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The Regency Court hotel on Penywern Road is a friendly budget hotel located in Earl's Court near the Exhibition Centre, with Olympia Exhibition Centre just one stop away from the Earls Court tube station, so this is perfect for anyone exhibiting at or visiting a trade show, exhibition or concert there. The centres have a full programme throughout the year, including high-profile events such as The London International Horse Show and The Royal Tournament, so it is well worth checking to see if something is on during your stay.
The Regency Court Hotel is situated in a quiet side street, in one of the elegant Victorian town houses, which line the nearby streets. Earls Court is a safe area, which is close enough to London's vibrant nightlife for you to go out and travel back easily. The hotel's rooms range from Single to Triple sizes and extra beds can be added if needed, although guests should be warned that town house conversions are notorious for their petite room sizes, so sleeping an extra person might be a squeeze! The cheapest single rooms have shared bathrooms, but all others feature en-suites. Bedrooms are basic but comfortable enough and contain the basic amenities you will need during your stay, including a colour TV, wash basin and heating. The hotel also features a guest kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee, a fridge, microwave and kettle. The hotel also features a meeting lounge. Wi-Fi is provided, but is unreliable and no meals are catered for in the hotel, but there is a Starbucks cafe nearby, where you can get free WI-Fi and a tasty snack in the morning.
The hotel is just a short walk from local amenities, with Sainsbury’s and M&S Simply Food nearby where you can pick up groceries. The local area also has some very reasonable eateries, with Wagamamas, Masala Zone and Pizza Express providing a cheap and cheerful place to eat.
The hotel is just one minute from Earl's Court tube station, linking it to the many venues and attractions in the area, such as Kensington High Street, where you will find a fantastic selection of shops and bars, including the Barkers Arcade and a huge Whole Foods supermarket, which has some very delectable treats. Kensington High Street also has some unique attractions including Urban Golf, where you play indoors and Linley Sambourne's House, a small museum which has been decorated as it would have been in Victorian times, offering you a glimpse into London's past. The high street culminates in Kensington Palace and Gardens, where you can tour the former home of Princess Diana. Hyde Park leads on from Kensington Gardens for plenty of outdoor fun. The Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums at South Kensington are very popular and are usually packed; although they are all large enough to offer a leisurely look around. Here you can engage in some educational fun, with interactive exhibits and stunning artifacts from all over the world.
The fabulous Knightsbridge area is also a short walk from the hotel. Home to London's wealthy elite, it's unsurprising that you would find luxury goods emporium Harrods here, which is worth looking around even if you can't afford to buy as it contains a huge food hall, pet store and huge Egyptian escalators, which add to the upmarket bazaar feel of the place. Harvey Nichols is also located here, for a low-key splurge on designer goods.
Transport links from the hotel are superb; with Earls Court tube station just a minute 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 and Victoria Station, where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train.
It would be fair to say that the Regency Court Hotel is more of an upmarket hostel than a hotel. Many other hotels in the area offer better amenities for not much more money, so it is advised to shop around before you book. It's definitely worth paying extra for an en-suite bathroom, the kitchen is a real bonus and the hotel's location can't be faulted. If you do stay here, be warned that there is no lift, so those with heavy bags or mobility problems should request a room on the ground floor.