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The Gainsborough Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location for Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Natural History and V&A museums. Room was very clean and staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. We would definitely stay here again!

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only booked into this hotel as I was going to the Chelsea Flower Show and it had rooms available in my budget. I cannot believe they advertise themselves as a four star hotel. I chose a Superior Single room and all I can say is I would hate to see what a standard one looked like. The room is...

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location as we were singing in the Royal Albert Hall. An older property but clean and comfortable. We had continental breakfast included which was adequate but you could upgrade to full cooked breakfast for £5 Lara on reception was very friendly and helpful.

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Thank 54liz36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

close to subway, great location; great service, especially the attendent Laisa, she was always very helping and kind. We had a really nice time there. Breakfast was very good; the room was well cleaned and good size. Only the elevator is very small. After all, it was good price-benefit.

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Thank Marcelo D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, very attentive - especially attendant Irena. Delicious and hearty full English breakfast at a reasonable price for London. So near to the tube and Kensington area sites for tourism, in a quieter area not overrun by tourists, that Gainsborough is worth considering. My family and I will stay again.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I booked this hotel for a 4 night stay and we cancelled and left after 1 night! We booked it months ago but was put in the room right next to the lift which was noisy until early hours! The room was run down and grotty more like a sub contractors hotel where you pay £25 a...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The hotel was not the swankiest, but it was clean, quiet, and friendly, all in a great location minutes from the museums and the Tube. The rooms are small but I just needed a place to sleep and shower, London beckons. Lara was a great help at the reception desk, booking me tickets for a tour and generally very friendly...

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Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Generally agree with most of the comments here as the hotel overall needs some general attention, but also agree that Lara was incredibly professional and friendly and willing to help. Great location, but difficult to control temperature in room and card key consistently did not work forcing a walk up/down 5 flights numerous times (elevator too small and slow to...

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Thank The_Real_MEGasaurus
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hotel looks a bit tired, but Lara and Virginia were very kind and helpful at the reception. The location is the best possible, just a block away from South Kensington tube station/Natural History Museum, and close to the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens. Recommended.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel is absolutely disgusting, we went as a family for a child's birthday and the staff were really rude, ignorant and said rude words to myself. They told me I had something stuck up my back side as on the website it states it has ironing facilties I asked about a iron they told me they don't have one...

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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 

Additional Information about The Gainsborough Hotel

Address: 7-11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $185 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gainsborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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#393 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Front rooms have traffic noise from the street, however you need to leave your window open to get air, as the rooms are small and stuffy,”
Kerri_J1, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms seem quite”
D8463QYmarcelod, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“4th floor - problem with water pressure in shower, usual problem in London/UK htls without boosting water pump. In the 3rd floor OK”
251jirif, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the street, it was not noisey”
roberts1958, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are several sizes of rooms. The "deluxe" are bigger.”
Z4789HYpaull, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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