Search for cheapest prices: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club
The fact that Chelsea's football club is actually located in Fulham has been rather confusing for some visitors, although the stadium is close enough to Chelsea to warrant the name. The team is one of the most popular in England due to their consistent FA Cup, League cup and UEFA cup success and on match day over 41,000 fans pour into the stadium to watch them play. As such, it can be hard to find a hotel to stay in if you are attending a game, but the Millennium and Copthorne hotels are your best bet, largely because they are located close enough to Stamford Bridge to almost count as part of the pitch.
The hotels reside in a very upmarket district of the capital, comprising of 281 bedrooms in total. Guest rooms are available in Standard, Superior, Club and Suite styles and all are very well appointed, decorated with stylish modern furnishings and a fresh, cheerful colour palette. Rooms contain high-quality beds with deluxe linens and Italian marble bathrooms, with a great range of amenities, including hard wired broadband and Wi-Fi internet access (for a surcharge), a large plasma screen television with movies on demand, a fridge, a working desk, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities a hairdryer and more, so all you will need during your stay is included.
The hotels also include a business centre with a wide range of facilities and three restaurants: 55 Restaurant, Marco Restaurant, which is the result of a collaboration with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and Frankie's Restaurant, which offer menus to suit all tastes, from elegant fusion food to burgers and hot dogs. The hotel also serves a satisfying breakfast buffet for an extra charge, but some guests have found this a little overpriced, so you may wish to sample some of the cafes nearby.
Obviously, if you are a football fan these hotels will be ideal for you, with Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge home just a few minutes walk away. Any beleaguered wives or girlfriends who perhaps aren't so enamoured with the beautiful game will be thrilled to find the exclusive shops of Chelsea and Sloane Square just a few minutes walk away, with the high-street and designer brands along the King' Road, Thomas Pink’s elegant wares and exquisite boutiques such as Whistles and Austique. Fulham Road also has some great shops to explore and the Union Market, where you can find artisan foods. Harrods department store is also just a five-minute walk away, with a fascinating selection of goods to browse.
For those who want to experience the culture of London, the Saatchi Gallery is just a short walk away near Sloane Square and South Kensington is about 15 minutes walk away, where you can visit the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums; the Royal Albert Hall; Hyde Park; The Serpentine Gallery and more. So there is much more than football to be seen when staying here.
The hotels enjoy good transport links; with a wide range of bus services and Fulham Broadway tube just a few minutes walk from each. Fulham Broadway services the southern branch of the District Line, from which you are just 2 stops away from Earls Court, where you can change for the Piccadilly line, which goes direct to Heathrow Airport, or the District line, from which you can explore the rest of the city.
Previous guests have very favorably reviewed the hotels and the level of service and quality of the rooms appears to be uniformly high. A slight downside is that the area can be noisier and much busier when a match is on at the stadium, so this might put some guests off, but all in all, the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels offer a great place to stay, even if you're not much of a Chelsea fan.