The Ampersand a 5 star hotel in South Kensington

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Emilie Filou

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The Ampersand, here is my favorite hotel for its elegance, refinement and unique interior decoration. It is ideally located in the French Quarter of South Kensington and not far from famous London museums and department stores.

This charming hotel will undoubtedly appeal to romantics who want to offer this setting for a Valentine's day !


I again specify that this article is not sponsored. In other words, I was not invited or paid to praise this hotel!


Presentation of The Ampersand hotel


The Ampersand is a 5-star hotel located in upscale Kensington, in an elegant 19th century Victorian building. On a human scale, the hotel focuses above all on a sense of hospitality, a chic and modern decoration and quality products.
Although The Ampersand is a 5 star hotel, here the luxury is not ostentatious. All luxury codes are respected, but in a less formal and formal atmosphere.



Indeed the very colorful decoration harmonizes with the Victorian architecture and gives a more modern and "light" atmosphere. Concerned about the well-being of its customers, the hotel offers a gym, and more unusual in this type of establishment, a games room with a ping pong table 😉



If, like me, you appreciate refinement with an offbeat spirit then you will be seduced by this little gem which offers a cozy, relaxed and ... romantic atmosphere ...

Finally, The Ampersand is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel (SHL) group which brings together small independent luxury hotels and strives to provide the best quality and variety of hotels in the world: avant-garde design hotels, 17th century palaces, lodges, private islands, spas, golf resorts ...


How are the rooms at The Ampersand?


The hotel has 111 rooms divided into 5 categories with a different theme for each of them:

  • Single and double rooms : On the theme of astronomy
  • Superior double rooms:  On the theme of music
    - Luxurious rooms: On the theme of ornithology
  • Luxurious studios: On the theme of botany
    - Suites: On the subject of geometry


The bathrooms with their black and white subway tiling are chic and modern. Particular attention is also paid to the quality of the toiletries from the famous English perfumer Miller Harris brand.


Finally, you will undoubtedly be amused to find a little duckling with the hotel logo in the bathroom, which you can adopt!



Rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility

The Ampersand has rooms suitable for wheelchairs according to the 18024 and 18025 standards.


How's the breakfast?

The hotel offers a continental breakfast with fresh and quality products elegantly prepared.


What are the services of The Ampersand hotel?

The hotel offers many quality services:

- Wifi (free throughout the hotel)
– Room service 24h/24
- Free non-alcoholic drinks in the minibar
- Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine
- Tea Room
- Gym open 24 hours a day
- Games Room with ping pong table
- Child care
- Valet parking (£ 52 per day)
- Meeting rooms


What are the strengths of the hotel?

  • Its location close to museums, parks and department stores
  • Hotel on a human scale
  • Modern and elegant decoration
  • Breakfast with fresh and quality products


What are the weak points of The Ampersand hotel?

  • Rooms in the single and double category, relatively cramped
  • No Spa in the hotel
  • Expensive valet parking


What are the rates at The Ampersand?

Let's be honest! Who says, 5 star hotel, says high price. But sometimes the dream is priceless and the memories are priceless ...

Count at least € 250 for one night without breakfast (at the price of € 18).

Do not hesitate to consult the site de BookingOr to discover all their respective offers.


What to see in the neighborhood?

The Ampersand is located in the immediate vicinity of the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, known as the largest museum in Europe specializing in the decorative arts.

The hotel is also located a 15-minute walk from the famous Harvey Nichols stores, Harrods and Hyde Park.


Where is the Ampersand hotel located?

Address : 10 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ER

Metro bus South Kensington, Gloucester Road14, 70, 74, 360, 414, 430, C1



The Ampersand is a chic hotel with comfortable and very nicely decorated rooms, ideal for a romantic getaway. Its location in the chic district of South Kensington makes it a starting point for hiking. Shopping, stroll in Hyde Park or visit museums.



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