Gainsborough - London

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DLshow map
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Overview

The quiet 4-star Gainsborough Hotel offers a classic accommodation in a historic area of London. The hotel was opened in 1900, renovated in 2008 and is housed in a 6-storey building.

Saatchi Gallery is about 15 minutes' walk away. An ideal setting near a port offers good public transport connections.

Gainsborough Hotel is set close to a shopping street and department stores.

Gloucester Road underground station is 600 meters away from the hotel. Guests can reach London City airport within 25 minutes by car.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of premium split-level king suite, deluxe connecting queen room and superior connecting twin room that come with bright décor as well as climate control, central heating, Wi-Fi, LCD flat panel TV and cable TV. They have carpet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the bar. Guests are welcome to the Lounge bar to relax with a drink. Oddono's Gelati Italiani Ltd_ treats guests with Indian and Halal meals and is about 200 meters away.

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

There are a baggage storage, a safety deposit box and an elevator available on the premises.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Clarges GalleryClarges Gallery1700 ft
HarrodsHarrods3300 ft
Natural History Museum LondonNatural History Museum London400 ft
London Science MuseumLondon Science Museum1000 ft
Victoria & Albert MuseumVictoria & Albert Museum1400 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House2300 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2000 ft
South KensingtonSouth Kensington700 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road1400 ft
V&A - Victoria and Albert MuseumV&A - Victoria and Albert Museum1500 ftCromwell Road
Science Museum Science Museum 900 ftExhibition Road South Kensington
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House500 ft65-67 Queens Gate
South KensingtonSouth Kensington800 ftOld Brompton Road
Christie\'s South KensingtonChristie\'s South Kensington900 ft85 Old Brompton Road
The London OratoryThe London Oratory2000 ftBrompton Road S. Kensington
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Raison D'etreRaison D'etre500 ft18 Bute Street
AperoApero600 ft2 Harrington Road
The CollectionThe Collection500 ft264 Brompton Road
Shikara Indian RestaurantShikara Indian Restaurant500 ft21 Bute Street, South Kensington, London. SW7 3EY
PierinoPierino800 ft37 Thurloe Place
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London ZooLondon Zoo2.9 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.5 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.3 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station2.6 mi
Euston StationEuston Station3.0 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum2.7 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park5000 ft
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.2 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.5 mi
Royal Albert HallRoyal Albert Hall2400 ftKensington Gore, London
Serpentine GalleriesSerpentine Galleries2500 ftKensington Gardens
Albert MemorialAlbert Memorial2700 ftPrinces Gate Kensington Gore
Arthur Morrice Arthur Morrice 3100 ft13 Beauchamp Place Knightsbridge
ChelseaChelsea3200 ft LondonEngland
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)9.8 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)10.0 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.5 mi
Underground
South Kensington1000 ft
Gloucester Road1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  548  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
6.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location

    A little in need or refurbishing the decor, Breakfast was expensive.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    Water cold on the Friday evening Bed mattress was extremely uncomfortable - could feel the springs Staff were friendly but evening reception staff did not change our room as stated due to the water problem.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Near South Kensington station.

    Dusch didint worked properly. Bad tv and channels.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location.

    High cost of Broadband! Old plumbing in bath/shower. No hot water in the evening.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Gainsborough is a nice clean hotel good location the staff were excellent very helpful good value

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.

    Some fittings required repair.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This hotel is close to the tube and all the museums in Knesington.

    The cost for Wifi for 1 hour was very expensive, most hotels include for free.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Friendly staff, good breakfast, good location, reasonable price, room small but fine.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We found all the staff very helpfull, room very clean Breakfast excellent, service first class.

    The noise from the night club next door, untill 2 am

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Courtesy of restaurant staff. Breakfast.

    The hotel is in an excellent location and enjoys the advantage of a beautiful building. It enjoys the services of good culinary staff. Otherwise, there is little about this hotel which suggests insight into the needs of those guests who seek a four-star hotel. The lack of monitoring and oversight leads to basic and embarrassing inadequacies in the service given to guests; the management of cheaper and less fortunately-situated hotels in which I have stayed across Europe and Africa have shown far more acumen, care and skill in service delivery. I have paid half as much for service four times as good. I have already begun to advise business associates, professional colleagues and friends to avoid The Gainsborough!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly, efficient staff. Great and convenient situation for tube station and also within walking distance to Knightbridge, including the famous Harrods! Is situated in a quiet street away from all the hustle and bustle of the thousands of visitors to London. Several excellent, reasonably priced restaurants within 5mins walk from the hotel. Would recommend this hotel to family and friends who are on limited budget

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Small, friendly hotel in a very convenient location for the Albert Hall.

    Shame about the alarm on Friday morning 5 August! With many people not drinking caffeine these days, some caffeine free/herbal tea would have been appreciated. I had to go out and buy my own.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The friendliness and professional manner of the staff. The room was very comfortable and clean. The location is excellent for the museums, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington High Street shopping is a walk away, as is, Hyde Park and many other London 'must see' sights. Good breakfast.

    For a 4* hotel, some of the areas looked a little 'tired' - the wallpaper near the lift on the second floor was dirty and had been drawn on. The curtains in the lobby had a hook/s missing and therefore did not hang correctly. I was surprised to find an old style tv in the room, rather than a flat screen.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The cleanliness of the hotel is good. The location is perfect, so near to National History Museum. Behind the hotel is a perfect corner with different Restaurants to dine. The staff members are ready to help any time.

    I have found the bed not confortable at all. Not all the matrasses are clean.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel was quiet and the rooms around not noisy, nor was the traffic. I liked very much the classical music, at breakfast which, having the Continental, I found excellent. I found the hotel very convenient for bus and tube travel.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  548 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)9.8 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)10.0 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.5 mi
Underground
South Kensington1000 ft
Gloucester Road1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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