We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very good location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #50 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good location”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stylish and quiet hotel. Very new. Small rooms but with everything needed in the room. Very beautiful bathroom. Very tasty breakfast. And a great location. A two minute walk to the tube station. Near Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and many other interesting places.
Next time will stay here only.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank _Mara66_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

3,177 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    2,374
    656
    98
    32
    17
See reviews for
669
1,458
247
398
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (386)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, TX
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank adventuresabroad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

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
Helpful?
Thank AM S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jflk01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Escondido, California
Level Contributor
88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cyril59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Suzy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Plus'
(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

Minus'
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...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Melissa P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
South Kensington
The Kensington
The Kensington
#37 of 1,067 in London
2,731 reviews
South Kensington
The Pelham
The Pelham
#151 of 1,067 in London
844 reviews
South Kensington
The Nadler Kensington
The Nadler Kensington
#57 of 1,067 in London
3,658 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Chelsea
Egerton House Hotel
Egerton House Hotel
#3 of 1,067 in London
1,362 reviews
South Kensington
The Bailey's Hotel London
The Bailey's Hotel London
#133 of 1,067 in London
604 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Ampersand Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ampersand Hotel

Property: The Ampersand Hotel
Address: 10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER, England
Phone Number:
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 #50 of 1,067 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, MrandMrsSmith, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Ctrip TA, Odigeo, Priceline, Traveltool, S.L.U., HotelsClick and getaroom.com so you can book your The Ampersand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing