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The Gainsborough Hotel

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  • Average23%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible24%
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
920Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
136Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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All reviews the south kensington tube stop national history museum albert hall superb location victoria
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked a single room for 2 nights, mainly for it's location and price. The room was a proper single - just room for a single bed with a small table and chair, small wardrobe and bedside table. I had arrived early and couldn't check...More

Thank MegaDancer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most uncomfortable bed and pillows I’ve ever slept on! The radiator never turned off, so hot had to sleep with window open. The bathroom had broken tiles a noisy fan and mould. Generally shabby sh*t However the staff were very lovely.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our room was in the basement. It was dark and cold. The heating didn't work, freezing during the night, uncomfortable bed. There's school playground behind the hotel, very noisy. Great location. We won't be back

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it is such a good hotel to stay for a couple of days. Zentralized, but really quite. Typical british cosy style, friendly staff. Walking distance to a lot of museums, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge etc. Fair prices

Thank Roxanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to stay for one night after the theatre. This place was great value at £65 for the night, just a couple of stops on the underground from West end. And 5min walk from South Kensington station. Staff were friendly...More

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6 July 2016|
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Response from CateNaomi | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but having looked at the map it seems that the Dominion Theatre is in Westminster and the hotel is in Kensington near The Serpentine. It would be at least a tube ride away and not within walking distance
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"Friends put in a bad basement room and eventually got upgraded to a suite when trying to move to sister..."
29 Oct 2018
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"lower floors are easier to get to - its a tiny and slow lift"
21 Oct 2018
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"Go to a different hotel"
1 Oct 2018
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"Don't stay here"
25 Sep 2018
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US$79 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonSouth Kensington
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