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16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG England
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#116 of 1,196 hotels in London
Location
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.0
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour security
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24-hour front desk
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SQ04 wrote a review Aug 2022
County Down, Northern Ireland49 contributions46 helpful votes
Beautiful property in a quiet street. It’s a couple of minutes walk from South Kensington tube station. Decor is stunning throughout. My room was a sufficient size, not massive but very comfortable with air conditioning. Spotlessly clean and fresh towels a couple of times a day if needed. The property has a beautiful, shady garden which was very welcome in the recent hot weather. I was able to eat breakfast outside every morning on the terrace which was lovely. Great choice of breakfast menu. Staff very welcoming, friendly and efficient. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and will stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Elysian Fields wrote a review Jul 2022
Scotland263 contributions392 helpful votes
This hotel in the normally reliable Firmdale chain was a real curate’s egg of an experience. The breakfast and waiting staff were excellent and most importantly friendly. Contrasting with the coolness of the hotel reception staff which was positively unfriendly. I’ve rarely felt less welcome at check in or check out. Room was very comfortable and the bed fantastic. The little garden and koi carp a joy. Shame the reception lady could not raise a smile otherwise I’d rate this stay higher.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Denise H wrote a review Jun 2022
Tiburon, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been a guest at this wonderful hotel a number of times. This was my first post-pandemic stay, coordinated with my trip to Kenya. Almost all staff have changed and I found that a little upsetting. I looked forward to saying hello to everyone. My overnight flight from Nairobi landed me at the hotel quite early. At the desk I was told the hotel was fully booked for the Chelsea Flower Show. I understood, though I felt exhausted and desperate to check in after a long flight. I went in to breakfast only to have another frequent guest couple tell me the Chelsea Flower Show was last week! Why would the person at the desk tell me that! I decided to walk to the Chelsea Harbor Design Center hoping that when I returned I could check in. I was so exhausted, I’m surprised I could walk to far. This was about 1 pm. I was told that, still, not one room was available for me! I was shocked. I was told, rather sternly, that my room was guaranteed for a 3 pm check in. Not only have I never checked in that late that I can recall, but also several guests during my stay were shown to their rooms well before 3 pm. Also, I generally check out quite early because of the need to leave for Heathrow. Given my enthusiasm and love of this charming hotel and neighborhood, I felt treated very coldly and poorly upon arrival. It hurt. No one was the least bit concerned about how I felt, and I really could not believe that every single guest checked out that late. Since I never have, it seemed unlikely. The new staff are rather cold, unwelcoming, and unhelpful. The pre-pandemic team was so helpful in recommending restaurants, must-see theatre etc.,,warm and happy to see me. So this was all quite a shock.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Marc B wrote a review Apr 2022
Greater Melbourne, Australia78 contributions47 helpful votes
We spent 3 amazing nights at this wonderful hotel and loved every minute. The design and furnishings make it a true home away from home. What makes this place stand out though are it’s staff. One really feels that they enjoy their jobs and love being around their guests. The housekeeping was faultless and again another example of how every part of your stay here is considered. Thanks to everyone at Number 16 for making our stay with you so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nuts4shoes wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City, New York98 contributions29 helpful votes
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Number Sixteen is the perfect haven for busy London visit! One of the premier Firmdale Hotels properties - my daughter and I loved every bit of the eclectic calming design- room was beautiful and tucked in the lower level (w a patio). Reward yourself w a Kit Kemp designed space - lovely staff and quiet townhouse laden S Kensington! Will be back!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Around corner fr S Ken tube stop Tesco and pharmacies on Old Brompton Rd V&A and other museums...
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Sweep182 wrote a review Mar 2022
Somerset, United Kingdom59 contributions91 helpful votes
We stayed in the sumner room in advance of an elective c-section at Chelsea and Westminster. The larger bed in the Sumner room is a must. We were isolating before the op so ordered room service and deliveroo which was all fine. We quite easily did zero contact at the hotel and the room was very comfortable. You can walk to the hospital from the hotel. We parked in the Millenium hotel carpark.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jude R wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom114 contributions74 helpful votes
Warm, welcoming, stylish and glorious. Cosy, supremely well-decorated corners at every turn. I use this place whenever I work in London. On my own, in a compact but perfectly formed single room, I feel safe, secured, well cared-for. Staff are just lovely, every one of them. Kitchen is excellent, having just had an excellent dinner I am already greedily looking forward to breakfast. Did I say? I love I here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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BEonVacation wrote a review Nov 2021
Connecticut123 contributions119 helpful votes
3 adjacent Chelsea townhouses have been combined into this boutique hotel. Rooms are modest in size, but have comfortable beds and nice bathrooms complete with heated floors and heated towel racks. Location is great; 2 blocks from Hyde Park and walkable to key tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, Westminster Abbey and the Thames. The neighborhood itself is quiet and feels relaxed. Breakfast is great, excellent avocado toast, hash browns and eggs benedict. Not sure if there is an elevator (hotel is 4 floors). Might not choose this for a business trip as the room is small and there is not much of a lobby (so it may be inconvenient for working).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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MTMHampshire wrote a review Sep 2021
382 contributions196 helpful votes
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We spent our first wedding anniversary here and this time it was quite a few years later. The decor is lovely. The staff are great. The breakfasts are lovely. It has a beautiful garden. Great location.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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irene l wrote a review Sep 2021
Munich, Germany136 contributions99 helpful votes
We spent a week-end in London and enjoyed our stay at Number Sixteen. We had a lovely room with a nice view, not spacious, but comfortable. The decor is just marvellous and the interior is perfect. The breakfast room is so cosy and comfortable and we love the variety of dishes on the breakfast menue. In the evening one can enjoy the "honest bar" and help oneself with a drink. Located in South Kensington / Chelsea there are a lot of things to do around. We will be happy to come back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$487 - $696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
number 16, number sixteen london, number sixteen hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonSouth Kensington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Number Sixteen
Which popular attractions are close to Number Sixteen?
Nearby attractions include V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum (0.3 miles), Natural History Museum (0.2 miles), and South Kensington (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Number Sixteen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Number Sixteen?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Number Sixteen?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Number Sixteen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khan's of Kensington, Bella Italia South Kensington, and CERU.
Are any cleaning services offered at Number Sixteen?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Number Sixteen?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.1 miles), Tower of London (4.4 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.2 miles).