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16 Sumner Pl. (South Kensington)
(44) 020-7589-5232 | www.firmdale.com
FOODNo restaurant; 24-hour Room Service - can be taken in your room, drawing rooms, conservatory, or garden
ROOMSLight, airy, and happy
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)GBP 165
YEAR OPENEDRenovated 2002
# OF ROOMS42
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
Set within four stucco townhouses in quiet, elegant South Kensington, Number Sixteen is a glorified bed and breakfast with a cozy, homelike feel and a designer touch. All rooms are individually designed, with fun, bright color combinations, oversized fabric-covered headboards, and tailor’s dummies (signature Kit Kemp/Firmdale). Some rooms have small balconies or patios.
GO HERE WITH
Girlfriends or a significant other (if he can tolerate a slightly feminine aesthetic); also perfect for a shopping trip with Mom
WHY WE LIKE IT
An affordable choice for posh South Ken, Number Sixteen offers the design and comfort of the Firmdale chain for less–it’s the most affordable property in the group.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The interesting and well-kept, tree-lined garden with a small pond and fountain is a perfect summer retreat for relaxation; meals can be ordered from room service to be enjoyed here.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Would love a gym on premises–these scones aren’t going to disappear themselves!
GOOD TO KNOW
Superior rooms can be exceptionally small. The hotel is part of the Firmdale group, which also includes Haymarket Hotel (London), The Soho Hotel (London), Covent Garden Hotel (London), Charlotte Street Hotel (London), Knightsbridge Hotel (London), and Crosby Street Hotel (New York).
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