The Milestone Hotel and Residences | London | England

Property Description

Discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original artwork, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team.

This elegant, historic hotel is perfectly located directly opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall.

Discover Stables Bar and the ‘Milestone Old Fashioned’, Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge and fine dining in

Cheneston’s or The Oratory – the original house chapel.

Dating back to 1883, our Grade-II listed Victorian building, instantly recognisable for its striking Kensington-style red and white brick facade, is a true landmark, and we strive to protect and celebrate this precious history, from the original marble checkerboard floors, to the Victorian tiling, leaded windows and wooden panelling, allowing guests a rare glimpse into London’s history.

 

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM – We pour our creativity into every room, always with our guests’ comfort in mind. Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art – a grand statement of colour and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings and rare artworks. No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of our 43 deluxe guest rooms casts its own spell.

Superior Queen Rooms – Adorned with fine fabrics and antique furnishings, and enlivened with views over The Conservatory Courtyard.

Deluxe Twin or King – With more space, a small seating area and even more of The Milestone’s opulent fabrics and furnishings.

Deluxe Studio – A series of stunning decorative schemes bring each one to life, some with their own private terrace.

Interconnecting rooms & suites – Our flexible rooms and suites provide plenty of interconnecting options, with family wings.

SUITES – Each suite has a distinct character, filled with curated artworks and sumptuous prints. Our Grand Master Suites are iconic, from The Noel Coward Suite, with its art deco touches and priceless antiques, to the Hermès Suite, featuring lofty ceilings, extraordinary custom-made furniture and a romantic balcony.

The Ruhlmann – Inspired by the work of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, this Junior Suite is a stunning homage in black and chrome.

The Park – Step into this Junior Suite, named appropriately for its direct views over Kensington Palace and Gardens.

The Mistinguett Suite – Inspired by the French actress Mistinguett, this Junior Suite’s glass doors lead onto a private terrace.

The Harlequin Suite – Inspired by 15th-century pantomime, this luxurious Junior Suite reflects the mischievous nature of Harlequin.

The Princess Suite – This Junior Suite offers an idyllic private balcony with all modern comforts.

The Buckingham Suite – Overlooking Kensington’s rooftops, this Junior Suite offers a soft colour palette and fabric-lined walls.

The Paris – This Junior Suite is individually designed and aptly named due to its distinct style with French flair.

The Venetian – This Master Suite is breathtaking, with separate lounge, full bathroom, shower room and dressing room.

The Kensington Garden Suite – Floor-to-ceiling bay windows span this unique split level Master Suite.

Club Suite – A Master Suite inspired by a gentleman’s club of a bygone era, with original portraits adorning the walls.

The Hermès – A timelessly elegant Grand Master Suite, with an iconic four-poster bed and collection of Hermès scarves.

The Noel Coward – An exceptional Grand Master Suite which seamlessly blends a strength of presence with refined modern style.

The Tudor – Expect immaculate attention to detail and exquisite architecture in this Grand Master Suite.

The Royal Kensington Suite – A seamless fusion of the Hermès Suite and the Kensington Garden Suite, perfect for larger families

RESIDENCES

Combine the value, space and authenticity of renting a private home with the service, facilities and security of a five-star hotel.  Our six luxury two or three-bedroom residences are perfect for extended stays or when travelling with family and friends, comfortably accommodating up to 5 – 6 guests. Located opposite Kensington Palace, each residence has direct access through the hotel or may be accessed via your own private entrance. Enjoy 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping service, full Concierge service, complimentary use of Health Club, grocery shopping service and use of our chauffeur.

When you arrive, our carefully curated complimentary hamper of treats will be waiting in your Residence, including biscuits, macarons, mixed nuts and chocolates, all created by our Executive Chef Daniel Putz and his team. The hamper will also showcase Cheddar Gorge cheese straws, English Breakfast Tea from our long-standing partner PMD Teas and a bottle of “Hannibal” red wine from our sister wine estate Bouchard Finlayson, presented with a handwritten scroll from our Butler.

