Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
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My trip to London was very exciting and interesting. the first day i went to Westminster and saw the Parliament house, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Dungeon etc. The rest of the trip was also very fun and interesting and i didn't want to leave.
Just arrived in the UK. Big couple of weeks ahead now, feels like Im on the home straight. As much as Im enjoying this holiday Im really missing my own bed, looking forward to getting home.
As for the UK, its nice to be back in the English speaking world again. Well, as much as London is anyway.
More to come.........
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... drive in (for the obvious reason of traffic congestion). The underground was truly amazing. The corridors, steps and mazes were only for the skilled commuters and it was fascinating watching everyone scurrying to and fro. Lucky we didn't get lost (we were running for our lives keeping up with Patsy and Paul!). The trains have suitcase storage areas so it was easy to stack our luggage and get down go gossip time. Aunty Patsy gave us a running commentary on our ...
... The Internets have decreed that The Kentish Canteen is a local favorite, and i am blessedly very easy to convince. "Londoners prefer to eat children on Saturday mornings...? Well... Okay, i guess. Pass the marmalade." Camden Town is nearly deserted at nearly ten on a Saturday morning - it's somewhat charming to see the neighborhood hungover like this, though i'm sure it'll be bustling again by the time i make my way back. The Kentish Canteen is some twenty minutes of ...
The longest leg of our journey is almost complete. It's 23.00 local time. 5am UK time. We have been traveling non stop since 6am yesterday morning. 23 hours down. Hopefully only another one or two to go before we reach the hotel and the much needed comfort of bed. In true lucinda style I have succeeded in loosing all my dollars, my debit card is declined by all cash machines, the exchange desks charge extortionate rates ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
Satyed at the Millennium Gloucester. Had a wonderful stay. Very nice spacious rooms. Great location. Would recommend it to anyone.
Millenium Gloucester Hotel
We bid on a 4* hotel in Kensington area on Priceline and were lucky enough to receive the Millenium Gloucester Hotel. It is right around the corner from the Gloucester Road tube stop and within walking distance of Kensington Palace, museums, Hyde Park and Notting Hill. We asked to upgrade to a club room (read someone else's review and took their advice) and were given a wonderful room at no extra charge in the club section. It was very clean and comfortable and the service was great.
I recently had an extended stay at this hotel while touring with my parents who had never been to Europe. For our purposes, the hotel was quite good and I nearly rated it above average. The air-conditioned rooms were very large with king beds, irons, safes, minibars and close to 25 television channels; they compare favorably with American standards. The room décor could use an update but it was simply average as opposed to ugly. Service was good and the concierge showed amazing patience with my father who seemed to be at his desk once an hour.
The location close to the Tube is the best asset for this hotel. I lugged 3 bags over to the hotel and was not offered any help by the bellstaff nor the check-in receptionist. The room is dark and badly needs a refurbishing. Dusty lamps, stained carpets. The staff at breakfast, however, is super. But I would not stay at this hotel again.
I paid $90 per night plus tax and bf.
