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The Ampersand Hotel

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Beverley
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The care of our room was excellent with attention given to all relevant items. Service at breakfast and for late drinks was all that was required. A welcome on return and "enjoy the day" on leaving added a personal touch which was much appreciated.

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Brentwood, Essex
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I love this hotel - the rooms & decor are outstanding. Location brilliant for easy access to top museums & shops, right next to South Kensington tube station. Rooms very comfortable - smaller rooms are lovely so no need to upgrade !

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All was great if you do not mind very small rooms. Its a phantasmic location and overall I can recommend this Hotel. The only complaint I have is the gym: It was not very clean but compared to all the positive sides of the Hotel its really nothing major.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is truly a wonderful find. The location is superb being right next to South Kensington tube station, the décor is unusual, quirky and gorgeous and the staff are really friendly (as were the other guests, as a result I think) and helpful. Best of all is the room itself which, whilst small (there are larger ones available), is...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had problems at check in, credit card was blocked. The room was not a deluxe, our view was a building, a small and narrow window. The air in the room was stifling and the air conditioning system noisy. Only the location was excellent

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Tseung Kwan O
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trip was let down by unhelpful staff at entrance and heating not working in room. We travelled with a baby, and although the website explained there were stairs to entrance, there was no staff to help open door or assist in anyway. 2nd night our heating broke and we were offered a portable radiator. Not the kind of thing I...

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is easy to get to from Heathrow. You jump on the subway at Heathrow and take the Piccadilly line to South Kensington. (Take BA to Terminal 5 if you can, as you can get on the subway right there without the 20 minute underground walk from the other terminals). The hotel is about 2 minutes from South Kensington...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Will return. Friendly, stylish, comfy with great food at breakfast, and main meal and gorgeous cocktails. Unusually good for a hotel as I'd normally just eat out somewhere. Quick and easy location near South Ken tube. Wonderful beds. Clean rooms. Lovely atmosphere.

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London,
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic family suite stay - one night Great access to nearby underground,museums and restaurants. Staff very helpful and attentive,whilst retaining a relaxed atmosphere. Can get very busy at times so prob worth researching what you'd like to book in good time to avoid disappointment at restaurants / afternoon tea,for example

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Paramus
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Perfect location and perfect hotel. Trendy bit warm Great value. This is our fourth stay at the hotel and we are never disappointed. We are planning on returning next year. Every year the hotel has met or exceeded our expectations

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: RM910 - RM1,492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ampersand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 111
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Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in London
#31 Family Hotel in London
#43 Romantic Hotel in London
#45 Luxury Hotel in London
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“5th floor (top) was a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles 537runarn, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quiet room at the back and probably on second floor and above.”
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“ask for a king size bed”
 of 5 bubbles massimoa250, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was allocated a third floor room and it was perfectly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles LottiesTrinkets, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are wonderful! just remember that everything is smaller in London”
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