Hotel Overview:The Millennium Bailey's Hotel in London is one of the capitals oldest surviving hotels dating from 1876. The hotel enjoys a central London location, just West of centre, and just off of Gloucester Road in South Kensington. The hotel is close to the Cromwell Road A4 dual carriageway which is the main road into and out of West London. This road gives direct access to Heathrow Airport. A big plus is being opposite Gloucester Road tube station which is part of the Piccadilly Line which serves Heathrow Airport and just 5 stops from Piccadilly Circus which is the tourist centre of London. Excellent shopping can be found at South Kensington and just a little further finds Kensington High Street, Kings Road Chelsea and Knightsbridge. All very popular shopping areas. The hotel is just 300 yards from a major Sainsbury's supermarket. Nearest attractions include the Natural History and Science Museums (0.33 miles), Dr Who Tardis (0.5 miles), Hyde Park (0.5 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.57 miles), Earls Court Exhibition centre (0.63 miles), Kensington Palace (0.73 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.86 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Millennium Bailey's Hotel retains many features from its Victorian past, notably the sweeping spiralling main staircase and its period fireplaces. Offers traditional service with a charm of its own.
Bedrooms are classically English in nature using warm colours.
Standard room amenities at the hotel include en-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, desk, direct dial phone with voice mail, high speed internet access, wake-up service, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar/fridge, radio, cable plasma TV with movies/pay per view, trouser press, hairdryer and iron/ironing board.
Club rooms are more spacious and come with a complimentary newspaper and DVD player.
The hotel has a Penthouse suite with a king size bed and separate seating and dining area.
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:Please note restaurant and bar facilities are shared between the Bailey's and the adjacent Millennium Gloucester. Guests can cross their charge their bills between each hotel and all restaurant and bars.
Bombay Brasserie: International reputation and serving Indian Cuisine.
Open Lunch 12:30 till 14.00, Dinner 19.30 till 23.45.
Olives Bar: Award winning Cocktail bar with a good selection of wines and Champagnes and also serves hot and cold snacks (Vegetarian options). Sophisticated with a warm atmosphere accentuated by the open fireplace.
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM till 01:00 AM, Sunday & Public Holidays 11.00 AM till 23.30.
Olive's Restaurant: AA rosette holder. International contemporary A La Carte restaurant. Mix of modern simplicity with Victorian splendour. Chic and fashionable. Continental and Full English breakfasts. Large wine list.
Open: Breakfast 07:00 till 10:00 (Weekends & Public Holidays till 10:30), 12.30 till 14.30, 17.30 till 22.30 (Weekends & Public Holidays till 21:30).
Millennium Gloucester: Eat and drink next door at the South West 7 and Bugis Street Brasserie restaurants and Humphrey's Bar:
WiFi high speed internet access can be picked in the Millennium Baileys hotel lobby and hotel bar. Babysitting can be arranged via the concierge.
Fitness room (complimentary for guests) and business services including a dedicated business centre are available at the adjacent Millennium Gloucester.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 4 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Millennium Hotels have an average guest rating of 78%. The Millennium Bailey's Hotel - Kensington with its rating of 84% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Millennium hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 205th from 751 London hotels, 1st of 5 Millennium Hotels, and 90th of 284 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel, where rates start from about £75 and which has a 72% guest satisfaction rating. The Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Parking:Available on site and costs £35 per day.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs £8 per hour.
Bedroom Numbers: 212 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History:Millennium Bailey's was constructed by Aldin and Sons between 1874-6 when it was one of the very first hotels purpose built in London. Fully restored in 1996.
Not to be confused with Thomas's Hotel which stood at 25 Berkeley square till 1904 which was known as Baileys' Hotel after one of its former owners, John Bailey.
Awards: 2008 Best bar in 'Best Bar None' awards.