the hotel was awesome, my girlfriend now wife and i stayed there for 3 days jan 02 and we had a ball. right across the street is the tube and u can catch th picadilly line there straight to heathrow airport. the klondon part of our trip was the last leg of our italy/german tour and we had no idea what to expect from london. the concierge was great, he helped us book tours and went out of his way i think to find us the best deal. right across the street there is a fish and chips sit down place where they had a super special for only 4 pounds with tea or coffee, and they have little shops and markets where u can shop for things. the room we had was very spacious and very neat. the bathroom was black marble and was pretty large. our room had a writing desk with a nice large wood/leather comfy chair. my wife and i are going back to london in sept and we are staying 7 nights at the gloucester. i wrote the hotel telling them that this was our honeymoon trip and the nice lady picked a huge corner room with a king size bed met all my needs for the room. she also offered to have champagne and flowers in the room for our arrival. i have no complaints about this wonderful hotel. if you plan on staying in london then the gloucester is the place to be
Ugly 70's concrete exterior, inside grand marble lobby (2 levels) with small "club like" pannelled bar off (with sports cable) and restaurant / coffee shop (also pannelled) overlooking street. 8 level building in a letter "H" design. Business club room(although on holiday) large & nicely done in half blond wood pannelling with big curved desk, pannelled tapestry behind bed (comfy) and those horrible automatically charging minibars (dont touch anything in the bar as its charges without removing anything going by the number of times I had to ring reception and other guests I encountered). Heated towel rail in bathroom, safe and trouser press in robe. Small opening window - a/c worked okay. Quiet room. Small fitness room, no pool. Club lounge small with continental breakfast (fruits, cereal and danishs with some breakfast meats) and little else during day (only coffee/ tea and water plus some small danishs available all day). Evening cocktails consisted of one free drink down in the bar (and didn't that make you feel good just asking for it - not). Lounge not really worth it apart from the upgraded accomodation. Great location - across from Gloucester road tube (with a shopping centre with Boots chemist and a Waitrose supermarket) plus other shopping area with pub, restaurants and small stores. Other hotels around include Holiday Inn (x 2), Raddison Edwardian and a Rydges. This hotel is part of a small convention centre and has a large business clientele weekdays (also connected to another Millenium hotel - The Baileys - which you have co-siging rights to facilities). Good rates obtained via Last minute.com (GBP110 for Club Room against rack rate of approx GBP250) and other websites. Staff a bit slow (intelligence wise) but otherwise recommend hotel
Summary: Room Rate = Good Standard Room = Poor (3 Star at best) Staff = Excellent Location = Excellent Details: Unfortunately, I saw the other reviews for this hotel after I had already booked it. We went along hoping for the best but were disappointed to find the reviews all too accurate. The entrance & lobby of the hotel are very smart and the staff were very polite and efficient. However the corridor to our room was dimly lit and vaguely musty. Our room itself was of good size but very dimly lit even once all the lights were on (Not adequate if you need to do any sort work at the desk). The carpet was worn and stained (rather than dirty if that distinction makes sense). The standard of cleaning in the bathroom was also not really up to scratch. However, being English, we didn't think it was worth complaining about. It was still an OK room and we had got it at a good rate. Incidentlaly, the Minibar prices are exorbitant! The deli / grocers just across the street definitely warrants a visit in order to stock up on anything you need by way of refreshments. The location of the hotel is excellent - right next to the Tube (metro) Station. 5 minutes walk from the Natural History, Science, Geological, and Victoria & Albert Museums. Hundreds of nearby Bars and Restaurants. 10 Minutes walk to Knightsbridge (Harrods etc). 10 Minute cab ride to West End Theatres etc. We had an amazing time overall. We did not regret our stay, but will probably try a different hotel next time.
We transferred to the Gloucester from its sister property next door (Bailey's) and were thrilled with our stay.
Standard rooms disappoint
The previous review is right on for the regular rooms. My brother and I booked 2 rooms for three nights in December 2002. We arrived late and as they were running low on rooms, one of us was upgraded to the club level. The standard room did not have adequate lighting and the carpet was stained. The carpets in the hallway were patched with tape. Upon complaining to the desk we were both upgraded. Everything at the hotel is overpriced. They charge 15 pounds for an English breakfast. Across the street at Dino's you get a full breakfast including juice and hot drink for 4.75. The location is excellent and the public facilities are first rate. The rooms on the club level were very nice and are configured for business people with desk space,
We had 4 nights booked at the Millenium Gloucester this September, but checked out after one night. The room was filthy. The carpet had huge stains all over and had not been cleaned recently. The dust ruffle on the bed was no longer pink, but a sick shade of dirt and pink mixed. The curtains had dark stains at the bottom as well. The room looked like it had not been cleaned in several months. The carpet in hallway was ripped and there was duct tape holding some of the tears together. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.