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“Really nice”
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Number Sixteen
Ranked #225 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, England
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Really nice”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed here for one night at the beginning of December. Really lovely room, not huge but big enough for one night. Great amenities (robes, bath products etc.) and well-stocked, if expensive, mini-bar. Staff were very helpful and pleasant, breakfast was generous and tasty. The only slight problem was the very high temperature in the room - very hard to sleep even with the window open and heating off. The hotel in general also seemed over-heated considering the mild weather. That was only a small niggle though, and I would definitely recommend this great hotel in a fabulous location.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back look over the garden
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stamford, Lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in: lovely design, friendly and helpful staff, great location, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in and fab breakfasts. Have stayed here twice now and would move in if possible. Perfect!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Sherman, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

After years of staying in the city's grand hotels we discovered Number Sixteen and have never looked back. Comprised of what were once four individual houses in a classic South Kensington row, the hotel has an intimate "house party" feeling. Beautifully decorated and impeccably maintained it is a perfect place to come home to after a day around London's very wander-able streets and shops. Breakfasts are tip-top and there's limited, high quality kitchen activity at other times, but no real dining. In lieu of a bar, drinks are served in lounges with the look and feel of stylish townhouse living rooms.

Room Tip: The smallest rooms are fine for one but tight for two.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This was a work trip for my wife, so I was the spouse tag-a-long. The hotel was expensive, compared to US standards. But our room was paid by work. So we may not have stayed here, if we paid for it. Loved the location, because it was close to the Tube. Rode the Tube everywhere, so the location was great and the neighborhood is really safe. Walking around all times of night (i.e. 3am), so I felt really safe. Overall I would recommend the hotel, if you are staying in London. The only complaint is that the bathrooms are really small (I am 6'7). The bathrooms are for really small people.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I love so much this place, the location is perfect, it's very calm and relaxing. When I am there I am feeling at home. The decoration is very nice, warm and charming. The staff is always very kind and helpfull. For me, my London paradise.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a beautiful boutique hotel in a picture perfect London townhouse on a quiet street. It is in a great location, right around the corner from the Natural History, Science, and Victoria & Albert Museums as well as the "underground" station. Nicely decorated and has a cute court yard out back. The first 2 nights were a dream. We had 2 inter-connection rooms for our family of 4. We went to Paris and came back expecting to be in the same 2 rooms, but unfortunately we were put in the basement. Be sure not to get a basement room, they are noisy as the restaurant is above and it is hard to sleep.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Oslo
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Room Sixteen has amongst the best service I have ever experienced. Staff are overwhelmingly friendly. Breakfast is superb, same goes for location (unless you want to spend most of your time together with the hipsters in Shoreditch, then Ace hotel might be an alternative). Be aware that the rooms are quite small, and then I mean really small. If you are under 1.80 tall, you will be ok, but if you're like me, 1.90, you'll feel like an elephant - but that goes for other places as well, apart from the zoo. Still, great place, I will certainly come back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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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
#172 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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