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Gainsborough Hotel - London

4 star Inn London

7-11 Queensberry Place South Kensington - London

Price starting from £ 134 .73
Named after the English artist Thomas Gainsborough, The Gainsborough Hotel is a small 4 star Inn boasting an enviable location in Central London. To stay here is to enjoy the fashionable London of South Kensington, which includes Harrods, restaurants, and antique markets, pubs and the delightful backwaters of Chelsea and Knightsbridge.

Reachable via the underground, London's popular tube, at only 2 minutes walk from the Inn, The Gainsborough offers the atmosphere of an English country home combined with the pleasure of being close to London's finest museums, shopping and entertainment venues. Relax and enjoy yourself in a setting of timeless elegance.

Ideal as a base for tourists, this refined London accommodation is also suitable for business travellers thanks to its proximity to the exhibition centres of Earls Court and Olympia and the direct access to Heathrow Airport.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.2 Fair
Based on 23 hotel reviews © 2014

A very comfortable and welcoming hotel within walking distance of The Albert Hall....

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Breakfast at Gainsborough Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Gainsborough Hotel

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 5 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Deposit: GBP 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Gainsborough Hotel is also known as

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Gainsborough Hotel reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Great location, excellent staff good value for money

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Reported tv not working, not solved the problem for all the stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

the most important is the room , and here the rooms are very nice , very good tast , very British , perfeclty clean . Very quiet street in a good district , and nice breakfast room .I will be back as soon as I can

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Quiet and at the same time very central location 5 minutes walk from tube. Very nicely appointed room. Bathroom adequate but needs renovation. Nice breakfast service and the rate of £ 12 for full English breakfast is good value for London

6.5 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Not a 4 Stars Hotel.I booked a double Standard bedroom for single use,but it would have been unconfortable for a couple.The tiles of the shower were old and dirty. Breakfast was not included. The location is excellent as well as Public Transport.

7.7 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I like this hotel very much against my rating, it is strange!

  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I was in London for a short holiday. The room was far too small and looked shabby. The bathroom and the bed linnen were clean. They used a strong perfumed air refreshener that was so richly used I got a headache from it. I asked the receptionist to stop using the spray but it didn't get through to the housekeeping service.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

It would be time that they update there bedspreads, or at least clean them. The balance was satisfactory.

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

The room was very small and the cupboard was useless. It was very noisy because the windows are very old. there was no differece between opened and closed windows.

4.7 Ordinary
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

We had a nice stay but it's definately not a four star hotel. When we booked we thought it was expensive but we didn't mind since the hotel is in a nice neighbourhood and rated four stars. Nevertherles, our room was small, with only one window with a view to a school yard. The noise level from the room above was unacceptable. Their movements made our lamp shake as if there was an earthquake! We don't think the price is acceptable compared to the prices listed at the front desk.

4.9 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We had one employee who helped us that was outstanding. All others, we had difficulting in communicating with due to the lack of their command of english. Also, rooms were not air conditioned, making it very uncomfortable.

  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

7.1 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

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7.4 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Austria

6.2 Fair
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

6.4 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Gainsborough Hotel offers 48 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary newspapers during their Kensington - Earl's Court visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Pay-Per-View
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Gainsborough Hotel

By car From Heathrow Airport London: follow signs for M4 (signposted M4, Central London, The West, Gatwick Airport) and at roundabout take third exit. Then join M4 motorway (signposted Central London) and continue onto A4. Cross Hammersmith Flyover - A4 (signposted Central London) and continue straight on to Cromwell Road - A4 (entering South Kensington). Just after traffic lights (on the left hand side - Natural History Museum) turn right into Queensberry Place, where upon you will arrive at The Gainsborough.

By airplane
You can get from Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station in 15 minutes by the Heathrow Express Train (4 trains per hour). Continue by underground (District or Circle Line - eastbound) to South Kensington Tube Station.
From Heathrow you may also take directly the Piccadilly underground line to South Kensington station (45 minutes).
You can get from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station in 30 minutes by taking the Gatwick Express Train (4 trains per hour). Continue by underground (District or Circle Line - westbound) to South Kensington Tube Station.

Distances from Gainsborough Hotel

London Natural History Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
London Science Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Victoria and Albert Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Imperial College London - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brompton Oratory - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Royal Albert Hall - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Albert Memorial - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Beauchamp Place - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Harrod's - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Kensington Roof Gardens - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Kensington Gardens - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Earl's Court Exhibition Centre - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Hyde Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Saatchi Gallery - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Kensington Palace - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The closest major airports to Gainsborough Hotel are:
London (LCY-London City) - 15.8 km / 9.8 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 19 km / 11.8 mi

The preferred airport for Gainsborough Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Gainsborough Hotel

  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport