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Number Sixteen

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We've stayed here several times and each visit confirms it's the right choice. Very tranquil setting yet only a block away from Sth Kensington tube station and multiple dining options of all types. The location is genius and definitely one of the major pluses for this hotel. The breakfast is excellent but pricey, so we found ourselves more often at...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 September 2013

From the moment our taxi pulled up the front of this understated South Kensington hotel we knew we had picked the perfect place! It looks like a regular townhouse with pretty little boxwood-filled window boxes, but once inside it transformed into a gorgeous boutique hotel! The lobby is very warm and inviting -- checking in was seamless and helpful --...

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Cesena, Italy
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I have been staying at Number 16 for years and every return just confirms my love for this hotel. The staff is always ready to go the extra mile to make me feel like I am part of the family. I would definitely recommend staying at Number 16 if you want to experience South Kensington and this beautiful corner of...

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Calgary
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We have stayed here a number of times and keep returning because this boutique hotel is charming (fresh, modern yet inviting interior - not overstuffed or too intricate), well located (in lovely South Kensington and close to a tube stop), well run (thoughtful, friendly, efficient management), and good value (especially for London). The service was professional yet personal. Just like...

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milano
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I knew the Firmdale boutique hotel and I went to Number Sixteen for an afternoon tea. There is a relaxing atmosphere and interiors as well as the garden are extremely elegant. I'm passionate about design and Kim Kemp' style is highly sophisticated with and attentive search for every detail. A perfect combination of tradition, very British, and innovative and colorful...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We selected Number Sixteen after a careful review of alternatives to spend some tourist time in London. Number Sixteen isan excellent hotel and we came away quite satisfied. The cost was reasonable by London standards during prime tourist season (nothing is cheap in London - be prepared). The room we had was small (common in Europe), but workable. The fixtures...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Delightful boutique hotel in the ritzy South Kensington area of London. Two blocks from the tube station. Great service from attentive staff. Free WIFI. Positively charming parlors & garden so you're not stuck in a hotel room.

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Dallas
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Number Sixteen. Our first time we had a lovely room with garden access, double vanity and a large room. This time I opted for smaller accomodations, which disappointed. We were looking for a quiet room with garden view. We were given room #18 right off reception, with a garden view. Small...

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great breakfast served on the back garden of the hotel. Great staff that takes care of anything you might need. The decoration is adorable - and it is not like a normal hotel. You feel like you are at home. Great Location, 1 block from South Kensington tube station.

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 August 2013

What immediately stands out is the very friendly manner of welcoming and treating guests. The rooms are all different as the hotel is a typical London building. Romm 301 is on the top floor, spacious, modern. Only issue is the very slippery bathroom floor (even when dry). Could be dangerous if you don't pay attention. The rest is just great:...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Number Sixteen forms part of a row of gleaming white stucco mid Victorian townhouses. It originally opened in the 1980’s and instantly became popular with discerning travellers looking for an alternative to the larger Park Lane hotels. Now several years on, the hotel has a Firmdale point of view. Kit Kemp redesigned the hotel in her signature, fresh modern English style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Number Sixteen

Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $444 - $705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Number Sixteen 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Number 16
Number Sixteen London
Number Sixteen Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#141 Luxury Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
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“We've tried 208 [big] and 105 [tiny] and BOTH are excellent”
FussyUs, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A superior room is just right for one person. Front facing offers a nice view on a beautiful building across the road”
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AdventurerHamburg, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A view over the garden is lovely in the winter! In one bedroom the steps were too steep for us, but in another room steps were fine.”
ninip262, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the Marsden end not the Brompton Road as they are quieter”
SusieHungerford, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My room was on the first floor and overlooked the garden, lovely and quiet.”
Tippers22, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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