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Hotel The Milestone Hotel 5 star
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Don't let the appearance of this classical 19th century building fool you - although the inside is as elegant as its exterior facade, you're likely to find a few nice surprises in store. This may be due to the fact that this is no ordinary hotel! Instead, it is a 'large luxurious house', as the management likes to call it, located at the very heart of the elegant Kensington district and just a stone's throw from the park of the same name. You will definitely need to have a blank cheque book if you want to stay, or even just dine, at this 5 star establishment...

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 5.89 /10

    The Milestone Hotel stands along the very busy Kensington Road, just a few minutes from the High Street Kensington underground station, in the elegant district of the same name. The main shopping street is also just a few minutes from the hotel, with tourists and locals alike flocking to its shops, traditional English pubs, restaurants, and fast food outlets. From here it only takes around 20 minutes to reach the centre of London and the main tourist attractions, as the borough is served by 2 tube lines: the Circle Line and the District Line.

    Accommodation 9.85 /10

    As the hotel's 57 guest rooms are housed in an old building, this means that they all vary in terms of size, layout, and even decor. The rooms come in 5 categories: Queen (with a queen size bed), King (with a king size bed), Studio, Junior Suite, and Master Suite, not to mention the 6 apartments! Despite what you might expect, not all of the rooms have adopted a traditional style; indeed, one of them is even described as 'funky' by the management! How's this for an original touch? An individual questionnaire is used to allocate rooms according to guests' tastes (colours, hobbies, etc.). Maybe you'll end up in the Safari Suite! One thing is for sure, all of the guests at the hotel can enjoy the 5 star facilities on offer, including Wifi, an iPod docking station, a plasma screen television, a safe, a phone, individual air conditioning, desk facilities, an umbrella, bathrobes, and various sizes of slippers!

    Overview 9.70 /10

    Once upon a time there were 2 typically English houses built in the 19th Century, one Gothic and the other Classical. No one could have known the wonderful destiny that awaited them 2 centuries later. Now combined to form the Milestone hotel and renovated from top to bottom, they have nevertheless managed to preserve the detail and architecture of their past life. The small lobby, with its embroideries, carpeted floors, and antique furniture, bears witness to the time that has passed since the buildings were built. To come back to the 20th and 21st centuries, you just have to visit the hotel's small spa (complete with a swimming pool, sauna and gym) and one of the hotel bars. You'll find these journeys back and forth between eras make the place all the more charming! Then they got married and had lots of guests. The end.

    Food and drink 9.70 /10

    Cheneston's, the restaurant housed in a former chapel, is worth the trip alone. Only 32 lucky guests have the opportunity of sampling its "modern English cuisine with a few European touches" at each sitting. The menu changes with the seasons, meaning 4 times a year, and the wine list, which consists of no fewer than 300 bottles of various vintages, will make your head spin in all senses of the word! Don't forget to try out the lounge either. It has its own bookstore, is furnished with sofas, and serves afternoon tea in cosy and typically British surroundings. The hotel's 2 bars, with radically different surroundings, are also worth a mention. The Stables Bar, housed in a former stable, is adorned with paintings of horses and a joker statue, whilst the more contemporary Conservatory bar has adopted a black and white theme, complete with draughtboard tiling and black and white photographs of movie stars.

    To know

    Various promotions are regularly proposed to future guests, such as 3 nights for the price of 2, free stays for children under 12, 20% discount for those over 60, etc. This is an animal-friendly hotel, meaning that your 4-legged friends (dogs and cats) are also welcome here.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, spa, massage, keep fit, beauty salon

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      sports, fitness, gym

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The bars
    • The rooms are all different
    • The surrounding area

    disadvantages

    • The prices

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    • Overall Score 8.75/10
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