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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #43 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
St Kilda, Australia
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16 reviews
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“Great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

After a three week trip around Europe staying in hostels The Ampersand was a perfect way to finish! The staff were so friendly and welcoming and hotel itself was absolutely gorgeous. Our room was lovely and included a complimentary minibar.
The bathroom was spacious, clean and had beautiful soaps and toiletries provided. You feel like you are a million miles away in a cute England village when you are only a 10min tube away from busy London.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We have just enjoyed a wonderful luxurious break at the Ampersand Hotel. The staff were all lovely, offering a friendly, attentive and unpretentious service. The hotel is beautifully decorated, and we really appreciated being offered an upgrade to a junior suite on our arrival, which gave us a huge room with an enormous and incredibly comfortable bed, massive shower, bath and much-appreciated tea, coffee and soft drinks in the room. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast and afternoon tea. The hotel is in a great spot for exploring London. Already saving up for our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our room was very quiet, as requested, with the exception of the occasional rumble from the Tube. No view, but that was not a priority. Staff is friendly and cooperative. A big plus is the location a few steps from South Kensington station and several restaurants.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Little did I know when I booked this hotel on Booking.com that I was saving the best hotel of my month in England and France for my last night. It is a terrific location just steps from the South Kensington tube station on the Paddington line.

The name appealed: &. And the decor is really clever and modern. The rooms are comfortable and plenty large for two people. The bathroom is so comfortable although the taps took some figuring out. The wifi was super convenient plus they had a business center for printing boarding pass. Some boutique hotels leave this service out.

The tea room upstairs and the restaurant downstairs for breakfast were both perfect and Didi provided above and beyond service. Plus there was a complimentary Diet Coke in the minibar.

Service throughout was excellent. A+ for our stay.

The walking and shopping is first rate in the neighborhood. We took the tube to the Theater (with the early emails we asked the Concierge to get tickets to War Horse for us and Voila!) Also convenient to see Buckingham Palace via tube.

It is more spendy than my usual but I am so glad I dipped in. Saved money by taking tube to Heathrow.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had a wonderful stay in London because of our choice of the Ampersand hotel. It's located right by the tube stop of South Kensington. We loved every minute at the hotel. We will stay there again for sure!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

A stylishly low-key hotel; friendly, welcoming and discreet staff make you feel instantly at home. Beautifully decorated and appointed rooms provide all that you'll need. Great location; close by the South Ken tube station, so easy connections to virtually all that you'd want to visit. Also enjoyably close to Kensington, Knightsbridge etc by foot. A great choice, thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a deluxe room; the extra space is very helpful with cases.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Lovely décor, excellently positioned, attentive service.

However do avoid rooms on the first floor if possible. As with many old buildings in London, I could feel the trains arriving into the station.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Property: The Ampersand Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 1,088 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 
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