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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #47 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in this wonderful hotel. The rooms were clean and well decorated. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the staff was excellent. LOVED the free mini-bar (sodas and water, not alcohol) and the service. Location is pretty good, very close to the underground but sometimes felt a bit far from the major attractions. However, everything was still easy to get to.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

One of my favourite hotels of all time - charming decor, delicious food and wine, great location, clean and safe. Where the Ampersand excels, though, is in the small touches - a rubber ducky in the bath, complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and cookies in our room, heated bathroom floor, and an umbrella for a walk in the rain. I'm afraid to tell anyone of this gem - I want to keep it to myself!!

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

My husband and I were celebrating his 60th birthday by spending a week in London exploring the city. We decided on the Ampersand based on recommendations by our travel agent and the reviews on Trip Advisor. The reviews were spot on, the location is great as you have access to #3 major Tube lines at the South Kensington station across the street. There is a bus stop right outside the front entrance that is convenient(unless it is around rush hour and you have to try move through crowd to get to the front door)A Tesco express is nearby in case you need some groceries. There are several restaurants on Old Brompton a couple of blocks away as well as a very busy local pub. The best place for breakfast or lunch is the Raison D'Etre on Bute St right around the corner. The owner, Matt, is French so the pan chocolat, croissants or sandwiches on baguettes are exquisite.
The hotel is new and well maintained, pop for a deluxe room if you need a little more space. Housekeeping keeps your room immaculate, the bed is very comfortable and the bath towels are very plush. The complimentary wifi and refreshments in the fridge are a plus.The staff is friendly, efficient and very professional. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Visit Marek in the Apero Bar if you want friendly service and entertainment when he makes one of many designer drinks out of the fresh produce and potions he has behind the bar. Pay attention to the rave reviews and book this hotel, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We were in a deluxe room(#221) that had a love seat at the end of the bed. I think a standard might...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We just got back from a 20th Anniversary trip to Paris and London. The 1st week was 8 days in Paris and then 5 in London at the Ampersand Hotel. The Hotel went through a major renovation last year and it looks great. The front desk always had very happy smiling people to check you in and help you during your stay. The beds are very comfortable and bathrooms very modern. I wish hotels would get rid of the high bathtubs you have to climb over to get to the shower. The
"ONLY" complaint is the tube noise that roars through the hotel till midnight and resumes at 5 in the morning. The hotel is in a great location with a lot of very good restaurants and museums in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Had a great stay at the Ampersand, returned 3 times, it is right In the centre of South Kensington, but peaceful, friendly and attentive staff, and gorgeous deco. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. A real gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We are currently billeted at the Ampersand. We stayed here for 3 nights last week, moved out to another hotel in the City for 2 nights to be near my husband's meeting venue and moved back again to the Ampersand for another 5 nights once those meetings were done.

We are very happy to have chosen this hotel. It certainly deserves all the great reviews it's been getting. We are staying in a deluxe studio, which is supposedly bigger than the deluxe room. TIP: We were able to get better rates directly from the hotel website by booking 3 nights for the price of 2. Funny thing is that the deluxe studio rates were better than the smaller deluxe rooms on certain dates so we took advantage of this.

I ordered something from Amazon before arriving and emailed the hotel to ask if they could keep the package for me. They responded promptly and positively. Upon arriving at the hotel, the package was already waiting for me in the room.

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(i) new and hip interiors
(ii) heated bathroom floors
(iii) complimentary coke, juice, water, cookies which are regularly re-filled
(iv) complimentary wi-fi
(v) accessibility, right across from South Kensington tube stop
(vi) friendly, professional staff
(vii) near bakeries, restaurants, Pret a Manger, etc.
(ix) 5 mins away from Museum of National History, Victoria & Albert
(x) very clean and well-maintained

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Can't think of any

Would certainly recommend this hotel. Glad we discovered this gem of a hotel.

Room Tip: If you are staying in a deluxe studio, request for 117. It has high ceilings and more space than th...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Recently stayed at Ampersand in early September 2013. The room appeared to be recently refurbished and wasin excellent condition (more spacious than expected). The hotel is an effortless walk from the Underground S Kennsington station. Also, the mini fridge is stocked with a complimentarybottle of still water, sparkling water, orange juice, apple juice, coke and diet coke (small bottle of each). A nice gesture when compared to the $4 and up mini fridge prices in most hotels in the States. Definitely would recommend a stay at Ampersand on your next visit to London.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #47 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Price Range: £202 - £305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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