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The two-star Exhibition Court Hotel 4 is situated in a five-star location, close to many of London's best-loved sights and attractions in nearby South Kensington. Located in Earls Court, the hotel is housed in an elegant 19th century town house conversion, typical of the area and is situated very close to the shops and pubs of Cromwell Road, also the location of the respected West Cromwell Hospital, so the hotel is ideal for visiting poorly relatives. The Exhibition Court Hotel 4 also has some very competitive rates for accommodation, suitable for either business or leisure travellers staying in the area.
The hotel is comprised of 20 guest rooms, which range in size from Single to Family size, which are decorated in a traditional manner. The furnishings are perhaps not the most stylish in the area and some guests have found the rooms to be a little cramped (a typical trait of town house conversions), but they are clean, bright and comfortable if you are looking for a safe and well-located place to rest your head and store your bags. In-room amenities include an extremely handy kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, hair dryers, coffee and tea making facilities, a colour TV and telephones. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel you will find Sainsbury’s and M&S Simply Food supermarkets, where you can pick up some goodies to eat during your stay, although if you do choose to eat out, the surrounding area has a wide range of eateries to cater for all budgets and tastes. You can choose from chain restaurants such as Strada, Nandos and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, or more upmarket menus at Balans and Tendido Cero, or gastropub fare at The Abingdon or The Scarsdale pubs nearby.
Hotel facilities include security cameras, an all-night porter and a 24-hour front desk. Staff are reportedly very friendly and helpful and happy to advise on any attractions or tours in the local area, sharing their insider knowledge. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate, which offers a limited but satisfactory choice, however, if you request an omelette, staff are happy to oblige.
The hotel enjoys a superb location; just a few minutes from your door you will find Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Olympia exhibition centre just one stop away by tube. The largest exhibition centres in the UK, both have a full and varied programme of concerts, exhibitions and trade shows, including The Ideal Home Show, the Doctor Who Experience, Crufts Dog Show and The London International Horse Show, so the hotel is ideal for visitors and exhibitors. Nearby you will also find live music at the historic Troubadour Cafe and plays at The Finborough Theatre. Just a ten minute walk to the east of the hotel will bring you to Kensington High Street, with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. This culminates in Kensington Palace and Gardens, a stunning Christopher Wren designed building, which was the former home of Princess Diana and now houses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Beyond this you will reach Hyde Park, the largest green space in London, which has a range of outdoor activities, historic sites such as Speakers' Corner and The Serpentine modern art gallery. South of Hyde Park lies the Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science Museums and the Royal Albert Hall, so you will find something to entertain you throughout your stay.
Transport links form the Exhibition Court Hotel 4 are good, with Earls Court tube station just a few minutes walk away, from which you can travel on the District and Piccadilly lines. The District line will take you to Paddington Station for the Heathrow Express train, or you can access Heathrow directly via the Piccadilly line. You also have a direct link to King's Cross St Pancras Station where the Eurostar terminus is located.
Whilst its truly splendid location is the hotel's main selling point, the Exhibition Court Hotel 4's attitude to service and serviceable facilities are a cut above some of the other budget hotels in the area, it may not be the most elegant hotel in the area, but it is great value for money, so adjust your expectations accordingly and you will have a great stay here.