Your kitchen will also be stocked with red and green apples, orange and apple juice, whole and semi-skimmed milk, a selection of cereals, unlimited PMD Tea and illy coffee, a sliced sourdough bloomer, butter, bottled water, homemade preserves and Mrs T’s famous Cape seed loaf, with our compliments.

The Kensington Palace – The generously sized three-bedroom Kensington Palace Residence is a peaceful oasis of calm in the most exclusive residential district of London. Located on the ground floor, this Residence is the perfect illustration of contemporary and flexible living, whilst paying respect to its unique character and rich heritage.  Entering into the traditionally designed and elegant lounge with separate kitchen, the handpicked furnishings reflect the dedication to refinement and comfort. A feature fireplace is set within a grand living room comprising large sets of windows, creating a spacious and light-filled entertainment room, adorned with original artwork and equipped with a large high-tech curved television screen and a sumptuous deep green sofa to sink into – ideal for those family movie nights in.

The Kensington Gardens – The magnificent split-level Kensington Gardens Residence is one of the finest in London. The prestigious Kensington abode has been brought to life with a fresh twist, reflecting a warm and convivial ambience in your home-away-from-home.  A quiet haven, the two elegant bedrooms situated downstairs are beautifully designed and both lead out to a charming courtyard seating six people. The luxurious master bedroom has an en-suite marble walk-in shower room, and next to the second bedroom is another full bathroom. Both bedrooms benefit from natural daylight, and a serene and fresh turquoise blue and white colour scheme runs throughout the residence, with traditional, understated patterns and fine fabrics and linens.  On the upper-entrance level, the comfortable living area echoes the stylish splendour, with a feature mirrored-wall in the lounge, which leads to a spacious concealed kitchen offering all modern amenities. The impressive lounge can accommodate additional sleeping space for two children on matching day beds and there is an abundance of storage space and a walk-in closet which is ideal for longer stays and for storing shopping.

The William & Kate – The bright and airy signature two-bedroom William and Kate Residence features striking copper and gold touches throughout, including modern Murano glass light fixtures and an antique mirror wall. The spacious lounge, decorated in a cream and mocha scheme, enjoys a 10-metre balcony offering views to Kensington Palace and Gardens.

The Victoria & Albert – Located on the second floor, the elegant Victoria & Albert residence conveys a calm and peaceful ambience, while the traditional design mirrors the rich history of the building with luxury fabrics, antique furniture and spectacular artwork.  It showcases an open plan kitchen and spacious entertaining area, as well as a lovely outlook onto the street. It is an ideal family option with a sofa bed plus two thoughtfully designed bedrooms with king-size beds.

The Prince of Wales – Retaining a style that reflects and respects the history and integrity of the property, the design concept of the Prince of Wales residence perfectly achieves fresh modernity with particular attention paid to fabrics, a complementary colour palette and details that distinguish the exceptional space. This beautiful single-level residence features a bright and spacious lounge with a sumptuous sofa resting beneath a striking chandelier, and a separate dining area with a stunning Japanese brass dining table, seating up to six guests.  A large hanging portrait adorns one of the walls, beside the three sets of windows with floor-length cream draping curtains and a study desk overlooking Kensington Court. The cosy seating area surrounds the fireplace, adding to a warm sense of being in your own private home.

The Kensington Court – The spectacular Kensington Court Residence occupies the top level of the property and looks out across the neighbouring Kensington rooftops from the charming and secluded outside terrace, seating up to six people and accessed from the two lower-level bedrooms. This split-level suite works perfectly for families looking for extra space and total privacy. Individual design with modern accents and the latest conveniences of fine easy-living is complemented by the traditional style and respect for the building – an idea that is firmly anchored in the design concept and one that is achieved to the highest standards.  Stairs lead up to the third rooftop studio bedroom, complete with an ensuite bathroom with a feature sunken bath – ideal for an additional person who likes their own space.  The spacious open plan living room benefits from cleverly laid out seating areas, so all members of the family can relax with ease. Beautiful views over Kensington Court and Kensington Temple church can be seen from the west-facing windows, which allow natural daylight to flood in, especially in the late afternoon.

