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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #51 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed here very recently and we're really impressed with this hotel. The staff were really charming and helpful and nothing was too much trouble; we were upgraded because they discovered it was my birthday and then when we discovered that our new room didn't have a bath, they upgraded us again to accommodate this. A complimentary glass of champagne at the bar also went down very well. Rooms are gorgeous, and really we'll appointed. Enormous beds! The bar area is beautifully done, some very clever interior design work. Would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Good location! Very convenience to go to central London. Though the restaurant in the basement is not good, but there are lots of small restaurant around that area. The room rate is a little bit high, but it is great if it included the breakfast. One thing I concerned was the room a bit small if I have big luggage. But I definitely will come again.





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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Great location.
Quiet on the top 5th floor
Bed comfy but king size leaves little room for a closet, tea kettle boils in the closet!
Or room to close and get by the bathroom door. Would prefer more room and less bed!
Staff super helpful with tickets, reservations etc

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The hotel is beautiful. The decor is very tasteful. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very useful to have the gadgets in the room explained to us on arrival. Great location as close to tube station. Will use again.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We went for a 'science' afternoon tea here and it was a wonderful experience in a great location (very close to South Ken tube). The hotel is beautiful with the decor and design being spot on - I saw an earlier review that said it was luxury without the pretentiousness and that pretty much sums it up. The interior is stunning but also comfortable and relaxing. It can be quite difficult to make afternoon tea something different but they definitely managed it with the 'science' tea. It was an homage to the surrounding museums - for instance a cake shaped like a planet, a drink in a lab beaker, etc - but it was all done absolutely beautifully and wasn't just quirkiness for its own sake. There were some niggles such as no refill for the tea without asking and a general lack of smoothness to the service but this hasn't stopped me giving a five star rating as overall it was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and willing to help. We've been to lots of afternoon teas and this was definitely up there with the best of them.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed for three nights and booking through SLH got an upgrade to our room, which was wonderful. The bed and pillows were so comfortable! We had breakfast once in Apero which was very good. Prices are OK - just remember there is a 12.5% service charge added. The hotel is well situated for local eating places as well as the tube station. We would stay again.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this modern, chic hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was superb. It was conveniently located near a tube station and many museums. I would happily stay here again.

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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 #51 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Price Range: £168 - £242 (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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