Before starting this review, I was thinking if there was any negative point about the hotel, but I really couldn´t come up with anything, well, almost anything.
The location is excellent. Just get out of the South Kensington and look around you, and you´ll see the Ampersand. Nearby there is a lot of restaurants. On our first night in London, we asked the front staff an indication for a place do grab a bite, and they suggested: Rocca (an italian restaurant) or The Zetland Arms (a pub). Both were amazing, and we went there other 3 times, what shows how the staff is well informed about the area.
The hotel itself is really great. All the staff was very polite and very nice. The rooms are beautifully decorated, as well all the hotel areas. Unfortunately, our room had a view to a brick wall, wich was a negative point in our opinion.
The breakfast is not included, but if you choose to pay the price asked, it´s worth it. There´s a wide selection of pastry and many other options.
The drinks in the fridge (water, sparkling water, coke and diet coke) are complimentary, wich was a HUGE PLUS.
The other downside was that when we arrived, on a Saturday evening, the wi-fi wasn´t working inside the rooms. We told the front manager, and she said they already called the maintenance company. By Monday the wi-fi was good, so I guess it wasn´t a big problem.
When we were leaving to Heathrow, they offered a car service, wich was excellent, and the driver was really nice and polite.
We loved almost everything about this place, and wouldn´t hesitate to stay here again, as long as not in the same room. But except for that, the hotel is really amazing.
- 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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