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Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
16 Sumner Place, London, England, SW7 3EG, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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  • Nicely decorated ands still feeling up to date after decades of being "known". The…Feb 22, 2020
  • Always a pleasure to stay at this unique property which feels like home away from homeFeb 2, 2020

Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

from ZAR 7,931
  • Standard Single Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room
  • Luxury Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Room (The Summer)

What’s around Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels


  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 5 min walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 7 min walk
  • Imperial College London - 9 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Harrods - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 34 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 74 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 25 min drive
  • London Imperial Wharf Station - 4 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 5 min drive
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 5 min drive
  • South Kensington Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 41 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels’s small print

Also known as

  • Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels Hotel
  • Number Sixteen Hotel
  • Number Sixteen Hotel London
  • Number Sixteen London
  • Number Sixteen London, England
  • Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels London
  • Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels Hotel London


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 60.00 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

  • Does Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels currently open?
    This property is closed from March 22 2020 to August 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels.
  • Are pets allowed at Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Zetland Arms (1-min walk), CERU South Ken (1-min walk), and Raison D'etre (1-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels?
    Recommended spots to visit include Natural History Museum (5-min walk) and Victoria and Albert Museum (7-min walk), along with Imperial College London (9-min walk) and Royal Albert Hall (14-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 115 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Number 16 is spectacular.
Number 16 is a very unique and special stay in London. They take great care to make guests feel welcome and valued and the property is so beautiful and inspiring.
Denise, us8 night trip
Very good 8,0
Number Sixteen
Number Sixteen is in a great location near the tube and some lovely cafes and watering holes and shops.The staff are very attentive and will answer your every call. They were PERFECT. I do think the structure needs a tweaking, not in its appearance, but in its infrastructure. I got a cold and needed a HOT shower; I made do with the lukewarm showers the previous days. The evening I felt ill, when I needed that HOT shower most of all, it wasn't there. By the next day, someone had looked at it and the problem was solved. So, whatever threw off the boiler before I arrived at Number Sixteen should have been looked into before the next set of guests arrived, which happened to be me. I've stayed at this hotel before. So this was surprising. I think the adjustments must be made to insure all systems are functioning optimally before new guests arrive in order to keep up with the high standards that Number Sixteen sets for itself. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay at Number Sixteen.
CAROLE M., us6 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
A 5Star hotel it is not
I stayed at #16 when it was a B&B and liked the discreet, homely feeling. Continental breakfast came with the stay and was served in the room back then. It has changed ownership and management and expended into a boutique hotel. the discreet and homely ambiance remaied, and the new owner seems very focused on its visual appeal and gave the hotel a unique touch. I would suggest that more focus should be placed on its infra-structure, e.g. the plumbing and heating system and the amenities, if she wants to claim the hotel as a 5Star hotel. It is not good when the boiler broke down so the guest was deprived of a hot shower in winter. It is not pleasant when the heating unit does not automatically make adjustment so that it was either too warm or too cold in the room. Granted that the staff tried very hard to make amends with small gifts, I believe that the customer would prefer basic amenities, like a consistently well regulated heating system, a hot shower when desired, and free bottled water available instead of rationing it to a 330ml bottle per day! Those are basic requirements to be considered in a 5Star hotel.
amy, us6 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Will stay here again, excellent.
David, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Style and comfort!
Beautiful hotel and accomodating staff made for a pleasant stay!
Anthony, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Extremely fashionable. Service was friendly and sharp. Great stay
Mark, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Welcome in to your secret hideaway
Great place, relaxed and good atmosphere never posh or snobbish. Like a ”magic hidden garden” where we were the guests. Great continental breakfast. I like the ”honesty bar” concept, makes you feel at home.
Thore, ie3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
South Kensington Treasure
Beautiful boutique hotel with exceptional service, stunning décor and a fantastic location. Very easy to walk to the museums - especially with the Dior show currently on at the V&A! Loved my tastefully appointed room on the garden. I can't wait to return!
Jean, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
An amazing hotel. Missing the amazing sheets! The rooms were not huge, but beautiful. We will hopefully be back soon!
Tracy, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Great Hotel
Number Sixteen is one of my favorite Firmdale Hotels; quite boutique hotel and the staff is very accommodating and nice!
Scott, us3 night business trip

Number Sixteen Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

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