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Milestone Hotel Kensington From GBP 277,-

1 Kensington Court W8 5DL, London, United Kingdom

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No hotel photo available Voted the Condé Nast Readers' Choice for 2007, this quintessential luxury boutique hotel is set within a magnificent 19th-century architectural treasure, centrally located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens, the 5-star Milestone Hotel is one of London's most deluxe hotels providing unparalleled levels of service. The area around is a playground for tourists, shoppers, and art lovers. There's history, music, science, London's most exclusive shopping, and plenty of open green space.

With Kensington to your left, Knightsbridge to your right, and Kensington Gardens directly ahead, the hotel is wonderfully located to explore the sites and sounds of the Capital City.

Nr. rooms: 57.


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Hotel information
Your butler will take you on a tour of the hotel's facilities, show you around your room, hand you a complimentary glass of champagne (or any other drink of your choice), and offer to unpack for you. Nothing is too much trouble; this is British warmth, hospitality, and service at its most engaging. The Milestone takes care of your every wish and has 2 staff for every guest.

The hotel provides an Events Co-ordinator to oversee your function from start to finish. Choose from the Oratory (a former chapel) for intimate or romantic gatherings of up to 8 people; the airy Conservatory for sparkling cocktail parties; or the oak-panelled Windsor Suite for the grandest of wedding breakfasts. Stables Bar has a more club-like atmosphere, while the Park Lounge recalls the elegance of a Victorian drawing room.

The Milestone Hotel has everything you need to maintain your fitness. There's a stream of flowing water in the resistance pool, miles of jogging tracks in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, a fully-equipped gym and a luxurious spa treatment room with a superb range of body treatments, beauty therapies, and massages.

On request, a chauffeur-driven Bentley can take you to the city sights.

An intimate, 5-star boutique hotel, the Milestone is affiliated with Leading Small Hotels of the World. The Milestone has been awarded the following accolades:

Ranked No.1 in the World for Service in Travel and Leisure?s ?The World?s Best Service reader survey, 2008?; Voted No.1 British Hotel, Condé Nast Traveler Gold List World's Best Hotels 2008; Voted No.1 Hotel in England in Travel and Leisure's ?The World?s Best 500 Hotels, 2008?; The Milestone Hotel, a Red Carnation Hotel, winners of AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007/08.
Room information
No 2 rooms or suites are alike; some are richly decorated for a more intimate, inward-looking mood whilst others make the most of their stunning views over Kensington Palace and Gardens. At The Milestone, every room is an outstanding example of romantic elegance, comfort, and luxury.

To keep your room looking pristine, the maid visits twice a day. Each time, she leaves a few special treats - homemade cookies, bonbons, tomorrow's weather forecast, chilled mineral water, hand-picked seasonal fruits, complimentary newspapers, delicious canapés, candles in the bathroom ? perhaps even a small book of poetry.

Your room at The Milestone may be a sumptuous private dream world, but there's still plenty of discreet 21st-century technology to keep you in touch. There's a high-speed wireless internet connection and interactive TV with movies on demand.

24-hour butler service is available for all guests.
Food & beverage
You can dine in Cheneston's restaurant, unwind in the Stables bar, sip cocktails in the Conservatory, or take tea by the fire in the Lounge.

Serving a fine international cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes, the kitchen balances its natural creativity with a superb range of traditional comfort foods and a willingness to cook something special just for you. If they have the ingredients to hand (organic and, wherever possible, locally sourced), they'll rustle up exactly what you want ? when you want.

There's a fine choice of wine too - more than 400 vintages, many of them personally chosen by Nicolas Clerc, the Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year 2007. Passion for fine wines and gourmet food are the driving force behind the popular wine dinners, 8-course degustation menu, and a year-round season of special gourmet events.
Area information
Nearby attractions include the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum (the dinosaurs never fail to delight), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (for stunning style and design).

Cross the road and you'll find Kensington Palace and Gardens, which lead on to Hyde Park and the famous Serpentine.

Knightsbridge is home to Harvey Nichols and the world's most famous department store, Harrods. For antique collectors, there's Kensington Church Street, with more than 60 dealers offering everything from antique furniture to impressionist paintings. Slightly further afield, you may find a bargain in the street markets around Notting Hill.

The West End and theatreland are also within easy reach. A short taxi ride takes you to Piccadilly Circus and the theatres off Shaftesbury Avenue.
Travel information
Nearest British Rail Stations:
Paddington: 3 miles
Victoria: 2 miles
Kensington/Olympia: 1 mile.

Nearest Underground Station:
High Street Kensington -3 minute walk - Central Circle and District lines.

From Heathrow Airport:
- Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station.
- Take the underground directly to High St. Kensington.

From Gatwick Airport:
- Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station.
- Take a taxi to the hotel

The hotel can provide, on request, a chauffeur driven Bentley car service for transportation between the hotel and either Gatwick or Heathrow Airports, which may be booked through the concierge.
Important information
A credit card is required as a guarantee. If the booking is not cancelled outside of the cancellation notice period, your credit card will be charged with the full amount of the booking.

Hotel Policies

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Children and Extra Bed Policy: All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 30.00 per night and person for extra beds.
Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.

Deposit Policy: No deposit will be charged.

VAT and city/tourist taxes: VAT is included.
Service charge is included.
City/tourist tax is not applicable.

Internet: Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Meal Plan: Continental breakfast costs GBP 19.50 per person.
Full English breakfast costs GBP 25.00 per person.

Parking: Private parking is possible at a location nearby and costs GBP 31.00 per day.

Pets: Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Accepted credit cards
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro, Switch
14:00 hours.
12:00 hours.