$243 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 21, 2015 Check-out: Jun 22, 2015

The Ampersand Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
14 reviews
Great Hotel, Staff & Location

We stayed here part for business and part pleasure. The hotel is an incredible boutique hotel with... See full review

  • Michael
  • Feb 3, 2015
Elegance, convenience and comfort

We had a very comfortable stay at the Ampersand. You couldn't ask for a more convenient location -... See full review

  • Dotty Loves Europe
  • Sep 11, 2014
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. The hotel has 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. Continental Breakfast is available at the Hotel at a cost of 14 per person.

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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 center or spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Natural History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.2 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.3 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.5 mi
  • King's Road: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.6 mi
  • Harrods: 0.6 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.2 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.3 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.5 mi
  • King's Road: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.6 mi
  • Harrods: 0.6 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Sloane Square: 0.8 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.8 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.1 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.2 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.2 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.4 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.4 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.4 mi
  • Queensway: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.4 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.5 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.5 mi
  • Green Park: 1.5 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 1.5 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 1.6 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Battersea Power Station: 1.6 mi

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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Ampersand Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
George C.
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

Anniversary Trip

First trip to London for our wedding anniversary. Nice hotel high end hotel. Great location in South Kensington. Only drawback was that the room was small.

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

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael
Business
N/A
Feb 3, 2015

Great Hotel, Staff & Location

We stayed here part for business and part pleasure. The hotel is an incredible boutique hotel with a great atmosphere, incredibly clean, comfortable and wonderful staff. The Underground is half a block away which was very convenient. I would definitely recommend and we certainly be back!

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

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
OrbitalDave
Business
Palo Alto, California
Oct 20, 2014

Lovely, convenient hotel; small rooms and a bit noisy

The Ampersand is conveniently located at the intersection of three tube lines. The comfort level is very high. The standard bed rooms are small with little storage space but the baths are large and well appointed. Tip: you have to put the room key into the slot inside the door to activate all powered systems. Also, the AC was a bit spotty. Subway noise on the fourth floor was tolerable. We probably would stay here again. We frequented two convenient restaurants: Muriel's, across the intersection, for breakfast/brunch, and La Bouchee, a delightful, cozy French restaurant two blocks away.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La Bouchee is a cozy French restaurant two short blocks away with very good food.

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dotty Loves Europe
Business
Los Gatos, California
Sep 11, 2014

Elegance, convenience and comfort

We had a very comfortable stay at the Ampersand. You couldn't ask for a more convenient location - steps from the South Kensington underground, loads of eateries and a 5 minute walk to museums. This was a great base. Tastefully decorated, a new feel with classic elegance. I loved the heated bathroom floor and great shower. We'll recommend it .

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

It's convenient to take the Underground from South Kensington to Heathrow

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
vandet
Business
Alabama
Jun 5, 2014

Great experience

Had a wonderful stay at The Ampersand. Rooms are a little small, but most are in England. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel was very well kept. Extremely close to the South Kensington tube station and bus/taxi stops directly in front of the hotel. Extremely pleased with our stay.

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
Ebo NY
Business
New York City, NY
Jun 1, 2014

Friendly Staff, Nice Location

This hotel is awesome. It is conveniently located. Rooms can’t get any better, comfortable and clean. Transportation around does provide easy access to the city. This hotel is highly recommended. Negative: School is next to the hotel where morning activities bring some sleep disruption.

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

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
xlbc
Business
California
Apr 21, 2014

Excellent, central hotel with personality

This is a very nice, relatively small hotel in a central location. The rooms are decorated with a sense for style, and everything was just remodeled. Staff is very helpful and friendly. I'd pick this any time over a large-chain hotel, as it has some personality. Only minor drawback is that the hallways are relatively narrow - which is a result of the old building. Another nice touch: I had taken a juice from the minibar, and expected to pay quite a bit for it (usually charges for even water are horrendous), but was surprised at check-out when they told me the soft drinks are free!

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

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travel fiend for lyfe
Business
Indiana
Apr 13, 2014

Wonderful Stay!

On our trip to the UK, we stayed in three hotels total. The Ampersand was, by far, our favorite of the three. The staff was so helpful and the whole time we were there we felt right at home. We were so sad to leave!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The minibar was all free, which was a very nice surprise.

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Strategic Consultant
Business
North Carolina
Jan 27, 2014

Low key, stylish, South Ken hotel

Small but very comfortable room. Not enough closet space for 2 people. Friendly accommodating staff. Nice lobby. Great location. Recommended.

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

Business

Review of The Ampersand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D Wong
Business
Hong Kong
Dec 2, 2013

Great location, value for money

It locates at a great location - not in busy district, but able to reach the city centre within minutes. Very close to the tube station, but beware the there is no elevator nor escalator from the station to the ground.

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

Business

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