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Why The Milestone London is a great choice

 

I recently found myself having to book a hotel in the area where I actually live.  Having walked past The Milestone most days for years, I decided to throw my budget out of the window and spoil myself.

I was flying in from Dubai and the flight landed at an indecent early hour which put me on Kensington High Street by 10am.  I killed an hour in the Wholefoods Store (always a pleasure) and then walked the 200m to the Milestone.

It is actually like walking into someones posh house rather than a hotel and I was greeted by the smiling man on reception in a very friendly and not “stuck up” manner.  I explained that I was early and was it possible to leave my luggage there whilst I waited for a room to come free;   “No problem at all Sir”.

milestone-reception

 

OK, then came the comment which sold me totally.

“Is that a Blackberry in your shirt pocket Sir?” 

“Why don’t you leave me your number and I will call you as soon as a room is available”

I was impressed!

Around noon I got the call and returned to the hotel.  I had been upgraded to a Suite, which is always a nice feeling.  Bit of a shame my wife was not with me on this trip.

The suite was called the Safari Suite.  Very quirky with animal prints and like being in Africa in a posh tent.

The Safari Suite at The Milesone Hotel

The Safari Suite at The Milesone Hotel

 

The next 24 hours was very pleasurable indeed.  I has a quirky suite with views over Kensington Road towards the Palace Gardens and on the doorstep was what I consider to be one of the best areas of London. In the room were home made biscuits, fresh fruit and then the maid brought in canapes.  I could do this permanently!

 

milestone-conservatory

 

In the evening, I went into the Stables Bar.  Its small and comfy and the bar man was very knowledgeable about the Milestone Wine Cellar.   Several nice glasses of Bordeaux (Château Mongiron), a fairly large bill and off to bed!  He took the time to chat about his wines without being in your face.

 

The Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel London

The Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel London

 

Check out was simple and again very friendly.

I felt as if I had been to a spa for a day, I was so refreshed and in such a good mood !

If you get the chance, give it  a try.

FYI

The Milestone Hotel is located right opposite Kensington Palace Gardens, the very eastern part of Hyde Park and of course, where Kensington Palace is situated.

The closest tube is High Street Kensington which runs directly from Heathrow Airport.

The Milestone is 5 minute stroll from The Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Roof Gardens with its fabulous Babylon Restaurant is 5 minutes away.

For more information go to our Milestone Hotel page.

[Pictures courtesy of the Milestone website]

 

Find out more about Kensington and where to stay with the Kensington Hotel & Insider’s Guide.

Related:

Why the Milestone Hotel London is a great choice

The Insiders Guide to Kensington Hotels

Unique places to eat in Kensington

Discover unique places to visit in Kensington

Things to do in Kensington

 

 

 

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