Number Sixteen

16 Sumner Place, London, England, SW7 3EG, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by lil.wombat

The time passed quickly in departures. Before I knew it, we were lining up to board and then taking off. From what I can tell it was on time or a little early. Within an hour of take off we were getting dinner. It felt too late to be eating, but I ate it anyway. Eventually they cleared the trays and I settled in to get some rest. I actually managed to get some sleep! It probably added up to around 4 or 5 hours. About two hours before landing, they fed us again; ...

Tower of London

A travel blog entry by lisaajane

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... TICKETS!!!

But, after a nice sprint through both stations, we made it to the theatre.

Our original plan was to have dinner first. HA! We had pringles and sweets because we ran out of time.

The show was really good, but it definitely was the pre-show that I will remember in 10 years time.

Lisa xo

London

A travel blog entry by benbrydie

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... br> All a brick build
Cobbled type walkways
With people were filled

Everywhere, anywhere
Red telephone booths,
Red double deckers
And underground tubes

Pubs on each corner
With good honest grub
The heart of all Londoners
The right social hub

Not a penny is cheated
Change exact and precise
Paying in pounds
Means loose change like rice

Monuments, statues,
Memorial sites,
Kings, Queens, Lords, ...

We're Here!

A travel blog entry by heididaley

We're tough, me and my Mum, we can manage most things but making our way from Heathrow to our accommodation really tested us. We decided in our wisdom to use the underground which in hindsight was not a good plan. Fine if we weren't each dragging about 27kg each behind us in luggage, including hand luggage! We decided to get a bit closer to the city and save ourselves some taxi fare but we were also aware that we were meeting Gabriel, ...

The friendly skies

A travel blog entry by travelgal81

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... to give up my window seat and switch with her husband so at leas they could sit together. I take the aisle row behind, and they are now together in the row in front of me. But she is still freaking out. Her husband, being the seemingly kind man that he is tries to get them upgrade to a spot with more room. By this time the plane is full...and I have my new row all to myself...hehe. But then flight attendants start freaking out about this woman. She ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Knightsbridge/Earl's Court/Kensington area of London, is near Natural History Museum, South Bank, Seven Dials, and Baden-Powell House.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Number Sixteen London

    Excellent!...but breakfast a let down...

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    Stayed at this hotel with my girlfriend just before Christmas 2004. This hotel is beautiful, warm and cosy and very tastefully furnished. The staff are generally polite, overly helpful and cheerful (a bag of good qualities) and the location can't be beaten. They just let themselves down on breakfast which I thought was a real disappointment. The service was unattentful and the choice was a little limited. I understand it is described as a continental breakfast, but I have had far more imaginative continental breakfasts in Scandinavia for example (and I'm not Scandinavian by the way, no bias intended). However, just a small gripe, if they sort the breakfast out they would get five stars from me in future (hint...hint)...

    Outstanding Hotel in London

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    I recently returned from a 5-night vacation in London. I booked my reservation for the Number Sixteen based upon the reviews on this website. Everything you read here is true! The hotel looks exactly as it does on their website (finally truth in advertising)! I was traveling alone, so I stayed in a standard single room on the fourth floor (third floor in Europe). The room was small, but who spends all their time in the room anyways. The room and bathroom was impeccably clean, as was the rest of the hotel. The library was a nice place sit and read while enjoying a drink from the honesty bar. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. The room service food is also good. As a woman traveling alone, I never felt unsafe in the hotel or while walking in the surrounding neighborhood. The hotel is about 2.5 blocks from the South Kensington Tube stop. Anything you could imagine that you'd need is along that walk (bank, post office, pharmacy, restaurants, cafe, etc). I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to London. No hotels are cheap in London, and if they are you have to wonder why. The Number Sixteen is a bargain for the level of accommodations and service it provides.

    Friendliest staff anywhere! Great location; immaculate!

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    These are the friendliest hotel people I have ever met in my travels to over 40 countries! So take a bow, Nadine, Andreus, Manolo, and all the others whose names I didn't get. You guys are the best! Hotel Number 16, with its excellent location several minutes walk from the South Kensington tube stop, is that rarity in London: great site, nice rooms, homey touches, and incredibly quiet. The hotel provides The Times every morning outside your door, a welcome note from the general manager, a tour of the hotel's facilities, a map of the area and complimentary bottled water. My single room was big enough (by London standards) and a good value for the money. The ensuite bathroom, with shower, was small but immaculate and looked newly redesigned. I cannot imagine staying elsewhere in London than at Number 16.

    Comfortable, Chic and Friendly

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    Truly a charming, intimate (39 room) hotel, that you feel right at home in. We had several different rooms during our 7 night stay last week and all of them were spotlessly clean. Beautifully and tastefully decorated with a staff that makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. They are friendly, helpful and never too busy to ask if you need directions, or call for tickets, etc. There is a small kitchen which specializes in 24 hour room service.

    Conventional and just OK

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    This hotel is superfically attractive, but lacking any real character of its own. Decorative accents, such as piled wooden garden baskets, feel self-consciously chosen--somewhere between quaint and "good design".

    Wonderful and cozy

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    The hotel could be best described as a bed and breakfast. The staff let us check in early because our flight arrived around 7:00 in the morning - they were most friendly. The area is very quiet, it is a residential area but close to a market and coffee shops for convenience. The room was fantastic and comfortable. Nothing bad could be said about this hotel. Relaxing and beautiful. We enjoyed our first stay in London. We will return to this hotel again!

    Wonderful!!!

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    Number Sixteen was a wonderful place to stay. It was conveniently located near major museums, delicious restaraunts, and the tube (5 minute walk). The staff was very friendly and they went out of their way to make you comfortable. The rooms were charming and clean and very well done. The overall appearance of Number Sixteen was very eclectic with interesting art pieces displayed in the common areas. They also had a beautiful outdoor garden patio where you could sit and relax after a day out. I would definitely recommend it to anyone I know who is going to London.

    Pleasant stay!

    from

    All staff was so pleasant and helpful.

    Very convenient location to great museums and excellent restaurants.

    My room was small but lovely and very clean.

    Highly recommended!!!!

    Understated chic in South Kensington

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    I arrived at Number 16 after a short trip. It is very well located, a short walk from the South Kensington tube station, in fact, it took only 5 minutes to get to the hotel. It has been described as a Bed and Breakfast probably because it has no 'on-site' restaurant. I found it to be very understated but very classy. It is the best bed and breakfast that I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. We even had our own marble bathroom, no sharing of facilities in this place. The room was lovely; it was well sized and although quite a masculine decor, and was delightfully cosy and rather romantic, aided by the placement of an extremely large mirror (for closet voyeurs!) on the wall opposite the bed, which was a very nice touch!! The staff were very courteous. The only thing that I could complain about was the very light breakfast, which was a little too light for a grown man! The place had the air of a country hotel, but the decor was extremely tasteful, with objects d'art and original paintings all over the place.

    Excellent value

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    This hotel is now part of the Firmdale group, an upscale small luxury hotel group. So the rooms are furnished to a very high standard, housekeeping is immaculate. Number Sixteen is the least expensive of the hotels in the group, although not inexpensive. London hotels are ridiculously overpriced so this is a good deal relatively. The only negative is the very meager continental breakfast that is included in the room rate, although it is nicely served. The location is just the best...right around the corner from the S. Kensington tube station. And a very nice residential area near the French school, so there are many French cafes nearby. Staff is very helpful and polite. This is our second visit to this hotel and probably would not stay anywhere else.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Number Sixteen London

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding