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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2012

I stayed in this hotel for one night for business purposes. Overall I found the hotel staff very welcoming and the central location ideal. The hotel suited my purposes very well and on that score I have no complaints though I would not choose it for a longer stay. First of all, the decor was really a bit tired and...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This has become my favourite base for occasional overnight work-related stays in London. It is very convenient (close to South Kensington tube), and in a pleasant area (near the French Quarter, the Museums, close-ish to Hyde Park, and with lots of eating places within five minutes walk (I've started going regularly to the large Pret a Porter near the tube...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Glad i didnt read reviews when i booked this as i would have been put off. There are lots if bad reviews but i did not see a problem with this hotel. The hotel is an old building, so yes the decor is old but thats the style if the hotel, it gives it character. Its not hideous inside, its...

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Broken tap, frayed and stained bed spread, poor freeview channels, mostly pay tv, and hard pillows but the location was great. Simple things that could be fixed and make a much better impression and a more enjoyable stay for guests. Staff were very helpful but need to improve on attention to detail. Jeni at http://www.letsrentinedinburgh.co

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2012

My husband stayed here on a business trip. When he arrived in the room the lights fused. The fuse was reinstated but the light didn't work. There was a damp patch on the ceiling adjacent to the fitting. During the early hours of the morning it rained heavily and he was awoken by water dripping from the ceiling adjacent to...

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Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2012

awful awful awful ,do not be fooled by the 4star my room was filthy broken items etc the staff were not helpful do not waste your money

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Naples, Italy
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We stayed for two nights with my husband at Gainsborough hotel . The museums are about 5 min walk away ,perfect location. The staff were very friendly and helpful all the time. The room was nice and clean, comfortable bed. We'd say the price is really worth it . Overall we are very satisfied with Gainsborough hotel and will recommend...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 April 2012

I stayed in the hotel on my own on Saturday night. The hotel's location is fantastic - it is very close to few buses and the South Kensington Tube station and walking distance to Harrods and couple of the museums. The staff were quite polite and friendly. The room and bathroom were very clean and well supplied with tea /...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Stayed here on Saturday night for one night as we were watching a concert at the royal albert hall. It was in an excellent location in kensington to go to hyde park, kensington park and obviously the royal albert hall which is a straight ten minute walk. It's also just two stops on the tube to all the major London...

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2012

we stayed here on a wednesday night after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It was very convenient being only a ten minute walk away. The hotel is quietly located which made for a good nights sleep. Our room was 4th floor, very nice, clean, good bathroom. The staff were polite and friendly. We paid £80 room only and...

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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 

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Address: 7-11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: €99 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gainsborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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#385 Luxury Hotel in London
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