The grandiose facade of the Regent Palace Hotel is right on Piccadilly Circus in the very heart of London. In close proximity to the restaurants, theatres, nightclubs and countless attractions of the West End, it is a competitively-priced choice for tourists who want to be in the thick of it all. Standard ... More
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The grandiose facade of the Regent Palace Hotel is right on Piccadilly Circus in the very heart of London. In close proximity to the restaurants, theatres, nightclubs and countless attractions of the West End, it is a competitively-priced choice for tourists who want to be in the thick of it all. Standard rooms offer comfortable accommodation including direct-dial telephone, color TV and radio, and tea and coffee making facilities, with shower/bathroom complexes for use on every floor. The new Regent rooms come with en-suite facilities. There are also twelve family rooms and special off-peak rates are available. (Call +44 8704 00 8703 for more.)
There are 2 things we liked about this hotel.
1. The price
2. The location
We hardly slept the 2 nights we stayed here because RIGHT out our window, ALL night, the garbage truck was dumping bottles and bottles and bottles. We heard glass breaking and being dumped ALL night long!
If you have earplugs and an openmind, then go for it.
We mistakenly spent four nights in June in this dump. We have photos of the garbage that stayed in the hallway a couple of doors down for two days. We have photos of brown stains and boogers on the walls in our room. DO NOT stay in this hotel if you want quiet, service, privacy or cleanliness. You share two bathrooms per gender on each floor. You cannot open the windows to get some air to get the stink out. The nieghborhood gets roudy and noisy when the pubs close, so don't expect to get much sleep.
This hotel's location is beyond reproach. It's in the middle of Piccadilly Circus and near tons of pubs, clubs, restaurants and theaters. I booked an en suite and was so glad that I did. Sharing a bathroom dorm-style isn't my idea of a "vacation." I recommend this hotel as it's priced reasonable for London standards and for people that want to just sleep in a hotel and be out and about all day, it's perfect! If you're planning to spend a lot of time in your room, you may want to look elsewhere as the rooms are not the nicest. Also, make sure to book online before you go. The same room was priced about 50 pounds more than I paid for people that booked that day.
Well I have already sent my remarks to the Hotel so I can place them here as well. I want to echo what several other reviews have stated. It was indeed disgustingly dirty, dingy and smelly. The staff were rude. The lobby smoke and noise filled. I am not sure what took place in the room prior to our stay but I can only assume that the patron who was there last did not like the smell either, thus decided to empty a bottle of cologne in to the carpet. There were spots on the walls that were dirt smeared or where paint was nonexistent. The carpet was well worn and spotted from who knows what. The coffee pot was moldy. I was quite honestly affraid to slip between the sheets. I have never stayed in a place where I felt I needed to disinfect myself after leaving. I wanted to bathe in alcohol! Be so forewarned despite the location, which is excellent, this is not a suitable place for for anything larger than a microscopic bedbug!
It was my first visit to London. We stayed a few days at the Hilton Green Park on some of my HiltonHonors points. Traveled by train to Paris for a few days and came back to London for a few days where we stayed at the Regent Palace.
We chose it for the rates as we were budgeting the end of our vacation. BIG MISTAKE!!! Upon check-in the front desk clerk was nothing but blatently rude. Our room was disgustingly dirty. The carpet looked a hundred years old without a cleaning in possibly 50 years. I was afraid to walk around in socks mustless barefoot. There were no perks, the phone didn't work, when I asked for bath towels I got hand towels. The walls were dirty and stained. The bed linens badly worn. Towels with holes.
When I stopped at the front desk to ask for towels the same clerk who checked us in stated very rudely "The next time you want something you should be calling the concierge..."
I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy stay here and I certainly never will again. It's a cahotic mess and with the rates they are charging they certainly can afford to funnel some money back into maintenance of the hotel.
The service was very poor. It took us forever to get our room. It was promised to be ready early and we had to wait all day for a room to open up. The hotel staff was not very friendly and did not go out of their way to help us find our way around London. The room smelled like smoke and was dirty and very worn. The only good thing about this hotel was the location. It was right in Picadilly Circus and was a great place to hop on the tube or a bus. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
I have stayed here twice. Can't beat the location! especially if it's your first time in London. this puts you smack dab in the middle of everything and is walking distance to some great points of interest such as The National Museum, both Trafalgar and Leicester Square, many theaters and the tube station is literally just steps from the front entrance of the building.
Half of the floors are hostel-style rooms with shared bathrooms and the other half of the hotel rooms have private bathrooms. I am partial to the rooms with the private bathrooms, but I had no problems when I stayed in the shared bathroom floors either. Although the private bathrooms are spotless, while the shared bathrooms were not.
The staff was friendly and prompt and were eager to help, but you will have a hard time finding staff anywhere other than the registration area. Also, my TV did not work one of the times I stayed there, but I was not in London to watch TV, so it wasn't that big of a deal.
All in all, I think this hotel is great for the low-maintenance traveler who doesn't plan on spending much time in the hotel room. Don't expect much in the way of service, but DO expect to hear some noise outside late at night. After all, this place is in the middle of the hot spots and the surrounding nightlife is vibrant and loud. However, I never saw anyone causing trouble late at night, just people out having a good time. I definitely plan to stay here again.
We had an en-suite room (bathroom in room), and the room was rather small, but the bathroom was a laughable size! Literally a one-person Wash Closet. But the overall experience was very good. The continental breakfast gets serviced like room service. And you cannot beat the location! However the Hotel definitely needs some TLC. But a very nice place to stay!
Its a really good choice talking about london where hotels are very expensive and small.
The best thing is its location, you are close to everything.
The worse was the noise at very early like 5 am on the street.
Make sure that your room has a private bathroom.
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