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“cozy little boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Number Sixteen

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Number Sixteen
Ranked #179 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Austria
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11 reviews
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“cozy little boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Number sixteen is a nice, cozy hotel, ideally located in South Kensington, 5 minutes from the South Kensington Tube station, in a quiet little side street off Old Brompton Road. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The single room is small, but the size was sufficient for one (rather petite) person and a short stay. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the overall design of the hotel helped to feel at home - people who prefer clear-cut lines and less decor however might find it a bit too much. Breakfast was ok, although a bit on the expensive side. There are enough little places near the hotel to have good breakfast at a much better price. Overall a recommended hotel, would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Its easy to be enthusiastic about Number Sixteen because its all the things that big hotels are not ! Its small and to some degree hidden away, it is beautifully decorated, hte rooms are very comfortable and the location is perfect if you like shopping around South Kensington and Chelsea and visiting galleries

We have visited twice this year and really enjoyed our stay.

Highlights were breakfast in the garden (which you cant do all year round !), the friendly service from the whole team and - after we had checked out on our final day, but had to wait until 6.00pm for a pick-up to the airport, we were offered a spare room so we could shower, change and freshen up. Absolutely outstanding.

Well done to Simon and his team - you are doing a great job

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Haven't stayed at Number 16 but have at The Haymarket and so we decided to have afternoon tea in the garden at No. 16.
You certainly don't need dinner after tea at 16. Fantastic cakes and pastries with a excellent choice of teas.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We recently spent six nights at Number Sixteen. It is perfectly located, a very short walk to South Kensington Station, many restaurants , museums and Hyde Park. The rooms are well-appointed ( great shower pressure - always a plus ) and beautifully decorated, and on the ground floor some common rooms for quiet relaxation. The staff are fabulous - special thanks to Ana Alves and the tireless Francesco for all their help to our family. The only downside is the breakfast. Although served in a lovely garden setting, it is too expensive. We preferred to frequent restaurants such as Muriel's Kitchen near South Ken station. Aside from that, a great hotel. If we are lucky enough to get to London again, we will certainly return to Number Sixteen.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

If you love interesting interior design stay here. I loved the beautiful interiors, breakfast in the garden, great location and great service. I am a big fan of Kit Kemp design so it was a treat to stay at one of the Firmdale properties.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed at Number Sixteen on the last night of our holiday and we loved the hotel. The hotel has been beautifully decorated. We loved the honesty bar, the super friendly staff, the outdoor garden, bathrobes and a little welcome gift! Fantastic location. We would highly recommend to our friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is a wonderful and homey hotel with all the comforts one could wish for. Quiet rooms, very comfortable beds, nice bathrooms with good showers, clean and impeccably furnished. Great interior design throughout.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Number Sixteen
Address: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#127 Romantic Hotel in London
#139 Luxury Hotel in London
#191 Family Hotel in London
#211 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Number Sixteen 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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 
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