Location and how to get there: Situated in the heart of South Kensington, just steps away from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums as well as Harrods, Knightsbridge shopping and Hyde Park. It is a minute’s walk to South Kensington underground, which has direct lines to the West End, financial and theatre districts and Heathrow Airport.
Number of rooms: 42 rooms in total, all with a direct dial telephone (to call and brag to your friends of course!) with voice mail, computer modem outlet with high speed internet access, remote control flat widescreen LCD TV and satellite channels, DVD/CD, personal safe in all rooms, fully stocked mini bar, 24 Hour room service, hairdryer and terry cloth bathrobes.
Price range: $260 – $620 USD per night, depending on which room you choose, the cheapest room being a single room and the most expensive being a deluxe double room.
Time of year to go: All year round.
Number Sixteen forms part of a row of gleaming white stucco, mid Victorian townhouses and has been completely refurbished and all bedrooms and drawing rooms have been redesigned, reflecting a fresh modern English style. Sophistication, class, and culture abound. Pearls and Chanel glasses (real or fake) fit perfectly inside these glamorous digs. The hotel itself is situated close to Hyde Park, Harrods and Knightsbridge shopping.
Why this location is so great for women: Number Sixteen is a very short walk away from South Kensington Tube Station and the Victoria & Albert, Natural History & Science museums. The area is filled with some of London’s best and most interesting bars, cafes and restaurants making it easy to cover a big part of the town, regardless of your length of stay.
Services: Conservatory and private garden, Concierge, 24hr room service, Valet.
Hotel Restaurants & Bars: Number Sixteen has an award-winning, tree filled private garden and conservatory featuring an interesting mix of ethnic art that really sets it apart. The garden runs the length of the hotel and serves drinks and light refreshments all day. It is for the exclusive use of hotel guests and on a sunny day is perfect for all day dining, drinking, flirting, relaxing or entertaining friends. There are two ground floor drawing rooms. The first is light and bright and features a quirky mix of modern art and furniture. The second is more warm and cozy and incorporates a fully stocked honesty bar.
Bath products in rooms: Miller Harris
Specials for women/girlfriends: IT’S THE WEEKEND PACKAGE: Make the most of the weekend…and book into Number Sixteen. Located in the heart of South Kensington the delights of London are on your doorstep, or perhaps simply retreat into the warm sumptuousness of Number Sixteen! Starting at $223 USD per night, all rates include continental breakfast. Did you say have another crumpet?
Number Sixteen, 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG