Gainsborough Hotel - London

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL  show map
 4 stars
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Gainsborough Hotel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Verified Reviews:

  • Lobby was nice - Breakfast room and food were great - Rooms were small, but clean
  • Elevator is not large - Bathroom was large - I would definitely reccomend this hotel
  • Room carpet was very dirty - Staff was extremely friendly
  • Two blocks away from the south kensington tube stop - Portable air conditioner
  • Service is immediate and friendly - Very convenient location for natural history museum

Overview

The four-star Gainsborough Hotel offers a stay not far from the city center and Kensington area.

Inspired with Victorian touches, the hotel provides internet both wired and Wi-Fi access.

All 49 classic rooms are packed with satellite TV and tea/coffee maker.

South Kensington Tube (subway) station is located nearby.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   47.

Rooms

All rooms are elegant and packed with upscale amenities, such as bathroom with hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, internet access, work desk and chair, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, air conditioning, trouser press.

A 24-hour room service is provided.

Dining options

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 12 per person per night.  A continental breakfast is served at the price of GBP 7 per person per night. 

Services

Fax and photocopying is available.

Wi-Fi and wired internet is provided.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL

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City Center
  • London
    3.6km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    2.4km
  • Paddington Station
    2.5km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    1.2km
  • Gloucester Road
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Raison D'etre
    150 m
  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    160 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    47

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are elegant and packed with upscale amenities, such as bathroom with hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, internet access, work desk and chair, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, air conditioning, trouser press.

A 24-hour room service is provided.

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Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 12m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Small single room with a single bed.

Room facilities
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 12m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Victorian style standard room with a standard double bed.

    Room facilities
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      Deluxe Double
      Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
      Size: 13m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Victorian style deluxe double bedroom with the feel of an English country Home.

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple or 1 Twin bed or 3 Single beds
        Size: 13m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Victorian style deluxe bedroom with the feel of an English country Home.

        Room facilities
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          Family Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds
          Size: 12m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Victorian style deluxe bedroom with the feel of an English country Home.

          This Family Suite consists of 2 rooms within one Unit.

          Room facilities
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            Double for Single
            Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
            Size: 12m2
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            A small room with a standard double bed.

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              Standard Twin
              Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
              Size: 12m2
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Victorian style standard room with a standard 2 Single beds.

              Room facilities
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                Deluxe Twin Room
                Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
                Size: 13m2
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                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                Victorian style deluxe twin bedroom with the feel of an English country Home.

                Room facilities
                  Superior Deluxe Room
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                  There are only 2 Superior Deluxe Rooms in the hotel:

                  ONE:

                  Luxurious Victorian style room consisting of TWO separate rooms.

                  One room is the bedroom with a Kingsize bed and the second room has two separate beds.

                  Room has air conditioning, direct dial telephone, interactive satellite TV, broadband internet (extra charge),

                  desk with chair, hair dryer, electronic safe, tea & coffee making facilities and central heating.

                  En-suite bathroom with shower and all amenities.

                  This room is located on the lower ground floor of the hotel, but is a very large room and ideal for a small family.



                  Room: 3.8 x 3.8 m

                  Sitting Room: 4.3 x 3 m

                  Bathroom: 1.5 x 2 m





                  TWO:

                  Luxurious Victorian style room with a queen-size 4-poster bed.

                  Room has air conditioning, direct dial telephone, interactive satellite TV, broadband internet (extra charge), two easy chairs,

                  desk with chair, hair dryer, electronic safe, tea & coffee making facilities and central heating.

                  En-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower and all amenities.

                  This is situated on the second floor of the hotel, but is a medium size room, wherein the seating area is within the bedroom.



