Millenium Knightsbridge or Mill. MayFair

Old Sep 14th, 2003, 04:07 PM
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Millenium Knightsbridge or Mill. MayFair

Of the 2 Milleniums which one should I choose? Theres only a $15 differance in the price. Thanks for any information anyone can give me.
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 07:11 AM
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Look at a map of London with major tourists spots and tube stations on it. Then look at a tube map and notice which stations have multiple tube lines running through them. Determine which hotel is closest to a tube station that will take you where you want to be during your stay. If you pick accomodations near a tube stations that serves multiple tube lines you will save a lot of time. You will be able to go multiple places from one station.

Knightsbridge is close to Harrods, the V & A Museum and the Natural History Museum but farther away from the nightlife around Leicester Sq. Mayfair is very close to the nightlife and to Buckingham and other tourist spots but farther from the Kensington Palace and the thinge around Knightsbridge.

If nightlife interests you, you are better off in Mayfair. The tubes stop between 12 and 1AM and you will be in walking distance from your hotel.

A little bit of looking in a map of London and a tube map will help you decide what is best for you.
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 07:42 AM
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Thanks bbkay for all your information; however I want to know about the individual hotels not really the areas as I've been to London many times and I won't be taking in a lot of tourist sights if any at all. Thanks again. Anyone else?
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 09:27 AM
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Mo: I can only tell you about my experience with the Millenium Knightsbridge, I have never stayed at the Mayfair one. We stayed 4 nights in Feb. 2002. Our room was ready on our arrival at 10AM. The room was a standard and small, (25 sq. ft., I think) but stylish with an extremely comfortable bed. A large picture window overlooked Sloane Street so the room was bright during the day, but had adequate room darkening drapes for night. You can't open the window. The bathroom was also small, and not as clean as I would have liked. There was a stocked minibar, and drawers for clothes in addition to the small (again, that word) closet. We wanted a quiet room and were placed on the 9th floor, but still got quite a lot of traffic noise from Sloane St. I think you have to go for a Club room to get on the back away from noise. We did not try the restaurant or bar. The lobby area is small, there is really no place to just hang out or relax. They did have a computer and printer which the receptionist let me use for internet access (for a small fee) behind the front desk. We really did not enjoy being in this location because it is pretty dead other than the high-end shopping. The restaurants available were very expensive. It was not a location that we enjoyed just wandering around...boring. The tube is handy though. We got an exceptionally good price thru londontown.com (57 pounds, double) and I thought it was OK for that, but I would have felt terrible if I had paid much more,mostly because of the noise, but also the location and lack of space. (I like a big lobby) Hope this helps.
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 09:32 AM
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Oops...made an error in typing, 25 Sq. ft. would be small, wouldn't it?? Should have been meters.
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I just stayed at the Mafair Millenium in May. The area is great and it is right across from the American Embassy. There is a park right across the street which is nice for a walk or picnic. The hotel is a short walk from all the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street shopping or the restaurants of Mayfair. I found the location to be very quiet and calm.

One thing I will say is that the rooms at this hotel are probably bigger than at the Knightbridge location but I found them to be a bit shabby and worn. Not dirty, just old. Regardless I found them comfortable. I have stayed at the Millennium in New York City and it was far nicer and luxurious.

If you send me you email I will be happy to send you a few pics [email protected]

Also, if you are still looking for good rates, did you try londontown.com? They always have the lowest rates I have seen anywhere!
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Old Sep 15th, 2003, 09:39 AM
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Well Mo, I am just getting senile, I guess. Checked my notes on the MK room size, and see I had written 120 SQ. FT.
Maybe you'd better call the hotel and make sure, I wouldn't trust myself at this point!!
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I have stayed at the Millenium Knightsbridge a few times, and the rooms are indeed small. But the location is great, and I do like the lobby area. The hotel has been refurbished recently, so the rooms may be more up-to-date than the ones in Mayfair. I stay there if I can get a good rate; would never pay what they quote normally.
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Old Sep 16th, 2003, 04:23 PM
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Thanks again everyone for your information. Tubby I can't believe you got a double room for 57 pounds. Londontown is quoting me a price of 99 pounds. I'm jealous!
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