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
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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

Blending a warm ambience with outstanding services, the 4-star Gainsborough Hotel provides ideal lodging in London. The exclusive hotel was built in 1900 and refurbished in 2008.

Due to the ideal location of Gainsborough Hotel, guests have direct access to Kensington Gardens, National Gallery and Bomber Command Memorial. The center of London is 4 km away from the venue.

Shoppers will appreciate a shopping street and department stores at a short distance from the hotel.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Gloucester Road subway station. Gainsborough Hotel is located within 20 km from London City airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 49 rooms equipped with heating, an electronic safe, wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies and a minibar. Offering a luxurious interior, the rooms are fitted with antique furnishings and a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. Lounge bar is available on site. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Oddono's Gelati Italiani Ltd_ and Rotisserie Bute Street are about 200 meters from the property.

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

Gainsborough Hotel welcomes guests, offering a safety deposit box, an elevator and a storage room along with a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • London
    3.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    2.4 km
  • Victoria Train Station
    2.4 km
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    500 m
  • South Kensington
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Raison D'etre
    160 m
  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    160 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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          How to reach hotel

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          Hotel Address:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • London
            3.6 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Victoria Station
            2.4 km
          • Victoria Train Station
            2.4 km
          Underground stations
          • Gloucester Road
            500 m
          • South Kensington
            400 m
          • Bus stop
            300 m
          Restaurants
          • Raison D'etre
            160 m
          • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
            160 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            49

          Hotel Awards

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Campbell's Art Gallery - 200 m

          Places of interest

          • Ismaili Centre - 100 m
          • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 100 m
          • The Harrington Club - 100 m
          • Firehouse - 200 m

          Convention centers

          • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 100 m

          Amusement

          • Cinema Lumiere - 100 m
          • The Mediatheque - 100 m
          • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 300 m

          Museums

          Galleries

          • R B S Gallery - 300 m

          Underground stations

          • South Kensington - 300 m

          Local attractions

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

          Near the hotel

          • Natural History Museum - 100 m
            Cromwell Road, London
          • Victoria and Albert Museum - 430 m
            Cromwell Road, London
          • Brompton Oratory - 380 m
            Thurloe Place, London
          • Chelsea - 950 m
            LondonEngland
          • 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 - 160 m

            Address: 18 Bute Street
            Phone: +44 20 75845008

            73% likes this, based on 84 reviews

          • The Collection - 150 m

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

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

          • Pierino - 240 m

            Address: 37 Thurloe Place
            Phone: 020 7581 3770

            76% likes this, based on 295 reviews
            Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 19

          • Apero - 160 m

            Address: 2 Harrington Road
            Phone: 0207 591 4410

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

          • Shikara Indian Restaurant - 150 m

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

            64% likes this, based on 21 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            49

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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

          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
            3.6 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Victoria Station
            2.4 km
          • Victoria Train Station
            2.4 km
          Underground stations
          • Gloucester Road
            500 m
          • South Kensington
            400 m
          • Bus stop
            300 m
          Restaurants
          • Raison D'etre
            160 m
          • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
            160 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            49

          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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