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The Milestone Hotel is consistently rated London's most outstanding boutique hotel. It was recently voted "One of the Best Places in the World to Stay" in the Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2011 and one of "The Best Hotels 2011" in Travel and Leisure's 500. The hotel offers historic Victorian grandeur and is situated in a stunning location, overlooking Kensington Palace in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Milestone Hotel contains 44 deluxe guest rooms, 12 luxury suites and six long-stay apartments to suit a wide range of guests, from solo travellers arriving on business to families spending an extended period in London.
Every guest room is uniquely decorated and superbly appointed with luxurious fabrics and furnishings. Whether you want to rest in an Art Deco boudoir or Lord it up with tapestries, four-poster beds and chez longes, you will find something to suit you're every whim.
Rooms come fully equipped for the needs of the modern traveller and much ore, form regular amenities such as complimentary Fragonard toiletries, plush bathrobes, flat screen TVs, direct dial phones and wireless broadband internet access; there are imaginative extras such as home-made bonbons, iPod docking stations, votive candles, magazines and books and a fruit plate; little extras that make your stay extra special.
Exceptional personal service has established the hotel as a firm favourite with returning guests. You will receive green tea or champagne on arrival to make you feel welcome and from then on the staff are at your disposal, whether you require anything from a chauffeur to a babysitter, they will endeavour to make it happen.
The hotel contains a range of dining options that cater for every culinary desire with Cheneston's modern British menu and the monochrome, Conservatory's 'al fresco' style lunches. The hotel also provides a picnic service, which is particularly useful when Kensington Gardens is on your doorstep. Stables bar provides the perfect rendezvous for friends or colleagues while in London.
This intimate five-star hotel offers award-winning country house style, warmth and elegance in the heart of London, perfectly placed for Knightsbridge shopping and The Royal Albert Hall's musical shows, with easy access to the West End.
With Kensington Gardens as your starting point, all the attractions of Kensington are an easy walk away. Kensington Palace is just a five minute walk away, where you can tour the former residence of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana and the current residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who you may see popping to the local Whole Foods supermarket or High Street Kensington shops.
The area contains many exclusive bars and clubs such as The Kensington Roof Gardens and Boujis, which are strictly members only, but a word with the hotel concierge may get you past the velvet rope. London's museum district is just a seven minute walk away, where you can visit The Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums and Imperial College London is also along Exhibition Road, making this the ideal place to stay if you're child is studying here.
Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department Stores will also thrill any shopahlics, where you can buy artisan food, designer clothing and even a gold-plated pram!
The hotel is also very well placed for transport, with good bus and tube links just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. High Street Kensington tube station is situated nearby, where you can catch the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London.
If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Warwick Road.
There's a reason why The Milestone is so decorated with awards and praise, it truly is a gem, with its excellent location and very attentive service.
The attention to detail in rooms also gets a big thumbs up from many delighted guests. Guests have stated that all rooms in the hotel are acceptable (a rare accolade!), but The Tudor Suite seems to be very popular and of course it is best to request a room overlooking Kensington Gardens, so you can gaze out on the lush greenery.
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