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The Ampersand Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After 45 years in the Hotel business we decided to start our 30 day stay in Europe with a 3 night stay in London. We selected the South Kensington area of London for its proximity to major museums and the Ampersand Hotel after reviewing Trip Adviser. After two nights, I put the Ampersand up against any of the fine hotels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is great for experienced tourists: almost next to the South Kensington tube stop, very close to the museums and Hyde Park, and short walks to Chelsea and Knightsbridge. It's in the "French Quarter" of Kensington, with many good restaurants and little shops all around. A very high-end neighborhood in general, with a Lamborghini dealership and many embassies. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights with my husband and daughter. The location is excellent and just steps from South Kensington station; there are also a large number of cafes and restaurants. Within walking distance is the Natural History, Science and V&A museums and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. The hotel is beautifully decorated in a boutique style. Staff on the front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, great staff and convenient location. Get the upgraded room if not traveling alone. We stayed here two different weekends with a week of travel in between. An upgraded room was not available for our second weekend and we found the standard room with a double bed tight for two people. It would have been fine if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location. Museums, places to eat as well as the Kensington rail station were close by. The hotel boasts modern interior decor. The bathroom floor heats up. Our room was supposedly an upgrade but it was on the first floor where you can hear the rail traveling underground and handicap accessible which for my fiancé who is 6'3 had quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel and staff are excellent! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially for two first time visitors to London. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The location is great as well. It's a two minute walk to the tube station, and you can get to central London with a 10-15 minute train ride. We would definitely stay here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not stay at the Ampersand, but we had a charming afternoon tea in the drawing room. The sandwiches (including salmon and cream cheese and egg salad) were good, and we also enjoyed the selection of cakes and scones. I didn't fancy chocolate cake with peanut butter sauce, so I traded my grandson for his piece of fruitcake. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During a meeting of friends for drinks the waitress was told it was my birthday. Next minute- look what arrived. How thoughtful. It made my day. Highly recommend the friendliness and thoughtfulness of the staff at the Ampersand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the suites on the top floor for one night with our 3-year old son to explore the museums in London. The staff were very friendly and an excellent location to explore west London. Within walking distance is: Harrods, The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. I recommend going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel because of its location, there was a summer offer rate so the prices were very reasonable, very friendly staff, perfect location next to South Ken Station, got a free upgrade, will definitely stay there on my next trip

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Drawing Rooms
The Drawing Rooms
Cuisines: British, French
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about The Ampersand Hotel

Address: 10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $193 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ampersand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 111
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Also Known As:
The Ampersand Hotel London, England
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in London
#31 Family Hotel in London
#43 Romantic Hotel in London
#51 Luxury Hotel in London
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