Isa Tapia

The Ampersand hotel

London

by: Isa Tapia

  • Why

    Work, checking in with my business partners after Paris fashion week.

  • When

    October 2015

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Highs + Lows

  • Location, location, location.

  • Great living room and tea area for lounging and relaxing.

  • The bed was very comfortable , down comforters and pillows.

  • Minibar selection was not impressive.

  • My room was street level so it was a little noisy on a Thursday night.

  • Limited room service menu and hours.

: 40/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique luxury hotel.

  • Vibe

    Cozy, sexy with a pop of kitsch.

  • Location

    One of the best qualities of the hotel (besides the boutique cozy feeling) is the location. It's across the street from the Knightsbridge tube station. There's a taxi stand and bus stop literary in front of the hotel. It's walking distance to the best shopping is two blocks down. It's a also very close to Hyde Park if you like a morning run. I also loved that it didn't look like a hotel - the taxi driver drove past it twice.

  • Rooms

    111 rooms

  • Year Opened

    Summer 2012

  • Designed By

    Dexter Moren Associates

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    Yes very good, modern food - clean and to the point. Great selection of wines and the perfect place for a foggy fall London night.

  • Bar

    No

  • Minibar

    Yes

  • Wifi

    Yes and yes!

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury...not bad for London and the rooms are bigger than what you usually get.

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Stop off after a day of shopping around. You will be floored with attention if you're well dressed - a good ego boosting experience before dinner.

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Stop off after a day of shopping around. You will be floored with attention if you're well dressed - a good ego boosting experience before dinner.

So much history here, but also a must-see stop for me every trip (as I work in fashion) to see their newest exhibitions.

Victoria Albert Museum

Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK

So much history here, but also a must-see stop for me every trip (as I work in fashion) to see their newest exhibitions.

A must for anyone visiting London. It's great for a workout or a weekend walk and a good place to participate in London culture and hear what people are talking about, how they live their daily life.The pond and galleries are great for spotting new artists. The London art scene is currently my favorite.

Hyde Park and the Serpentine Galleries

Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, UK

A must for anyone visiting London. It's great for a workout or a weekend walk and a good place to participate in London culture and hear what people are talking about, how they live their daily life.The pond and galleries are great for spotting new artists. The London art scene is currently my favorite.

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The Ampersand hotel

10 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ER, UK

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