                  Room: 6.5 x 3.6 m

                  Bathroom: 2.2 x 2.1 m

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Gainsborough Hotel - London London location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    3.6km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Victoria Station
                    2.4km
                  • Paddington Station
                    2.5km
                  Underground stations
                  • High Street Kensington
                    1.2km
                  • Gloucester Road
                    500 m
                  • Bus stop
                    300 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Raison D'etre
                    150 m
                  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                    160 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2008
                  • Number of rooms:
                    47

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonGainsborough

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  Gainsborough Location

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  Albert Hall, a location for public events

                  Harrods, the most luxurious shopping center in the city

                  Kensington Palace, a former home of Princess Diana

                  Ismaili Centre, 100 m, a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community

                  St Augustine's Church, 100 m, a small Catholic church close to the centre of Hammersmith

                  Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 100 m, French Cultural Institute in the UK

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Campbell's Art Gallery - 200 m
                  • Hackelbury Fine Art - 500 m
                  • Clarges Gallery - 500 m
                  • Envie D'Art - 500 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Ismaili Centre - 100 m
                  • The Harrington Club - 100 m
                  • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 100 m
                  • Firehouse - 200 m
                  • Saint Yeghiche America Church - 500 m
                  • The Brompton Oratory - 500 m
                  • Holy Trinity Church - 500 m
                  • Saint Stephens Church - 500 m

                  Convention centers

                  • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 100 m

                  Amusement

                  Museums

                  • The Dana Centre - 100 m
                  • Natural History Museum - 100 m
                  • Friends Of The V & A - 200 m
                  • Baden-Powell House Museum - 300 m
                  • Victoria And Albert Museum - 300 m
                  • Royal College of Music - 500 m
                  • Science Museum - 500 m

                  Galleries

                  • R B S Gallery - 300 m

                  Underground stations

                  • Gloucester Road - 400 m

                  Local Attractions

                  • National Army Museum - 1.5km
                    Royal Hospital Road, London
                  • Kensington Gardens - 1.6km
                    The Magazine Storeyard, London
                  • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 1.8km
                    12 Holland Park Road, London
                  • Chelsea Physic Garden - 1.5km
                    66 Royal Hospital Road, London
                  • Hyde Park - 1.8km
                    Rangers Lodge, London

                  Near the hotelNear the hotel

                  • Natural History Museum - 100 m
                    Cromwell Road, London
                  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 430 m
                    Cromwell Road, London
                  • Brompton Oratory - 370 m
                    Thurloe Place, London
                  • Harrods - 1.1km
                    87-135 Brompton Road, London
                  • Baden-Powell House - 150 m
                    65-67 Queens Gate, London
                  • Science Museum - 400 m
                    Exhibition Road, London
                  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 520 m
                    Prince Consort Road, London

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Raison D'etre - 150 m

                    Address: 18 Bute Street
                    Phone: +44 20 75845008

                    73% likes this, based on 84 reviews

                  • The Collection - 140 m

                    Address: 264 Brompton Road
                    Phone: +44 20 7225 1212

                    66% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mediterranean

                  • Shikara Indian Restaurant - 150 m

                    Address: 21 Bute Street, South Kensington, London. SW7 3EY

                    66% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                    Cuisine: Indian

                  • Apero - 160 m

                    Address: 2 Harrington Road
                    Phone: 0207 591 4410

                    71% likes this, based on 79 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mediterranean

                  • Pierino - 240 m

                    Address: 37 Thurloe Place
                    Phone: 020 7581 3770

                    74% likes this, based on 285 reviews
                    Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 18

                  Getting there.

                  Heathrow Airport can be reached directly from the South Kensington Tube (subway) station.

                  An airport shuttle is possible on request.

                  Getting around.

                  South Kensington Tube (subway) station is located nearby.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2008
                  • Number of rooms:
                    47

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonGainsborough

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  Gainsborough Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gainsborough

                  Average guest rating

                  6.4out of 10
                  Good
                  Based on 213 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  10.0
                  Rooms
                  6.0
                  Service
                  6.0
                  Value
                  4.0

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Single
                    4.2

                    Unfriendly staff that could hardly speak proper English!!

