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The Gainsborough Hotel

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I stayed one night in single room. Room was apparently freshly refurbished with new TV and comfortable bed. Great room service and staff was very helpfull. The location is unbeatable the hotel is just in front of museums and 3 min walk from tube station....More

2  Thank Helena1245
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 18 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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#396 Luxury Hotel in London
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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
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
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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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