I think it's a little wrong to post the 5* logo around the place, as the establishment can only really be judged on its room and location, but in fairness, it is billed as a Bed and Breakfast. It's basically an Edwardian terrace house divided up into bedrooms, with the ground floor serving (in part) as a reception area - think roaring log fire and leather armchair, with a big beautiful bouquet of fragrant lilies in front of the window. There are no dining facilities (but breakfast can be provided, at an extra cost) so it would be misleading to think of it as a hotel as such (or indeed a Bed and Breakfast, I suppose!) but what the Lord Milner does, it does very well - comfortable rooms in a conveniently-located hotel 5 minutes' walk from Victoria Station. And quiet! And there are plenty of fabulous restaurants, pubs (and cafes - for breakfast) within a few minutes' walking distance, so the lack of anything dining-wise within the hotel itself is not a great disadvantage in my opinion.
The reception staff are lovely and very helpful. They noticed we had a lot of bags at check-in and kindly offered us another, slightly larger, room. They are only there until 11 pm but you can call outside of these hours if there's a problem.
Rooms are all decorated differently. There are 11 of them - a Suite, some 18 sq m executive rooms, some 28 m 2 deluxe rooms and one single room. At around £100 per night for an executive room, the cost was not excessive, given you enjoy all the benefits of being in central London, but without the noise.
The bathrooms are small but adequate, though there is not a lot of storage. The water pressure is not good, or perhaps that was just because our room was on the third floor (there is a lift).
All in all, we had an extremely pleasant stay at the Lord Milner and if I were a tourist wanting a taste of a more traditional London, rather than choose a larger, impersonal, shiny, new hotel, I'd be very happy if I made the choice to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This new boutique bed and breakfast offers discreet elegance and sophistication, situated in the heart of London's central and fashionable Belgravia area. Relax amid rich, individually styled furnishings; stylish marble en suite bathrooms a variety of amenities designed to enhance the convenience and comfort of your stay. Free broadband internet access in every room. The Lord Milner is an ideal base for both business and leisure guests, while many of London's most popular destinations are within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lord Milner Hotel London
- Lord Milner London