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Number Sixteen

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
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Ranked #92 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of note were the friendly and accommodating attitudes of the staff. The hotel has an exquisite interior design merging classic with beautifully modern pieces. There was a meticulous attention to detail paid in all areas of hospitality. I consider this to be an ultra-slick operation without being too austere- a rarity in Sth Ken. Indeed perfectly located for lovers of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 5 nights recently at this lovely Firmdale a Hotel in South Kensington. It has a comfortable English home vibe and a peaceful courtyard garden for guests. Rooms are beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and have everything one might need. Staff was personal and always obliging with getting taxis, making reservations and storing luggage. Although rates are not cheap, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, elegant and quirky as well. This hotel is even better than the last time we stayed there. The staff is amazing, from my Skype call to the emails and theater and restaurant and shopping recommendations. The rooms are large and perfect- with great mirrors and lighting. But the best is the garden- for a leisurely breakfast ( included), high... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I and my husband stayed a week end in this pretty hotel 3 min walk from South Kensington tube station. It has been bought by an American company 4 years ago, refurbished to high standard and doted with young and extremely professional and friendly staff. The room we stayed in was large, impeccably clean, fine bedlinen, good bathroom, air conditioning,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Number Sixteen last July after we were married in Chelsea. We returned last weekend to celebrate our first anniversary and were made to feel extremely welcome by the friendly staff. The manager had left a personal note welcoming us back as well as a gift in our room. We were offered... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We just finished off a European trip and finished with three nights in London. We have stayed many times on this same street at another small hotel but it was booked so we decided to stay at Nimber Sixteen. Our room faced the street and was beautiful with a king size bed and double sinks in the bathroom. Staff was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I am a big fan of the Firmdale Hotels in London and New York but this is my favourite so far! Love the sitting rooms and breakfast room that goes out into a beautiful charming garden. Fantastic for breakfast and for their amazing High Tea to sit in a Classic English Garden! Kit Kemp's exquisite design is always exciting to... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Was one of my best friends Hen weekend! Girls coming from all over and in need of a great space to relax, eat, chat and of course have a base in London for the busy weekend. We couldn't find a better place. Well connected, very clean, professional and polite staff. Really recommend this hotel for a couple or friends weekend... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The room which I stayed was not so big but very clean and lovely. People who work there are very kind to the guests, and their hospitality was perfect. It is very close to V&A and South Kensington tube station.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I absolutely loved my tiny room (305) upstairs. I stayed for four nights, but would've wanted to stay forever. Lots of stairs to climb and it was a bit of a maze at first, but for me it was just part of the fun. The bed was super comfortable and I enjoyed the view from the window when lying on... More

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Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Number Sixteen 5*
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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 
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