Hotel in Detail:The Bailey's Hotel London has a townhouse style and retains many features from its Victorian past, notably the sweeping spiralling main staircase, red brick facade and its period fireplaces. Offers traditional service with an elegant charm of its own. Features include stained glass windows and intricate stonework. First opening way back in 1876 The hall of the hotel is little changed retaining original features such as marble pillars and a grand staircase. Guests will be greeted by the leather clad reception on entrance to the hotel.
Bedrooms are classically English in nature using warm colours, unique furnishings, high buttoned bed headboards, and decked with modern high tech amenities. All are fully sound proofed.
Standard room amenities at the hotel include en-suite bathroom (hairdryer, free toiletries, many with walk in shower), Air conditioning, desk, direct dial phone with voice mail, high speed wireless internet access, wake-up service, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, Nespresso coffee maker, mini bar/fridge, radio, flat screen smart TV with movies, trouser press, direct dial telephone and iron/ironing board. Beds have a Hypnos mattress.
Classic rooms average 25 square metres.
Deluxe and luxury rooms average 30 square metres.
Luxury rooms and suites enjoy free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, a newspaper, evening turndown and exclusive access to the hotel Club Lounge (open 08.00 to 20:00). The lounge offers a range of amenities, and drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
The Bailey's hotel London has a Penthouse suite with a king size bed and separate seating and dining area.
Room service is 24 hours. Daily maid service.
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. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea as well as cocktails and champagne throughout the day. Serves a bar menu from freshly made locally sourced British food. Options include sandwiches and paninis, salads and light bites, as well as main dishes and desserts.
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. Olives offers a special lunch menu and set menus, providing you with a value-for-money alternative.
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).
Traditional Afternoon Tea: Served daily between 14.30 and 17.00. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones & sweets along with a selection of loose leaf teas brewed to your preference. Champagnes also served as an option.
WiFi high speed internet access can be picked in The Baileys hotel London 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.
Concierge team and multilingual staff always on hand. Reception staffed 24/7.
Services include postal and parcel delivery, printing, fax, document binding, scanning and photocopies, laundry and dry cleaning, luggage storage, currency exchange, safety deposit boxes at reception,
This is a fully non-smoking hotel. Hotel has a lift.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 88 yards (80 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). 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 development complex (0.63 miles), Kensington Palace (0.73 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.86 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 212 / 13 suites / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History:In 2016 the hotel dropped the Millennium branding from its name although it was still a Millennium run hotel.
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. Opened in 1876 by James Bailey. Fully restored in 1996. Was used as a hospital during world war 2.
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.
Major refurbishment and relaunch 2015/16.
Awards: 2008 Best bar in 'Best Bar None' awards.
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £40 per day.
Internet:Wireless internet access in bedrooms charged at £10 per 24 hours.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Millennium chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Millennium Gloucester Hotel: is 65 yards (59 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 77% and rates start from about £106.
Millennium Copthorne Hotel At Chelsea Fc: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 78% and base rates begin at about £68.
Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.7 km), rated at 75% and with rates from around £154.
Millennium Hotel Mayfair: 1.8 miles (2.9 km), rated at 78% and with rates from around £154.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Millennium Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is one of the better rated Millennium hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 228th from 845 London hotels, 1st of 5 Millennium Hotels, and 94th of 317 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.0 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Millennium Gloucester Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £88 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Kensington House Hotel. 0.4 miles from the Bailey's Hotel London (0.6 km), has been rated at 63% by past guests and has rates from around £56 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Milestone Hotel & Apartments seems like a possible option, it's only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here. The Milestone Hotel & Apartments has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (140 Gloucester Road, SW7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 6 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 30 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 72%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 78%). Top 4 star hotels are Number Sixteen Hotel, The Nadler Kensington and Hotel Indigo London Kensington (all three rated 91%). Top rated of the local hotels is the Ampersand Hotel (5 star) at 93%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £99 per night. Rates range from £36 at Westbury Hotel Kensington (3 Star, 71%) and the highest rates top out at £228 at Blakes Hotel (5 Star, 83%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £186, Four Star average: £101, Three Star average: £60 and Two Star average: £55.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Bailey's Hotel London 12th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 9th (joint) for the 30 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 30th of 50 (16th of 30 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 11th of 48 for sheer bang for buck (The Nadler Kensington was top).