I've had the pleasure of staying recently at two of the 4 star red carnation hotels (Montague and Rubens) and so was really looking forward to the 5 star Milestone hotel.
The welcome is warm and friendly but surprisingly my room wasn't ready so it was off to the bar to wait with a complimentary drink.
The bar is great, Markus is very knowledgeable and mixes a mean margarita and although the wait was long it wasn't unpleasant. Unfortunately a couple of the hotel management were having a meeting in the bar and it would have been better it this had taken place in an office ( I really wasn't interested in the gentleman bemoaning the rates at the Rubens).
Dinner was fabulous but very expensive. I spoiled myself with the wagyu beef fillet which was great and the wine recommendations from the waiting staff were spot on. Three course dinner for one including 2 glasses of wine was over £100. It was good but there are some amazing restaurants in London so next time I would definitely eat out.
My room was comfortable and beautifully furnished and the complimentary upgrade was greatly appreciated.
Breakfast was leisurely and good with great hot food choices so I would recommend a bed and breakfast rate.
All things considered, although I had a great stay, I will book the Rubens again next time I'm in London on business rather than the Milestone. The hospitality is comparable but the price is significantly less and although the Rubens doesn't have the benefit of it 's own restaurant, bbar is close by and there are plenty of eating choices close by.
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