Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: South Kensington 281 yards (256 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.4 miles (7.1 km). Located in South Kensington a very short walk from south Kensington tube station is the Gainsborough Hotel London. This is a great location within central London just off from the A4 which is the main road access into and out of West London. Across the road from the hotel is three of the capitals most popular museums in the Natural History and Science museums and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Well placed for shopping at South Kensington (0.15 miles), Knightsbridge (0.6 miles) and Kings Road Chelsea (0.6 miles). Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are less than half a mile to the north. Other nearby attractions include Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.
Hotel in Detail:The Gainsborough Hotel, named after a famous artist, aims to give you the feel of staying at an English country home.
Bedrooms are individually decorated with a rich decor and an elegant style. All bedrooms have private bathrooms. Standard amenities include direct dial telephone with data port, interactive satellite TV, high speed internet access, desk, hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee facilities and central heating. Trouser press can be requested. Additional services include floor butlers.
Single use rooms have a shower (no bath) and a fan. Room: 3.2 x 2.1 m, Bathroom: 2 x 1.2 m
Double for single use room is smaller than normal doubles. Room: 3.7 x 2.1 m, Bathroom: 1.8 x 0.9 m
Standard double/twin has a Victorian style with a shower (no bath).
Double: Room: 4 x 3 m, Bathroom: 1.8 x 1.3 m, Twin: Room: 3.1 x 3.6 m, Bathroom: 1.8 x 2.1 m
Deluxe doubles/twins have air-conditioning and full en-suite facilities.
Double: Room: 3 x 4.1 m, Bathroom: 2.1 x 1.8 m Twin: Room: 3.1 x 3.9 m, Bathroom: 2 x 1.7 m
Triples have air-conditioning with either a bath or a shower. Room: 4 x 3.3 m, Bathroom: 2.8 x 1.3 m
Two Superior Deluxe Rooms:
One has separate living room and bedroom. Has air-conditioning and full en-suite facilities. Room: 3.8 x 3.8 m, Sitting Room: 4.3 x 3 m, Bathroom: 1.5 x 2 m
The other Superior Deluxe room has a queen-size 4-poster bed. Has air-conditioning and full en-suite facilities. Room: 6.5 x 3.6 m,
Bathroom: 2.2 x 2.1 m
Family Room: Consists of 2 rooms within one Unit. 1 Room has a Standard Double Bed and 1 Room has Two single beds. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Room 1: 2.4 x 3.8 m, Room 2: 2.6 x 3.4 m, Bathroom: 2.4 x 1.9 m
Onsite are air-conditioned conference/meeting facilities that include High-speed internet access, copy, fax and printing services.
The Gainsborough Hotel has its own bar (Picasso Bar) and lounge with a decor that emulates an eighteenth century style. Breakfast is served in the hotels breakfast room which features wood panelling.
Front reception open 24/7. Hotel has a lift and offers dry cleaning and laundry services and a concierge team. Lugage storage facilities.
No onsite parking. Full non-smoking environment.
Bedroom Numbers: 48 / 5 floors
Check-in: 13.00 (1 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 60% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 824th from 866 London hotels, and 326th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the Gainsborough Hotel (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and has rates from around £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star The Arch Hotel could be a good choice, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (7-11 Queensberry Place, SW7 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 11 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 30 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 9 three star hotels (average rating 77%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 92%. Coming out as the top rated hotels are Egerton House Hotel (5 star) and also the Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £150 per night. Starting from £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) up to £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £254, Four Star average: £134 and Three Star average: £78.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Gainsborough Hotel 50th of 50 nearby hotels and 30th (last) for the 30 four star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 5th of 50 (1st of 30 four star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 47th of 47 for sheer value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).