I needed a room for the night near to the Science Museum and picked the Gainsborough because of its proximity to the venue. Having paid £69.00 for a single room (normally approx £140.00) i imagined it would be of very good quality. Whilst the hotel itself was very clean, smart and the night staff I met was very polite, when I got to my room, I was expecting a bit more than the shoebox I was presented with!! The bed was comfortable but VERY soft and as for the TV (it must have been installed in the 1980's) and the tiny en-suite was just that ....... TINY and could have done with a bit of an update. A bed was very welcome after working 16 hours overnight and I guess I could've slept on the sofa in Reception but I was expecting a much nicer room considering the area. It seems that as its near to the tourist spots they can charge what they want. I wont be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine an English country home magically whisked to the most exclusive London borough, and you have The Gainsborough. Named after the celebrated artist, The Gainsborough combines the attractive style of bygone days with an easy informality. To stay here is to enjoy London of fashionable South Kensington, Harrods, the restaurants and antique markets, pubs and delightful backwaters of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. You are at the heart of the capital's culture too with great museums - Science, Natural History, the Victoria & Albert - nearby; and for music lovers, the glorious Royal Albert Hall is just minutes away. The well-stocked lounge bar is the spot for a leisurely drink or a snack from the light menu. With 24-hour room service, butlers on immediate call and a reception ever ready to meet your needs, nothing is too much for our attentive staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gainsborough Hotel London
- The Gainsborough Hotel London, England