Hotel in Detail:The Milestone Hotel is an intimate award winning boutique hotel. Of architectural significance and thus a grade II listed building. Originally it was two separate adjoining townhouses but now a 5 star mansion hotel. Guests are ensured a personal touch thanks to the guest preference form sent before your stay covering a range of items including pillow and DVD menu. Very much a home from home with a 24 hour butler service and traditional British service at its best.
All bedrooms are individually designed with an elegant and sophisticated rich decor , antiques and original art works. Styles range from classic English to art deco. Amenities include In-room safes, Air Conditioning, free wireless high sped internet access, Fully stocked mini bar, Plush bathrobe and slippers, Iron and hairdryer, DVD and CD machines, dual line telephone, interactive TV with Movies on demand, Toiletries, Tea and Coffee making facilities, ipod docking station (Ipods available at reception), In-Room express check out, Fresh fruit provided daily, Daily newspaper and fresh flowers.
Superior rooms are more spacious *average 15 sq metres) than standard rooms and many have their own individual theme.
Deluxe rooms are also larger than standard, have a rich decor and some have a Jacuzzi.
Apartments have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. They each have a fully fitted kitchen along with a washing machine and their own entry phone. Grocery service option.
Junior Suites: Average 36 sq metres. Lavishly decorated and come with extra business amenities and upgraded toiletries compared to the standard rooms. Glass of Champagne when you arrive.
Master Suites: Average 53.5 sq metres. There are 2 split suites, one has a billiards table and another has its own balcony and Jacuzzi.
The Milestone Hotel offers twice daily maid service with special turndown amenities including hot water bottle. After each maid service you will find a small treat has been left such as home-made cookies, bonbons, next days weather forecast, chilled mineral water, hand-picked seasonal fruits, complimentary newspapers, delicious canapé and candles in the bathroom.
In-room dining and snacks 24/7. Assistance is available for packing.
Selected suites feature works of art from Christie's, the auctioneers.
Dining Options:Cheneston's Restaurant: Cheneston was the original way to spell Kensington where the hotel is located. An intimate restaurant serving international cuisine with an emphasis on modern British. The restaurant offers an extensive wine. The restaurant features fine mahogany furniture, brightly lit with natural daylight pouring in from the leaded windows in the original style complementing the fine Victorian architecture of the building.
The Conservatory: An atmosphere of "al fresco" dining and also serving Breakfast. Bright and decorated in a black and white style.
The Park Lounge: Featuring an open fire, wing armchairs, lush silk cutrains and sofas and is where Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed. Views of Kensington Gardens.
Stables Bar: Good choice of wines and spirits available in the club-like, split-levelled, Stables Bar. Wood panelled with leather seats. Decorated with a racing theme and art work.
Onsite is a complimentary gym with a range of exercise equipment along with a sauna and an infinity resistance swimming open to residents exclusively. You can also enjoy beauty treaments and massages at the spa.
The Milestone Hotel offers facilities for events and meetings. Relaxation and beauty treatments available in-room. The hotel also has its own dedicated spa room where you can indulge in a range of treatments.
Something you wont find in many other establishments and provided by the hotel is a special pet concierge.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: High Street Kensington 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4 miles (6.4 km). The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is centrally located in the very fashionable Kensington area. Just off from Kensington High Street which provides very popular upmarket shopping, bars and cafes as well as almost opposite Hyde Park. The world famous department store of Harrods is just 1 mile in Knightsbridge. The Kensington Court is a relatively quiet side turning off from the busy High Street. The Milestone is yards from the former home of the late Diana Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace. Other nearby attractions include Royal Albert Hall 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Albert Memorial 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Serpentine Gallery 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Natural History and Science Museums 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Earls Court development complex 0.9 miles (1.4 km) and Buckingham Palace 1.6 miles (2.6 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 62 (44 rooms, 12 suites, 6 apartments)
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £63 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Red Carnation chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Egerton House Hotel: is 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 97% and rates start from about £302.
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel: is 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 94% and base rates begin at about £198.
41 Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 98% and with rates from around £388.
Rubens At The Palace Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £161.
The hotel also runs under the Leading brand.
Alternative hotels for this chain:
Baglioni Hotel: 163 yards (149 metres), rated at 91% and with rates from around £378.
Belmond Cadogan: 163 yards (149 metres), rated at 83%.
Lanesborough Hotel London: 163 yards (149 metres), rated at 95% and with rates from around £617.
Halkin Hotel: 163 yards (149 metres), rated at 96% and with rates from around £353.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 100% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Red Carnation Hotels across the chain average 95% so this hotel is one of the better rated Red Carnation hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 3rd from 858 London hotels, 1st of 6 Red Carnation Hotels, and 2nd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Baglioni Hotel, with base rates beginning from £348 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating. The Baglioni Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 hotels nearest to this location (1 Kensington Court, W8 postcode) that we list cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 5 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 32 four star hotels (average rating 81%) and 13 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Overall the best rated hotel is Milestone Hotel & Apartments (5 star) at 95%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £117 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £40 at Westbury Hotel Kensington (3 Star, 73%) while the highest base rates are £348 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £190, Four Star average: £122 and Three Star average: £76.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Milestone Hotel & Apartments 1st of the 51 local hotels and 1st for the 5 five star hotels in the area. 49th of 50 (4th of 5 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 2nd of 50 when judging value for money (The Nadler Kensington was top).
Comment: Room 109 was listed as one of the UK's 10 most outrageous hotel rooms by the timesonline in 2009. With its Savile Row theme with walls covered with cartoons of gentlemen in top hats.
U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017: 9th top hotels in Europe.
2017: Top Hotels For Service UK: 7th, Top Luxury Hotels in UK: 4th
2016: Top Hotels in World: 15th, Top Hotels in UK: 2nd, Top Hotels for Service in UK: 11th, Top Luxury Hotels in UK: 3rd
2015: Top Luxury Hotels in UK 4th, Top Luxury Hotels in Europe: 16th, Top Hotels in Europe: 11th, Top Hotels in UK: 2nd, Top for Service UK: 16th
2014: Top UK hotel (15th in world)
2013: Top London Hotel (2nd in UK, 24th in world, 9th in Europe)
2013: Top luxury hotel for London (3rd in UK, 15th in Europe)
2012: Top London Hotel (13th in UK)
Travel and Leisure magazine:
2017: Top Hotels in World: 56th, Top Hotels in London: 2nd, Top City Hotels in Europe: 3rd
2016: Top Hotels in World: 68th, Top Hotels in London: 2nd, Top City Hotels in Europe: 2nd
2007: top London hotel, 5th in top hotels of the world, 2nd in Europe, 4th in small hotels of the world
winner of top UK hotel for service by Tripadvisor 2006
2010: Bronze for Large Hotel/ of the Year
2005: Silver award for best small hotel
Forbes Travel Guide:
4 stars 2016
Forbes Traveler Top 400: 2008
Conde Nast Johansens:
Best serviced apartments 2015
Conde Nast Traveller Gold List:
2010: Top for rooms in England, Top for design in London
Tea Council: Award for excellence 2009 thru 2012