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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #48 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“PERFECT hotel in a perfect location”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The hotel, from the first greeting to the last check out goodbye, is a winner. Staff are friendly and helpful, the restaurant fare, including high teas, are worthwhile. The rooms are classical yet modern, with the bird and music theme keeping an air of lighthearted comfort. Easy access to the museums, South Kensington station, and Royal Albert Hall, all made this hotel doubly perfect. The neighborhood is fine, with shops, bus stops and restaurants. We are pleased that we chose the Ampersand Hotel. When compared to other equally convenient accommodation locations, the value for this hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

this hotel location really good.rooms very big and comfortable.everthing very close,the staff friendly and helpful,you can use the public tranport with in 2 minute.amazing breakfast and food also very delicious.we highly recommended to others,

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Loved ths hotel, modern, individual, not remotely corporate, great service, super room with everythng we could want and staff so helpful.
We spent our anniversary weekend here and were really pleased we chose the Ampersand.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

This is such a gorgeous hotel in a great spot in south Kensington. We checked in at 5.30am after flying in from Australia and they had our room ready which they had upgraded to a suite. Check in night staff were delightful and so helpful. Massive room with bath in the window and probably the most comfortable bed of any hotel ever. Huge plush bed head and carpet, heated tiles in the bathroom, free wifi, nesspresso and cup of tea on arrival ;) the bathrooms were stunning with beautiful toiletries and loads of towels even a blue ampersand rubber ducky! The decor in this hotel is worth it just for a look. Very clean and well presented with loads of quirky art work, lighting, wallpaper and furnishings. A must stay for London and certainly one of my favorite boutique hotels.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The Ampersand was definitely swanky and did not disappoint!
* Perfect location just around the corner from the South Kensington tube stop.
* The room was London-sized (so smallish) but very comfortable.

A minibar with free water, juice, and soda was hidden in a nightstand and the desk had an assortment of power and video plugs. The tiled bathroom featured some great-smelling soaps that were taken home, and a fun rubber ducky! Their restaurant looked nice when I stopped in for a whiskey though I did not try any food.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is a wonderful hotel, with top notch customer service. The hotel is modern while keeping a nice charming atmosphere. The standard room was very comfortable and had a fabulous bed. I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. The room was equipped with all the amenities that I needed along with complimentary drinks in the minbar. If/when I return to London, I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Manchester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Hotel booked thanks to great reviews on Tripadvisor and the hotel certainly did not disappoint. Room, although on the smaller side (only a double) was beautifully furnished, clean and plush. The communal areas were also impeccably furnished. The bar in the lower ground floor area was also a delight, the staff were great and service second to none. Unfortunately we did not get to eat here, but other guests were and the food looked delicious. Slight gripe was that there was no bath in the room, just a large shower and getting the temperature right was quite an art.

Also, if I'm being picky the lifts were a little slow and sometimes just one was in operation.

All this can be overlooked when the general standard of the hotel is so high and the location! It is pretty much the best hotel location in London! You can easily access all that London has to offer but without the hustle and bustle. I used to work in South Kensington many moons ago and the area is amazing now for eating out and drinking. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, it really is that good!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Property: The Ampersand Hotel
Address: 10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ampersand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 111
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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