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Number Sixteen

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I give it a good rating because of the following: nice clean rooms / elegant and stylish hotel! Good location and very convenient. The breakfast was excellent. It also has a beautiful courtyard. There was one point that was not ok: the room was not ready on time and I checked-in about 1 hour late. So I was not happy... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean hotel, staff were very friendly. Our room was very tastefully decorated, bed was very comfortable. This hotel is in a lovely location. There is an honesty bar but this room was very quiet, all in all a very pleasant stay

Thank dianehughes59
Salado, Texas
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful, boutique property tucked in a small neighborhood of Georgian row houses in South Kensington and part of the Kit Kemp collection has been our "home" in London on three occasions. The courtyard is its biggest surprise--an oasis of calm and good service. The rooms are whimsical, to say the least. The deluxe rooms, especially in the "basement", are... More 

Thank Archie401425
FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to stay again at Number Sixteen and for your fantastic review. I’m very happy to read that you and your party had a great stay again and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards More 

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288 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PROS: Good neighbourhood Great lobby Nice design CONS: Terrible room. It felt like the smallest, teenage bedroom ever. What a disappointment for the high price (and it was my company paying)! Never again.

1 Thank Wanderfool44
FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have different categories of rooms of different sizes and I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss them with you, please do contact me directly on fannyroyol@firmdale.com. Kind regards, More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very superior hotel. Staff are warm and friendly. Breakfast was cosmopolitan and plentiful. Altogether a discrete and enjoyable experience. Close to Harrods and Kensington shopping .me .nearest underground was only a short distance away.

1 Thank 050152sylviawilliams
FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I love to read that you were well looked after by the team and I hope to welcome you again soon at Number Sixteen. Kind regards, More 

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185 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice large room. Breakfast was very tasty and featured some of the best granola I have ever eaten. Service was good. An honesty bar always adds to the feel of home away from home and theirs is well stocked. Service and staff were excellent. Only regret was that our large and expensive room was in the basement

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FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your feedback. Please do contact us for a future stay so we can find the best allocation for you. My email address is fannyroyol@firmdale.com. Kind regards, More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My favorite hotel in the world. I would rate it five stars just for the setting, location, and luxury but full disclosure.... I am terribly biased. My first stay there years ago was with a date. By the time we returned to the U.S., I knew she would be the one. Some wonderful years and two children later, I blame... More 

Thank jjlaughlin
FannyRoyol, General Manager at Number Sixteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. What a lovely story, we are honoured to be your favourite hotel and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Fanny Royol General Manager More 

Rangeley, Maine
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely boutique hotel a stone's through from South Kensington tube. Has a neat garden area perfect for an aperitif or after dinner drink outside or in the gazebo. Close to everything, including shops, parks and museums.

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I booked this hotel because of the location without any preconceptions or recommendation. I am glad to report it was truly delightful and my new favourite place to stay in London. The hotel comprises of three townhouses but is still quite small. London is one of those cities where the rooms are always tiny but the interior of this hotel... More 

1 Thank Carina R
Central Mass
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We recently completed a four-day stay at Number Sixteen before continuing on to Florence, and were delighted with the experience. The staff helped us make the most of our visit, getting us tickets to the last performance of Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe, reservations at local restaurants, and helping us decipher the London Underground. In fact, the personal service... More 

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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: $457 - $665 (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:
#112 Luxury Hotel in London
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
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“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
“It is a town house so a lot of stairs to climb?”
 of 5 bubbles 786heatherc, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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