We arrived at Waterloo station and within 20 minutes via the tube we were a short stride away from our hotel.
Checkin was effortless , concierge showed us to our room and demonstrated all the features with a friendly manner, we asked for an iron and within 2 minutes housekeeping delivered - staff were brilliant and all conveyed a very warm welcome when ever we came into reception.
Breakfast was disappointing for what you have to pay (£28 for two cooked breakfast with a coffee and an orange juice) staff appeared very disorganised compared to the reception team and whilst food was perfectly edible there are local cafe's that can provide you with a much more economical way to start your day.
Our room was located on second floor at rear of building and we had zero traffic noise and only the slight rumble from the underground but then what do you expect when your so near to South Kensington station. Room had a lovely designer boutique feel to it and was fitted out with very comfortable furnishings.
One minor safety point, Watch the shower ! It would appear that somebody missed a few inches off the glass splash panel that is intended to catch the water and prevent the tile floor becoming as slippery as an ice rink. Will be interesting to see what condition the floor / door areas are in after a few years service.
We selected the hotel primarily for its location and room quality- we were not disappointed - £5 in a taxi and we were at our concert at the Royal Albert hall and a five minute walk in the morning gained us access to all the museums.
Would highly recommend if you want a great sense of style in a location that provides easy access to all the main attractions both local and via the tube network.
- 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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