US$236 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 30 Aug 2015 Check-out 31 Aug 2015

The Ampersand Hotel

5 stars
View map of 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
7 reviews
Great customer service

The staff at this hotel were wonderful and the hotel is delightful. Very near to South Kensington... See full review

  • Jtravels
  • 23 Jul 2013
A little gem

I was greeted at the door by an extremely helpful and polite staff of the hotel, and from then on,... See full review

  • daimaou
  • 16 Jun 2013
Discerning travellers planning to stay in lavish units in South Kensington find ideal base at The Ampersand Hotel London. This luxury hotel in London positions visitors just a stone's throw away to Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum. While on holiday, vacationers can watch performances at Royal Albert Hall then retreat to Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park close by.
General

The Ampersand Hotel London provides 24-hour room service and arrangement for private driver, car rental, taxi and transfer for convenience. The library, games room and wine room can be used as meeting rooms for up to 50 persons. Guests work out at the 24-hour fitness centre, read books and play table tennis on site to unwind.
Location

The Ampersand Hotel is situated along Harrington Road in South Kensington, London, a short walk to South Kensington Railway Station. Near the area, holidaymakers can splurge at Brompton Cross, Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
Dining

The laidback Apero Restaurant at Ampersand Hotel serves mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and tasteful cocktails and wines. Patrons can also enjoy pastries and coffee all day at The Drawing Rooms on site.
Rooms

All 111 lavish rooms and suites at the boutique hotel are comfortably outfitted with Wi-Fi access, media hub, LCD TV, mini bar and walk-in shower. Some units have balcony, separate sitting area, kitchen and freestanding bathtub.

The Ampersand Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe Room offers one double bed or one king bed. The Deluxe Rooms feature ornithological-inspired interiors with double or king-size beds and furniture to relax in. Details might include a chaise lounge at the end of the bed or a comfortable armchair. In the bathrooms you will find Miller Harris toiletries, as well as a few rooms with tension-relieving, walk-in showers. The beds all have oversize velvet bedheads. Amenities in the London hotel rooms include 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, complimentary WiFi, a media hub, mini bar, laptop safe and air-conditioning.
Superior Rooms
Superior Room offers twin beds or one double bed or one king bed. the Superior Double Rooms, inspired by music, are more spacious than other Doubles and have double, king-size or twin beds. They also allow for a more generous work space. En suite bathrooms are standard - with either a spacious walk-in shower or a bath/shower combination. Luxury room details include toiletries by London perfumer, Miller Harris. Amenities in the London hotel rooms include 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, complimentary WiFi, a media hub, mini bar, laptop safe and air-conditioning.
Deluxe Studios
Deluxe Studio offers one king bed. the Deluxe Studios offer a residential sense of space, brimming with botanical style. Longer term guests will appreciate the king-size beds and sitting area, large enough to hang out with a couple of friends. Amenities in the London hotel rooms include 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, complimentary WiFi, a media hub, mini bar, laptop safe, air-conditioning, an iPod dock, Nespresso machine and complimentary tea-making facilities.
Suites
Studio offers one king bed. The fourth and fifth floor suites have London skyline views and geometry-inspired interiors. All of them reflect Ampersand's British sense of whimsy. Each of these comfortable luxury suites has floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony among the eaves giving 'Mary Poppins' views across London. There is a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate sitting room, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower or a bath/shower combination. All the bathrooms in the Kensington suites have built-in TVs. Two of these suites can also be interconnected to Deluxe Rooms, which works well for those travelling with families. Amenities in the London hotel rooms include 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, complimentary WiFi, a media hub, mini bar, laptop safe, air-conditioning, an iPod dock, Nespresso machine and complimentary tea-making facilities.
Double Rooms
Double Room offers one double bed.Intimate while still luxurious, our small Double Rooms are inspired by astronomy. All have double beds with oversize velvet bedheads, and an ensuite bathroom-most with a walk-in shower or bath/shower combination. These rooms are ideal for single occupancy or short stays. Beds come pillowy and the furniture sturdy, making your room the perfect place to re-energies after a day in London-with nothing cluttering the space that is not practical or beautiful. Amenities in the London hotel rooms include 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, complimentary WiFi, a media hub, mini bar, laptop safe and air-conditioning.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

51.4941 -0.1754
Area served
South Kensington
Nearby airports
London Heathrow Airport.
Area description
For things to do in London, The Ampersand Hotel is well placed not only in the geographical sense - the hotel is within a minute's walk of South Kensington underground station - but also by virtue of the reception desk. The hotel makes it the business to be connected-to what's hot with the shops, which includes nearby Brompton Cross, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, to what's on in London's museum district on Cromwell Road.

