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
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.95 out of 5 by 2910 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.8 out of 5 from 455 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 2 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 5 out of 5 from 2455 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £63 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
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 99% and rates start from about £328.
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel: is 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 98% and base rates begin at about £209.
41 Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 100% and with rates from around £377.
Rubens At The Palace Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £241.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 99% by past guests. The London average is 79% 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 have an average guest rating of 97%. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments with its rating of 99% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Red Carnation hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 5th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 6 Red Carnation Hotels, and 3rd of 133 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 £312 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating. The Baglioni Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star 41 Hotel ticks many of the right boxes being 1.9 miles (3.0 km) from the Milestone Hotel and Apartments. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 hotels nearest to this location (1 Kensington Court, W8 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 6 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 33 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 67%). Overall the best rated hotel is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (this hotel) (5 star) at 99%.
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.
Of the 51 local hotels we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £123 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 82%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) while the highest base rates are £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 91%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £206, Four Star average: £120 and Three Star average: £85.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Milestone Hotel and Apartments 1st of the 51 local hotels and 1st for the 6 five star hotels in the area. 48th of 49 (5th of 6 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 3rd of 42 when judging value for money (Montana Hotel was top). The high value for money score (no.1 ranking) is in thanks to a really high guest rating for its sector. This balanced the higher than average rates.
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.