The Milestone Hotel is undoubtedly one of London’s best 5* hotels. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of over 50 awards in the last four years alone, this 5* hotel is the perfect choice for a luxury holiday in London. For five reasons why you should stay at The Milestone Hotel, continue reading this post!
All of the Red Carnation Hotels are living breathing masterpieces. Impeccable design flows throughout each hotel, and The Milestone is no exception. Dubbed “maximalist” by Andrew Pike, The Milestone’s General Manager, each guest room at The Milestone is a bold demonstration of colour and style. Rich fabrics, smatterings of print and antique furnishings, can be found all over each room and suite. The fabrics on the walls make each room feel every bit more luxurious than your standard hotel room.
No two suites are the same either. Take the Meghan Suite, for example, which is accentuated by an exquisite 18th century ebonized French bureau plat, Giacometti style chairs and the signature leopard print carpet throughout several Red Carnation Hotel bars, rooms and suites.
Contrastingly, there’s the Milestone’s Hermes Suite which brings together 20th-century design with the building’s historic 18th-century architecture. This carefully curated suite exudes timeless elegance. The suite’s glamorous spirit is a vision in emerald oozing class and sophistication with a bronze four poster bed, vintage Hermes scarves on the upholstered white walls, and a striking French burr walnut desk. The sheer range and diversity of each room and suite makes this hotel’s design credentials second to none. The Milestone is undoubtedly one of London’s most stylish luxury hotels.
Like fellow Red Carnation Hotels, including Ashford Castle, the Milestone is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in the UK. At the Milestone, not only are pets welcomed but they are cherished and celebrated. Pets staying at the hotel will have the holiday of a lifetime as they are treated like little princes and princesses. As with all guests at The Milestone, your pet will need to complete the “Pet Preference Form” (pet owners can complete this on their pet’s behalf). Once completed and sent to the hotel, your pet will receive a tailor-made welcome hamper, which includes a toy, a treat, a Milestone tag and clean-up bags.
You’ll also be informed of all of the special pet services, including dog sitting and dog walking. In the room, suite, or residence your feline friend or pampered pooch can expect a choice of custom made Milestone Hotel pet bed, cushions duvets, and floor mats for a relaxing sleep. Additional touches that would undoubtedly be much appreciated include the “Do Not Disturb/Pet Sleeping” card, Food and water bowl with fresh mineral water and the in-house Pet Menu. All of this makes the Milestone an ideal choice for a luxury holiday in London with pets.
A hotel’s staff can truly make or break a luxury hotel. How the staff make you feel from the moment you arrive is what you remember about a hotel. The smile at the reception desk, the friendly butler, and the little touches in the room can really make all the difference. This is something that The Milestone hotel truly excels at.
The team, led by General Manager Andrew Pike, is passionate about delivering exceptional service and generous hospitality, from exquisite dining experiences to thoughtful and unique turndown treats the Milestone is a cut above the rest. Fran O’Hanlon is one of three fantastic dedicated butlers at The Milestone Hotel. Should you need anything, Fran and the team of staff throughout the Milestone are on hand at all times.
The Milestone Hotel is located within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens are directly outside the front door, with Hyde Park, The Serpentine boating lake and the Diana Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground just beyond. Harrods is conveniently located just moments away from The Milestone Hotel making it perfect for those keen to shop till they drop. Whilst fine dining Indian restaurant Zaika of Kensington is located almost next door offering world-class Indian cuisine in a prime setting. Made in Chelsea fans will also undoubtedly appreciate the relatively close proximity to some of the shows most famous filming locations, including Hawksmoor, Bluebird Chelsea, The Kings Road and The Jam Tree.
The Park Lounge, located within The Milestone Hotel has fantastic views across to Kensington Gardens. On a winter’s afternoon, when the sun starts to set around 4pm it’s the perfect place to unwind. The open fireplace roars and flickers, the ‘sink and stay’ armchairs will make you never want to leave, and the warm cosy feeling that permeates the hotel further adds to the warm homely atmosphere. The Park Lounge is also perfect for indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea.
The Small Details Are Covered
What separates a good hotel from a great hotel is the level of attention to detail, and The Milestone Hotel excels in this area. At the Milestone Hotel, all of the small details are covered. Before you arrive you’ll be required to fill in an extensive guest preference form, outlining your preferred welcome drink on arrival, your pillow choices, and a selection of additional touches which can be added to the room to enhance your stay. Upon arrival in your room or suite, you’ll find a delicate saucer of homemade biscuits. In the bathroom, every room and suite has Blenheim Bouquet toiletries from luxury British perfume house Penhaligon’s. Created in 1902 and taking its name from Blenheim Palace, even the toiletries pay homage to Britain’s history, as Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Turndown service, which is arguably a hallmark of the very best five-star hotels, is complete with a selection of dried fruits and bottled water. And after waking up in the morning, from a deep deep slumber, the complimentary wake-up call, with a coffee, or tea, will be just what you need to start your day the right way. On the way down to breakfast, keep an eye out for the small dragons carved into the windows, before a delicious breakfast at Cheneston’s Restaurant. From a traditional Full English breakfast to the chef’s signature dish – eggs benedict, all of the small details are covered.
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