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Number Sixteen

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#223 of 1,087 Hotels in London
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 October 2012

It is a super stylish hotel on a very pretty street in South Kensington. We booked a superior room and, while it was strikingly decorated in pinks and flannel grays, it was small with a tiny closet space and no place to store luggage but within the room, making the living space that much smaller. The bathroom was equally small...

7Thank Anna G
Reviewed 15 October 2012

What a wonderful little hotel in Chelsea. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars was they couldn't get air to my room as I visited during the summer and it was one of the few warm days in the UK. They had a wonderful English Breakfast. The rooms while small (I think that's standard for London) were well put together...

2Thank gdclark77
Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

My darling treat me to stay in this lovely hotel when we go to London for shopping or theatre I absolutely love room 7 it's the biggest and breakfast is delicious!Service is very high quality they always take our car to be parked,lend me umbrela when I forget and we usually get deal with bubbly welcome drink.I would very recommend...

1Thank Petty16
Northern California
Reviewed 2 October 2012

The Good: lovely street in So.Kensington, close to the Tube, beautiful B&B with exquisite decor, spacious room with large bathroom (we were in the 'basement' & the room looked as though it had been recently redecorated), FABULOUS bed with lovely linen, nice amenities in the bathroom. The Bad: our room was right on the street and we did get noise,...

7Thank Chelsea42
Venice, Italy
Reviewed 30 September 2012

What a lovely hotel! I was taken here on a surprise romantic getaway by my husband. The staff were very welcoming and took care of all our needs. We were offered a welcome drink which I thought was a nice touch. The room was really lovely with great amenities. (it was a bit cold as it was partially the basement...

2Thank Nina G
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Beautiful renovated rooms but...some are very noisy. We were staying in room no 1, located in the basement below the corridor going to the elevator and the dining room. We could hear EVERY steps above us, late at night when guest were coming back to the hotel and VERY early in the morning when the staff was setting breakfast. We...

5Thank Julie L
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Number Sixteen. As many reviewers state it is in a beautiful street, close to transport and restaurants. It has a lovely feel. The breakfast is plentiful and fresh. The staff are helpful. Downsides? If you have to pay for wi fi it is very (unnecessarily) expensive. Ground floor rooms are noisy as people pass your...

Thank Roozel
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Number Sixteen is located on a quiet street (Sumner Place) near the South Kensington tube station (a 5 minute walk). There's a Hummingbird Bakery and a Post Office nearby (within 1 minute of the hotel). The hotel has 3 floors and a beautiful garden. My room faced the garden. Many restaurants are within a 5 minute walk and there's also...

3Thank chuffed-california
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Number sixteen is a very charming boutique hotel in South Kensignton. excellently located close to the tube,Restuarants and shopping. It feels more like staying in an elegant B and B.-- a home away from home. It is delightfully decorated in true Kit Kemp style. staff are friendly and helpful,breakfast just delicious.The room was comfortable and beautifully appointed. My one complaint...

2Thank MJ S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Perfectly nice hotel with mid-level staff - few speak excellent English. Your price is quoted minus VAT to make it sound 20% cheaper than it actually is. To be fair a number of hotels do this. It is serves no other purpose than to mislead. Harrods don't do it, airlines don't do it, restaurants don't do it... Internet: useless internet...

4Thank deepoceansw1

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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: $392 - $663 (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
#166 Luxury Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
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“Room on middle floor”
 of 5 bubbles dianehughes59, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Basement for size, though no view. Third floor rooms have no elevator access.”
 of 5 bubbles Archie401425, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Absolutely, positively, make SURE you are not put in the super tiny room upstairs!”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderfool44, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a front room and had no noise problems at all. Probably want to stay on a lower floor since no elevators to third floor.”
 of 5 bubbles robertaH4390ZG, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It is a town house so a lot of stairs to climb?”
 of 5 bubbles 786heatherc, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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