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Number Sixteen

#161 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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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tucked away from the hub-bub of London. Pretty garden with a fish Pond. The fish kept coming to the Surface asking for food! Afternoon tea Is delicious. The mini home-made burgers were a modern twist on a traditional theme.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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101 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for three nights with my family this month and it was a gem. Never heard of it but it's in the heart of South Ken (very close to the tube station and many bus stops) and it is a truly charming hotel. Don't let the entrance fool you. Once inside, the rooms were surprisingly large and so were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning boutique hotel that's small enough so staff knows you after second night. Our room and the common areas were an absolute wow visually. Plus, it's a great location. Great restaurants in the neighborhood, the "tube" is two blocks away and Short walk to Harrods, Hyde Park, Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is an oasis in the middle of London. Perfectly located to see the sites, shop and an underground station nearby. We couldn't of been treated any kinder by the staff who are a testament to the manager Alan who goes that extra mile to make your stay at Number Sixteen very welcoming, with added touches that I have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No 16 is a great spot from which to set forth on your next London visit. The rooms are modest in size but perfectly adequate. The decor is rather unique and a bit out there but in an amusing rather than garish way. The staff are generally very friendly and service good. No gym, but building dictates that a little... More 

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noosa heads
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two excellent nights in Number Sixteen, Sumner Place, London. We were impressed with the welcome and shown to our room. The room itself was lovely. . the bathroom clean but tiny. Our stay coincided with a London tube strike. Outside was chaos, inside number Sixteen and oasis of calm. The garden a delight, the conservatory just beautiful, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming hotel is beautiful and ideally situated. However, we did encounter some problems from check-in to checkout. We had specifically requested a luminous deluxe room with (if possible) a balcony. We arrived very early and made this request in person. We were assured that the room assigned to us was luminous. First the room wasn't ready when we came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed for our wedding night made to feel at home and welcome from every single member of the staff, great setting with scenic gardens perfect for dining The food again was great will defiantly be visiting again! many thanks to all at Number Sixteen

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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 June 8, 2015

...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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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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