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Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Gloucester Road | South Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England (Earls Court)   |  
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“Excellent location and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

This hotel is directly across the street from the tube - no additional walking , out the tube and across the street. You can take the tube directly from Heathrow to Glouchester road with abolutely no challenges. Vert easy and direct.

We stayed in the club room with a King size bed. Very comfortable, large and roomy for Europe. Excellent shower with good pressure. Only drawback is the tube in the bathroom has high sides and young children and persons with lower mobility ssues will be challenged. I received a few bruises on my lower extremities as I am vertically challenged (i.e. short). We were inside courtyard with no view but also no street noise. Good trade off in my opinion. Room was always cleaned very well.

Elevator is 2 person with luggage. Not unusual in Europe. Do not expect larger. Is a Hotel of it's age (older hotel with some wrinkles but lots of character). Staff at desk were extremely helpful. However, staff at Oliver's need a lesson or two in customer service. Go to the Pub across the street. Cheaper and more realistic of Britian and better customer service. Remember you need to order at the bar. when in a pub Always packed, a good sign! Check out TESCO's across the street. Avoid Italian restaurant on tube side of road in little mall. Over priced and not great food or service.

Easy access to all of London - Enjoy!

  • Liked — Large comfortable room (club room)
  • Disliked — Nothing, it ws great!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

We recently stayed at the Baileys as sort of a 20th anniversary present to ourselves. We were there for 8 nights and got a rate of 129 pounds per night which we thought was pretty decent for a London hotel.

Our room was not a club level room, but was very spacious - even generous. The queen sized bed was great and very comfy with nice linens. We had 2 clubs chairs and a desk with plenty of room to spare.

The bathroom was fine - towels were great! Only problem I had was the first time I got out of the shower - I fell! HA! It is elevated a bit and being short, it was a much bigger step out of the tub than I thought and went down flat. But no harm done!

Used the concierge only to get tickets to the Globe for us. Did everything else ourselves. Ate at several of the local restaurants and they were all fine.

Would not hesitate to recommend for location, size of room, room amenities and niceness of the staff. A very pleasant experience!

  • Liked — location location location
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

I spent 10 days at Bailey's and must say it was worth it.
I had the Standard Queen, which I think is the smallest room available. Having seen what's available elsewhere, both cheaper (often tiny and scary) and expensive (luxurious and very nice if prepared to pay over £200.00) I think the rate for my room was fair.
The bedroom was a very good size as was the bathroom. There was a writing desk with chair and an armchair. Some of the furniture was tired, greasy armrests and frayed fabric - if you looked closely, but the overall impression was nice.
I had asked for a quiet room so I did not complain that my room faced an interior space made up of fire escapes and misc. pipes etc. This made the room very dark. Even with all the lights on reading was difficult.
There was no noise from outside or from adjoining rooms. The bed was comfortable and I slept well. However, the doors to the rooms close with a very loud bang and if your neighbours come and go a lot then it can be annoying at night.
The location is wonderful.
Everything from a post office, dry cleaner, internet cafe, Waitrose, 24hr Tesco, bank machines, pubs, restaurants and a tube stop with acess to the 3 most useful lines are all just outside the hotel on Gloucester Road.
The pièce de résistance is the Paul's Café across the street.
I, too, heartily recommend Bailey's as good value for anyone seeking medium range accommodation in an excellent location.

Stayed June 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2007

We stayed for one night and this was booked as a last minute.com secret hotel.Our two rooms 116 and 122 were a good size, comfortable with a large bathroom that had a very powerful shower.The beds were very comfortable and room was quiet at night.We did not eat at the hotel as there are many cafes across the road for breakfast etc.Mini bar very expensive but no other complaints.Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Duesseldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2007

This is an excellent location for a hotel, and usually an excellent place for an evening meal. Once the smoking ban comes into force the lounge area will be an excellent place for a drink or afternoon assignation.

