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Number Sixteen

#155 of 1,054 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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San Rafael, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant and intimate townhouse hotel in lovely south Ken. After the bustle of London the intimate sitting rooms and garden and attentive staff are a wonderful way to relax. We stayed on the upper floor, which I think is preferable to the basement rooms. Delicious cold breakfast included in room rate. Extremely pricey but a great area. Good walking area... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a tranquil hotel hidden from the buzz of London this is the place. It's like staying in an art gallery with an exquisite garden. The bedrooms are not huge but the decor is quite splendid and so are the staff. Treat yourself.

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54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a question, this was the best experience at a London hotel or b&b that I ever have had. The hotel is full of helpful and friendly staff members. The garden is terribly relaxing on a nice day. The food is very enjoyable as well. Yes, a single room is small. However, it's important to remember that this is London... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were in town for 1 week as she attended music school, the hotel is a short walk from South Kensington tube station and near the V&A museum, science and natural history museum and the Royal Albert Hall is 10 mins walk, despite being so conveniently close to everything this hotel is a lovely calm quiet place... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 July 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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South Kensington
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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