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The Gainsborough Hotel
Ranked #844 of 1,069 Hotels in London
palermo
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“All in a first class!!!!”
Reviewed 13 July 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights & had a lovely time. We were well looked after by all the staff we met,they were unbelievable--helpful, kind, thoughtful, but discreet at all times. We stayed 1 night in the standard double & we chose to upgrade ourselves to the deluxedouble for the 2/3rd nights (very nice) for a small price. To be honest the room was larger & at the back of the hotel, but both were wonderfully comfortable & charming although there is a night club just below the hotel that makes some noises just till 1PM.
We enjoyed the freedom of making our own coffee/tea when we wanted, & also having the luxury of such good service & help from the staff when needed.
We thought the location was great, near enough to access all the sights.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

I booked this hotel very last minute as it looked gorgeous on the website and I was not disappointed. As soon as you hit the door everyone is helpful and trying to meet your every need. All public areas are stylish but my room was a bit small comparing with the Italian standards.
Bathroom was lovely with raindance shower. The roomservice provided a better value for the price. Unfortunately I did not have time for breakfast, which looked delicious.
This hotel was really nice & I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sicily
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

I long weekend away with my friends.
Very very pleased with hotel, small but very clean.
hotel staff very helpful.
reception staff very helpful they provided transport maps and advised on transport links
hotel 5 minutes from the tube station (green, yellow or blue line).
There is no restaurant but the continental buffet breakfast is very yummy with a wide selection of food.

I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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palermo
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

London is expensive - so value for money is tough to judge. However, our (twin) room was quite small, but larger than usual for London standards. Price was a little lower than average.
Worth noting that the hotel breakfast (when included) is well worth having, not only is it compreensive, fresh and tasty, but also is served until 11:30am at weekends and 10:30 weekdays, so it's very relaxed and not just aimed at the business clientele.
South Kensington tube station is only 5 minutes far. If I go again to London I will go again in the same hotel with closed eyes.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2009

My husband and I stayed at Hotel le Six for six nights in May, and we had such a marvellous time at this charming, modern boutique hotel. The staff was warm and welcoming. The location is amazing, as there are three different metro lines within a couple blocks. We booked on the internet, and the rate we paid was excellent, when compared with the rack rate. We would stay here again without reservation, and hope we get the chance to do so. . We paid extra for a very good breakfast, with plenty to choose from - warm pastries, cereals, yoghurts - to a full English breakfast - and as much as you wanted in terms of juice and coffee. A perfect choice!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

I agree with the below review. I stayed one night at this hotel and was kept awake by booming dance music until 3AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How dare they charge these prices for this. How dare Last minute advertise this hotel without any warning.

[--]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

We had a truly awful night staying here. There is a nightclub in the basement of the hotel and no sound proofing. It was so bad that we were kept awake until 2am when the club closed. Local residents have also complained because of the noise. The earlier reviews on this site do not include comments about noise because the club was not open then! If you want a good nights sleep in London, STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!! When we called reception at 1.30am to complain we were told there was nothing they could do. We left two nights early and stayed elsewhere which was quiet, clean, modern and had excellent service - the direct opposite of the Gainsborough. If you are reading this and thinking, I might still stay there - DON'T!!! There are plenty of nice hotels in London and this is neither nice nor cheap.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Gainsborough Hotel

Property: The Gainsborough Hotel
Address: 7-11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#398 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gainsborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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