Regents Court Hotel Sydney
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Regents Court Hotel Sydney Reviews
Comfortable budget accommodation with kitchenette near Kings Cross Apr 24, 2011
Location - the hotel is located on a quiet lane way one block off of the main street in Kings Cross. The road itself is quiet but as we had a room towards the back of the hotel we did hear lots of street noise from the main strip late in the evening. The hotel is a two minute walk from the Kings Cross train station (one stop from the central city and two stops from Bondi Junction) and there is a decent size independent grocery store two shops from the front door. The hotel itself was quiet as we did not see one other person in the hotel. There is also an elevator (the old fashion type that you need to slide open the very heavy doors).
Room - I stayed in a twin room which had a pull down bed. The room was very spacious and came with a dining table for four and a kitchenette which had a microwave, toaster, kettle, two burner hot plate, fridge and dishes. We ate out during the day but it was very convenient for breakfasts in the morning. The queen bed was quite stiff and the pull down single bed was quite "sinky". The pull down bed's legs would slip while I was on it, resulting in a "crashing down" of my bed and it being on a slant. It made me nervous to move on after the first time it happened! The positive aspects of the room were the large amount of pillows (6 on the queen, 2 on the single) and the comfortable duvets and sheets as well as all the open space in the room and the flat screen TV with multiple channels.
Another downside to the room was it was quite dark. Even with all the lights on it seemed darker than I would like. The bathroom only had two small lights on the wall and what appeared to be a brighter ceiling light, which didn't work. I mentioned this to reception on day 2 but it was not fixed by the time we left 2 days later. There was also a sliding window which let lots of air in but since there was no screen, flies also came in as well. The room had an air conditioning unit but we didn't need to use it.
Service - The hotel has someone at reception from 8am - 8pm on weekdays and 9am - 8pm on weekends. We arrived at 10:30pm so I had called ahead. The person I spoke to was very friendly and helpful and explained that the key would be in a lock at the front door. Since there was no one at reception when we arrived, we had to wait until the next morning after 9am to get the code for the internet. All other times I spoke to someone in reception I wasn't treated poorly but it was more standoff-ish. I would treat the reception area as a place to pay and get internet access, but not as a full service spot to find things to do in the city.
The room was not serviced during our 4 night stay, so the towels were not changed, garbage not emptied, etc. So if you want clean towels everyday, this is not the place for you.
Internet - the internet was terribly slow. Slow to the point where late at night it wouldn't connect to anything at all. I did hear one of the people in the reception room while I was leaving saying that he was trying to sort out the internet and upgrade the system. If the internet is still not working if you go to this hotel, there is a global Gossip near the train station that has internet access for $2 per hour.
Price - I paid $158 for the Saturday night and $138 for the Sunday - Tuesday nights during the Easter long weekend.
Overall - for the price, it was an excellent option for us three adults.
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Regents Court Hotel Sydney Overview
Originally built as a gentlemen's chambers in 1926 and once home to actors, painters, dancers and writers, Regents Court now offers boutique accommodation in one of Sydney's funkiest neighborhoods. Reminiscent of New York brownstones, the original 1920's art deco style and character of the building has been retained and enhanced. Today Regents Court evokes all the charm of a personalized inner city pad to experience the lifestyle of a local. More than just a hotel, Regents Court evokes all the charm and soul of a personalized inner-city pad. A fusion of old and new, each studio has abundant space, muted colors, classic modern furniture and contemporary artworks. All the essentials for a comfortable stay have been provided and include kitchenette facilities, queen beds, complementary access to wireless Internet, LCD flat screen TVs and Foxtel. Every room offers a home away from home when visiting Sydney. Apartments A fusion of old and new, each spacious studio apartment features muted colors, classic modern furniture and contemporary artworks. The mood is intimate and relaxed with absolute privacy, together with the opportunity for guests to engage with each other on the rooftop terrace. Complete with fully equipped kitchens and wireless broadband, each studio offers a home away from home when visiting Sydney. Hotel Facilities includes complimentary high speed Internet access, communal rooftop garden and BBQ area, same day laundry service and dry cleaning, newspapers available from reception, complimentary gym passes, massage service available, Babysitting service and All rooms non-smoking. With the feeling of a Mediterranean courtyard with Sydney's skyline in the background, The Regents Court Rooftop is an ideal location for a magazine or editorial shoot, filming location, or a relaxed area for that special interview. Perfect for food, fashion or entertainment coverage, the rooftop also has BBQ facilities and of course clients may also rent an apartment in the building for talent to change, shower, makeup etc. The hotel also offers Barbecue area, Dry cleaning and Reception services.
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