Number Sixteen
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Number Sixteen

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Room & Suite (71)
The Orangery Restaurant
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4.5
#133 of 1,129 hotels in London
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English

Location

16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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London City Airport
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Gloucester Road
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Niccolò wrote a review Feb 2020
Milan, Italy1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is a block of 2/3 townhouses located in the quiet heart of SK.
In order to make your stay unique, n°16's rooms feature different patterns and high-value furniture: the overal design and cleaning are at thei best.
Common areas on the ground floor are not that big, though, they are so warm and cute.
Last but not least, staff at n°16 is really friendly, attentive and helpful for whatever you need during your stay.
A special thanks to Anna at the reception that helped me during sotrm ciara difficult time.

In terms of dimension, single room bathrooms could be improved, though, the shower tube is well set and comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms facing the street.
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Response from FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Niccolo, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review of your experience. I'm pleased you were comfortable and were looked after by the team. Anna will drop you an email so you have our contact details if you need anything in the future at Number Sixteen. We hope to see you again and that you will get to experience gorgeous London in better weather. Kind regards, Fanny
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nottsgirlUK wrote a review Jan 2020
Nottingham6 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our friends were staying here and booked afternoon tea for us all after a theatre matinee. The dining room is beautifully furnished and decorated and we had a table overlooking the Moroccan-style garden, looking very sparkly in the January dark.
Every bit of the afternoon tea was delicious, finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries and freshly baked scones, cream and jam and all served on the hotel’s individually designed crockery. We couldn’t finish it all but were given it carefully boxed up to take home. The service was attentive and added to the whole experience.
The combination of ambience, efficiency and excellent service as well as the delicious food is a winning combination. We are unlikely to stay here as we live in London but, having seen the guest rooms, would recommend to visitors and would return for tea.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your Afternoon tea Experience at Number Sixteen. I am very pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed it and were looked after by the team in the Orangery. You must come back in the Spring and Summer to enjoy the garden at it's best! Kind regards, Fanny
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MrsVLondon wrote a review Feb 2020
London66 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
a three night luxury break for us in central London; we wanted a hotel which was high end but not touristy/crowded. I am so pleased we stayed here.... the customer service is excellent from the moment we checked in to the moment we left - friendly, professional, kind. Our room overlooked the gardens and although we could see south Ken tube junction with Old Brompton Road it was remarkably quiet..... just enough London noise to feel like the real deal! I was drawn to the decor of the bedroom and guest areas: eclectic and comfortable and beautiful use of fabrics and textures... again it didn't feel like a big bustling hotel it felt far more loved than that. The bed was gigantic and very comfortable. I guess my only gripe would be no tea/coffee facilities in the room which is an expensive extra if you like a cuppa last thing at night and in bed in the morning as I do when I get the chance! We had the continental breakfast each morning in the Orangery - good selection the granola was fab actually. Whatever it is the X factor of staying somewhere where you are really sad to leave, this place has it! Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Mrs V, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm so pleased to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your few days at Number Sixteen and that you were looked after by the team. In regards to the tea/coffee facilities in the room we do provide them on request with no extra charge. We hope to see you again on your next trip to London. Kind regards, Fanny
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irene l wrote a review Sept 2021
Munich, Germany151 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BEonVacation wrote a review Nov 2021
Connecticut128 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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tribecadoc wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York177 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at many of the Firmdale hotels in London, and I think I like this the best!
Great location, very beautiful room, excellent service, all in a relaxed atmosphere. I actually booked two rooms, one for me and my husband, and one for a friend of mine. My friend has the "cheaper" room, but to be honest, I think it was nicer than my room! It was on the third floor, with a peaked ceiling and beautiful exposed beams (room 306). That being said, my room on the first floor (room 101) was very nice and comfortable, with a large bathroom and 3 sets of doors that opened onto the front balcony (no seating, but you could step outside and get some air). The decor of the hotel is uniquely Firmdale, designed by owner/designer Kit Kemp. We love it - and I'm married to a well known architect/interior designer. When in London, I always try to stay at a Firmdale hotel, and I think Number Sixteen will be our spot going forward.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us this time, and that we are now your chosen spot moving forward. Both room 101 and room 306 are part of my long list of favourites for the exact same reasons you describe! We hope to see you again soon at Number Sixteen, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Kind regards, Fanny
