Isa Tapia

The Ampersand hotel

London

by: Isa Tapia

  • Why

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

  • When

    October 2015

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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