I have stayed in the Regency several times over the last 7 years and at first found it novel and lots of fun. It has started to get dated but they are upgrading it slowly. They have a lot of tour and large groups at the hotel due to the large banquet facilities. They need to rip out all the carpets and wall paper and re-do as most of the hotel areas smell of smoke and most of the non-smoking rooms are smoky and musty smelling. I had to move 3 times before I got a room that was tolerable due to the smoke.
The rooms are more classic Chinese style than modern but are fine but the beds are hard. The bathrooms are fine with strong water pressure in the shower. Not much English TV choices but they are changing this now. There is a OK pool and gym and also have a message / spa area. Make sure you choose the regular message side as you might be very surprised if you choose the other (special message entrance). They also have a few entertainment ladies hanging around the lobby area and bar when it a busy weekend with lots of tourists from Hong Kong and the big cities.
The location is good and close to lots of restaurants and shopping. I might go back to the Regency once they finish the upgrade and renovations. There are now newer hotels and better options but if you want a classic throw back Chinese style hotel this might be for you.
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