                  • Couple
                    4.6

                    Staff friendly

                    The noise! - Room was next to lift shaft & sounded like a tram was passing next to my head whilst trying to sleep. Cleaners started hoovering room above at 8.10am on a Sunday morning. 'Double' room was two beds pushed together with huge gap down centre of bed - extremely uncomfortable!

                  • Family with children
                    8.8

                    I loved the old world decor and architecture of the Hotel very much. The location is also excellent because it is not far away from two underground stations, bus stops and several museums. There are also a lot of shops and bistros/ restaurants within walking distance.

                    The hot water for the shower had to be switched on after we arrived. The electricity to our plug points tripped because someone wanted to use their airconditioner next door. The staff was very helpful in attending to both problems.

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    The staff were excellent. Very helpful and always smiling. Bedding and towels were very clean. Ideal situation for Wimbolden and the city. Very nice area of London

                    The lift was out of action for the whole of our stay. The staff were very helpful but it still meant an unpleasant climb esp as my friend and I had bad knees and other health problems. The first room we were given didnt have a window and a huge step up to the bathroom. The carpet was very stained and there were no accesible pointsfor any electrical appiances. For the kettle we had to use the extension cable with 4 sockets and place it on the chair as the kettle cable was too short. This was extremely dangerous esp as it was meant as a family room.. We asked to move to another room which was better but on the 3rd floor and the TV didnt work . The porter couldnt fix it ans said he would look at it the next day but we were leaving| I will be writing to headoffice as I feel we should have been offered a discount but we realised the staff we unable to offer this.

                  • Older travelers
                    4.6

                    The location only.

                    It was not the standard advertised. Paid extra for de luxe room bed was hard, zip and link uncomfortable. Only 1 bedside table and lamp and air conditioning a hose stuck out of the window

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    The reception staff were very helpful and polite. The room was ok and the bathroom was clean. I did not expect the standard I received for the money I paid so it was a nice surprise.

                    The bed was a little uncomfortable and the pillows were lumpy but overall it was good.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Very good and friendly service. Room spotlessly clean. Very good breakfast for £7. Good value at £99 but a bit run down for list price of £200. Old fashioned a/c in bedroom. Bathroom tired. Excellent quiet location

                  • Single
                    8.2

                    Location, service

                    Room (408) too small, it should be illegal to permit hotels to offer such tiny rooms especialy to relatively big guys like me! Also, despite the extremely limited space I had an airco unit and an extra heater so that it was impossible to stay in the room and rest. And the bathroom was freezing. Needless to say, I had to position myself sideways in order to get into the shower. It was all mini size.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Staff were polite and friendly. Room was clean and of the expected standard. Breakfast was good

                    Rooms a little dated, shower not very good. The taxi I ordered via reception which was very expensive when compared to a black cab to cover the distance! Nice car though!

                  • Single
                    5.8

                    Breakfast facilities were good.

                    Was not re-assure when fire alarm was triggered three times during the night

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Really friendly staff. Amazing location

                    Room was just a tiny bit too small to open the door properly

                  • Single
                    7.0

                    Friendly reception; excellent position; convienence.

                    Small single room; low-pitch sound in early hours.

                  • Group of friends
                    6.6

                    Location was great. Baggage storage convenient. 24hrs good.

                    Rooms smaller than I thought and it was noisy.

                  • Older travelers
                    3.2

                    They moved us to a less noisy room for the second night

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    comfortable and clean and good value for money when discounted

                    the shower took over 5 minutes to warm up and if you chose to have the breakfast then have the continental as we had the full english and was well overpriced at £!2.00 and was quite poor quality.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Gainsborough Hotel - London London location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    3.6km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Victoria Station
                    2.4km
                  • Paddington Station
                    2.5km
                  Underground stations
                  • High Street Kensington
                    1.2km
                  • Gloucester Road
                    500 m
                  • Bus stop
                    300 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Raison D'etre
                    150 m
                  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                    160 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2008
                  • Number of rooms:
                    47

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonGainsborough

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

                  Use Badge