Just a stone's throw from South Kensington Underground lays the Ampersand Hotel. I took my wife here as part of a wedding anniversary treat which included a Jazz Brunch and an evening concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very polite man who offered to carry our case and escorted us to the check in desk. Check in was uncomplicated, and then we were taken to our room, where we were given a guided tour of the room and facilities.
The room was air conditioned, which was handy as it was a very humid day. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was spotlessly clean. The mini bar had complimentary soft drinks and water, and there were even complimentary slippers and a rubber duck too!
When I booked the hotel through Bookings.com they stated that the breakfast was continental and £14.50 per head, this isnt true as there is a full breakfast menu available including a full English for £12.50. Following a deep and restful sleep, we decided to take breakfast the next morning. I had the full English and my wife the vegetarian. Both were excellent, freshly cooked and using quality ingredients. The only downside was that coffee and juice are not included in the price of the breakfast.
Cost for the night in a standard deluxe was £216 excluding breakfast – not that expensive for this part of London and worth every penny!
- 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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