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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Ampersand Hotel
Ranked #46 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here for only one night and to be honest, it was a nice surprise. The location is great, just a block from the subway (tube) and close to lots of shops and restaurants. The room, as other reviews mention, was tiny tiny, but nicely decorated and super clean. The staff were friendly and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

My recent stay at the Ampersand hotel followed various stays starting in 2004 in the area's superb boutique hotels. Ampersand adds a nice touch, in that it is bigger in scale but still very intimate. The rooms are great, king size bed, and the service are fantastic. The staff manning the front desk was most helpful, and housekeeping was attentive and responsive. The restaurant is terrific, and all the staff there are friendly, and caring. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed at the hotel in the run up to our wedding and for our wedding night. We really enjoyed our stay, the rooms were comfortable and decorated to a very high standard. The location of the hotel is fantastic and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel on 31st May had all had a very good stay.

We had booked the hotel through Small Luxury Hotels of the World and found the location to be spot on very close to South Kensington Station and about 500 yards from Natural History Museum.

The hotel was very nice, modern and clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

The rooms were not huge but to be expected in London and exceptional value for the price paid for London.

Overall the hotel is of a very high standard and at half that of the more well known hotels exceptional value.

I would definitely go back again!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Key Biscayne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had booked a superior room on line based on their website description of what to expect as I had a lot of luggage with me. My room was the tiniest superior room I have ever stayed in. First of facilities however we're good.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

In the midst of Knightbridge, a couple blocks from Harrods and the Victoria and Albert Museum, this soothing hotel is delightful. I admit our room was tiny with one smallish window, but the amenities were excellent, the bathroom was huge. The lighting wasn't great. Before we arrived, the hotel staff had procured theater tickets for us. And were the friendliest and most helpful I've ever experienced anywhere.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paolo
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel is nice, but staff should recycle. It seems that they are doing you favors. The hotel and the area are nice though room extreamly small.
Breakfest is fine, but the relation price x cost is not worth, for the same amount you can have a real English Breakfest in many nice places.


  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Ampersand Hotel
Address: 10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in London
#31 Family Hotel in London
#43 Romantic Hotel in London
#45 Luxury Hotel 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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