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The Gainsborough Hotel

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  • Average23%
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  • Terrible22%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there twice in 2017. This hotel is really very nice , quite, very clean and tidy. The staff is discreet, very friendly, very helpful . The reception and the breakfast room staff is welcoming and kind. The area is lovely and ideal with...More

Thank athinas2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware when a receptionist welcomes you with "there is no curfew here" and there is no sign of a smile on his face....we all agree this is not the Soviet Union but rather South Kensington so of course there should NOT be a curfew...the room...More

Thank fredericmassey
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

location is good. the famous harrods shopping center are around 20min walk. you can take a bus or a taxi from the main road that is 2 minutes walking distance. staff was extra nice, specially the girl "noria". unfortunately, the rooms & the furnishings are...More

Thank hayoma
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is well located and has a good entrance. However, I booked online and they never sent confirmation. I called to confirm they has received my payment and they said yes. When I arrived they gave me a different room from the one I...More

Thank Lina B
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We have stayed twice at the Gainsborough. Considering the location and price I'd say it's an excellent deal. I'll likely stay there again in the future. The staff - Nuric, Davor, Marco especially - were very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with the...More

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$111 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#393 Luxury Hotel in London
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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
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July 6, 2016|
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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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"avoid the ground floor, very damp"
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"Avoid basement and being next to the lifty"
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"Avoid a room that is directly next to the lift"
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"Not room 20"
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