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The Palace Court Hotel is a newly refurbished hotel, situated in the heart of London within easy walking distance to the many exciting attractions and historic landmarks the city has to offer. The hotel caters for both the leisure visitor and budget traveller. Located in the heart of London on Princes Square, within walking distance of some of the London's most beautiful Parks - Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park as well as near to all of the famous attractions London has to offer. Both Bayswater and Queensway underground stations are just five minutes walk away and the main line of Paddington is close by, ensuring you have easy access to the rest of London and international airports.
Set in an elegant Regency style building, with a clean, contemporary interior, the hotel blends traditional elegance with modern comforts. The hotel's 38 bedrooms are tastefully decorated with cosy furnishings and the odd design touch such as paintings on the walls. In-room amenities include a hairdryer, ironing facilities, a direct-dial telephone and a television. The hotel reception is open 24 hours a day, so someone will always be on hand to assist you and; free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel; and guests can organise an airport pick up and drop off with reception staff if required.
The hotel has a breakfast room and offers a complimentary continental breakfast, however there is a fantastic range of unique and classic eateries nearby. From cheap and cheerful Starbucks for panninis, to the satisfying Lebanese cuisine of Edgeware Road, to tasty Chinese food at Mandarin Kitchen or even just a delectably devilish sugary treat from the renowned Patisserie Valerie or Cupcake Emporium, w=your taste buds will thrill to London's gastronomic delights.
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Bayswater district, just a five minute walk away from London's largest royal park, Hyde Park, adjacent to Kensington Gardens, where you can see Kensington Palace, a stunning building designed by Christopher Wren who also conceptualised St Paul's famous dome. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens encompass a range of outdoor activities, whether it's visiting the Princess Diana Memorial, renting a tennis court, taking an exhilarating ride in the Serpentine's solar-powered shuttle boat, or sitting on the grass and watching one of Hyde Park's summer concerts, you will find something to suit everyone. If you want to see the sartorial delights London has to offer, you are in the middle of London's best shopping districts, with quirky boutiques and vintage wares in Notting Hill; exclusive, designer chic in affluent Kensington; and over 300 shops spanning the mile and a half of Oxford Street to the east, any shopping addict will be in heaven.
The hotel is a five-minute walk away from Bayswater tube station, which services the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates) and many other areas of London, including Notting Hill, which is famed for its carnival. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated near the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. An NCP car park is located very nearby in Queensway for overnight parking.
This hotel's decor may lack some of the charm and unique styling of its competitors, but with cheap rates in a stunning area, a clean room and comfortable bed is a fair compromise for cutting edge design. Some attention to detail is needed and refurbishment would be desirable, but all in all this is a good base for those on a budget. Guests with mobility problems should be aware that the hotel has no lift.