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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #50 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
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“Had everything we wanted”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I was very skeptical at the high ratings & great location. Fortunately it all reached the reviews. Other than the room being smaller than in the pictures, the thought put into everything made a wonderful stay.
Bathroom: heated floor, speakers of what's playing on the TV in the other room, and eye makeup remover (first I've seen. Very helpful) among the usual complimentary items.
Bedroom: thoughtful lighting, many outlets, wonderful wifi (both a room wifi with password and the general wifi).
Hotel: a corner away from a bunch of adorable great breakfast-friendly cafés that feel like an extension of the hotel. Very friendly staff, walking distance from museums and tube station, and generally adorable. Husband was satisfied with gym, which had the necessities.

Stayed August 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed in a deluxe studio which was perfect, i would be put off by some of the smaller rooms though, we walked past one that was TINY! But with such reasonable prices for central London you can go for a bigger room.
The staff were lovely, the hotel was beautiful and felt really personal and unique. A true boutique hotel. The location was great, the restaurant and cake room were also brilliant. An unexpectedly great meal in the restaurant!
Little touches like the fact that the mini bar was free and they leave biscuits out every day probably made it get 5 stars. I would return if you are looking for something unique and without the impersonal feel of some of the big hotels in London.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ongar, Essex
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Excellent Hotel! Laid back feel to the place with great styling. The staff were brilliant and friendly.
We could bring our dog also without feeling guilty or that we were annoying anyone. In fact, I think everyone liked the dog there!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We booked mainly due to the hotel's proximity to the NHM and Science Museum. Only two minutes away from the museums and handy for the tube and lots of local eateries. From the start the service was superb. Helpful and friendly. The hotel itself is nicely decorated. Not my style but smart in a contemporary manner. The room was quiet and we'll equipped with space for an extra bed for our 4 year old. Supper in the restaurant was fab, sharing menu and a very good bottle of wine. Breakfast was also good with a good range of buffet items and avoided that usual tired look of breakfast items you see at many hotels. It's hard to think of any faults. My only niggle was the automatic service charge for the restaurant, a pet hate of mine. We'll definitely be back again soon!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Claremont
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Ampersand hotel is in a great location. The South Kensington train station is across the street, you can take the District line or the Piccadilly line which are central lines in London. The area has many restaurants within walking distance. Walking any time day or night I felt safe. The Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are a block away. The city bus line stops right in front of the hotel, you can also pick up the Tourist double decker busses at the end of the street.
The hotel is very clean and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I would go back to this location again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Well located across the road from Sth Kensington tube - nicely appointed with very attentive staff.
Breakfast/restaurant area downstairs is good and the breakfasts are delicious - staff there are great
Rooms are very nicely decorated in a mix of classic and contemporary British style - basic rooms are a little small - take the next size up if you don't like tripping over your suitcase in the room.
Plenty of cabs right outside the front door - lovely sitting room off the lobby serving full afternoon teas or quiet if you prefer to sit and read

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Collegeville
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This Ampersand Hotel is just fabulous. It's in a great location right near the South Kensington station and a short walk to the museums. The room we choose was the Deluxe Double and it was luxurious. It was more spacious than we expected, had beautiful décor and the king size bed was very comfortable. We were lucky enough to be on the fifth floor where the rooms have balconies. There are free sodas and water in the mini bar, which are replenished daily. The staff was so nice, smiling every time we passed through the lobby and enthusiastically helped us with any requests we made. We also had the chance to enjoy afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. We loved everything about the Ampersand would love to stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 #50 of 1,067 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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