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Nimes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Yep,100 quid for room 401, which you get to via the fire escape. it was obviously never intended as a guest room, but has been converted to make a bit more money. OK, at this location I accept it will be either pricey or small. But a tiny room with barely enough floor space for a suitcase, a falling-apart bedside...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I got this hotel room for a reduced rate and was pleasantly surprized. Nice room that was quiet with a comfortable bed. The sumptuous decor made up for the slightly cramped space but what can you expect in central London Hotel. very nice stay

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Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012

stayed at the hotel for one night in a deluxe room, fantastic period features, quiet location with some fantastic cafe's and bar's close by the hotel is in a great location, 5 mins walk from south kensington station, close the the natural history museum and the v&a will stay again

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2012

My daughter an I stayed at this hotel when we went to see the Olympics didnt have ticket so thought we would watch the triathlon in Hyde park. Booked it on last min dot com. Excellent situation close to v&a museum and lots of lovely eating places. Initially booked one night but then booked an extra night . Room one...

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Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 15 August 2012

This review is difficult. First we were assigned room 40 which facing the back side of the hotel. This room had mold on the walls, were very damp and smelled moldy. We spent the first night in the room and almost lost our voices. The evening after I informed the night clerk about the problem. We were quickly offered another...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2012

From the outside the hotel looks pleasant and the entrance lobby is quaint in its period decor, but from there its a rapid decline! The rooms are tired, in need of some basic maintenace, decoration and the bathroom, well, not sure where I should start! No shower curtain, broken plug chains, leaking shower hose, no openable window, decoration tired, bits...

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2Thank Mark C
Perth
Reviewed 3 August 2012

A very nice week long stay. Yes, the rooms are small but it more than meets the location, value and service equation. I wouldn't stay with the family but if you're travelling alone then it should work very well. My room was clean and quiet and nicely appointed. I'd stay again without hesitation.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Stayed last night at the Gainsborough and was very impressed. The room we had was very nicely decorated and very quiet. We arrived late at the hotel and they could not have been more helpful. Fo us it was a great night and very good value.

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Vienna
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I was in a single, which was very small and allowed no room to layout the suitcase. But it was clean and compensation was the central location for a reasonable price. Cannot comment on the catering as I chose to take breakfast in local cafes.

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 13 July 2012

The personel was helpfull. The single room I stayed and the bathroom were very small.There was no space in order to open my suitcase. But it was clean and quite.The bed was very comfortable. The elevator was out of order for 4 days and I had to use the staircase to the 4th floor. The location is excellent.Very close to...

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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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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. ... more   less 

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Address: 7 - 11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $159 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gainsborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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#347 Luxury Hotel in London
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