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Number Sixteen

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Austria
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Number sixteen is a nice, cozy hotel, ideally located in South Kensington, 5 minutes from the South Kensington Tube station, in a quiet little side street off Old Brompton Road. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The single room is small, but the size was sufficient for one (rather petite) person and a short stay. The atmosphere was very...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Its easy to be enthusiastic about Number Sixteen because its all the things that big hotels are not ! Its small and to some degree hidden away, it is beautifully decorated, hte rooms are very comfortable and the location is perfect if you like shopping around South Kensington and Chelsea and visiting galleries We have visited twice this year and...

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Haven't stayed at Number 16 but have at The Haymarket and so we decided to have afternoon tea in the garden at No. 16. You certainly don't need dinner after tea at 16. Fantastic cakes and pastries with a excellent choice of teas.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We recently spent six nights at Number Sixteen. It is perfectly located, a very short walk to South Kensington Station, many restaurants , museums and Hyde Park. The rooms are well-appointed ( great shower pressure - always a plus ) and beautifully decorated, and on the ground floor some common rooms for quiet relaxation. The staff are fabulous - special...

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1Thank Tim G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 July 2013

If you love interesting interior design stay here. I loved the beautiful interiors, breakfast in the garden, great location and great service. I am a big fan of Kit Kemp design so it was a treat to stay at one of the Firmdale properties.

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London
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed at Number Sixteen on the last night of our holiday and we loved the hotel. The hotel has been beautifully decorated. We loved the honesty bar, the super friendly staff, the outdoor garden, bathrobes and a little welcome gift! Fantastic location. We would highly recommend to our friends and family.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is a wonderful and homey hotel with all the comforts one could wish for. Quiet rooms, very comfortable beds, nice bathrooms with good showers, clean and impeccably furnished. Great interior design throughout.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Number Sixteen is our home away from our home. It's a small, warm, intimate hotel in a nice area of London, South Kensington. Beautiful decoration. Friendly staff. Great attention to detail. A real treat to the senses, which makes you feel comfortable. Great breakfast. Expensive, though, but worth it! P.S.: Rooms are often renovated over time, so don't be surprised...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is our special place in London! Location location location! Outstanding service, delicious food, comfortable and spacious rooms! Very close to the tube and walking distance to many places! After every visit we find our selves trying to figure out when we will come back! Don't hesitate and book this hotel!

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Like my title, the only negative was that my stay was too short albeit four nights (25-28/06). Room #9 for those who want more space and a bathroom with two vanity basins! Even though the room faces the road and is in the basement with carefully treated windows so outside does not see the inside, we totally loved our room...

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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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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $383 - $661 (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
Number Sixteen Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#157 Luxury Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
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“My room was on the first floor and overlooked the garden, lovely and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Tippers22, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room on middle floor”
 of 5 bubbles dianehughes59, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Basement for size, though no view. Third floor rooms have no elevator access.”
 of 5 bubbles Archie401425, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Absolutely, positively, make SURE you are not put in the super tiny room upstairs!”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderfool44, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a front room and had no noise problems at all. Probably want to stay on a lower floor since no elevators to third floor.”
 of 5 bubbles robertaH4390ZG, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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