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Gainsborough Hotel
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8.3

Excellent

1,885 reviews

1,885 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Genting Casino Cromwell Mint

50 m

Ciné Lumière

70 m

West Lawn

90 m

Premier Choix

150 m

Baden-Powell House

150 m

Popular landmarks
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

390 m

Buckingham Palace

2.6 km

Madame Tussauds London

3.5 km

Big Ben

3.7 km

National Gallery

3.8 km

Closest landmarks
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

100 m

Harleys Pharmacy

210 m

South Kensington Books

260 m

Science Museum

270 m

Handford Wines

290 m

Gainsborough Hotel

7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington,, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL - See map

Strategically situated in Chelsea, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of London

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

220 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Room service [24-hour]

Bar

Laundry service

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.1
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport15.8 km

Rooms available at Gainsborough Hotel

Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 double be...
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Family Two Bedrooms Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Double Room, No Windows
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Gainsborough Hotel?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Gainsborough Hotel?

Gainsborough Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Gainsborough Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Gainsborough Hotel is South Kensington Tube Station, 220 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Gainsborough Hotel?

Restaurants including La Pappardella, Colbert and The Botanist are popular in Gainsborough Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Chelsea.

What popular shopping places are close to Gainsborough Hotel?

Shopping options in Gainsborough Hotel’s Chelsea neighborhood include Crafts Council Gallery Shop/Victoria & Albert Museum Shop, Christie's South Kensington and South Kensington Books.

What are popular attractions near Gainsborough Hotel?

Guests at Gainsborough Hotel can easily visit Natural History Museum, V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum located in the Chelsea area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Gainsborough Hotel?

Gainsborough Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Bishop's Park and St George's Campden Hill located in the same Chelsea area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 7,428 London properties
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Location score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
6.2/10
Value for money score
7.1/10
Service score
7.2/10
Better than
96
%
of London properties
Better than
95
%
of London properties
Better than
93
%
of London properties
Better than
92
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of London properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
1,885 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
6.3
Location
8.8
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More about Gainsborough Hotel

More about Gainsborough Hotel

Gainsborough Hotel

Gainsborough Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of London. Experience an urban escape in London with a stay at Gainsborough Hotel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
At Gainsborough Hotel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Gainsborough Hotel thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you get the most out of your room time.
All rooms at Gainsborough Hotel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include in-room video streaming and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
Gainsborough Hotel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of London with Gainsborough Hotel as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at The British Museum located 4.4 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Tower of London located 7.1 km away, where everyone who visits London wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 96% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 96% of the city's other accommodations.
Ranking higher than 96% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
Available in all rooms
  • Alarm clock
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service

Location

7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington,, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW7 2DL
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    15.8 km 53 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    19.4 km 34 min drive
Public transportation
  • South Kensington Tube Station
    220 m 5 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Tube Station
    370 m 6 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Harleys Pharmacy
    210 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    5.6 km 29 min drive
Convenience store
  • WHSmith
    730 m 4 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    40 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Natural History Museum
    220 m
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    390 m
  • Buckingham Palace
    2.6 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    3.5 km
  • Big Ben
    3.7 km
  • National Gallery
    3.8 km
  • London Eye
    4.1 km
  • The British Museum
    4.4 km
  • Tower Bridge
    7.2 km
  • Tower of London
    7.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Genting Casino Cromwell Mint
    50 m
  • Ciné Lumière
    70 m
  • West Lawn
    90 m
  • Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
    100 m
  • Premier Choix
    150 m
  • Baden-Powell House
    150 m
  • public garden
    190 m
  • East Lawn
    210 m
  • Harleys Pharmacy
    210 m
  • Natural History Museum
    220 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
The property
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 48

Reviews of Gainsborough Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.1
/
10
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities6.3
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality6.2
Service7.2
Value for money7.1
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (10)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (6)

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8.7
Excellent
Keith from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Great location and value for money”

Location, price, lobby

The room was small, but to be expected given the location and price. It's my favourite part of London - this place is very good value for money.

