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Number Sixteen is in the heart of London, walking distance from Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Imperial College London and Royal Albert Hall.


Make yourself at home in one of the 41 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare (surcharge) and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Number Sixteen
16 Sumner Place
London, SW7 3EG United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 520 Reviews
Pricey disappointment
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel is well situated just a 5 minute walk from South Kensington tube station. The room on the 3rd floor was small, though nicely furnished. The en-suite was very small (approx 6’x3’) and any person larger than average may have difficulties using the facilities. On the booking site the hotel is listed as having a lift, it does but only to the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor is accessed by a fairly steep staircase, anyone with mobility issues should make hotel aware of this as this staircase is the only access, including in an emergency. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Taking all these matters into account then a charge of over £300 for one night for the room we had was exorbitant. Staff friendly and helpful.

A real hidden gem in South Kensington!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the 'Firmdale Hotels' brand and have stayed at many of their Hotels over the Years. The Soho,The Haymarket, Covent Garden and Charlotte Street to name a few. All absolutely lovely and beautifully styled. However, we have never stayed at one of their 'Townhouses' in the Capital, namely Dorset Square, The Knightsbridge or Number 16.

We were in the South Kensington area for a meeting so decided to give 'Number 16' a try for afternoon tea with a view to checking it out for a future stay. It is a beautiful property of only 41 rooms just a stroll from South Kensington tube station.The staff were wonderfully welcoming, the afternoon tea scrumptious, and their hidden garden is a real oasis of calm, and peace whilst beautifully designed.

At £22 per head for afternoon tea, plus drinks/cocktails if you want them, it is exceptional value for money, without substituting any of the quality.

This brand of Hotels continues to amaze my wife and I, and Number 16 doesn't disappoint in anyway. If a unique boutique hotel is what you are looking for in this area, you would do well to check it out. Absolutely amazing!

A gem in London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 5 days with my family, took 2 beautiful communicating rooms. What a cozy and lovely place! The staff is super friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful boutique hotel atmosphere. There are two beautifully furnished living roms next to the lobby. The location in South Kensington is excellentt to explore museums such as the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert museum. They have a beautiful breakfast and tea room and a cute green garden. A real gem in London! I would come back again...

Lovely Hotel in South Kensington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Number Sixteen is part of the Firmdale Group of hotels. This hotel and their Dorset Square property have been my home away from home for several weeks in London to attend to an illness in the family. I cannot day enough about the hotel and staff in terms of their service and kindness. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the Frette linens are a dream. The continental breakfast provided is a delicious array of cereals, fruit, pastries and fresh squeezed juice. I wholeheartedly recommend Number Sixteen and the Dorset Square hotels.

Excellent Afternoon Tea
Reviewed 1 month ago

Excellent afternoon tea in the Orangerie at number 16. Everything was perfect: the reception, the service, the location, the garden Bellini, the food and the tea. I know where to go next time I visit London. Also conveniently close to a tube station.