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Number Sixteen

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A truly fantastic hotel which feels like home. Super chilled out areas to relax with a drink and newspaper - garden area really private. Amazing, amazing service... We were spoiled 😃 we had afternoon tea and a glass of champagne which was fab. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've been to there to have afternoon tea in the garden with a special friend. From the very first moment, staff was welcoming and friendly. The afternoon tea menu was delicious and the tea was just perfect. More than the menu and the tea, the garden is one of the most beautiful small gardens you can find in the central...

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london
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Number Sixteen is stylistically no different to the high standards of other Firmdale hotels; the interior is colourful, quirky, luxurious & joyful. There is a simply gorgeous courtyard garden where we'd planned to eat, but both it & the pretty little restaurant were closed for a private party. We were directed instead to a table in the library room, which...

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely afternoon tea in private garden with lily pond. The tea was up to Firmdale Hotels excellent standard. Very attentive service and look forward to my next experience at one of Kip Kemps Hotels. Excellent value.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Given Mr and Mrs Smith vouchers for a wedding gift. Booked this trendy hotel as looked both modern and luxurious. We were greeted by lovely staff, shown out amazing room. Bathroom fabulous and spotless. Bed super comfy and massive. Mini bar well stocked with both alcohol and treats. Didn't have anything, as ridiculously expensive. Slept well, shower amazing. Didn't have...

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London
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I recently had Afternoon Tea at Number 16. I was looking for somewhere quiet and little bit special, but at a price that would suit all my friends. The tea at 16 was just perfect. Lovely scones, sandwiches and little cakes, and for once there was one of everything for everyone, so no having to pass on a favourite. Highly...

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

After travelling for over a month, Number 16 was the perfect way to spend my last couple of nights. Staff were so helpful from the time of booking, preparing for my visit and during my stay. Gorgeous furnishing, the most comfortable beds and lovely common shared areas. I had high tea with a friend and enjoyed all the hotel had...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I used to stay at Number Sixteen for extended trips a few years ago and always enjoyed its homely atmosphere, so was pleased to have the excuse to stay again recently. It still quirky and decorated beautifully, the staff are lovely but maybe because I'm no longer a regular, I was given a room at the top at the house...

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Not only this place is gorgeous, but the staff is one of the politest and friendly ones. It is a Very Small boutique hotel, located 100 meters from South Kensington underground. Breakfast is served at their cuttest garden of the townhouses that were transformed into the hotel.

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Jonquiere, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This afternoon tea was amazing! Excellent sandwiches, scones, and pastries. The place was very beautiful and service ''5 stars''. Possibility to have vegetarian sandwiches on demand. 20 pounds per person only! Good to know: the water is charged (5 pounds for the bottle).

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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: $455 - $690 (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
#158 Luxury 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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