Millennium Baileys Hotel

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Millennium Baileys Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 212

140 Gloucester Road - London - England - SW7 4QH - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | (0) 20 7373 6000
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Lobby, staff, location great; rooms just ok

from travel4
These reviews are basically right; the staff is very accomodating, the location and the lobby are terrific, but the rooms need some work. When you come in from Heathrow, the hotel is right at the Glocester Rd. tube stop, which is nice when you are tired from the flight over. There were no non-smoking room available at 9 am, but the staff promised and delivered a nice sized room at noon that was non-smoking. It was worn; old carpeting and wallpaper, a so-so bed, and a dated but functional bathroom. But on the other hand, this is about what you would get in NYC for $150. You get what you pay for. We did not do the breakfast, but instead found a GREAT cafe nearby; Cafe Forum. When you come out of the hotel, go right up Glocester St. and just as the hotel ends, it is right there. The food is great and cheap for the area, and with your big morning cup of coffee, you get a free hot croissant!

Staff nice... little else desireable...

from Harleycat
Took into consideration previous reviews and chose the hotel with mixed feelings. Should have listened to my instincts not to book it! The staff was wonderful. We had a great checkin and when our room had a horrid odor they quickly offered 3 alternate rooms for us to choose from. Doris at the front desk was fabulous and when our rooms (we had two) were overheating, she called maintance to check on it . Although the problem was slightly rectified, we used towels to prop up the window to get fresh air. The beds were uncomfortable and the showers were by handheld rather than from wall unit. I also found a couple of our towels and the shower curtain to be stained and dirty. Breakfast was ok... very standard and felt rushed by the waitstaff as they were quick to clear our plates as we finished our last bites. The location is good across the street from the Gloucester Tube station making it easy to get around. The worst was when my young son found a copy of an incredibly raunchy magazine under our bed! It makes me question the thoroughness of the housekeeping staff... and solidified the fact that with so many alternate choices in the area, there is no way we'll stay there again.

Great staff except on woman in glasses and long hair!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in this hotel for a long period of time and I am so pleased with the warm greeting of the staff esp Mr. Tim! He is nice enough to give us early check in and also always so cheerful and nice and make you feel so warm. Actually all other staff are nice except one (see the title of this review).

The room itself is ok. The bedcover could be cleaner! The housekeeping is adequate and I agree somedays are better than the rest. But overall is ok.

The location is really unbeatable. Supermarket and pharmacy plus a 24 hours grocery is all that you need when you are travelling abroad. Also is soooooooooo convenient as it is just steps away from the Tube. It makes you feel safe, esp if you are a woman travelling alone.

Breakfast is ok and I prefer the continental instead given the full english is quite oily to be honest for breakfast. Staff in the restuarant are helpful and nice!

Having said that, it seems that Gloucester Millennium is a much better hotel next door.......next time I may go to that hotel instead if I am staying in Gloucester Road area. The Tube station itself is convenient as it is a major station for changing lines.

All in all, a good stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
I just returned from a four day stay at the Bailey's. All in all, my stay was fine.

Upon arrival, the staff was pleasant and my room was available well before the established check in time of 2 p.m. The room was clean, decorated with a traditional English theme. I had reserved a single queen-bedded room, and the size was perfect for a single person.
Although each room has its own safe, I never trust those in-room safes.
Hotel staff was more than happy to give me a safe box behind the front desk for which I had my own key. My room faced the street which was nice because it gave me an opportunity to size up the neighborhood, yet the double glazed windows provided good insulation from noise.

My room rate - 100 pounds per night - included a full English breakfast and the spread at the hotel did not disappoint and included all the usual staples - eggs, bacon, beans, mushrooms, tomatos. Unfortunately, I don't think my American stomach was ready for such a heavy meal first thing in the morning. If I were to return, I would go with the continental breakfast...much easier to digest when you are on the go.

The location was ideal. Steps from the Gloucester Road tube stop and adjacent to a 24 hour market. The pub across the street, Stanhope Arms, proved to be a good starting point for a night out and was also a good place to catch a football or rugby match. Other establishments in the area included Starbucks, Burger King, a fish & chips shop (wouldn't recommend, there are better places to get a good fish & chips meal), a travel shop (perfect for me b/c I needed to buy an extra piece of luggage for all my shopping and the prices were very reasonable), Boot's Pharmacy, Waitrose supermarket, a travel center with an exchange counter and souveniers, and other various restaurants and cafes.

I had a couple of complaints when I was checking out and the Hotel Manager sat & listened to me and offered to match my rate with a room upgrade the next time I visited London. All in all, it was a good stay, a safe location for a single woman traveling alone, and I would recommend to anyone visiting London.

