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    The Gainsborough Hotel

    7-11 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2DW, England
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    • Excellent10%
    • Very good25%
    • Average23%
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    Free Internet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 8 September 2013

    The best thing about our room were the curtains! The Georgian high ceilings are lovely but the whole place is tatty. The reception area looks good but looking past that the stair/landing carpet is old and stained, the wall paper is faded and peeling in...More

    1  Thank WhiteRoseSandwich
    Reviewed 5 September 2013

    I guess that you get what you pay for but I still feel very let down by this hotel. I booked a room at short notice on www.laterooms.co.uk and found a "special deal" at the Gainsborough near to South Kensington Tube. It was described as...More

    3  Thank Bertybign
    Reviewed 19 August 2013

    Me and my partner normally celebrate our birthday in a nice hotel in this area of Kensington/Chelsea. I got there first to realised the room was dark and the only view was to some building black pipes. Immediately ask the reception for a better room...More

    3  Thank MariParker
    Reviewed 15 August 2013

    150 € for a double per night and we got a Room underground full of mould and Smell. We have been moved but only after a nerve crisis. Breakfast in the average. Maybe the only 4 star hotel in London Without a free wi-fi connection.

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    1  Thank Massimo C
    Reviewed 10 August 2013

    The standard double room has a standard double bed (UK size) which means one only 2ms long x 1.27m wide. The bed was also very hard, and pillows were flat. No duvet, only sheets and a blanket. No spare pillows. Our room was on the...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$107 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #392 Luxury Hotel in London
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 49
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    • South Kensington
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    South Kensington
    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
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    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
    ...More
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    Lynseyes
    6 July 2016|
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    Response from CateNaomi | Reviewed this property |
    I am not sure but having looked at the map it seems that the Dominion Theatre is in Westminster and the hotel is in Kensington near The Serpentine. It would be at least a tube ride away and not within walking distance
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    "avoid the ground floor, very damp"
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    "Avoid basement and being next to the lifty"
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    "Avoid a room that is directly next to the lift"
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    "Not room 20"
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