Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington
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This hotel is across the street from the Gloucester Road tube station. Three lines stop at this station. Very handy to get around. Also the line from Heathrow stops there.
The hotel was clean and modern, the staff friendly and helpful. A breakfast buffet came with my room and it was delicious.
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Good breakfast. Large. Executive rooms.
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Nice hotel in a good location
We stayed at the Baileys for 3 nights in November 2003. The location is great. It is just across the road from the Gloucester Rd Tube station on the Piccadilly line( that goes to Heathrow). It's in a beautiful area in Kensington, close to shops, restaurants, food stores and the V and A museum.
The rooms were large and updated. The bathrooms were also big with tile and marble. The public areas needed to be upgraded, new paint and wallpaper and the staff were impersonal but at 85 pounds a night it was worth the money. I would recommend it.
Good all round
We stayed at this hotel on agoup booking basis, 13 rooms in total. Each one of us was more than happy with the standard of the hotel. The rooms were large and clean, the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good too. We had a wonderful stay and I would recommend it to any one
Excellent Hotel !
I was staying in the hotel for only one night on business but first impressions were certainly excellent ! You enter in to a grand foyer where the staff are most helpful. The hotel feels 'classy' inside and certainly earns it's 4 stars. My single room was rather small but very clean and luxurious none the less. Nicely equipped room with very efficient air conditioning.
The hotel is perfectly placed directly across from a tube station meaning you can get directly from Heathrow and also into the city centre. There were plenty of shops, restaurants and bars around the hotel as well.
I would certainly go back. Perfect for a tourist trip !
I stayed here a couple of months back an in short was impressed, i have stayed at all the top hotels in London but thought i'd give a smaller one a go this time. I had booked a Junior Suite and it was huge! and the bathroom was white washed and also masssive! However, the rooms could have done with being updated as in some places were a bit shabby, but its really not that much of a problem. And the location is great just across the road from a tube st, and near loads of restaurants!
Charm and Location
Just came back from a 5-day stay at Bailey's Hotel (Oct 2003) and was overall very pleased. It's a very pretty Victorian-era hotel with a comfortable and attractive lobby. Our twin room was large and nicely decorated, with a high ceilings and a huge window overlooking the street. There was a double window so that, when closed, it was quiet.
The bathroom was spotless, the oversized towels were nice, and the daily cleaning was prompt and thorough. The location is perfect - a few steps away from the Gloucester St tube station, which is on three main lines including Picadilly which goes to Heathrow. Across the street from the hotel are a pub, a Starbucks, a 24-hour grocery, and various restaurants. This is a great place to stay if you want to walk everywhere or catch the tube. In the negative column: I was expecting air-condtioning in the room but found only heat. The room was stuffy unless the window was opened, which made it noisy. My friend's single room was extremely tiny, but still pleasant and attractive. The bar and restaurant were expensive, and not really worth it considering that there are plenty of other options nearby (get a G&T for half the price at the pub right across the street) However, I will stay at Bailey's again because it is a charming hotel in a great location.
Last year we stayed in the baileys hotel for a total of 2 weeks. What can i say my first impression was WOW, it looks fab and that was just standing on the outside then to enter we were greeted by a member of staff who then took are bags to our room.So of we went to the bedroom opening the door.....AMAZING!!! Massive beds and sooooo comfy great bathroom i was gobsmacked.Time went on going down for breakfast i felt really at home. The staff were very friendly and helpful every morning.
14 days passed and sadly it was time to head home.Going of in taxi i was crying! I WOULD REALLY go again and you should really go to. There is nothing bad i have to say on this hotel. oh and the tube station is just across the road.GO to the BAILEYS HOTEL---you'll love it i did
I do need to admit the location is ideal. Tube station across the street. Restaurants, pubs, stores and interesting streets to walk around on. I would advise not staying above the 2nd floor. I stayed on the 5th and water presure for taking a bath is non-existant. I know it is an old hotel that was redone but more than a trickle would be nice after a day of sightseeing. Also, I had a room that overlooked a gutter drain. Why is that important you ask? It seems that when it rains, that gutter sometimes needs to be cleaned or water overflows. This was told to me by a 7 AM call from the front desk. It was my first sleep since arriving on the overnight flight. The phone rings and I am told that maintanance needs into my room to check for water. The clerk even asked if I was awake. I told her I was since I answered the phone.
30 Minutes passed and no one appears. I called the front desk and they asked me why I called the first time. And who did I talk to since they did not know what I was talking about. I hung up the phone (perhaps harshley) and tried to get back to sleep. The phone rang again and I was asked why I terminated the call. In closing, don't expect much from the front desk. They don't seem to be aware of what is going on in their hotel. By the way, no one even tried to contact me later to put some first aid on the business wound they caused. Location is good but I think I will be trying The Royal Lancaster next time since I had a choice of those two.
I recommend the Millennium Baileys!
I stayed at the Millennium Baileys from Friday to Sunday in May 2003. Check in was fast and my room was available immediately. The single room was great, with a comfortable single bed (and supportive but soft pillows!) air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, a TV with lots of TV and radio channel choices, Tea/coffee making facilities and a mini bar, as well as being quiet. The room and hotel were very well maintained (I don't recognise the hotel from the negative comments in another review!!) and spotlessly clean, and could not have been more convenient for the tube, local shops and South Kensington museums.My room rate was excellent for a central 4* London hotel and included a full English buffet breakfast, with items including cereal, eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, saute potatoes, a variety of bread rolls, toast, pastries, and fruit, plus tea and coffee.The staff were very friendly and efficient, and check out was relatively late at 12 noon. I shall certainly stay here again. WAE.
Old and Charming....and Old
We frankly were disappointed with the room after a long flight. Even though they put us in an impressively large room, it was far more worn than we'd expected from pictures.
The exterior is lovely, and there really isn't anything wrong with the rooms other than being a bit shabby. Or at least ours was.
On a positive note, it is clean and in a wonderful location....right next to the tube and a 24 hour grocery and many conveniences. That's a huge bonus in London.
So, for a good price, it is worth the stay, but for our money, we preferred the sister hotel, the Millennium Gloucester located right next door.
We were able to transfer for the same rate through our internet provider and got a very modern, luxurious room (they upgraded us since we were there for the holidays) and had a terrific stay.
A Hot July in London
This Millenium hotel has so many things going for it. In July 2001, London was having a heat wave .. 95+! The best thing about Bailey's is that it is air conditioned! Second, location: across the street from the Gloucester Road Tube stop, near the Stanhope Arms Pub where the Hop On/Hop Off bus stops, across the street from restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy, next door to the Bombay Palace, a few blocks from Natural History and V&A Museums, a short tube ride from Harrod's, the Piccadilly Line to the heart of the West End, south of the hotel are beautiful neighborhoods to stroll through, and to the north of the hotel is Hyde Park, a short walk away (as is Kensington Palace). Third, the rooms are nice, larger than most London hotels. My single room had lots of storage and a great veiw, and terrific air conditioning! The double rooms were quite large, with a sitting area, huge bathroom, and terrific air conditioning! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially the concierge who helped me change our travel plans on the spot. The continental breakfast was served in a lovely yellow dining room with cold cereal, juice, cold meat, fruit, boiled eggs, good coffee and tea. The hotel is a restored town house hotel, built in 1885, and is in the heart of Kensington. The lobby is lovely with a beautiful, sweeping staircase as it's focal point (there are elevators, too!). It offers all en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite tv, all the amenities you expect of a 4 star hotel. I look forward to staying there again.
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