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Jude R wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom134 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we lived in Chelsea, I would often park in Sumner Place to go S Ken tube, yet No. 16 is so discrete it was some long while before I realised it was a hotel, not just 4 averagely lovely terraced houses. Now I have relocated to Cheltenham, I do still have both work and pleasure commitments in London, so tried this out as my overnight stay. This lovely hotel has single rooms! This in itself is such a rarity, but these are single rooms de la. Like the best poss tiny yet perfectly formed bedroom in a country house, every detail perfect. Staff are also exceptionally nice and efficient too, and I sense have made a note of my needs and preferences (sadly at present gluten free - they catered for that oh so well) in readiness for the next visit. I had a quick lunch there before going out to work (smoked salmon, caper-berries, GF bread and butter) and a light supper after work (salad nicoise, hold only the croutons, served again with excellent GF toast and butter). Breakfast is heavenly. Thanks to all at No. 16.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: if you are travelling alone, you will be snug as a bug in one of the single rooms.
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Response from FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Jude, I'm so pleased you have found us! Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a comfortable stay in one of our Single rooms and that you enjoyed our restaurant as well. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Fanny
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Tim H wrote a review Aug 2021
Lincoln, United Kingdom37 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Number 16 is a small hotel in a quiet street in South Kensington. The whole place oozes quality.
Although our bedroom was 'cosy' it had all the quality touches to make for a very comfortable stay (very quiet, very comfortable mattress and bedding, excellent shower, very good reading lighting, spotlessly clean, comfortable seating, very efficient air conditioning, nice views, super furnishings etc)
Fantastic breakfast
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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irishockey wrote a review 13 May
Cincinnati, Ohio212 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister, niece and I travelled for a quick stay in London. After days in France sharing rooms and apartments, we were looking for a quiet place with private rooms. Number Sixteen offers 4 single rooms and we were lucky enough to reserve 3 of them for the dates we needed. The hotel is in a perfect location on a street around the corner from the South Kensington tube station and near to pubs and other restaurants. Our rooms were adorable, twin+ beds, small closet, desk and bathroom (think cruise ship size!). Comfortable and charming. The hotel offers breakfast and afternoon tea both indoors and in their gorgeous back garden and there are also two lovely parlors inside with an "honesty bar" for drink and snacks. I also fell in love with the Kit Kemp toiletries offered in our room and wished I'd had room in my luggage to bring home with me. Savoring the hand lotion and linen spray left for us to enjoy that I brought home with fond memories of a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Small lift onsite but you may still need to use stairs to access some rooms, help provided for...
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pac111 wrote a review Aug 2021
Brough, United Kingdom202 contributions182 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a boutique hotel that has been individually designed to an extreme degree.The work and attention to detail is extraordinary , this may or may not be to one's liking of course. Breakfast is served in the elegant orangerie or the pretty garden. All the produce is of very high quality.
We had a comfortable quiet room with a large bed, good air con and powerful shower. The bathroom may be up or down steps which could be an issue. Also very close to access a tube station , the museum's, Albert Hall. Knightsbridge and Chelsea . We did have a few minor issues that's why I didn't give 5 stars but I would definitely stay in this hotel again , it is very impressive.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Emma P
London, England, United Kingdom27 contributions13 helpful votes
Number 16 is lovely quiet road ...and a small boutique hotel ...yet only minutes from South Kensington tube station / V&A and much more
Answer from Robert D
Toronto, Canada178 contributions67 helpful votes
The hotel is on a quietist side street. There is street parking but I did not see many available spaces. You can probably double park near the door and someone from the hotel would be able to come out and help. Remember that this is Kensington; the traffic wardens are extremely watchful and are fond of booting improperly parked cars.
Answer from ThaisBarros
Ribeirao Preto, SP311 contributions67 helpful votes
I would email directly the hotel. They are very fast on replying and they willake sure you have the best experience.
Darby G asked a question Nov 2014
Salisbury, Maryland24 contributions17 helpful votes
We plan to visit in the summer and wonder if the rooms in Number Sixteen have air conditioning. Thank you!
Answer from DMurphy2014
New York City, New York
Has everything you need. Wonderful place. Enjoy the garden!!
irishockey wrote a tip 13 May
Cincinnati, Ohio212 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small lift onsite but you may still need to use stairs to access some rooms, help provided for our luggage."
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JulieC126 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Norwalk, Connecticut38 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The single room is perfect for one person. Definitely small, but no detail is ignored. The room was beautiful and felt very quaint. "
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FussyUs wrote a tip Mar 2024
Uzes, France42 contributions111 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go!"
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Jude R wrote a tip Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom134 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wonderful if you are on your own. Or actually, just wonderful under any conditions"
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Marc B wrote a tip Apr 2022
Greater Melbourne, Australia100 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make the decision and book!"
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AU$772 - AU$1,117 (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 (0.4 km), Natural History Museum (0.4 km), and South Kensington (0.3 km).
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 Town House, CERU, and K Bar.
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 travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (3.6 km), Tower of London (7.1 km), and Churchill War Rooms (3.3 km).
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