Reviewed July 30, 2013

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6.7
Good
Simon from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Hotel OK, good location but overpriced”

Location, location and location

Stayed only one night. Staff were helpful and the location was perfect for me. I know London well and this is why I chose it. I understand that London is expensive but I really felt that 144 GBP / approx 200 USD was really overpriced as they didn't even throw in breakfast for this price. A cup of coffee and a few slices of bread and jam would not have broken the bank. The room was OK but small. Was a twin but the beds were together like a double and it could do with being freshened up a bit. Nothing wrong with it really and would stay again if I could get it for a better price, but 200 USD a night without breakfast was just overpriced in my opinion.

Reviewed May 07, 2015

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7.3
Very good
irene from Malta
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

Reasonable hotel for a reasonable price”

Extremely helpful and pleasant staff. Excellent location . Clean comfortable rooms

It was a pleasant stay . The deluxe double room, though not large was fine. The single room was a refurbished too with ensure shower room. The room was very small but clean and pleasant. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. A decent hotel for a decent price I would say. Should I need to be in the same area I would have no problem with staying there again.

Reviewed October 09, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Keith from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

Fantastic value for the location.”

Locatio, value, quiet.

As to be expected, for the central location and price, the rooom was very small. But the lobby is very lovely, and quiet, and the area is really great.

Reviewed July 25, 2013

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7.3
Very good
Margaret from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 5 nights in August 2015

Great location for the cooler months”

FANTASTIC LOCATION

This is a nice boutique hotel. The rooms are more like 2 - 3 stars, but the location is fantastic. The only major down side is that there is no air-conditioning, so being their in August was very hot. They did give me a fan and we could open the windows a slight bit, but with no cross-breeze, it was pretty hot. I'd definitely stay here again, but only in the winter, fall, or early spring!

Reviewed November 27, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Richard from Ireland
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Excellent value for prime central location”

Short walk to SouthKenn tube, nice quiet street, period building.

for the price i paid for one weeknight in a prime central location, you can't have any complaints. would not hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed June 29, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Benedetta from Italy
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

Excellent location, good value for money”

Location, value for money, room with a balcony

Great! Positives: Perfect location, good value for money, tea available in the room, stylish decoration. Negatives: internet too expensive (£10 per day, while in any coffee place nearby for free), a little cold in the room

Reviewed November 21, 2013

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7.3
Very good
RIE from Japan
Group
Single
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Fabulous location”

Location, responsive staff

It is located only a few minutes from South Kensington tube station and within walking distance of the Natural History Museum, the V&A Museum and even the Harrods. Besides, it is in the quiet naighbourhood. I would recommend it if you don't mind the small size of the rooms.

Reviewed August 03, 2012

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6.7
Good
Peter from Denmark
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 6 nights in June 2013

Great Location ”

Clean and very well located for usage of Tube and walking distance to shopping

Overall a very pleasant stay, room was very small but clean and comfortable. experience was good and would go again using as a base

Reviewed July 08, 2013

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5.0
Hooi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Less than comfortable”

Centrally located; close to the Main attractions and shopping areas; easy access to tube to Heathrow Airport

The room is small and run down. Bathroom requires refurbishing. The bed was not comfortable and the pillows have seen better times.

Reviewed March 09, 2014

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6.0
Joanna from Singapore
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

the stay was fine - no major surprises”

pleasant, convenient & reasonably comfortable

I didn't stay long enough to comment - but overall was fine.

Reviewed December 18, 2013

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4.3
linda from Canada
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

review”

location, location, location

inexpensive compared to others

Reviewed April 20, 2015

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7.7
Very good
David from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Good value and convenient to museums”

Convenience, location and price
Reviewed September 23, 2013

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5.3
Michelle from Singapore
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

Comfortable Hotel”

Great location, friendly staffs, small rooms.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

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7.3
Very good
Ludovic from France
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Superbement bien placé”

Emplacement personnel hall d'entrée

L'emplacement à côté des musées et du Royal Albert Hall ainsi que une station de métro est parfait. Le hall d'entrée donne le change mais dans le détail la chambre que nous avons occupée laisse passer de l'air et la décoration date un peu. Peinture écaillée et bruit terrible de ventilation dans la salle de bain. Impossible de n'allumer la lumière que dans la salle de bain, il faut que toute la chambre soit allumée. Salle du petit déjeuner confortable. English Breakfast correct mais un peu cher dans l'ensemble. Le prix global est justifié par l'emplacement de l'hôtel.

