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The Berkeley vs The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel and The Berkeley are both praised by expert reviewers. On balance, The Berkeley scores slightly higher than The Ampersand Hotel. The Berkeley has a TripExpert Score of 86 with accolades from 15 sources including Zagat, Michelin Guide and Fodor's.

The Berkeley
8 / 10
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
From $398 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
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Michelin Guide
"Discreet and rejuvenated hotel with rooftop pool and opulently decorated bedrooms."
Frommer's
"The Berkeley's winning formula remains intact -- a classic Art Deco grand hotel but with the kind of understated, helpful service that sets it apart from stuffier neighbors." Full review
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Request one of the refurbished rooms; some of the older units are looking a little tired.
Concierge
"The Berkeley's Knightsbridge location... has firmly established it as one of the most fashionable hotel addresses in London."
Fodor's
"Convenient for Knightsbridge shopping, the very elegant Berkeley is known for its renowned restaurants and luxuries that culminate—literally—in a splendid penthouse swimming pool." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Not the best-known of London’s luxury hotels, rebuilt in the 1970s, but the Berkeley offers an exceptional range of opulent services."
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The Ampersand Hotel
8 / 10
10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER
From $285 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Star Service
"The hotel follows a scientific beat in its design ethos, incorporating themes from botany, astronomy and music that are reflective of the numerous museums in this part of town." Full review
Gayot
"At the Ampersand Hotel, guests will find 111 thoughtfully decorated boutique rooms and suites in several varieties and styles."
Zagat
"The eclectic decor in this modern Kensington boutique hotel melds luxury with eccentric chic, with room themes inspired by local landmarks such as the Natural History Museum."
Frommer's
"In August of 2012, this grand hotel from 1888 was given a makeover that’s both sassy and reverently British, and now it’s got its cool back for the first time since Victoria." Full review
Fodor's
"A sense of style emanates from every surface of this sumptuous hotel in the heart of Kensington." Full review
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