Gainsborough Hotel

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DL, United Kingdom
+44 207 957 0000

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6.0

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based on 6 reviews
Gainsborough Hotel - London, England, United Kingdom
23.01 Sat
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24.01 Sun
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Value for money

5.2

Distance to city center

3.6 km

Location rating

8.3

Nearest Airport

London Heathrow

Distance to airport

19.5 km

Rooms

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  • Okay
    Aug 2017
    5.7

    Older building, some inconveniences

    Location. 2 alcoves for a family of 4, a little tight but well- suited.

    Non-potable water from the sink? At least they let us refill our drinking bottles in the kitchen. Very labile hot-cold settings on the ahower. Tired building- carpets etc a little shabby.

  • Okay
    Jan 2016
    5.4

    Good location, not a good deal

    The bathtub was nice and the mattress put us to sleep. Decor was interesting and the tv was large. It is very close to the tube and attractions making it useful to walk to many attractions in South Kensington and Westminister.

    The room was small (drawers could not be opened without adjusting other furniture). The ambiance was not pleasant, borderline spooky. The staff fumbled with almost everything and were unclear about important details.

  • Okay
    Dec 2014
    4.8

    Okay for a night or two

    Friendly staff. Location.

    Tiny old room. No heating in the bathroom.

  • Okay
    Nov 2010
    5.7

    I chose it because it was central and it was lovely to be able to get to shops and galleries/museums so quickly. Also wonderful decor in the public rooms.

    The desk lamp was not working; it seemed that for the price we paid it would have been usual to expect all the facilities to be in working order. It was mentioned to the desk but as we were only there for one night it was not possible to fix it in time.

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2010
    3.0

    Nothing about the hotel apart from its location.

    The hotel is shabby, run down and dirty. My room was totally inadequate and the smallest room I have ever stayed in. It was impossible to open the bathroom door and get in without clambering over the bed! The noise of the neighbouring rooms shower at 5am was like a jet plane coming through the room. I could go on but am trying to forget the Gainsborough experience. I will be consulting trip advisor.

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Location This appealing hotel enjoys a great location in London. It is an ideal point of departure for those wishing to explore South Kensington, the area's numerous shops and the historic theatres and museums. The famous Harrods department store and South Kensington underground station are both situated in the immediate vicinity, while it is about 30 km to Gatwick airport. Facilities The hotel was built in 1900. 2 junior suites, 2 suites, 9 single rooms and 25 double rooms are located on 6 storeys and can be reached by lift. Staffed 24 hours a day, the reception desk makes check-in and check-out easy. A safe, room service, a conference room and a business centre are available. Wireless internet access (for a fee) allows guests to stay connected while on holiday. There are also a number of shops that make for great strolling and browsing. Services include a hotel shuttle bus. Rooms Air conditioning and central heating ensure that rooms maintain comfortable temperatures. All rooms are carpeted and include a double bed. Valuables can be securely stored in a safe. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included among the standard features. Internet access, a direct dial telephone, a television with satellite/cable channels and a radio provide all the essentials for a comfortable holiday. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower and a bathtub, as well as a hairdryer. The hotel has family rooms and non-smoking rooms. Meals A breakfast room and a bar are available to guests. Bed and breakfast can be booked. A continental breakfast guarantees a great start to the day. Payment The following credit cards are accepted: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

6.0 Good

based on 6 reviews

6.7

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

5.5

Facilities

8.3

Location

Check in

14:00

Check out

12:00

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Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Safe
Room service
Babysitting or child care
Airport shuttle
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Internet
Wi-Fi
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Laundry facilities
Elevator
Laundry service
Air-conditioned
Meeting/Banquet facilities
24hr front desk
Storage available

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Natural History Museum 221 m
  • Science Museum 389 m
  • Victoria and Albert Museum 0.4 km
  • Hyde Park 1.4 km
  • Buckingham Palace 2.6 km
  • St James's Palace 2.9 km

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