The overall impression is very pleasing – but I wonder if it’s not time to spruce up the faded gentility, replace the aging carpets and paint the walls. Bedroom was good if a little scruffy, the bathroom had obviously been refurbished, the bed was very comfortable, the shower excellent and the room was quiet and so met one of the aims of the Millennium group’s boss to provide a good night’s rest. (Quoted 25 June 07 in a travel mag in the BA lounge).

My evening meal was very good and the staff attentive and friendly as usual - excellent rhubarb-based pud. Breakfast was a little disappointing though – dry and uninspiring with soggy toast and orange-juice that needed a thorough mix ………..

No BA air miles now though.

  • Liked — Food and quite high quality
  • Disliked — a little faded ..........
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Beds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2007

We booked this hotel through londontown website, had a good rate with continental breakfast.
The location couldnt have been better, we wanted to visit the west end and hyde park for a concert, when you get off Gloucestor Road station it is literally across the road, brilliant. There is a 24 hour Tescos opposite and various shops, cafes and restaurants all very near.
We arrived half an hour early for check in and was attended to immediately, the room was ready for us, we were also given a £20 voucher to spend on food in the hotel!!! So after we unpacked we ate in the bar which came to just over £20 with drinks and was lovely.
The room was perfect, just like the ones shown on their web site, it was a standard room but was large and had tea and coffe making facilities, iron and ironing board, mini bar, seating, pay per view movies. The bed was large and very comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean.Breakfast was nice and we got seated straight away even though it was busy.
It was definately better than we expected, the power shower was wonderful after travelling. My one and only moan would be the expense of items in the mini bar but arent they all like this !!!!
When we stay in London again we would definately book this hotel, I am very fussy and used to work in the hotel business so always find something to moan about so belive me this is praise!!!!! indeed !!!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — nothing !!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2007

My family of five stayed at the MB in June as my wife was attending a convention. This was our first time in London.

The hotel itself is old as mentioned in other reviews so don't expect modern amenities and furnishings. Its location on Gloucester Road is perfect for families whose main purpose is to visit the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the nearby Kensington Gardens. The tube station literally across the street and nearby cafes, a Tesco store, KFC and Boots pharmacy make life on the go more convenient. The proximity of the underground allows access to the rest of central London. It's pretty easy even with three children under 9 to go to the Tate Modern, cross the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and other attractions.

The room price for a Millennium Club room is too much, though. Internet access is not free, and as of June 2007 was priced at 8 pounds per hour or 20 pounds per 24 hr, which is ridiculous but necessary unless you want to go into Net withdrawal. There is no wireless access. The room itself is antiquarian and tired looking but clean with adequate temperature control and hot water. The warning on the towel heater rail is appropriate, as it can get very hot. The TV is a CRT with DVD player and few watchable channels with at least three foreign language ones. The bed itself is soft and comfortable. The room is kept clean by the staff, who are uniformly courteous and helpful.

Breakfast is served buffet style and can get old if you eat there almost daily as we did. There was a sufficient selection and it was free. There are nearby cafes should one venture out. We did not try room service so I will not be able to evaluate that. We sampled some sumptuous Asian fare at the Singaporean restaurant Bugis a block away, which is actually still part of the Millennium complex. Should your path lead there, try the fried rice.

Again, its proximity to nearby attractions and the underground station are very attractive. The hotel itself is above average but not stellar, in keeping with its unassuming facade. The amenities are not up to par with US standards for a hotel at this price but this may be the norm for its London peers.

  • Liked — Proximity to tube, museums
  • Disliked — Antiquaruan, expensive
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 140 Gloucester Road | South Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in London
#105 Luxury Hotel in London
#126 Romantic Hotel in London
#165 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Millennium Bailey's HotelThis Central London hotel is a magnificently restored Victorian townhouse situated in the heart of Kensington. From the moment you enter our stately hall, the authentic Victorian decor envelops you and it also retains much of its Victorian heritage with its sweeping staircases and real fireplaces. Located opposite Gloucester Road Underground Station, the hotel is well-situated for visiting many of London’s greatest attractions, including Hyde Park, Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums. ... more   less 
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