Hotel The Gainsborough in London - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

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  • WLAN in room

Hotel description The Gainsborough

Gainsborough Hotel, London


Embrace the most refined aspects of quintessential English culture at the dignified 4 star Gainsborough hotel. Located in the sleek and sophisticated Royal Borough of Chelsea, amongst the designer boutique and artisan patisserie of Knightsbridge, the beautiful hotel perfectly captures the elegance of the classical building it occupies. All of London's celebrated attractions are easily accessible from nearby South Kensington tube station; the family friendly Natural History and Science museum are within a short walk of the property and Kensington Gardens are the perfect location for a fun picnic on a sunny afternoon. Warm and attentive staff demonstrate typical English charm and can offer insightful tourist information regarding the surrounding areas.


Elegant rooms combine traditional furnishings with elaborately decorated upholstery to create a regal air; comfortable beds are covered in soft sheets and plush pillows and modern comforts such as satellite television, warm bedside lighting and complementary tea and coffee ensure guests feel relaxed for the entirety of their stay. Expansive private bathrooms feature all the amenities needed for ultimate refreshment and spacious triple rooms are ideal for families or large groups of travellers.


A plethora of quaint cafés and cosy tea rooms surround the area, perfect for a light breakfast or afternoon snack. For dinner, sample the enticing array of cuisines on offer, or take the short walk to Harrod's to sample the international delicacies in the food court. The classically decorated lounge is a wonderful place to complete your excellent stay with a refreshing beverage.

Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1900, Last complete renovation 2000, Number of floors 6, Total number of rooms 47, Number of single rooms 9, Number of double rooms 31, of which have 2 separate beds 10, of which have a double bed 21, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 5, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 2, Number of suites (separate rooms) 0, Number of junior suites 0, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Boutique hotel, No-smoking room 47

AddressShow map

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


  • Station (London - Victoria Railway Station) 2.29 km
  • City centre (London) 3.59 km
  • Airport (London City Airport (LCY)) 16.15 km
  • Highway (M4) 22.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

2:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)
  • Travelers' checks

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal
  • Restaurant(s) 1
  • Hotel bar
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 6,00 GBP Provider 48
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Room safe
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 15 rooms
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • DSL/broadband Internet access in 48 rooms

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Porter service
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • WLAN in room
  • Room service

Hotel location

7 - 11 Queensberry Pl, SW7 2DL London - South Kensington

Evaluations of The Gainsborough

Overall 34 ratings, including comments: 23 ratings
6.1 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
Corporate customers
3.8 / 10
March 2014

Facility conditions and room dimensions not satifying

Couple over thirty under fourty
7.8 / 10
February 2014

Location, closeness to tube and park. Cleanliness

Noise from street and trash cans

Corporate customers
3.0 / 10
January 2014

Staff friendly and great location.

No hotel wifi. To use Wifi it is through another wifi company and very expensive being 10pounds per 24hours and you can only use one device. Not ideal if staying for business.

Corporate customers
4.6 / 10
January 2014

nice and quiet area

no free wifi

Couple over fourty under fifty
7.4 / 10
May 2013

Our room was right next to the lift so we could hear it every time it was used

Corporate customers
2.2 / 10
November 2012

The single room was the smallest I have ever seen, it was disgraceful. I could hardly fit in the shower and I am a very small person. Definitely not value for money.

Private Solo traveller
7.3 / 10
July 2010

The room was clean and suitable for my purposes.

There was a musty odor in the bathroom.

Couple over sixty
6.8 / 10
July 2010

Great location near South Kensington station on three lines (including one serving Heathrow). Also a couple stops from Victoria Station. Friendly staff. Clean room.

Lots of traffic noise (with the window open), and shouting matches outside until 3 a.m. Air conditioning unit was standalone and not convenient.

Corporate customers
5.0 / 10
April 2008

The location is good

My room was in the basement, very small, loud and too expensive for the price

Corporate customers
4.8 / 10
February 2008

Geographical localization

for 70€ you have a room without window !!

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