Nearby points of interest

  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 km
  • National Art Library: 0.4 km
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 km
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.8 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.9 km
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.9 km
  • King's Road: 0.9 km
  • Albert Memorial : 0.9 km
  • Harrods: 1 km
  • Knightsbridge: 1 km
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 km
  • National Art Library: 0.4 km
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 km
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.8 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.9 km
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.9 km
  • King's Road: 0.9 km
  • Albert Memorial : 0.9 km
  • Harrods: 1 km
  • Knightsbridge: 1 km
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.2 km
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.2 km
  • Sloane Square: 1.3 km
  • Kensington Palace: 1.4 km
  • High Street Kensington: 1.4 km
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.5 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.5 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.5 km
  • Couper Collection: 1.5 km
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.7 km
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.8 km
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.9 km
  • Wellington Arch: 1.9 km
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 2.1 km
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 2.1 km
  • City of Westminster: 2.1 km
  • Royal Mews: 2.2 km
  • Park Lane: 2.2 km
  • Victoria station: 2.2 km
  • Queensway: 2.3 km
  • Hyde Park: 2.3 km
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 2.3 km
  • Marble Arch: 2.4 km
  • Buckingham Palace: 2.4 km
  • Green Park: 2.5 km
  • Lambeth Palace: 2.5 km
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 2.5 km
  • Cardinal Place : 2.5 km
  • Queen`s Gallery: 2.6 km
  • Battersea Power Station: 2.6 km

Dining

Apero
Apero brings a shot of fresh Mediterranean style to the heart of South Kensington. Apero is an intimate, laidback restaurant in Kensington where you can catch up over a shared plate of something deliciously simple and modern. The menus are inspired by freshness and quality, by the Mediterranean's best-sourced ingredients and the region's most enduring flavours. The bar at Apero is an understated but glamorous spot to get into the 'aperitivo' spirit with a signature cocktail or glass of wine.
The Drawing Rooms
The Drawing Rooms is a decadent space from which to enjoy a London afternoon tea or mid-morning coffee brewed in the Victorian coffee press. With deep sofas and studded armchairs, scarlet velvets, and kingfisher blues, this is where the English drawing room meets the 'salon de the' - the whole instilled with a contemporary Ampersand feel.
The Wine Room
This elegant room - available for Kensington private dining and wine tasting - showcases the hotel's red wine collection in an imposing floor-to-ceiling display that dominates an entire wall. On the other side, cabinets packed with curiosities reflect a Victorian passion for collecting.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Kensington meeting rooms at The Ampersand Hotel combine a Victorian sense of occasion with a slick, contemporary understanding of your requirements, whether you are planning a corporate event in London or looking for a private London party venue. The Library With a capacity of 10 seated and up to 20 standing, The Library is the perfect London function room for an intimate conference, press day, private lunch or small cocktail reception. The Games Room The Games Room can take up to 16 seated or 30 standing, offering the ideal location for a corporate event in London or a Kensington party venue. This room also offers table tennis.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Ampersand Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nathan S.
Business
Oxford
22 Jun 2015

Not happy.

The rooms are completely different from the photos. Our room was the smallest that I have seen in a hotel of this level - there was barely enough room to walk around the bed. The photos showed only normal sized rooms. Staff did try three different rooms but all were just as small. Staff were not trained very well, for example one entered our room without even knocking when I was half undressed. I will definitely not ever consider staying here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honeymooning
Couples
Australia
4 Jan 2014

Wonderful front desk service

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at the Ampersand! It is truly service with a smile! We were treated by 2 fantastic clerks, that allowed us to have an early check in on Christmas Day, as everything around was closed and there was not much to do, and also received an upgrade! The only negative, was that the room was very small, almost too small for 2 people. I had to have my luggage on the bench under the TV. The restaurant was tasty, and location perfect. A stone away from south Kensington tube station. I would definitely return to this hotel, and would recommend to my friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jtravels
Family
Australia
23 Jul 2013

Great customer service

The staff at this hotel were wonderful and the hotel is delightful. Very near to South Kensington train station so moving around was very easy on the tube and buses. Its also walking distance to Kensington gardens and museums. Good location for finding places to eat. It was a pleasant stay and the staff at the hotel made it very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diogenes
Single
Paradise Waters, Australia
14 Jul 2013

GREAT HOTEL

An excellent location, almost right next to Sth. Kensington metro but still quiet. The building has been fully renovated and fitted out to a very high standard. Room was not large, but normal for London. The staff were all top class - excellent service and help. Reasonable price makes this great value for London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Zetland arms pub in the next street has good food and service and great atmosphere.

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
daimaou
Single
Singapore
16 Jun 2013

A little gem

I was greeted at the door by an extremely helpful and polite staff of the hotel, and from then on, the service I experienced seem to get better and better! It is situated just a minute from South Kensington Station, and 5 minutes from the V&A, and the Natural Science Museum. The room was extremely tastefully decorated and clean with free WiFi. By London standard, the size of the room could be considered generous. it is definitely a hotel I shall return to next time I am in London again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A very nice French restaurant called Brasserie, 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kudas
Business
Moscow
1 Apr 2013

Nice space at the right place

Good, newly refurbished hotel on the doorstep of S. Kensington Tube with flying eagles over the roof

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lynn1
Couples
Skipton
17 Jan 2013

Great location

Ideal location near Harrods, V&A etc. Tube station only a few steps away. Very friendly helpful staff.Stylish decoration throughout. Room very small but well equipped. Complimentary champagne very nice touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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