Pros

  • Convenient Kensington location
  • Simple rooms with kettles and flat-screen TVs
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • Breakfast available on-site
  • Business center with three computers
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Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast not included
  • Decor is bland
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Bottom Line

The 140-room Ambassadors Hotel is a simple, cramped hotel in London's Kensington neighborhood. The hotel's lobby is the sleekest part of the property, and it's a stark contrast from the dark and narrow hallways. Rooms are sparse but not spacious, though updated Deluxe Rooms have a little color in them. A no-frills property, the budget Ambassadors has few additional features, and guests must pay for breakfast and Wi-Fi.

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Ambassadors Hotel

Scene

Simple, no-frills tourist hotel with an airport-lounge feel 

On a pretty, quiet street overlooking classic English row houses, the Ambassadors Hotel is a simple, convenient Kensington property, drawing mostly tourists looking for a reasonably priced base for exploring the city. The lobby is basic, with a reception counter in one corner. Next to the lobby is a plain breakfast room with wooden floors and little decoration beyond a plant in one corner. In truth, the lobby floor is the most comfortable space in the hotel, with new furniture, large windows that bring in light, and an open floor plan. The hallways are dark, cramped, and much bleaker. 

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Location

In West London's Kensington neighborhood, a few minutes' walk to Earls Court station 

The Ambassadors Hotel is in the Kensington neighborhood of West London, a few minutes' walk from the Earl's Court tube station. Near plenty of shops and restaurants, the hotel is about a 10- to 15-minute walk to sites such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Royal Albert Hall. Iconic attractions such as Big Ben or Trafalgar Square take about 20 to 25 minutes to reach by tube. Heathrow Airport is a 45-minute tube ride from the hotel on the Piccadilly line. 

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Rooms

Bland and cramped rooms with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles, but little else

Rooms at the Ambassadors are small and sparse, but do come with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles plus either single or double beds (doubles are two singles pushed together). Standard Rooms look tired, with brown blankets and worn red carpets. At the time of research, the hotel was about halfway through a slow remodel. The newly refurbished Deluxe and Executive Rooms have nicer carpets and purple flourishes in the curtains, walls, and bed runners, but still show some wear and tear, mostly in the form of scuffs on the walls, nicks in the furniture, and calcium stains and mold in the bathroom. Most bathrooms are tiny and poorly designed (some doors do not fully open), and many feel musty. Only basement-level rooms have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi incurs a daily fee. 

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Features

Basic breakfast buffet (for a fee), Wi-Fi (also a fee), and small business center

The Ambassadors offers a basic buffet breakfast every morning for a fee. In addition, there's a three-computer business center at one side of the lobby, and Wi-Fi, while available throughout the property, incurs a daily fee.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Ambassadors Hotel

Scene

Simple, no-frills tourist hotel with an airport-lounge feel 

On a pretty, quiet street overlooking classic English row houses, the Ambassadors Hotel is a simple, convenient Kensington property, drawing mostly tourists looking for a reasonably priced base for exploring the city. The lobby is basic, with a reception counter in one corner. Next to the lobby is a plain breakfast room with wooden floors and little decoration beyond a plant in one corner. In truth, the lobby floor is the most comfortable space in the hotel, with new furniture, large windows that bring in light, and an open floor plan. The hallways are dark, cramped, and much bleaker. 

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Location

In West London's Kensington neighborhood, a few minutes' walk to Earls Court station 

The Ambassadors Hotel is in the Kensington neighborhood of West London, a few minutes' walk from the Earl's Court tube station. Near plenty of shops and restaurants, the hotel is about a 10- to 15-minute walk to sites such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Royal Albert Hall. Iconic attractions such as Big Ben or Trafalgar Square take about 20 to 25 minutes to reach by tube. Heathrow Airport is a 45-minute tube ride from the hotel on the Piccadilly line. 

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Rooms

Bland and cramped rooms with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles, but little else

Rooms at the Ambassadors are small and sparse, but do come with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles plus either single or double beds (doubles are two singles pushed together). Standard Rooms look tired, with brown blankets and worn red carpets. At the time of research, the hotel was about halfway through a slow remodel. The newly refurbished Deluxe and Executive Rooms have nicer carpets and purple flourishes in the curtains, walls, and bed runners, but still show some wear and tear, mostly in the form of scuffs on the walls, nicks in the furniture, and calcium stains and mold in the bathroom. Most bathrooms are tiny and poorly designed (some doors do not fully open), and many feel musty. Only basement-level rooms have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi incurs a daily fee. 

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Features

Basic breakfast buffet (for a fee), Wi-Fi (also a fee), and small business center

The Ambassadors offers a basic buffet breakfast every morning for a fee. In addition, there's a three-computer business center at one side of the lobby, and Wi-Fi, while available throughout the property, incurs a daily fee.

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

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