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Palace Court Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

wow where to start.... the mrs decided to book this place blind, we had no idea of the bad reviews so had no idea what to expect, when we walked in the reception staff wanted more money even though we had paid online, that went on for a while eventually we were allowed to our room, as we walked up the stairs we came across random debris strewn all over the place, apple cores happily rotting away paint chipped away on bannisters and A LOT of dirt everywhere, so we thought lets not judge from this, the rooms may be better.........we were wrong, the room was slightly larger than a double bed, and was absolutely filthy, the remote was completely engrained with dirt, the headboard for the bed was actually a table with the legs cut off??, two of the power outlets didn't work and moved when you tried to plug anything in, there was an extension lead however it only worked if you prodded it a few times, we tried to turn on the lamp provided but that just fizzed and then died, when we turned on the main room light it was full of the corpses of bugs that had found their way in to die!!, if that wasn't bad enough we then found blood on the curtains!!! when we went down for breakfast we were first greeted by a man on a ladder looking at a light fitting full of water, instead of fixing the leak he just happily covered the hole with masking tape and ambled off.....I was speechless, however it was time for the "continental breakfast"....that consisted of toast....cheese slices and tomato....that was it, not one to complain I thought that's fine we can have some toast so proceed to grill some only to discover there's only one knife, and its been used! and to top it all off we have been bitten by fleas from there!!! the mrs will never be allowed to book a hotel again, avoid at all costs!!!

I booked the room via a few months ago and read their reviews at the time. It wasn't until the day before I was due to check in that I read the reviews on here. You can imagine my horror. I really wasn't sure that I was going to check in at all. I'm glad I did. This hotel is in a great location, you really can't fault that. The hotel is 2 star and as long as your expectations are realistic you won't be disappointed. The room was clean. It was small and a little tatty but cleanliness is really all I'm expecting for a budget hotel. The only thing I would say is that the water didn't drain away in the shower very well so I could only have a one minute shower or it would have overflowed. If there are two of you sharing a room you would have to wait 10 mins or so for the shower tray to drain before the next person can have their 1 minute shower.

Easy to move in London, near bayswater underground station...but, no wi fi into the rooms, only in reception, very cheap breakfast, no elevator, no confortable rooms... It's cheap...but very very poor accomodation.

Arrived mid-afternoon, room was pretty shoddy but put it down to budget booking, didn't want to stay long in the room though so went straight out. Came in late that night and went straight to sleep, threw off the sheets in the morning to discover to our horror that there were traces of human waste on the sheets. Went downstairs to complain where the receptionist was very apologetic and provided keys to a new room, but when we came back after inspecting the second room we discovered the housekeeper had come down and she then proceeded to plainly tell us we were lying and that it was our own, cue quite a large argument in the reception. Asked for the manager, were told he wasn't available, but then a random bloke appeared and said he spoke on behalf of the management. Slimy bloke who smirked his way through the entire argument, kept saying we should check all the other rooms and that would prove that there was nothing wrong with our own room - despite the sheet being on the floor in front of him. By this time we were surrounded by four/five staff members, seemingly in an attempt to intimidate us. Told us he wouldn't refund our money for the first night but could do second, I said we would have both nights at which point he said we would get nothing and could go back to and complain to get our money back. will now not refund the money as we foolishly didn't take pictures (being naive to think people would be honest). I have never before experienced anything even approaching the poor quality of the service of this hotel, didn't believe it was even possible. Lesson learned, but avoid this hotel like the plague.

I booked this hotel because it was the cheapest I could find in London which had a private bathroom - so my expectations were low. Firstly the location is fantastic. In a lovely area, near the high street and within a very short walk from 3 separate tube stations. I stayed here twice within 2 weeks - first in a single room, then a double. If you're not precious about cleanliness (I am not) then great - I had stained sheets and hairs in my bed, but I paid £30 a night in central London so sort of expected it. It's also worth pointing out the rooms are TINY. The toilet and shower were both fine - as were the facilities; tea and TV. The walls are tissue paper thin and I was kept up till 1am by a French couple next door who were engaged in passionate argument - if I spoke French at least I could have eavesdropped, but I do not - though that is not the hotel's fault. Recommendation: bring ear plugs. Breakfast was fine - tea and toast. There's cereal as well. I actually found the staff perfectly pleasant as opposed to many reviews. What do you expect when they're working through the night on minimum wage? If you're happy to pay for a cheap and cheerful hotel that is rough round the edges then crack on - I would not hesitate to stay again on that basis.

I cannot recommend. Shockingly curt and occasionally even rude. I am meant to add more detail here but I have nothing more to add. There are plenty of budget hotels around Paddington at a similar price with better service

we booked this hotel at the very last min and by last min i mean it. we booked it 10 mins before we landed on the doorstep after arriving in london at 11pm and arriving at the place i had originally booked to find it nothing more than a half way house full of druggies and no one there to let us in and it was absolutely shocking so therefore had to find somewhere quickly. palace court came up on for £50 and i must admit i thought as long as its clean it will do, i had my 3 daughters with me so had to get off the streets.. when we arrived all flustered we we greeted by a lovely man at the desk, the reception area was lovely too. if your looking for the ritz this isnt the place to stay but if you want a nice,clean,tidy,well equipped room with a comfy bed to sleep in then i couldnt recommend this place enough. if i ever to london again i will book this place again without a doubt. less then 5 mins to the tube station in a quiet area and a very enjoyable stay.

We knew this was a cheap option but we didn't know it was gonna be stressful and uncomfortable. Twice we approached reception to bring to their attention cleanliness matters and they were so rude we gave up. Also arriving late because of being stuck in traffic was like a capital sin. I would not recommend this hotel to anybody,

This hotel is an adequate option if you are on a budget. The hotel is in a good location for tourists with tube, pubs, shops and restaurants within short walking distance. At the price it is ok and you get what you pay for.

Stayed here recently and was given a nice room with a set of stairs which go to a second double bed. Overall the room was lovely but i am a short person and my head hit the ceiling of the room above the stairs! Couldnt stand up! The tv is incredibly small and hard to see and a large crack in one if the bathroom tiles but overall the room was clean and comfy and the receptionist friendly.

64-65 Princes Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Bayswater, Palace Court Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens. The 42 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.


All 42 rooms provide coffee makers and desks. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Palace Court Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

14% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 426 reviews