Sunday, 8 December 2013

Millenium Bailey's Hotel, London: A short review

It wasn't long ago that I took a weekend trip to London and stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights. The staff were nice enough to give a complementary room due to my boyfriend working with the hotel quite often, as he works in the travel industry. Located in South Kensington, the Millennium Bailey's is close by to the Gloucester Road tube station.

As soon as I got out of the Gloucester Road tube station, I saw the hotel straight away and was very impressed. The hotel was lit up and wasn't even a minute's walk from the tube station, making it really ideal for people planning on staying in London who are looking to travel to different areas during their stay. It is also very close to the National History Museum - a brilliant museum that is definitely worth a visit. We took a trip there along with the Science Museum, and spent a few hours doing the different experiments that get very addictive! Even though the hotel is very central, the rooms were very quiet meaning that you get a very peaceful nights sleep.

After walking through the entrance, I loved the interior straight away; the grand staircase, beautiful chandelier and intricate architecture overall gives a very 'British' feel to the hotel, along with a hugh flower arrangement of fresh lilies which really adds to the decor.

When entering the room, I was really impressed with the size, as it was very large in comparison to the other hotels that I have previously stayed in at London, and most impressively, they had some truffles on the table for us - a lovely touch.

We had breakfast both days which was great as they had everything there that you want from a breakfast - full english, along with pastries, fruit, cereal and juices. We also had a meal at the 'Olive's' restaurant which was equally as nice, serving fresh Italian food. The food from this restaurant can also be ordered from your room, and the menu can be found here.

While we were in London, we visited museums, as mentioned, Southbank Christmas market, Covent Garden and, of course, Harrods. The Christmas lights at Harrods were amazing - the picture below definitely doesn't do it justice!

Overall, I had a brilliant stay in London, and the staff, food, cleanliness and design of this hotel make it one of my top choices of London hotels.