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The Gainsborough Hotel

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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169Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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7-11 Queensberry Place South Kensington, London SW7 2DW England
Getting there
London City Airport10 mi
Heathrow Airport12 mi
Gloucester Road5 min
Earl's Court15 min
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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We booked this hotel for a weekend in London visiting the Museums. The location is excellent just a few hundred meters from the Natural History, Science and V&A museums and close to Kensington High Street. Unfortunately the photos on the website and some on here must have been
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I booked this hotel online, and it looked a nice cosy vintage place from the pictures. When we arrived, the room wasn't ready for checkin, but that was normal, so we left our luggage and went our way. Around 6pm, we came back to the hotel, and received our key and room number
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My friend & I met in London for a girlie shopping trip and picked this hotel for its location. We had booked a twin room but when we arrived were given a ‘small double’ bed to share & were told they had nothing else to offer us! The bed was ridiculously small but in addition
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The hotel is in a good location and the staff are efficient. The room is dated in decor and feel, the bed was uncomfortable and you could hear noise from adjacent rooms. No information regarding facilities the room, room service had limited menu and closed 2100. Extra charges
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room was dated but larger than one close by that I had previously stayed at. was very clean. Tea coffee etc plus complementary bottled water.Within walking distance of Brompton hospital and museum. Good value for money.
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I am not sure but having looked at the map it seems that the Dominion Theatre is in Westminster and the hotel is in Kensington near The Serpentine. It would be at least a tube ride away and not within walking distance
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"Simply avoid this dump"
"AVOID at all cost"
"Friends put in a bad basement room and eventually got upgraded to a suite when trying to move to sister property instead"
"lower floors are easier to get to - its a tiny and slow lift"
"Go to a different hotel"
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