With family heading off in a different direction for the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday, I made a last minute decision to take in a few days in London on a "girl's getaway" on my own. It meant some quiet time away from work, computers (though I took my ipad and iphone) and such and time to to explore museums not yet visited on previous trips. Seeking out hotels meant finding a great location near Harvey Nichols and Harrod's just in case I was tempted to shop or at least look, given the unfavorable exchange rate. Luckily, I happened on a great rate at the Millenium Knightsbridge literally steps from "Harvey Nick's" and a lively jaunt from Sloane Street shops and all the great shops on Knightsbridge and surrounding areas. The welcome at the front desk was exemplary, attentive and warm--felt at home immediately on arriving. The rooms were far more plush than I had expected given some reviews on Tripadvisor that I viewed before making my decision. Though some of the comments had touched on smaller rooms and tiny bathrooms, I found myself feeling very posh in my well-appointed room and though the bath was cozy, it was by no means too small. The bed was a masterpiece of comfort and due to this, it was somewhat of a labor to get out and about in London in the mornings--jet lag did not help either. After a very long day of walking, taking wonderful double decker buses (I don't believe in going underground in a magnificent city like London) to fill my eyes with every nook and cranny in London and visiting the Victoria and Albert (2x), the Tate Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Saatchi (don't miss this and the great surrounding neighborhood) and all the shops in-between, I would collapse into that wonderful bed on return to the hotel and get my fill of British television, which is full-time entertainment in itself--especially if you love dry humor. My dinner would usually take me back across to the lovely top floor at Harvey Nick's that has a remarkable food market, several bars/restaurants and I would have to decide where I would enjoy dinner that evening on my own--knowing I would be comfortable, in good company and perfectly safe (always a consideration for a woman traveling on her own). Wandering through the aisles of the food market with the rare delicacies, fine wines and champagnes and the holiday spirit clearly motivating all to celebrate life, I could not think of a better place to be on earth. I have found my home-away-from-home at the Millenium Knightsbridge and surrounding area. By the way, I have been to London many, many times before and have stayed at the Intercontinental, the Sheraton Park Tower, the Hilton properties and many other boutiquish properties around town, but this wonderful little property stole my heart and saved me lots of steps and cab fares getting me to where I always gravitate anyway--Knightsbridge, Chelsea, King's Road, Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place--in a nutshell. Hope your travel go well.
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17 January 2012
Thank you for your review which is greatly appreciated and I am delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality. Your comments have been shared with the team and should you return to London in the future, we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Millennium Knightsbridge.
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