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Gainsborough Hotel

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Deluxe Double Room, Balcony | Desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
Daily continental breakfast (GBP 12.95 per person)

Overview of Gainsborough Hotel

Gainsborough Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel, steps from Natural History Museum
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

308 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
7-11 Queensberry Street, Kennsington, London, England, SW7 2DL
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 2 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 14 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Thames River - 22 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 36 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 37 min walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 1 min drive
  • Imperial College London - 1 min drive
  • Science Museum - 1 min drive
  • Kensington High Street - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 31 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 45 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 49 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 58 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 66 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 75 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Underground Station - 4 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 4 min drive
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 21 min walk
  • South Kensington Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 6 min walk
  • Earl's Court Station - 18 min walk


  • Natural History Museum Member's Room - 3 min walk
  • Shoti - 3 min walk
  • Urban Baristas - 1 min walk
  • Dozo Sushi - 3 min walk
  • Zetland Arms - 3 min walk

About this property

Gainsborough Hotel

Gainsborough Hotel offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Hyde Park. Also, Marble Arch and Buckingham Palace are within a short drive. Fellow travellers say great things about the breakfast. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: South Kensington Underground Station is 4 minutes and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 6 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 12.95 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gainsborough Hotel Hotel
Gainsborough Hotel London
Gainsborough Hotel Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gainsborough Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gainsborough Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Gainsborough Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Gainsborough Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gainsborough Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What's the area around Gainsborough Hotel like?
Gainsborough Hotel is a short 4-minute walk from South Kensington Underground Station and 14 minutes' walk from Hyde Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

A smaller hotel with a comfortable atmosphere.
The reception on both checking in and checking out at the front desk was helpful and natural in making one welcome. It also provided the additional knowledge needed for eating places in the area and taxi service .
Christine, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great boutique hotel/ excellent location
Would have liked recycling container for room! Phone in room didn’t work Other than above staff was very helpful and kind. Would definitely stay here again
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rebecca, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Close proximity to Royal Albert Hall
We stayed at the Gainsborough due to its close proximity to The Royal Albert Hall. On arrival the staff were very friendly. After our great evening we went to the bar where a lovely lady made our evening. She was bright and bubbly. We slept well, room was well equipped for our one night. Thank you.
Mandy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

All good
Clean, comfortable, very convenient. Nice staff
Paul, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

J.T., 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

David, 4-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Okay, but ..
Service was excellent. Location excellent in proximity to Tube, museums, restaurants, etc. On the other hand, the room was roughly 4 times larger than the twin mattress . The mattress was firm as a rock. Of my five nights, the first three I averaged 1 hour of sleep. I'll just say the mattress and I were not a good fit. The square bathroom sink was the size of a small shoebox - not at all practical. The shower flow was barely existant in the handheld. The heated bathroom floor was nice, but I'll take a good nights sleep and a better shower any day of the week.
Bernadette, 5-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Excellent base for museums and RAH
Friendly staff and very clean. Convenient for Museums and Royal Albert Hall. Plenty of eating places around too. I stayed in a single room and the only downside was the tiny shower - I'm 5' 9" tall of average build and it was a very tight squeeze. That apart, would thoroughly recommend.
G, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This hotel is THE WORST! I recently booked my college aged daughter who was on her first solo trip to London. She called me in the middle of the night crying as she could not sleep. There was a tremendous amount of noise and commotion coming from the hallways and at some point, she thought someone was trying to break into her room! There was no double bolt on the door which is ludicrous in this day and age. Street noise was constant. To top it off, the walls started shaking from the elevator shafts!!! She could not sleep from fright, noise and unresponsive management. We finally had to check her out and check her into another hotel in the middle of the night. After getting in touch with management to get any kind of refund, we have heard NOTHING. This is the absolute worst hotel- this is after a "double upgraded" room which basically meant, she moved from some basement level room (we shudder at what is down there!) to the first floor. The only redeeming thing is the location but location does not make up for a frightening, sleepless night. Definitely if you are a single female traveler, be very, very wary. Never again. I never write reviews so I hope that this review is taken seriously. Do not get sucked into the cheap prices. It just isn't worth it.
2-night trip
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