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London Hotels

Number Sixteen

  • Number Sixteen, Kensington

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  • Number Sixteen, Kensington

    Courtesy Number Sixteen

  • Number Sixteen, Kensington

    Courtesy Number Sixteen

  • Number Sixteen, Kensington

    Courtesy Number Sixteen

  • Number Sixteen, Kensington

    Courtesy Number Sixteen

Pros

  • Just the right level of helpful service
  • Interiors are gorgeous

Cons

  • No restaurant
  • Small elevator

Updated 02/28/2014

Fodor's Review

Guest rooms at this lovely luxury guesthouse, just around the corner from the Victoria & Albert Museum, look like they come from the pages of Architectural Digest, and the delightful garden is an added bonus. Chic yet homey, the guest rooms feature beautiful furniture and heavy fabrics, offset by nice little touches like piles of antiquarian books and flat-screen TVs set into the wall; bathrooms are clad in dark marble and polished oak. The staff is friendly,

so lingering in the drawing rooms is a pleasure, and drinks are served in the leafy garden in summer.

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Hotel Information

Address:

16 Sumner Pl., London, SW7 3EG, England

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Phone:

020-7589–5232; 888-559–5508-in U.S.

Website: www.firmdale.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 42 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/28/2014

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By Sally

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Sep 16, 2003

Suprisingly Luxurious!

My husband and I stayed at Number Sixteen in South Kensington (www.firmdale.com) 28 August through 1 September 2003 and could not have been happier with our choice! The entire stay was absolutely perfect! We arrived around noon, found that our room was ready for us and as an added bonus found out that the hotel had upgraded us! When we stepped into our room, we could not believe our good fortune. The room (which was a good size, but that would be

due to the upgrade, of course) had a view to the garden behind the hotel, along with a private patio with a table and chairs where we could have eaten breakfast. Everything about our room was like a dream - it was decorated in what they call Modern English style, there were luxurious sheets, towels thicker than home (and I have pretty good towels), excellent water pressure, big bathtub and great toiletries. All the little details which we hadn't expected were in this room - heated floor in the bathroom, an umbrella to borrow, a full size hair dryer, complimentary spring water each night at turn down. Additionally, the hotel had recently put a/c into our rooms and I think their plan is to put a/c into all of the rooms. Continental breakfast was included with the price of the room - it was delicious and got us off to a good start. Basically, the hotel exceeded our expectations in every manner. We booked at Number Sixteen thinking that it would be a pretty good hotel in a good neighborhood with good tube connections (South Kensington tube is about 4 blocks away), but we certainly didn't expect luxury and we definitely even expect it to be as nice as it was. Although I think that part of our experience was due to our upgrade, I'd like to think we would have had the same sheets, towels and toiletries in any room.

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By Hugo

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Nov 6, 2000

Comfortable and relaxing

Small, charming and very comfortable. Stayed for a week and it got to feel like home. A bit of wear around the edges but certainly not enough to put you off. Love the South Kensington neighborhood location. Short walk to Chelsea and Knightsbridge. It's convenient to everything else by tube and a great neighborhood to hang out in.

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