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The Exhibitionist Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The good thing about this hotel is its location, it is near the museums and it is on a quiet street. Also, the most powerful shower around, it has very strong pressure. Everything goes downhill after that: (1) The rooms are really really tiny. You literally cannot walk in the room (except the small entry hallway), as the bed takes up the entire space. It is so tight that you cannot open the door to the small closet without moving aside the tiny side desk next to the bed. This makes it very uncomfortable to spend any time relaxing in the room. (2) The bed was really uncomfortable for sleeping. It was uneven and very soft. Both my wife and I had significant backaches and soreness from sleeping in this hotel. (3) The lift is tiny, and decorated with artificial turf on the walls. Take the stairs if possible. (4) The service staff aim to please, but often fall short. As an example that was upsetting: as we were checking out they offered to get us a taxi, which we accepted, and the taxi was available immediately. Great. Except that this "taxi" accepted only cash, and charge 25 pounds for a trip that a normal taxi would have charged half that rate. This was justified by the "taxi driver" by showing a piece of paper where various prices were printed out, but it was a complete ripoff. Order your own taxi or Uber, don't accept their offer for taxi service.

Great location. Highly recommend, small rooms beautifully appointed. Great bathrooms. My room was on roadside first floor but very quiet. I would highly recommend and definitely chose to stay here again.

As we artived in the hotel really get impressed by art decorating in the lobby and very quick check in save our time and hotel was very close to metro just a block away by south kensington station from heathrow airport . Very clean room with cute decorations and very high quality toillaiteries and good smell and there was very nice balcony we had our coffee over there and enjoy fresh air . In general I highly recommend this hotel and especial thanks to Eric , he was very humble and freindly and helped us with good information we asked him

Booked for a surprise 21st birthday celebrations. Requested celebratory extras to be added to the room if possible. The staff were more than happy to accommodate, leaving luxury chocolates and a signature birthday card. The hotel is full of quirky art, very interesting! The room was fabulously furnished; the bed was extremely comfy, the bathroom was exquisite; the shower was powerful. Great locality, near South Kensington station and great eateries. Short walk from Hyde Park, the V&A and the Natural History Museum. We left our luggage in storage for the whole day to explore the surrounding area upon checkout which was a very easy process. Overall the staff were super friendly, chatty & made our stay very special. Will definitely return.

Booked for 21st celebrations, requested celebratory touches to be added to the room, the staff were more than willing to help, leaving luxury chocolates & a hotel signature birthday card. The hotel is full of quirky art, the room was fabulously furnished; the bed was extremely comfy, the bathroom was exquisite: great shower. Overall, the staff were very chatty & friendly, making our stay easy & special. Will definitely return.

Disappointed with this hotel. The rooms are very small and awkward for 2 people to move about in. The staff are not efficient. Not good value for money. The best part is the hotel's location near South Kensington tube and the museums although it is on a busy and noisy road.

The hotel itself is in a great location and is pretty cool with its varied and interesting artwork. As others have commented the rooms aren't massive but they are very well appointed and the use of an iPad was great - we ordered an iron and spare toiletries on the iPad and had a friendly knock on our door about 2 mins later - fantastic service!! That leads to the real outstanding feature of the hotel which is its staff. Zeta was incredibly professional and clearly understands the value of exceptional customer service as she helped us several times during our stay. The whole team are vibrant enthusiastic and friendly and clearly work well together as a team. If you prefer your stay to be formal then this might not be the place for you but if your after exceptional customer service from a great team in a fun and vibrant hotel then I fully recommend a visit here.

We stayed last week and were disappointed. The room was very small, you could barely walk down the side of the bed. The bed was uncomfortable and not level. The bathroom was clean and tidy enough. There was a leak in the reception area when we returned to the hotel around midnight, the followimg morning there was no water in our, and other people's rooms. Staff claimed this was due to council roadworks, and that it was nothing to do with the leak. I'm rather dubious about this given nothing was going on outside on the street. The drinks were over-priced and the barman was very slow and complained about how stressed he was, despite there only being 2 customers in. The breakfast was nice enough, but nothing spectacular. Location is good and handy for the tube, but we won't be visiting again.

The hotel is really nice, artistic, in perfect location, still away from busy London traffic. I would whole-heatedly recommend it. The room was a little bit small, but actually it provided all the comfort one might need. Bathroom was impeccably clean and very large. The bed is very comfortable.

Fantastic location, near to tube station, walking distance to Harrods etc and some great cafes, restaurants. Lobby of the hotel really beautiful, lots of quirky art work. Erick fantastic welcome and super helpful. Reception staff, best word to describe them, clueless and unhelpful...... the rooms are much smaller than they look on the photos and dark....Air conditioning noisy and smells like it needs servicing. I was disappointed with the rooms had much bigger expectations after reading the reviews on this hotel. We were also without water for a night and day, not the hotels fault but terribly handled by the reception staff. Manager very helpful and dealt with the incident well. This is my first negative review on TripAdvisor. But wish I had known the above before booking this hotel.

8-10 Queensberry Place London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in South Kensington, The Exhibitionist Hotel is adjacent to Natural History Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Imperial College London. This 37-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also close to Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 37 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Exhibitionist Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 75 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Penthouse (Jimmie Martin Suite)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 428 reviews