe.
This hotel is located within a short walking distance from the South Kensington station. We took the Piccadilly Line (Tube) from Terminal 3 at the Heathrow airport towards Cockfoster. It was about 20-30 minute ride.
Be sure to print out booking confirmation if you've booked through Expedia as the hotel didn't have our reservation. The hotel's website states that there's a 5 pound per use of its business center. However, each time we used it, we were provided access by a staff member and there was no fee.
I wouldn't recommend the hotel's restaurant, which is located on the lower level. We did order room service on few occasions. The pizza was very good. The Caesar salad is doused in dressing, but comes with a huge piece of salmon if you order the Salmon version.
The room is quiet and clean. It's small compared to some of the hotels in the US. I would say it's comparable to hotels in New York and San Francisco.
I just got back from a trip to London and we stayed at the Regency and loved it! I'd read a lot of reviews that said the room was tiny, but perhaps the people who wrote that had never stayed in a hotel in a major city. I thought it was comparable to a NYC hotel room, and my boyfriend and I found it comfortable. (We stayed in a single bed room with a small sitting room.) I also thought the room was extremely clean - and I check nooks and crannies because I'm a germaphobe.
The staff was nice, and were friendly when we asked a few simple questions.
Another great plus - the hotel is only a few short blocks from a Picadilly stop, which is super convenient for a lot of major London attractions. There are also a number of cute restaurants right near the hotel.
This review isn't about staying at this rather fancy hotel right in the middle of South Kensington. Not that I would complain if someone wanted to shell out for that privilege on my behalf.
Instead my ex-uni choir threw a rather fancy dinner in one of the function rooms. Directed to the free cloakroom on entry, downstairs to the champagne reception in the lovely hotel bar accompanied by a string quartet, it was a wonderful start to a fantastic evening. Food and service was excellent. However, there's always the one stickler - the hotel drinks prices. £16 for a bottle of house wine :o. If you use your initiative there's a waitrose local around the corner ;). Anyways we have found out that you can loudly sing queen and various a capella numbers on a Friday night :).
poor service, tiny room, unclean, overpriced and very noisy.
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