We stayed for three nights on a winter-break in top-floor suite (as SLH member got an upgrade). It was (too) short but (very) sweet and enjoyable experience. Service and the overall atmosphere does make a difference for this place. Prepare to be pampered all the way from the moment you make reservation through prompt follow-up after your stay. You really get a feeling that they do care for each and every guest. It's not exactly the same as in those small family-owned hotels, this one is not a small place but they manage to balance it out in a way that is likely to positively surprise you (at least it did surprise us). Everything else adds to positive experience - very convenient location for tube (just across from South Kensington station), Albert Hall and museums, combination of traditional with modern, thoughtful and detailed interior, comfy furnishings in the room, tiny but romantic roof balcony, huge bathroom, option to get books from in-house library, even umbrellas are 'special' etc.etc. An epitome of ‘attention to detail’.
If you stay here and have warm feelings for Italian / Mediterranean type of food do not miss-out on their restaurant Apero - good menu, original cocktails and reasonable pricing. Note, however, that this a 'democratic' and popular place which tends to get crowded, so not the best choice if you plan for romantic quiet dinner on your own :)
- 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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