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What We Love

  • It’s an A-Lister’s haunt: celeb guests have included Robbie Williams, U2, and the late George Michael
  • Full-size Green & Spring bath products in all bathrooms
  • Vintage treasures from nearby Portobello Market in every room
  • The cozy fireplace in the hotel lounge—a perfect perch for star gazing

What To Know

  • The only full meal served here is breakfast (the Continental option is free), though light snacks are available through room service
  • There’s no gym on site, but guests can use a nearby facility for a discount
  • Portobello Market is just a two-minute walk away
  • There’s a 24-hour “guests only” bar

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
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Overview

Eclectic Notting Hill sleep in a pair of converted Victorian townhouses, with 21 eccentric rooms—wall-to-wall murals; mismatched chintz—and a rock 'n' roll past

The Lowdown

There’s something about the bathtubs at this 40-year-old bohemian celebrity haunt, one of London’s first boutique sleeps: back in the day, rocker Alice Cooper kept his boa constrictor there; director Tim Burton shuttled between his tub and four-poster bed so many times, he managed to flood the floor below him. Then, Johnny Depp, in a grand gesture for his then-girlfriend Kate Moss, filled it with champagne. One look at the extravagant, claw-foot marvels—golden fixtures and all—and you might be tempted to try some anarchic antics of your own. But resist the urge and snap a selfie with your in-room fresco instead. Each of the 21 rooms, whose names range from Good to Better to Exceptional, is individually designed; most have Stanley Garden views. Though the common sitting room is just as free-spirited, with gilt-framed paintings, deep sofas, and mahogany tables ringed by antique furniture, its more hideaway than hangout. That there’s no lunch or dinner service here (though the Full English Breakfast here is a thing of beauty) means you’ll just have to leave the whimsical premises for a proper tourist experience.

In the Area

As a nod to its celeb guests, this Notting Hill hotel is discreetly folded into a side street off Portobello Road. The eponymous market displays its quirky relics nearly every day. Though there’s no restaurant onsite, you’re close to many top-notch cafés, like Negozio Classica, known for tasty Tuscan fare. For an afternoon picnic, pick up pastries from nearby Gail’s Bakery, which offers treats like black truffle croissants and chewy cinnamon buns, and tote them to Holland Park, a 15-minute walk away.

How to Get There

The Portobello Hotel
22 Stanley Gardens
London, W11 2NG United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 209 Reviews
Lovely charming hotel
Reviewed 21 hours ago

It feels like home, very cosy, maybe not everything practical but excellent location, very quiet, clean and the charm of London. Should improve the room service though...
They are very attentive and kind, lovely place!

Love, pure love
Reviewed 7 days ago

Everything about this hotel is life. The historic neighborhood. The wonderful and cheery staff. The super soft, travelor ready bed with the most cush bedding. Can we tall about the tub? No knee bending and cold exposed parts. Large enpugh for a relaxing bath with a head rest and glass of wine like you see in the movies.
I need to come back here with my S.O. for a romantical weekend.
Its walking distance of everything Kensington and Notting Hill, and a quick train ride to other parts of London.
Fantastically Lovely!

Amazing
Reviewed 7 days ago

The hotel was beautiful, the decor, the cleanliness and also out looking the garden which was lovely . We had breakfast in the room and they were so kind to arrange a bottle of champagne for my boyfriends birthday.

Perfect stop over
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the charming Portobellohotel for a visit to the wonderful Core restaurant as it is only a few doors away. The hotel is in a really beautiful part of London where houses are valued in tens of millions! It is a great location for Portobello market and enjoys lots of private gardens and a spacious green feel unusual for London. The hotel itself has a gracious but homely feel and we particularly liked the comfortable lounge with well stocked honesty bar. Unfortunately there is no access to the private communal garden the room backs onto. The hotel is good value for London but our room (5)had the smallest en suite we have ever seen and this would not therefore be comfortable for a long stay. Staff were helpful and the room and hotel was very clean with beautiful period features

Quintissentiallly British
Reviewed 1 month ago

Loves this hotel in an amazing location a stones throw from Portobello market in the heart of Nottinghill lots of amazing restaurants/bars and great shopping too. The room we had was not big just a normal double but it just felt perfect, super comfy bed and best of all the staff cannot do enough for you.