Reviewed October 28, 2015

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6.7
Good
Aikaterini from Greece
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 7 nights in June 2012

Emplacement idéal mais petites chambres”

Emplacement

avantages:quartier tres plaisant,sur a marcher tard la nuit.proche au metro et arret d'autobus de 24 h.calme la nuit sans bruit. a 2 pas de v.a + natural history museums.multitude de petits restos de differentes cuisines autour.petits markets pour boire et manger a la sortie du metro tres tard la nuit. literie de l'hotel tres confortable.personnel sympa. desavantages:chambre single extremement petit.impossible placer grande valise.armoire miniscule.la chambre ayant fenetre coulissante difficile a garder ouverte.cabine de douche tres petite avec jet d'eau place tres haut et fixe!!!! necessite d'aller chez le coiffeur tous les jours. ascenseur en panne 4 jours .montee au 4me etage 4 a 6 fois par jour.

Reviewed July 10, 2012

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6.3
Good
Maddalena from Italy
Business traveler
Single
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Ottima posizione, camera molto piccola”

Location, camera pulita

Ottima location vicina a metropolitana e a parecchie attrazioni. La camera singola è davvero minuscola, non c'era nemmeno il comodino vicino al letto. Il riscaldamento era costituito da un termosifone portatile che quasi non ci stava nella stanza. Camera e bagno vecchiotti e assai poco funzionali ma puliti.

Reviewed October 24, 2012

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5.0
rossella from Italy
Family with teens
Stayed 8 nights in December 2009

tranquillo in ottima posizione”

posizione strategica per la fermata metro vicinissima e per la possibilità di raggiungere anche a piede molti punti d'interesse.
scarsissima la cura e l'attenzione nell'arredo basta poco per far sì che tutto sia più accogliente si avverte infatti trascuratezza. Come al solito nel bagno manca il bidet, per noi italiani "sporcaccioni" inaccettabile, ma lo sapevamo.

Abbiamo soggiornato al The Gainsborough dal 29.12 al 06.01. E' in una bella zona rilassante e tranquilla e allo stesso tempo ben servita. Infatti si trova molto vicino alla fermata della metro (linee gialla verde e blu) comodissima, a due passi c'è il V&A Museum e il museo di Scienze Naturali, in 10/15 munuti a piedi si raggiunge la zona di Harrods infine nei paraggi dell'Hotel vi sono alcuni localini, non troppo cari, dove poter fare colazione la mattina (in hotel è troppo cara e non era compresa nel prezzo) e cenare la sera senza dover tornare in centro. Qui il ns soggiorno è stato gradevole anche se ci aspettavamo forse di più. L'albergo è vecchiotto e modesto nell'arredamento anche un po' raffazzonato ma accettabile, il livello di pulizia è sufficiente. Il personale è gentile e disponibile. La ns. stanza tripla al quarto piano (1 letto matrimoniale e 1 singolo) era sufficientemente comoda, ma decisamente gelida appena arrivati. Se vi capita accendete voi stessi subito il termosifone appena entrate!!!! Aveva una brutta vista sull'interno, ma si è rivelata una vera sorpresa, quando, all'ultimo dell'anno abbiamo scoperto che dalla ns. finestra si poteva vedere in lontananza il London Eye illuminato e soprattutto i bellissimi fuochi d'artificio. Così ha guadagnato 1000 punti!!!!!!!

Reviewed January 16, 2010

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7.3
Very good
JUNKO from Japan
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

立地がいい”

立地 クラシックな雰囲気 スタッフの対応
Reviewed December 11, 2014

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3.3
kazuhiro from Japan
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

ひどい対応でした”

立地はいいけど

2泊しました。1階のロビーとフロント周りだけ豪華だけど部屋はぼろかった。エアコンが壊れていて対応をお願いしても外国人(ポーランド人)のフロントは修理は明日になると言う。部屋を変えろと言っても明日になると言う。結果、蒸し暑くて眠れない夜を過ごしました。二度と泊まりません。

Reviewed September 03, 2012

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