Gainsborough Hotel - London

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL  show map
 4 stars
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Gainsborough Hotel - London

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Lobby was nice - Breakfast room and food were great - Rooms were small, but clean
  • Elevator is not large - Bathroom was large - I would definitely reccomend this hotel
  • Room carpet was very dirty - Staff was extremely friendly
  • Two blocks away from the south kensington tube stop - Portable air conditioner
  • Service is immediate and friendly - Very convenient location for natural history museum

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Gainsborough Hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The hotel was opened in 1900 in a 6-story Victorian building and renovated in 2008.

The venue is 3.7 km away from Earl\'s Court. The distance between London city center and the property is 4 km.

Occupying an excellent location, the hotel lies close to parks and gardens.

A 10-minute walk will take you to Gloucester Road subway station. Gainsborough Hotel is easily accessible from London City airport lying within 25 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel offers 49 classic rooms featuring a mini bar, heating, Wi-Fi, high-speed internet and cable television as well as private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. Guestrooms are outfitted with a luxurious interior.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Lounge bar is available on site. A variety of dishes are served in Oddono's Gelati Italiani Ltd_ and Khan's of Kensington, which are 5 minutes’ walk 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

Guests can benefit from a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and an elevator.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Fine dining
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL

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City Center
  • London
    2.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    1.5 mi
  • Victoria Train Station
    1.5 mi
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    1700 ft
  • South Kensington
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Raison D'etre
    600 ft
  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

Premium Split-Level King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

46 sq m/495 sq ft, split-level, living room, premium WiFi, bathrobe, slippers, mini fridge The Duplex Suite is a stylish and spacious retreat spread over two levels. The suite features a separate living room and a private bedroom. Room features include an HDTV, HDMI multimedia panel, European sockets, and in-room safe. The relaxing environment is enhanced by LED mood lighting. Upgraded amenities include complimentary mineral water, premium WiFi, bathrobes and slippers. This suite has one king-sized bed with the option of adding a rollaway bed. Sleeps three. For your Comfort Air Conditioning HD Channels LCD Flat Panel TV Non-Smoking Spacious Two Room suite For your Convenience Connectivity Panel Hairdryer High Speed Internet Access In-Room Espresso Machine Iron/Ironing Board

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Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

This single room has a tea/coffee maker.

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Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

This triple room has a satellite TV and tea/coffee maker

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Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 2 Single beds, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • CD player
Room Description:

Rooms are 12 square metres.

Family Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Family Room. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Connecting Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

2 Twin Beds226 sq feet (21 sq meters)Layout - Separate sitting areaInternet - Free WiFi Entertainment - LCD television with satellite channelsFood & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service Sleep - Memory foam bed and hypo-allergenic bedding Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletriesPractical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on requestComfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-SmokingConnecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability  

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Deluxe Single Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double - Package

Deluxe Connecting Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

1 Queen Bed258 sq feet (24 sq meters)Layout - Separate sitting areaInternet - Free WiFi Entertainment - LCD television with satellite channelsFood & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service Sleep - Memory foam bed and hypo-allergenic bedding Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletriesPractical - Safe, desk, and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on requestComfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-SmokingConnecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability  

Luxury Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Gainsborough Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Campbell's Art Gallery700 ft

Places of interest

  • Ismaili Centre400 ft
  • St Augustine's Church, Kensington400 ft
  • The Harrington Club400 ft
  • Firehouse700 ft

Convention centers

  • Institut français du Royaume-Un400 ft

Amusement

  • Cinema Lumiere400 ft
  • The Mediatheque400 ft

Museums

Galleries

  • R B S Gallery1000 ft

Underground stations

  • South Kensington1000 ft

Local attractions

  • National Army Museum5000 ft
    Royal Hospital Road, London
  • Kensington Gardens1.0 mi
    The Magazine Storeyard, London
  • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery1.1 mi
    12 Holland Park Road, London
  • Chelsea Physic Garden5100 ft
    66 Royal Hospital Road, London
  • Hyde Park1.1 mi
    Rangers Lodge, London

Near the hotel

  • Natural History Museum400 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum1500 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Brompton Oratory1300 ft
    Thurloe Place, London
  • Chelsea3200 ft
    LondonEngland
  • Baden-Powell House500 ft
    65-67 Queens Gate, London
  • Science Museum1400 ft
    Exhibition Road, London
  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments1800 ft
    Prince Consort Road, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Raison D'etre600 ft

