Stayed in this hotel before a trip out on the Orient Express.
The major plus points are that it is a nice quirky hotel a stones throw from South Kensington tube.
The hotel is furnished to a high standard and the continental buffet breakfast which we had included was more than adequate.
The major negatives are that the rooms are tiny even by London standards! We had a superior room (not the cheapest smallest rooms either) and it was so small that if the chair was tucked under the dressing table you could not walk behind it as the chair touched the bed. I would say that the room was smaller than my own bedroom. Obviously can't comment on other rooms in the hotel.
Also there is no mirror in the bedroom (room 310) so as a lady there was no where you could put on your makeup in natural daylight. Also it meant there was no where to blow dry your hair or use hair straighteners and actually see what you are doing, obviously should have packed an extension lead that would have reached to the bathroom!!
If the rooms were a little bit larger and there was a mirror in the bedroom I would have scorred this hotel 5 out of 5
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With some of the most stylish hotel rooms in Kensington, The Ampersand is a privately-owned luxury London hotel that combines contemporary excellence in design, service, food and technology in an 1888 building at the capital's heart. We have been inspired by those great Victorian values of discovery and wonder - and given them a modern, whimsical twist. The result: a cosmopolitan, 111-room luxury boutique hotel, bar, restaurant and drawing rooms, delivering 21st-century warmth, humour and total comfort.The Ampersand Hotel is situated just a minute's walk from South Kensington tube station, and is well connected to Heathrow airport. ... more less
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