The Milestone is London's quintessential luxury boutique hotel, a magnificent 19th-century architectural treasure centrally located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The area around The Milestone 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. Nearby attractions include the Royal albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and albert Museum. Knightsbridge is home to Harvey Nichols and the world's most famous department store, Harrods. Cross the road and you'll find Kensington Palace and Gardens, which lead on to Hyde Park and the famous Serpentine.
The facilities in this romantic 5-star hotel are exceptional too. 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. There's a heated resistance pool, a gym, a sauna, and a chauffeur-driven Bentley to whisk you to the city sights.
Each of our deluxe guest rooms, luxurious suites, and long-stay apartments has been individually designed and decorated. The colours are rich and warm, there are custom-made fabrics, antique furnishings, and numerous original artworks. Many rooms and suites have magnificent views over Kensington Gardens; all are filled with character and distinctive one-of-a-kind features.
Guests return to The Milestone time after time. They love our mood of relaxed friendliness, our impeccable service, the thoughtful touches and surprise treats at turndown, the readiness with which we take in their pets, and the time we take to make their children feel at home..
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Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art â a grand statement of colour and style â dressed with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks.
No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of our 44 deluxe guest rooms, 12 luxury suites, and six long-stay apartments casts its own spell. Some are richly decorated for a more intimate, inward-looking mood; 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: home-made cookies, bonbons, tomorrow's weather forecast, chilled mineral water, hand-picked seasonal fruits, complimentary newspapers, delicious canapÃ©s, candles in the bathroom â 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 is complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection and interactive TV with movies on demand..
The lobby is medium in size. It is traditionally decorated with dark furniture and antiques. Original ornate plaster work can be found all around the hotel, specially in the public areas. A comfortable seating area with working fire places is available for guests to relax or enjoy traditional English tea..
The Milestone Hotel Exterior
It's a very imposing building. The original house was burned down at the end of the seventeenth century and rebuilt at the reigning of the eighteenth century. The result of the reconstruction is the actual building. It's a very beautiful red brick and white stucco building with a small entranced flanked by white columns..
The Milestone Hotel Area
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..
Dining at The Milestone is an event as much as a meal. Wherever you are â the ornate Cheneston's with its fine mahogany furniture, the chic Conservatory, or the split-level Stables Bar â there's more than enough time for relaxed conversation and magnificent food. And inspired by the fact that our front door is virtually within Champagne cork popping range of Kensington Gardens, why not enjoy our famous 'picnic in the park'.
Our chef, Kim Sjobakk, and his team make their mark serving fine cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes. They balance their 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 â when you want.
There's a fine choice of wine too: more than 400 vintages. Passion for fine wines and gourmet food are the driving force behind everything we serve at The Milestone Hotel..