    Address: 18 Bute Street
    Phone: +44 20 75845008

    73% likes this, based on 84 reviews

  • The Collection500 ft

    Address: 264 Brompton Road
    Phone: +44 20 7225 1212

    66% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

  • Pierino800 ft

    Address: 37 Thurloe Place
    Phone: 020 7581 3770

    76% likes this, based on 295 reviews
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 25

  • Apero600 ft

    Address: 2 Harrington Road
    Phone: 0207 591 4410

    71% likes this, based on 79 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

  • Shikara Indian Restaurant500 ft

    Address: 21 Bute Street, South Kensington, London. SW7 3EY

    64% likes this, based on 21 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

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Gainsborough Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gainsborough

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 307 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
6.0
Value
4.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    4.2

    Unfriendly staff that could hardly speak proper English!!

  • Couple
    4.6

    Staff friendly

    The noise! - Room was next to lift shaft & sounded like a tram was passing next to my head whilst trying to sleep. Cleaners started hoovering room above at 8.10am on a Sunday morning. 'Double' room was two beds pushed together with huge gap down centre of bed - extremely uncomfortable!

  • Family with children
    8.8

    I loved the old world decor and architecture of the Hotel very much. The location is also excellent because it is not far away from two underground stations, bus stops and several museums. There are also a lot of shops and bistros/ restaurants within walking distance.

    The hot water for the shower had to be switched on after we arrived. The electricity to our plug points tripped because someone wanted to use their airconditioner next door. The staff was very helpful in attending to both problems.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    The staff were excellent. Very helpful and always smiling. Bedding and towels were very clean. Ideal situation for Wimbolden and the city. Very nice area of London

    The lift was out of action for the whole of our stay. The staff were very helpful but it still meant an unpleasant climb esp as my friend and I had bad knees and other health problems. The first room we were given didnt have a window and a huge step up to the bathroom. The carpet was very stained and there were no accesible pointsfor any electrical appiances. For the kettle we had to use the extension cable with 4 sockets and place it on the chair as the kettle cable was too short. This was extremely dangerous esp as it was meant as a family room.. We asked to move to another room which was better but on the 3rd floor and the TV didnt work . The porter couldnt fix it ans said he would look at it the next day but we were leaving| I will be writing to headoffice as I feel we should have been offered a discount but we realised the staff we unable to offer this.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The location only.

    It was not the standard advertised. Paid extra for de luxe room bed was hard, zip and link uncomfortable. Only 1 bedside table and lamp and air conditioning a hose stuck out of the window

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The reception staff were very helpful and polite. The room was ok and the bathroom was clean. I did not expect the standard I received for the money I paid so it was a nice surprise.

    The bed was a little uncomfortable and the pillows were lumpy but overall it was good.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Very good and friendly service. Room spotlessly clean. Very good breakfast for £7. Good value at £99 but a bit run down for list price of £200. Old fashioned a/c in bedroom. Bathroom tired. Excellent quiet location

  • Single
    8.2

    Location, service

    Room (408) too small, it should be illegal to permit hotels to offer such tiny rooms especialy to relatively big guys like me! Also, despite the extremely limited space I had an airco unit and an extra heater so that it was impossible to stay in the room and rest. And the bathroom was freezing. Needless to say, I had to position myself sideways in order to get into the shower. It was all mini size.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Staff were polite and friendly. Room was clean and of the expected standard. Breakfast was good

    Rooms a little dated, shower not very good. The taxi I ordered via reception which was very expensive when compared to a black cab to cover the distance! Nice car though!

  • Single
    5.8

    Breakfast facilities were good.

    Was not re-assure when fire alarm was triggered three times during the night

  • Single
    8.8

    Really friendly staff. Amazing location

    Room was just a tiny bit too small to open the door properly

  • Single
    7.0

    Friendly reception; excellent position; convienence.

    Small single room; low-pitch sound in early hours.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Location was great. Baggage storage convenient. 24hrs good.

    Rooms smaller than I thought and it was noisy.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    They moved us to a less noisy room for the second night

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    comfortable and clean and good value for money when discounted

    the shower took over 5 minutes to warm up and if you chose to have the breakfast then have the continental as we had the full english and was well overpriced at £!2.00 and was quite poor quality.

How to reach hotel

hotel Gainsborough Hotel - London London location
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Hotel Address:

7-11 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    2.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    1.5 mi
  • Victoria Train Station
    1.5 mi
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    1700 ft
  • South Kensington
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Raison D'etre
    600 ft
  • Apero (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonGainsborough

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

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