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Number Sixteen

Travelocity$323*
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#239 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have have stayed many times in the firmdale hotels and a few times in Number Sixteen. My last stay however, was very bad as I woke up several times due to faulty air-condition making a loud noise. I phoned down to reception and the gentleman very kindly came up and heard the problem, however could not do anything. I...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get to travel to lONDON for Business, and sometime it's hard to find the balance between a corporate hotel and leisure , that one is perfect for whatever you do. For work : internet perfect , space for work at the hotel are very nice, little garden for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine.. the location of the...

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am glad you felt comfortable working at Number Sixteen and also managed to fit in a little bit of leisure. And it is nice to read that the team looked after you well. We hope to see you again soon. Fanny

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Thanks to the staff at Number Sixteen for a great stay. Like all Firmdale Hotels, the facilities are top notch....great rooms, good food and the most friendly and helpful staff. Another great Firmdale experience!

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy staying at Firmdale Hotels so much and that you felt looked after by the staff. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you need anything at any of the Hotels. Fanny

Norway
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Vey good location in Kensington. Small hotel (less that 30 rooms), so you (almost) can feel like home. Honest bar and two living rooms. Very nice garden and Orangeria (breakfast serving). Kind staff. BUT, it is important to take care of all the details (removing dirty glasses from the room, remember orders at the breakfast, everything in order at the...

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very valuable to us and will be taken on board by the team. We hope to welcome you again soon at Number Sixteen. Fanny

Lambourn, Berks
Reviewed March 28, 2017

In every aspect this somewhat small privately owned boutique Hotel, converted from a number of terraced houses is wonderful, the staff offer as close to perfect customer care as is in my opinion possible, lovely warm rooms, beautiful quality furnishings and a hidden gen of a rear private garden All so convenient for the City yet quietly situated but within...

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Number Sixteen on such a special occasion and for taking time to write a wonderful review. I am pleased to read that you were looked after and that we managed to make your stay even more special. And congratulations again on your wedding anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back....

Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Very nice and conveniently located hotel. Very close to the V&A, harrods, hyde park, etc etc.. I stayed here twice so far and both stays have been excellent, very friendly and accomodating staff and a really nice breakfast buffet. The rooms are beautiful and the garden as well!! I will be back!

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us again. And we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Fanny

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 21, 2017

I have been to many afternoon teas and this is on par with many of the expensive afternoon teas. Fantastic value for money and a very nice boutique hotel and setting. Nothing to fault and a very lovely experience. very nice china.

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and for coming to enjoy afternoon tea in our Orangery. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon maybe to enjoy the garden. Fanny

USA
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Stayed here many many times - beautiful rooms and public areas, outstanding staff, delicious breakfast and the breakfast/dining room is beautiful. Arthur at the front desk is a star Location is great near Sth Kensington rail, Harrods, V&A etc

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. I am very pleased to read that you enjoy staying with us time and time again. Thank you also for mentioning Arthur, he certainly deserves the credit. Fanny

Uzes, France
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Ever since we retired from London [after almost 40 years there] we've been looking for a happy London "home" for our visits. Now, after 2 week-long stays in Number Sixteen, we've FINALLY found it. So Thank You, Number Sixteen. The Good? Everything:- For us Number Sixteen's position, 2 minutes from South Ken Tube, is perfect. For us, the entire "feel"...

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I will have the pleasure of reading your feedback to our 11-out-of-10 team members. It is so nice to read how we have managed to make you feel at home on your first visits to Number Sixteen and we will certainly endeavour to continue looking after you. It was also nice to...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I was a bit scared at first to book a 12 sqm room in a hotel, since I usually struggle even with 18. However, I really wanted to try Number Sixteen, paying more or less affordable price. I was pleasantly surprised that the ceilings are really high, and this makes the room very comfy and not claustrophobic at all. Besides...

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this lovely review, and for coming to try Number Sixteen. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed staying with us and that we met your expectations. We hope you will stay at Number Sixteen again or at one of the Firmdale Hotels. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything. Fanny

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Staying in South Kensington

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Number Sixteen

Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $339 - $547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Number Sixteen 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Number 16
Number Sixteen London, England
Number Sixteen Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#179 Luxury Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“We've tried 208 [big] and 105 [tiny] and BOTH are excellent”
FussyUs, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“A superior room is just right for one person. Front facing offers a nice view on a beautiful building across the road”
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AdventurerHamburg, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“A view over the garden is lovely in the winter! In one bedroom the steps were too steep for us, but in another room steps were fine.”
ninip262, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the Marsden end not the Brompton Road as they are quieter”
SusieHungerford, Feb 27, 2017 | Read review
“My room was on the first floor and overlooked the garden, lovely and quiet.”
Tippers22, Feb 21, 2017 | Read review
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