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Number Sixteen

#165 of 1,052 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Number 16 a number of times and really enjoy the boutique nature of this hotel. Wonderfully situated in South Kensington in beautiful Sumner Place yet just around the corner to the South Kensington station and lots of shops and restaurants. Since our last visit the owners have rebuilt the breakfast room which is not a light... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...Live like a Londoner for a day or a week (or longer). I've been staying at Number Sixteen for years and wouldn't consider any other hotel in London. The location is perfect for exploring central London with museums, shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance. For trips further afield- South Kensington tube station is minutes away. It's always like 'coming... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience. Would stay here again. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Room beautifully appointed. Close to South Kensington Station. Walking distance to museums and restaurants. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in London.

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geneva
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disapointed with the hotel Used to stay here very often but the management does not care about what clients likes. If you have a room closed to the elavator and closed to main road ii is very noisy and the windows are "shaking" .... Not really peaceful for a good night rest At leadt the people working at the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small hotel is a great find in the South Kensington area. Easy to get to museums shops and west end theatres. Modest in house dinning but hundreds of great restaurants are within 10 minutes walk or cab ride.

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New York
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101 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is just a few steps from bustling South Kensington shops and restaurants, and a short walk to the tub, but on a beautiful, quiet residential street. I loved it from the minute I walked in the door. It is pristine. They opened the renovated garden while I was there, as well as a new breakfast area with big... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Booked in for few nights last month. This hotel could not be better. Staff could not be nicer and rooms are beautifully decorated, so cosy. I felt like a princess! Great location. Tube very close. Great restaurants. Easy walk to Brompton cross for superb shopping. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave. Could live here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Not even worth one star. Worst hotel experience of my life. I was given the smallest room in the hotel, think janitor cleaning closet style for gbp 200. Daylight robbery. When I asked to leave after seeing the room I was asked to pay 192 gbp as a cancellation fee. Damned if I do, damned if I dont

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a lovely hotel that we usually chose when visiting London. Location, great atmosphere, very good breakfast, friendly staff all make this the go-to place for us. The hotel is located in South Kensington, just 5min from the South Kensington tube station. Several townhouses have been combined to create this charming hotel where each single room is decorated differently... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We visited Hotel 16, or now called Number 16, this week as we had stayed here 35 years ago, on our first trip overseas, and was thrilled we found it again. The general manager was very gracious to give us a tour of the up dated and upgraded hotel. The rooms have been beautifully upgraded, a nice garden to sit... More 

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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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