First time staying here (I normally stay at Firmdale's No 16 on Sumner Place around the corner from Ampersand) but fancied a change - the Ampersand has won me over! Reception staff were excellent both very friendy and enquired if I had had a good journey to London.
The room was a good size and had everything you needed. I particularly liked the mini bottle of fresh milk in the fridge and fresh coffee - I dont know why more hotels cant do this instead of the standard plastic UHT stuff, small touch but so much better. Also an excellent range of things in the bathroom - quality bottles of shampoo, cond. and shower gel etc, + a great little bag of extras including eye make up remover for the girls! I also loved the simplicity of the TV - I stay in lots of hotels alone for work and being a girl always seem to struggle with overly complex systems!! this was easy and straightforward.
Apero restaurant is very nice, good atmosphere, I ate a really good burger on Sunday lunchtime -my only comment is that they only offer a 'brunch' on the weekend and its not what everyone will want, eg no light lunch options - sandwich etc. Breakfast buffet was good value at £10 - I wasn't offered any hot choices, it didnt matter because I didnt want it anyway but the service here did seem a little confused - teething prombelms?
Overall excellent and about 1 - 2 minutes walk from South Ken tube for Circle and District and Picadilly lines.
- 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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