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The four star Regency Hotel in South Kensington, offers guests as genteel and regal a stay as its name suggests. Situated in a leafy enclave just off Old Brompton Road (where Princess Diana resided before she wed Prince Charles), it offers beautiful surroundings reminiscent of London's most elegantly ostentatious era, with luxurious contemporary decor. The Regency is one of the largest Independent hotels in London and is very well appointed for guests staying on business or leisure. It has an excellent, long-standing reputation for quality and service, so guests can be assured that they are in capable hands.
You can choose from a Queensgate room or a Club room in the hotel, both of which offer the utmost in comfortable, stylish furnishings and up to the minute amenities. Guests are not only offered a good night's sleep on a memory foam mattress; they also have a full entertainment system with an HDMI multimedia connectivity panel, so you don't need to worry if you forget a charger; European and British plug sockets for ultimate convenience; complimentary Wi-fi internet; and even mood lighting to reach the optimum ambience, if you are feeling jet lagged or simply need a calming environment. Some rooms come with full-length windows and balconies overlooking the picturesque surroundings, so if you want a room with an extra special view, Hotel Assist recommends enquiring for these extra features when booking.
All rooms offer complimentary access to the hotel's state of the art gym and renowned Elysium lounge. Here, you can relax after a long day sightseeing with a complimentary newspaper and tea or coffee in sleek, sophisticated surroundings. At certain times in the day the lounge also offers guests a free soft drink or even an alcoholic beverage, so time your visit well if you need something more fortifying. Dining options are flexible and tailored to busy tourists. You can enjoy a wide range of dishes in the Pavilion Restaurant, take advantage of 24-hour room service, or even order a special packed lunch to take sightseeing, just one of the perks, which make this hotel stand out.
The Regency also offers a very substantial afternoon tea in the Pavilion Terrace, so you can enjoy a gossip in elegant surroundings; much like one of quintessential, Regency era, writer, Jane Austen's heroines. You can also enjoy pre-theatre drinks and snacks, so if you are visiting one of the Royal Albert Hall's many spectacular musical offerings, you will have more than enough time to eat and reach the venue, which is a ten-minute walk away.
There are many other family friendly attractions nearby, including the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums, which are all a five minute walk away, where you can engage in interactive science, marvel at exquisitely detailed artifacts or delve much further into the past and come face to face with dinosaurs. Kensington Palace and Gardens, now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka, Wills and Kate) offers visitors a glimpse of how the area's royal residents spent their fabulous wealth and in Hyde Park you can visit the Serpentine Gallery, ride their solar powered shuttle, or if you prefer something a little more leisurely, acquire a steed from Hyde Park stables. Shopaholics can experience the consumer Meccas of Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores and many other designer shops nearby, including Betsey Johnson, Alberta Feretti and Chanel. Families or students visiting the French Lycee will find this hotel very convenient, as the reputable institution is just a five-minute walk away.
The Regency Hotel's is very well placed for transport into central London and to major transport hubs, so whether you are arriving by bus, car, National Rail or from overseas you will be able to reach the area with ease. The hotel is five minutes walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, both of which service the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. From both stations there are direct links 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 to the hotel, it is accessible from the A4 road, which is accessible from the M25 and M4.
Placed at the heart of one of London's most exclusive areas and offering elite service and style, this hotel may be a pricier option, but this reflects the quality of your experience.