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Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very near at the tube station South Kensington, 5 minutes by walk. The rooms are clean and very confortable, with private bathroom. The staff are very professional and smiling. Lara, in particular, is very nice, very professional and very helpful. I'll return! Chiara. Italy

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A standard double room - well not what we'd expected from the pictures . We were taken to our room by a young lady we commented that the lift was small and she responded well it it would be ok if 3 of us were thin but not when 2 are big. (So rude)! We were given a room in...

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Thank maxinenorman919
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well positioned, 5 min. to South Kensington Station, 10 minutes to Royal Albert Hall, fairly equiped, friendly welcome, the recepcionist Lara very helpful in solving minor problem, valuable advices for public transport

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Thank Jiri F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location for visit to the Royal Albert Hall. Clean nicely decorated and furnished twin bedroom in keeping with the age and character of the building. Breakfast adequate. Friendly staff. Will visit again.

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Thank maggiepaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hotel, small but really cute. Good location and very easy to get. In general the staff was friendly, but I really appreciate how the receptionist Coraima treat us. She was very kind and helpful whit our questions about the underground and the oyster. And later with our reservations. She did a perfect job. For sure I'll come back.

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Thank ast1522
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel for its proximity to the museums and tube station for a birthday weekend for my boyfriend. The hotel didn't disappoint, the welcome was warm and friendly when we arrived nearly 3 hours before check in. We left our baggage safely at reception whilst we visited the Natural History Museum, 5 minutes walk up the road. We went...

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Sorrento, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Hotel Gainsborough for 2 nights. The position is excellent and in my opinion very safe for a woman, as myself, travelling alone. The Hotel was good value for money and I loved the old fashioned quirky decor, a reflection on times gone by. I loved the Old Fashioned feeling the Hotel had. My room was clean...

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Thank roberts1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Stay We stayed at this Hotel on my wife's Birthday Weekend . The Hotel was very reasonable very well located and very friendly.The only negative was it was a little tired and could do with some upgrading.we had a lovely time.

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Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the staff were friendly and it is really convenient for the Royal Albert Hall and museums our room was awlful. The bed creaked, there was a cracked window pane, the tiny bathroom needs a refit and to top it all there was blood on the curtains ( probably from the person who broke the window pane) but I suppose...

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Thank Joanne S
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Georgian Hotel on a quiet street yet easy walking distance to The Victoria and Albert Museum. Our room was spacious with a very large bathroom. The windows probably need draught excluding but the heating was more than up to keeping the room warm and cosy. Lovely Renaissance paintings and friendly staff made our one night stay very enjoyable.

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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Imagine an English country home magically whisked to the most exclusive London borough, and you have The Gainsborough. Named after the celebrated artist, The Gainsborough combines the attractive style of bygone days with an easy informality. To stay here is to enjoy London of fashionable South Kensington, Harrods, the restaurants and antique markets, pubs and delightful backwaters of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. You are at the heart of the capital's culture too with great museums - Science, Natural History, the Victoria & Albert - nearby; and for music lovers, the glorious Royal Albert Hall is just minutes away. The well-stocked lounge bar is the spot for a leisurely drink or a snack from the light menu. With 24-hour room service, butlers on immediate call and a reception ever ready to meet your needs, nothing is too much for our attentive staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gainsborough Hotel

Address: 7 - 11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: RM530 - RM917 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gainsborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Gainsborough Hotel London
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#395 Luxury Hotel in London
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