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“Special place for a special occasion” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Number Sixteen
Ranked #131 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Special place for a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Staying at this hotel was part of a 60th birthday trip for our mother that we organized with my sister. We couldn't have chosen a better hotel. Not only is the location excellent and the hotel style very much to our taste, but we also felt like very special people during that weekend. Service exceeded our attention, all staff members without exception strived to make our stay perfect: excellent tips for restaurants (which they helped us book), birthday drink on the house and other nice gestures.
Also worth mentioning is that the flowers that we ordered for the occasion were not only beautiful but also excellent quality. they lasted for a long time afterwards and kept our mother happily remembering her weekend.
We also loved the breakfast in the courtyard room, however it might be tight on weekdays during "business people" peak hour.
Also note that rooms are on the small side, but this is largely compensated by the nice living room, and of course by the fact that there's a whole city to enjoy out there.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We stayed overnight at No 16 and what a gem of a hotel. Just at the back of South Kensington it is really quiet. Greeted by friendly staff and a mince pie we were shown to our Deluxe room which was clean and comfortable. It has the feeling of a house. There is an 'honesty bar' and there is an ample selection on the Room Service menu if you wish. The breakfast in the morning was fresh with a really good selection of fruts, cereals and you could have something cooked should you wish.
All the staff were friendly, courteous and I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dianeha
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

Absolutely perfect! Sweet and cozy hotel with a great location.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Alexander222
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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We stayed at Number Sixteen in October 2011 and loved it. The location was perfect with a number of nice little restaurants around the corner and the tube station a couple of blocks away. Our room was really nice overlooking the beautiful garden. The breakfast room was lovely and the staff very friendly. It was very nice to relax in the library after a busy day and the honesty bar is a wonderful feature. Hope to stay there again soon!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

My husband and I stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon, before going abroad. It was a complete surprise for me - to be honest, I though I would be staying at an airport hotel. How wrong I was!

It was the first time I had stayed at one of the Firmdale Hotels (I've wanted to for some time), and I wasn't disappointed. What a gorgeous little gem of a hotel, just perfect.

As it was our honeymoon, they kindly upgraded us to the best room - and wow... it was gorgeous. The decor was beautiful, and all of the little extra touches in the room just added to it.

We ordered room service, and it met the standards of the rest of the hotel - the food was great, better than other room service meals that I've had.

The breakfast room is like a little oasis of calm - I only wish that we had the time to experience afternoon tea there.

I will definitely be staying at Number 16 again - it really is one of the best hotels in London.

  • Stayed August 2011, 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:
#111 Luxury Hotel in London
#127 Romantic 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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