 

DINING

Our passion for fine wines and gourmet cuisine is the driving force behind everything we serve at The Milestone Hotel. Experience fine dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant with its rich mahogany furniture; brunch or Afternoon Tea in the chic Conservatory; or a light menu in the unique split-level Stables Bar. Our Executive Chef Daniel Putz and his team make their mark, serving fine cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes. They balance their natural creativity with a superb collection of traditional comfort foods (organic and wherever possible, locally sourced). 

Cheneston’s – Dine in our elegant restaurant and enjoy the delicious British cuisine.

The Oratory – London’s most intimate venue, perfect for celebrations.

Stables Bar – From the Stables Bar which once housed the building’s horses, today a cosy nook with the feel of a well-loved gentleman’s club, to the Oratory, the original wood-panelled chapel, now a romantic, intimate dining space, to the stylishly monochrome Conservatory, our settings have a refined, welcoming and storied feel.

An extensive cellar – With over 300 wines, personally selected by our Head Sommelier, we showcase a superb selection of the established names of the Old World, the time-honoured Clarets and Burgundies, the majestic wines of Italy and Spain, the immaculate vintages that bear such magical names as Montrachet and d’Yquem. Add to these an equally fine representation of the great New World wines that have become classics in their own right, and you arrive at a cellar full of splendour for anyone wishing to sample the loftiest peaks of winemaking. We are also proud to offer a collection of exceptional wines from our sister vineyard Bouchard Finlayson.

 

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

It is hard to imagine a more romantic setting in which to celebrate your most special day. Opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, home to Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge, The Milestone is steeped in romantic history, each room with its own story to tell. Licensed for civil ceremonies, The Milestone provides the perfect venue for an intimate celebration with traditional British style and unrivalled service. Our expert team of chefs, sommeliers, waiting for staff and event organisers will put your mind at ease and prepare the setting for the happiest day of your life. Every aspect of your wedding will be attended to with meticulous skill, style, and subtle precision. The elegant and romantic Victorian magnificence of the hotel lends itself superbly to such occasions – professional floral displays to complement the colours of the wedding party can be arranged, our expert team can assist in guiding you along the way.

EVENTS – Glittering parties, private dining, stylish family gatherings, baby showers and birthdays deserve a venue that reflects the magnificence of the occasion. The Milestone Hotel & Residences, with its five-star grandeur, spectacular decor and attentive staff, is the enchanting venue that turns a great event into a magical one. Whatever the celebration, whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, wine tasting, cocktail masterclass or an introduction to the art of sabrage, an event held at The Milestone will be cherished for years to come. Your dedicated Events Manager will oversee your function from start to finish – from personalised menus, special themes and the thoughtful touches to make your event personal.

Amenities
FEATURES
  • Fourth-floor location
  • Two-bedroom residence with studio room and two bathrooms
  • Separate lounge with adjoining kitchen
  • Split level with loft room
  • Balcony and outside patio area
  • Equipped with a walk-in shower and a bathtub
  • Luxury fabrics, antique furniture and spectacular artwork
  • A beautiful fireplace in each living room
  • Complimentary access to hotel Health Club
  • Full grocery shopping service on request
  • A welcome hamper of goodies for longer staying guests
  • 'Suite treats' each night at Turndown
  • A peaceful oasis of calm in the most exclusive residential district of London
  • Full 24-hour hotel service but with the extra living space of a private apartment
  • Security entry phone with a video system
  • Selection of magazines and books
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Access to the gym, resistance plunge pool and sauna
  • Luxury toiletries
Basic Details
Property Type : Hotel
Listing Type : Hotel

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