Stayed here for a conference in London. This was my first stay in a Holiday Inn for a while and it was very clean and efficient on arrival. The room on the 2nd floor was a decent size with a comfortable bed, decent bathroom and power shower, mini bar etc. There is also a bar on the 1st floor which was packed full of drunken leering blokes when we went there.
There was nothing remarkable about this hotel. The location is good for Regents Park and the shops in Oxford Street, the hotel is just off Great Portland Street.
3 things annoyed me a bit and let the place down.
The 1st annoyance was the temperature in the building, the heat setting must have been set to "tropical". I woke up sweating and couldn't wait to get out of the building to cool off.
The 2nd thing was the silly lift system whereby you have to insert your room card into a slot before the lift works, is this really a necessary security feature or just a bit of razzmatazz to make the place seem high tech? If it is required then the people in the Grange Fitzrovia round the corner must be lying in bed terrified every night waiting for intruders to appear.
The 3rd thing is the £16 the hotel charges for wi-fi access. Come on guys, do you really need to do this, in this day and age? I can go to the Starbucks round the corner to browse the web or use my 3G card instead, only the stupid are going to pay you this sort of money - advertising an exorbitant charge for internet access just makes the hotel management look mean and out of touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn London Regent's Park hotel is ideally located near main attractions including Madame Tussauds and London Zoo, a short stroll to Lord's Cricket Ground, and the green open spaces of Regent's Park. We are also one of the most convenient central London Hotel's to Wembley Stadium via National Rail. The Holiday Inn is also very close to the famous shopping districts of Oxford Street and Regent Street. The hotel is easily accessible if travelling from Paddington, Euston or the Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras International Station. Leave your car in our NCP managed car park beneath the hotel as we are located just a 1 minute walk from the closest tube station which is Great Portland Street on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Tube Lines. Also in very close proximity are the Victoria, Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo Tube Lines. This makes exploring London's top attractions easy and convenient. Should you wish to enjoy comfort dining without leaving the hotel, our Junction Restaurant is a modern and contemporary eatery with both the individual traveller and families in mind. The Holiday Inn Regent's Park Junction Restaurant offers a wide range of menus, including an A la Carte and Table d’hote option as well as a pre theatre menu, and serves a variety of traditional and more international dishes. You will find a mouth-watering meal for every taste. The bar at London Regent's Park hotel has an extensive wine list and a full range of local, international beers and spirits which provides our guests with a great choice. Light meals and snacks are also served all day in the bar until 10.30 pm, and the bar is always open until late for guests staying in the hotel. All of the hotel's 332 rooms, made up of 264 Standard bedrooms and 68 Executive bedrooms which are allocated to our dedicated Executive floor, are double-glazed to help you enjoy a great night’s sleep. You will never be short of entertainment with our new state of the art TV system which has been installed throughout the hotel. The user-friendly interactive system gives access to the latest films before they are available on DVD/Blu-Ray and home Pay-TV. You can also enjoy 31 free-to air channels, 13 Radio stations as well as cartoons, favourite TV series, sit-coms and sports programs. For your central London accommodation whether it's for a short break, a long weekend or if you are in London for business, the Holiday Inn Regent's Park is a perfect place to stay. Our hotel is near the Eurostar International Terminal at Kings Cross St Pancras station - a major UK railway station located in Central London. St Pancras station has many facilities including shops, places to eat and drink and a daily farmers’ market. Hop on the Eurostar and enjoy a smooth comfortable journey to Paris, Brussels and Lille. It’s just an easy walk from the Regent's Park Hotel to London’s Theatres, including the London Palladium and Dominion, the shopping mecca of Oxford Street and Regent Street, and London's top attractions such as London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, the British War Museum and Hyde Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn London - Regent`s Park Hotel London
- Holiday Inn London Park
- Regent London
- London Regent
- London Holiday Inn