The Bailey’s Hotel London
What We Love
- Charming Victorian building, complete with stained glass windows and a sweeping central staircase
- Plush, English heritage–style rooms, with dark wood furniture and oversize lamps
- Cocktails in the swank Olives Bar by the open fireplace
What To Know
- A 10-minute walk from some of London's best museums, a short stroll to Hyde Park and a block from Gloucester Road tube station
- Free WiFi in Luxury Rooms; special rate of $16 per 24-hour access in Classic and Deluxe rooms
- Most guestrooms come with a bathtub
- 24-hour room service
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In swank South Kensington, a 10-minute stroll from some of London’s best museums (Natural History, Science, Victoria and Albert), Millennium Bailey’s is an elegant hotel in a magnificently restored Victorian townhouse. Built in 1876, it has plenty of period features, including stained glass windows, a grand, sweeping staircase that spirals up all five floors and antique gilt-framed pictures dotted along the corridors.
Bed and Bath
Guest rooms are an elegant blend of contemporary and traditional; some feature pale cream tones, while others have heritage sofas, lavender-hued pillows and dark wooden trunks; thick curtains keep the rooms cozy and quiet. Plants and oversize antique-style lamps create a calm vibe, and the sumptuous bed linens make for a blissful night’s sleep. Luxury Rooms come with huge fluffy bathrobes plus free tea and coffee making facilities and all rooms have large flat-screen TVs. Most bathrooms come with a tub plus house brand toiletries, and the minibar is purposefully left empty so you can stock it yourself, although housekeeping is happy to fill it on request.
The heritage theme continues throughout the hotel, even in the gold-framed Victorian elevators. Ceilings are high and feature ornate 19th-century cornices, giving the public spaces a stately feel, while quaint touches like antique luggage trunks set a historic tone. The atmospheric Olives Bar and Restaurant (split in two by an open fireplace) is painted gray and gold; at night it’s a great place to enjoy a candlelit tipple or a bite from the à la carte Italian menu. Breakfast is also served here; expect a hearty selection of hot food, mini-pastries and juices. Alternatively head to the Bugis Brasserie, which is located in the Millennium Gloucester (the sister hotel next door) for Asian cuisine.
In the Area
Three of London’s most iconic museums are all a 10-minute walk away: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. They’re all free to enter seven days a week and open until 10:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month. The area is packed with places to eat; for a taste of Italy head to Da Mario on Gloucester Road, or pick up an afternoon treat at the Kensington branch of the Hummingbird Bakery. There are plenty of traditional English pubs to choose from too. The Hereford Arms, which was once a haunt of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, is a top choice for its selection of ales and best-of-British menu. The hotel is a block from Gloucester Road tube station (on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines); Oxford Circus, Westminster and the South Bank are all within a 20-minute ride.
How to Get There
Me and my partner had our belated getaway stay at the Baileys hotel, from the moment we arrived we were welcomed with friendly smiles by reception who were more than happy to help. We had then arrived to our beautiful Percy James Suite which was beautifully designed and super comfy king size bed, we had a few drinks in the bar before we went out for dinner. When returning we were welcomed back by Luis in he lobby and got us a table in the bar so we could have a cheeky night cap before bed. Amazing service provided by all staff from the reception to the bar all the way to breakfast the next morning. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I stay in The Bailey's Hotel on 12-14 Feb 2019, traveled alone for business, stayed two nights. The place is very charming, in great location with perfect access to underground, just a few steps. I was on top 5th floor, room 504 and the room was not facing the main street, so it was very silent. I booked cosy double room, the room is quite small but you don't really need too much space when travelling alone. Next time I would consider double room which is bigger. The room was very clean and also internet worked for 100%. Staff at the reception was very kind and helpful. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you!
We stayed at the Bailey Hotel and had a wonderful experience. The staff is very helpful and the rooms are well appointed. We stayed in a suite and had plenty of space. It is close to the tube station which will get any where you need to go. The Big Bus is just outside and the hotel will sell you tickets. It is away from the busy city but a perfect location to do all you want.
Just returned from an 8-night stay at the Bailey's Hotel. This wonderful hotel in the heart of Kensington and right next door to the Gloucester Tube Station make this an ideal location for of your exploration in the London area. The neighborhood has so many restaurants, pubs, little stores and convenience items that you are pretty much covered for all of your needs. The hotel is a classic older building that has been beautifully done with wonderfully appointed rooms (although small like most European Hotels) and very nice bathrooms. The staff is fantastic and very friendly and helpful. We always stay in this area during our trips to London and will certainly be back to the Baileys.
Great spacious room, pity the TV did not work otherwise very comfortable. Great location and friendly staff. Breakfast was fine, nothing special, on the whole would recommend. Better than a few hotels we have stayed in around the same location.