The Conservatory at Number Sixteen Hotel

Number Sixteen Hotel, 16 Sumner Place , London, SW7 3EG

1 reviews

44 Cafes South Kensington

  • Number Sixteen
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SquareMeal Review of The Conservatory at Number Sixteen Hotel

From the outside, nothing would suggest that this stucco, terraced townhouse was actually a boutique hotel – & that’s how the exclusive Firmdale chain (& their customers) like it. Enquire at reception & you’ll be led through to a series of day rooms, each decorated differently but in signature style with bold colours & plush fabrics: first, a breezy drawing room decked out in lime-green & pink floral shades; next, a more masculine ‘library’, & finally the conservatory, which has a vaguely safari theme. Outside, the pretty patio garden is a summer treasure, although there are plans to extend the conservatory into this space. Drinks & afternoon tea – including dainty sandwiches, warm scones & ‘sinful’ brownies – are served in any of the communal areas, with amiable staff on hand to provide the necessary charm.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Kensington Tube Station 168m

Gloucester Road Tube Station 647m

Address

Address: Number Sixteen Hotel, 16 Sumner Place , London SW7 3EG

Area: South Kensington

Opening times

Mon-Sun 1-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ciné Lumiere 160m

Natural History Museum 371m

Details

Telephone: 020 7589 5232

Website:

Cuisine: Cafes

8.0

Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Fiona M. gold reviewer 16 August 2010

We went for afternoon tea in Number 16 before a girlie afternoon at the Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A. The hotel is really lovely – very similar in style & atmosphere to the other Firmdale hotels (Covent Garden Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel, The Haymarket, etc) and is a real find so close to the museums. We sat in the bright conservatory as it was a bit chilly, but the back garden was gorgeous as well, really pretty and private. The only issue was that we were the only group in the conservatory and we arrived at 1 but no-one came to take our order until ten to two, by which stage we had gone out to reception 3 times to tell them we were ready to order. When we had placed our order the service improved substantially (prompt, helpful, second round of sandwiches offered), otherweise I would have given them 1/10 for service. Once the afternoon tea arrived it was yummy – we gobbled up all the sandwiches in seconds and they brought another round. The scones were really warm and were brought out in two rounds so they didn't go cold, very thoughtful. The brownies were pure sinful and the presentation was lovely. I will definitely go back, however next time I think we'll have to order as soon as we are shown to our table to make sure we don't get forgotten!