Number Sixteen

16 Sumner Place, London, England
Kensington

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • One complimentary glass of champagne or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival

  • Complimentary welcome gift upon arrival

  • Complimentary continental breakfast per guest (max 2 guests) - a value of 19 GBP per person.

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19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall19
172
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Excellent location. Nicely decorated. Extremely small room but still very comfortable and had everything I needed. Fine for a one-night stay. Would stay there again.

What the hotel could do better:

N/A

Stayed August 2015

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Hotel Description

Number Sixteen is either the coziest boutique hotel in London, or the most luxurious bed and breakfast—we’re still not sure. The location, down a sleepy side street in South Kensington, is fairly well hidden; just a row of nineteenth-century Victorian townhouses without so much as a sign to show the way. If you intend to bring the party back to your room at the end of the night, then there are many more suitable (and more flashy) hotels around town—Number Sixteen is notable for its comfort and its quiet charm.

Interiors avoid an excess of clichéd Englishness, mixing the usual antiques with modern artworks and muted contemporary colors. The result is chic without being precious, and the overriding birds-and-butterflies theme is unique, though perhaps an odd choice. Rooms vary from typical London size (rather small) to surprisingly large, and all are luxuriously outfitted with big comfortable beds and top-quality linens. Some rooms come with balconies, and the views vary as well, looking over either Sumner Place or the meticulously kept gardens and conservatory around back. There’s no restaurant, though room service is available twenty-four hours a day, and the social void is filled by the hotel’s library and drawing room, where travelers huddle round the fireplace or the honor bar, according to taste.

Though Number Sixteen isn’t exactly nightlife central, there’s plenty to like about the geographic situation—the nearest underground station will connect you directly with Heathrow, the West End and the theater and financial districts. Within walking distance are Hyde Park, Harrods and the Knightsbridge shops, and the Natural History and Victoria & Albert museums are steps away. Swinging? Not quite, but for those who cringe at the very mention of that most tiresome word, this place is nearly perfect.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 41 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Central air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Group bookings of 5 or more rooms at Number Sixteen adhere to a stricter cancellation & payment policy. Please contact Tablet Customer Service for group rates & availability.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Central air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Group bookings of 5 or more rooms at Number Sixteen adhere to a stricter cancellation & payment policy. Please contact Tablet Customer Service for group rates & availability.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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