The Laslett Hotel
What We Love
- Shopping at the iconic Portobello Road Market nearby
- Sipping a gin cocktail on the terrace outside the lobby’s Henderson Bar
- Minibars—dubbed the Big Bar—with full-sized bottles, delicious snacks, and London guides
- Stacks of Penguin classics (including Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and HG Wells’ War of the Worlds) in each room
What To Know
- Notting Hill Gate tube station is just steps away
- Rooms on higher floors or facing the back of the hotel are quieter
- Free WiFi
- Day Passes to a nearby gym and in-room spa treatments available upon request
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Named after activist Rhaune Laslett, organizer of the 1960s Notting Hill Festival (now the Notting Hill Carnival), this chic 51-room hotel delves into the neighborhood’s bohemian heritage while staying firmly rooted in modern British style. Award-winning architect Tom Bartlett filled the historic property, housed in a row of gorgeously preserved Victorian townhouses, with playful works by contemporary local artists like Toby Mott and Barry Kamen, along with bespoke modern furnishings and antiques from Portobello Market and Les Couilles du Chien, a famed emporium of curiosities and vintage pieces. Rooms and suites, in a calming gray palette offset by pops of color, all feature impressively stocked minibars (including hangover remedies), tomes of classic literature, and luxurious Neal’s Yard toiletries. Public spaces on the ground floor also offer plenty of pastimes: there’s a library stocked with design books and nonfiction, a boutique showcasing collaborations with designers and artists, and the Henderson Bar, which serves simple seasonal dishes and Notting Hill-themed signature drinks like the Pembridge Secret Garden, a mix of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, elderflower, cucumber syrup, and fresh citrus shaken with egg white.
In the Area
Notting Hill was surprisingly short on stylish lodgings before The Laslett, so take advantage of the hotel’s location to explore this formerly edgy, now fashionable area. Head north to Ledbury Road for boutiques like Wolf & Badger, known for carrying top independent brands. Just moments away is the iconic Portobello Road Market, one of the largest antiques and bric-a-brac destinations in the world. Stop for lunch at one of many buzzed-about culinary spots; we like Farm Girl Café and Egg Break. Next, a stroll to nearby Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens is in order. If you’re caught in the pesky British rain, consider a visit to the Serpentine Galleries, a space for pioneering contemporary art. Of course, a visit to London would not be complete without spending some time at a pub. The Cow, an Anglo-Irish gastropub on Westbourne Park Road, specializes in oysters and Guinness.
How to Get There
The Laslett provided a wonderful experience for us during our 3 night stay. When we first arrived there was some miscommunciation regarding the rooms as I had received a confirmation from their reception for a higher floor room when i booked. Unfortunately I was told the rooms were all booked and they only had a lower floor room available. They normally cannot confirm any particular rooms for guests before they arrive and their reception had made a mistake confirming with me.
We were disappointed but Karolina, the manager that night handled the situation with extreme professionalism. She understood that an error was made and also understood our disappointment and offered to move us up to a higher floor the next night when a room became available. As well, she added in a complimentary breakfast for us. As promised, we were moved up to a higher floor room the next day.
Karolina as well as the entire staff at the Laslett went above and beyond in terms of customer service. They were key in making our stay so memorable. The hotel design was very modern, comfortable and it was extremely clean.
i would highly recommend The Laslett to anyone who is considering.
Highly recommend this hotel!
It's very clean, quiet, has lift and nice bathroom products!
Very friendly and helpful staff! Defiantly will come back and send our friends there too
We had nice coffee and drinks!!
I recieved excellent service here from manager Emma (her name may have been Emily) but truly stellar caring service from Jay. I would only return if he was still there!v
At first I was dissapointed to discover my room was in the basement. It was roomy with a large well appointed bathroom and absolutely spotless, but had no view at all and was not bright.
When on the first morning I stepped out of the room it smelled strongly of poo, so I had to complain and request to be moved. The front desk staff were polite but could not help and a manager was not yet on duty. I was also advised that a move might require me to pay more. I was surprised but willing to consider it.
When I later met the manager she offered me an upgrade but it was also in the basement. She took me to see it and I decided not to move because it was just easier to stay put and the bathroom in the other room was quite small.
The following day manager Jay heard about my complaint and arranged for me to be moved to a suite. He was so gracious and lovely about it. I declined in the end because I would be checking out quite early the following morning.
The cleanliness and close proximity to everything I was interested in, ie day spas, Portobello Road shopping, good dining, cinema and even a theatre - all add up to a likely return. With all the choices to stay in London I even have surprised myself that despite smelling poo, I would return (after I checked out I discovered my room was almost directly opposite their main toilet). Of course I’d know better than to get that room again.
The inhouse restuarant and bar have delicious offerings which you can eat inside or al fresco.
Laslett has a truly relaxing atmosphere, with staff poised to please you. It’s a great choice for the area and easy to get to and from everywhere as it’s on the district, circle and central line tubes.
We stayed overnight after seeing a show, leaning on the quick access to the underground and easy travel. The Check-in was easy and attentive with good explanations about what we could expect. Surprisingly, there is not coffee and tea in the room. Instead they offer to bring it to you. We asked for coffee at 6am and we’re dubious. Happy to report that a tray of exactly what we wanted arrived at 6 exactly with a quiet word that she would catch the door so we could focus on the tray.
We stayed for breakfast which was well worth it with selections from the bar, healthy juices and generous portions.
Happy to stay again in the future.
The location is ideal for the boutiques and Cafes of Westbourne Grove as well as for the Central line. Breakfast was healty and fresh. The hotel´s decor is Great - a mixture of Scandinavian and Notting Hill. The staff were exceptionally helpful and warm. We had a room on the third floor which was bright and spacious.