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"The ParkCity Hotel London is in a good, quiet yet totally convenient location"
LH Comment: Top place for a hotel as its half way up Lexham Gardens and therefore 100 metres away from the noise of Cromwell Road. Easy access to both Earls Court and Gloucester Road tube stations. Really positive guest reviews.
About the ParkCity
Parkcity Hotel is a peaceful haven in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Located in a safe, quiet side street near leafy Lexham Gardens (which has won awards for its landscaped square), the hotel is well placed for attractions and sights in Kensington, an extremely affluent London district, which has been home to Princess Diana, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Keira Knightley and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to name a few, so you will be in good company.
With elegant Victorian architecture, stylish rooms and slick service you will undoubtedly feel like a celebrity resident during your stay. Especially when the staff are willing to go that extra mile to make guests feel welcome, providing complimentary bottles of wine for special occasions, providing recommendations for nearby attractions or ensuring an efficient check in, you will be well looked after.
Rooms are available in Standard, Deluxe or Executive sizes, with a wide selection of amenities including 'Monsoon' showers, Bose radio and CD player, LCD TV, interactive movie and internet service, Frette linen, bathrobes, Gilchrist and Soames toiletries and a high speed internet connection.
Rooms are calm and contemporary with white walls and natural wood and the odd colour accent. Guests may find that rooms are compact, a necessary evil in London's converted town houses, however the added extras more than make up for this inconvenience.
The hotel's restaurant Lessandro serves Continental and full English breakfast to start your day and a modern take on traditional Italian cuisine in the evening. However, unless you are visiting for the reasonable, fixed-price lunch menu, there are some better dining options nearby to suit all budgets, with chains such as Zizzi, Pizza Express and Wagamama all within ten minutes walk; the Buttercup Cake Shop nearby for something small but decadent; a 24 hour Sainsburys on Cromwell Road just a few minutes away for something to eat on the go; and to splash out restaurants such as Whits and L'Etranger are just two of the Gallic gastronomical sensations the area has to offer.
One culinary delight you shouldn't miss at the Parkcity Hotel is the summer barbecue where you can enjoy an al fresco burger in the hotel's private garden, another little perk that gives this hotel an edge. Ruby's Cocktail Bar is also a great place to sip a cocktail or grab a light pre-theatre snack.
The hotel is very convenient for local attractions. Trade shows and exhibitions at Earls Court exhibition centre are just a 10-minute walk away. London's museum district is also just a short stroll down Cromwell Road, where you can view some of the Victoria & Albert Museum's more esoteric curiosities, such as Dale Chihuly's enormous glass chandelier; meet some extinct animals at the Natural History Museum; or use gas bubbles to create art at the Science Museum. Kensington Palace and Gardens are a seven-minute walk away, where you can see regal architecture by Christopher Wren, or see some more contemporary design in The Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. You can also visit famed department stores Harrod's and Harvey Nichols, and then relax by treating yourself to a show at the Royal Albert Hall; also a short walk from the hotel so you can stroll safely back to your room.
Parkcity Hotel is also near to two main tube stations, meaning you can easily explore the rest of London, and there are excellent links to major transport hubs. Earls Court and Gloucester Road tube stations are both about a five-minute walk away.
Earls Court services the District and Piccadilly lines and Gloucester Road services the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.
From both stations you can travel directly to Victoria Station (where you can transfer to Gatwick Airport); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport (via the Piccadilly line).
If driving you can reach the hotel on the A4 road via the M4 and M25. However, it should be noted that the hotel only has three car parking spaces, so you may need to park in the NCP car park in Warwick Road about five minutes walk away.
The Parkcity Hotel may be a slightly pricier option for Lexham Gardens, which has some very good budget accommodation options, but for a superb location; sleek, restful atmosphere; and luxurious extras you won't mind stretching your budget a little further.