I stayed previously in a hotel on this site so it was interesting to see how much it had changed. Such a superb location for me as I was going to a meeting in the nearby Lycee and only a few steps from South Kensington tube. The hotel was fabulous and the staff were so proud of the hotel that they did everything to ensure that I had a really great few days there. The decor was bright and modern but in no way cold. The Library was well-stocked with a very eclectic mix of books. Although my room was on the 'bijou' side it was a quirky and comforting refuge and I really appreciated the stock of complimentary soft drinks in the bedside fridge, the fabulous range of toileteries, brilliant selection of tv channels and the easy to operate safe.
There was a good variety of eating opportunities - even at breakfast there was no need to feel forced into 'conforming' and lunch in the Drawing Room was a delightful experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ampersand Hotel London, England