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Number Sixteen

#156 of 1,050 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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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Number 16 is in South Kensington, which is not a 'tourist' area – sure there are tourists around, but it's basically a residential area, separated by a couple of blocks and a wide busy street from tourist attractions. So if you walk around the local streets, white stucco victorian houses overlooking beautifully gardened squares, you can see how 'real' Londoners... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

From the moment I dropped off my luggage to checking out the next day everything was lovely. Beautiful town house feel that, another fantastic hotel right on trend by the Firmdale group and will remain my choice of hotel to stay while in London. Was a little disappointed that the outdoor space was still under construction but the very friendly... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can really relax here and feel totally at home in beautifully elegant rooms and a very private little garden. The service is excellent but unobtrusive and its location close to South Ken is perfect. One room we've had had a narrow stepped entrance to the bathroom but everything else made up for that.

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Rochester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We are currently here and have stayed with my parents and kids in this gem for 5 nights in South Kensington. It is really nice as it is set in a very affluent neighborhood rather than in a hotel district. It is about 5 min from a tube stop. The staff have been wonderfully friendly and helpful since the minute... More 

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NJ
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Spent 2 nights at Number Sixteen in March 2015. Proximity to South Kensington underground station made this hotel the perfect location for exploring London. Stayed in a 3rd floor room, but it was well appointed and spacious for one person. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was our second stay at No. 16. It is the same people that own Crosby Street in NYC, and it is simply phenomenal. Great staff, delighful rooms, and Kennsington locationt that, while in a residential neighborhood, is also only steps from the South Kensington tube station.

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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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