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“No better hotel in London” 5 of 5 stars
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Number Sixteen
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England (South Kensington)   |  
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Ranked #160 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“No better hotel in London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Delightful boutique hotel in the ritzy South Kensington area of London. Two blocks from the tube station. Great service from attentive staff. Free WIFI. Positively charming parlors & garden so you're not stuck in a hotel room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Number Sixteen. Our first time we had a lovely room with garden access, double vanity and a large room. This time I opted for smaller accomodations, which disappointed. We were looking for a quiet room with garden view. We were given room #18 right off reception, with a garden view. Small bathroom with downstairs access, which were hard to navigate in the middle of the night. We did enjoy peace and quiet during the night, however, I always had the feeling I was too exposed and did hear reception noise starting at 8:30am.

Bed was comfortable. Room layout was clever. Wifi access was strong. Staff was friendly and accomodating. As a vegan diner, was happy when they offered almond milk!

The garden is perfect to enjoy breakfast or any time of day, along with the living rooms. Being this was the end of a two week 4 country trip, we took advantage of the honor bar, made ourselves drinks and relaxed outside on the front porch as if we were at home.

South Kensington underground station is convenient and close by.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great breakfast served on the back garden of the hotel. Great staff that takes care of anything you might need. The decoration is adorable - and it is not like a normal hotel. You feel like you are at home. Great Location, 1 block from South Kensington tube station.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

What immediately stands out is the very friendly manner of welcoming and treating guests. The rooms are all different as the hotel is a typical London building. Romm 301 is on the top floor, spacious, modern. Only issue is the very slippery bathroom floor (even when dry). Could be dangerous if you don't pay attention. The rest is just great: comfortable beds, good shower, nice breakfast.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed 2 nights. This hotel is so lovely and inviting it is hard to leave and go see the sights. Upscale linens, fixtures, staff and location. We will stay here again and again. Just 2 blocks from the underground Kennsington station. My only regret is that we couldnt stay longer at Number 16!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Number sixteen is a nice, cozy hotel, ideally located in South Kensington, 5 minutes from the South Kensington Tube station, in a quiet little side street off Old Brompton Road. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The single room is small, but the size was sufficient for one (rather petite) person and a short stay. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the overall design of the hotel helped to feel at home - people who prefer clear-cut lines and less decor however might find it a bit too much. Breakfast was ok, although a bit on the expensive side. There are enough little places near the hotel to have good breakfast at a much better price. Overall a recommended hotel, would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Its easy to be enthusiastic about Number Sixteen because its all the things that big hotels are not ! Its small and to some degree hidden away, it is beautifully decorated, hte rooms are very comfortable and the location is perfect if you like shopping around South Kensington and Chelsea and visiting galleries

We have visited twice this year and really enjoyed our stay.

Highlights were breakfast in the garden (which you cant do all year round !), the friendly service from the whole team and - after we had checked out on our final day, but had to wait until 6.00pm for a pick-up to the airport, we were offered a spare room so we could shower, change and freshen up. Absolutely outstanding.

Well done to Simon and his team - you are doing a great job

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Number Sixteen

Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#123 Luxury Hotel in London
#157 Romantic Hotel in London
#215 Business Hotel in London
#231 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Number Sixteen 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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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Also Known As:
Number 16
Number Sixteen London, England
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