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Number Sixteen

16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
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Ranked #107 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bern, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I discovered the hotel via a recommendation and felt at home from the first time. Since I am welcomed with personal attention every time I return which makes my trips to London a particular pleasure. Rooms are small but offer all amenities you need; the ground floor offers plenty of space and the excellent breakfast (varied buffet and offer on... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOnderful small boutique hotel, with charming rooms, excellent service, an honour library bar, and great breakfast room in the conservatory looking out on the garden. A lovely terrace garden which we didn't use because of the temperature, but a hotel I would come back to.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

... make sure your room faces the garden. I stayed in this hotel for a week and was very happy in a beautiful double room overlooking the garden. However my colleague was on the front and was woken very early by the rubbish collection. No fault of the hotel but worth knowing. The breakfasts are fantastic and eating outside in... More

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New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent one night here recently. Great location, beautiful garden in the back, quiet, tastefully decorated, kind staff, healthy delicious continental breakfast. Tasteful touches such as linen spray provided. Rooms on the small side and rather expensive but overall very pleasant experience.

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Wall, New Jersey, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This location is really great. 2 minute walk to South Kensignton Tube Stop and all the little bakeries/restaurants right there. Hotel staff is very friendly and professional. The hotel itself is older, but seems newly refurbished. I mention that it older not as a complaint, but just to let readers know that older London hotel means slightly smaller rooms than... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed here for 4 days after arriving from NZ before heading on to Italy and it was fantastic. I booked a tiny single room as I was travelling on my own. When I arrived prob 6am ish the staff were lovely and got my bag up to the room where there was a lovely hand written welcome note and... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Located in the South Kensington area of London and convenient to transportation is a wonderful place frequented by guests that have long term ties to this gem of a hotel. While this is one of several hotels owned by the Firmdale Hotel Group it in no way is a "cookie cutter" product that's been mass produced. It's a beautiful hotel,... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Number Sixteen (and its sister hotels) are a great alternative to London's luxurious and overpriced hotels. It has a enviable location in South Kensington, just a 3-minute walk from the Underground station. The hotel's decoration and fixtures are both high-quality and tasteful at every corner. Even though the rooms are small, they're comfortable and well distributed. Just right for London,... More

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Brighton, England
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed here for one night at the beginning of December. Really lovely room, not huge but big enough for one night. Great amenities (robes, bath products etc.) and well-stocked, if expensive, mini-bar. Staff were very helpful and pleasant, breakfast was generous and tasty. The only slight problem was the very high temperature in the room - very hard to... More

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Stamford, Lincolnshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in: lovely design, friendly and helpful staff, great location, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in and fab breakfasts. Have stayed here twice now and would move in if possible. Perfect!

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Also Known As:
Number 16
Number Sixteen London
Number Sixteen Hotel London
Number Sixteen London, England
Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#99 Business Hotel in London
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#171 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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