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Number Sixteen

#145 of 1,060 Hotels in London
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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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Verbier, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter & I stayed at Number 16 for 3 nights in mid-March. My travel agent had suggested the property so I agreed. The reception staff was amazingly cool & rude. Within 10-15 minutes of checking in & giving the staff my charge card, my husband received 3 fraud alerts from the charge card company. The amount was miscalculated by... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous quaint hotel. Absolutely love the "honesty bar" - lovely idea. beautiful rooms. nicely decorated. afternoon tea in the garden was wonderful even if a little nippy but the patio heaters kept us toasty. parking can be a little tricky. would go again.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fabulous location. The single room is a very cost effective option for the solo traveller. Right by South Kensington Station. Very nice appointments, but for those who don't want to pay for unneeded amenities, this is a great option.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Number 16 is a relaxed and charming base in a great location. The staff are incredibly helpful and the rooms bear the inimitable stamp of Kit Kemp - whose talent and attention to detail is a privilege to enjoy when staying here.I am looking forward to seeing the new garden which is in progress and will soon be complete.

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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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