Nice Europe Cruise Ending

from A TripAdvisor Member
Nice hotel, we were there when the hot weather was so bad in London (Aug 2003). The hotel has Air!! and it worked. The room was plesent and large enought for two. The morning breakfast we received was not bad. For a few bucks you had a "full" english breakfast, but we perfered the Contenial breakfast. Good location for everything, Tube access was nextdoor, lots of shopping close by and banking was easy. The folks at the hotel were over-whelm, when they had a gas pipe in the street cut in front of the hotel. But they were nice and had offer us a upgrade breakfast the next morning, due to the lengthy time we all had to wait to get back in. Would stay again, when in London. Oh yea, there is a Irish pub call the Black Widow about 3rd of a mile from the hotel that is worth going to. We stayed there during the gas leak and enjoyed several pints!! Cheres - DuaneO

Nice hotel, bad restaurant

from Onewriter
We stayed at Bailey s for 10 days over Christmas this year. Our room was large and pleasant, and although we couldn t adjust the heat, the windows opened. Thus we were able to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout. There were too few drawers for our clothing and not enough hangers, and they were the annoying kind with rings fixed to the pole. The other half of the closet was taken up by the pants press and in-room safeThe bathroom was large and white tiled, and once we discovered how to use the shower, it was great. Plus it had a proper shower curtain!While the room safe was inoperable, the concierge set us up with a safe deposit box, which was just fine. The front desk staff could not have been nicer and more helpful.The pleasant lobby was decorated for the holidays with a large real Christmas tree done up in red and there were various garlands and wreaths about, giving it a festive glow.The hotel is directly across from the Gloucester Road Tube station and there is a Waitrose food store and a Boots Chemist adjacent to the station. There is also a Post Office and an internet service on Gloucester Road, just across Cromwell Road.Housekeeping was a bit of an off-on sort of thing. One day there would be a extra sheet covering the blanket (which I prefer), the next day it would be gone! Several breakfast trays lingered in the hall for 3 days, until we called room service and complained about them. They then vanished.For some reason breakfast was not included with our room. We ventured out trying several unsatisfactory local cafes, until we discovered a gargantuan Holiday Inn about half block away on Courtfield Road. They had wonderful, reasonably-priced full English breakfast and a marvelous breakfast buffet with fruit juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, every sort of cereal, cheese, ham, salami and other preserved meats, all sort of breads, croissants and sweet rolls, and a bottomless cup of coffee.We did have one lamentable dinner at Bailey s on Christmas Eve, which we reserved a day or so in advance. The wait staff and kitchen were clearly overwhelmed, and most things on their special Christmas Eve menu were gone. So we were stuck with whatever the kitchen could conjure up, which turned out to be steaks, not very good and over-priced, accompanied by a remarkably bad bottle of wine.We never had anything more challenging at Bailey s restaurants except for two coffees in the bar on Christmas morning. They were fine.

Charming, Excellent Service, Room good use improvement

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed for three nights 1/23/04 -- 01/27/04. Cute hotel in a great location... right across from the tube. There are many nice shops and places to eat in the immediate area as well. The staff was exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to make you comfortable. We were able to check in at 8am and checked out late at no additional cost. The breakfast was quite good (though at 15 pounds a robbery) -- ours was included in a package. Otherwise, I'd just walk across the street to any number of cafes or even Starbucks to eat.

My only, and minor complaint, was that the room was slightly under par for a four star hotel. It was nice, but a bit small (but not tiny) and slightly worn around the edges. We were in a standard twin and I suspect the doubles are a bit larger and nicer. Unlike the other reviews we didn't have any noise problems and our windows faced the street on the seconds floor. Overall the room was nice enough for all our needs, but lacked any suprises or luxuries.

Beautiful location. Nice hotel.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent a week at Bailey's over the Christmas holidays, and we fell in love with the neighborhood and, to a lesser extent, the hotel. Our room was a little more worn than expected, the receptionist was definitely unfriendly, to say the least, but the location is gorgeous, excellent.
And the concierge was very nice and helpful as well. The room was a good size, as was the bathroom. Overall, we probably would stay here again.

Not as good for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
During our vacation to the UK and Ireland we stayed in several hotels in different London neighborhoods between excursions. We found that the Millennium Bailey's offered the lowest standards in the price range. In particular the rooms were smaller and felt more "used." It does however have a very nice location in Knightsbridge among some pricier alternatives and close to the tube.

Recommended

from A TripAdvisor Member
Friendly staff, clean and cousy rooms and great location ! Everything I was looking for a 2 night visit for 8 people in Nov 2003. Hotel turned out to be as expected with no surprises. Stylish lobby and nice decoration. Staff was helpful and took our backage for a few hours before we could check in on the arrival day. We also got delayed check out for one room. Moving was very convenient as the Gloucester Rd tube station is right across the road. Easy access from Heathrow by Picadilly line. Pubs and restaurants across the road. Nearby is a nice italian cafe where we had breakfast which was not encluded in the discount price (85 pounds per twin room). Perfect choice, I would come again.

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Great transportation city If there for a few days, get a travel card for tube and bus, possibly an "oyster card", check out prices on the internet before arriving. Everything is so well explained at bus stops and tube stations and there are bus maps at info locations. Do your homework with guide books and internet. London is so expensive you need any way possible to save money, a double decker bus is a cheap way to sight see from one end of the line to the other, then try another route for another area. You can ride all day with the pass.

Culture buff Excellent location for visiting Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, 10 mins walk from Hotel. Also near to Kensington Palace, Kensing ton Gardens, and Green Park (a must see for all Princess Diana fans). A very pleasant part of London to stay, within easy reach of Harrods, South Kensington and Knightsbridge, for all the wonderful department stores and chic designer boutiques.

where to go to eat? i went out and bought a copy of the time out guide to eating and drinking in london, it gives honest advice about where is good and where is not!!

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  • Address: 140 Gloucester Road - London - England - SW7 4QH - United Kingdom
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