Vintage townhouse hotel in bohemian Notting Hill
Notting Hill is the perfect setting for London’s original boutique townhouse hotel. Colourfully retro, the shabby-chic Portobello epitomises the area's raffish boho-chic.
- Retro with a racy edge in W11.
- Lived-in luxe.
- Spotting rock-royalty guests.
Hit the Spot
A tranquil townhouse terrace in Notting Hill.
The communal breakfast-cum-lounge area looks out over a rambling English garden.
Good to know
Shades of shabby chic are part of the appeal.
ClosedClosed over Christmas
ParkingNo guest parking, but there is pay and display and meter parking close by.
AirportLondon Heathrow – 45 minutes.
TrainMainline: Paddington station – a mile and a half. Underground: Notting Hill Gate (central line) – ten minutes walk.
LocationStanley Gardens, Notting Hill, City of London, London, W11 2NG, United Kingdom
23 rooms and suites
All rooms have wi-fi internet, antiques and eclectic Portobello Market finds. DVD/CD players can be loaned from reception.
Rooms are individually themed. Standout quarters include Room 16, with its huge round bed and Edwardian bathing machine, Room 13 with its antique four-poster bed and Room 6, with its half-tester bed and gold-painted clawfoot bath.
Eat & Drink
There's no in-house restaurant, but The Portobello has a room service supper menu. You certainly won't go hungry with options like steak and kidney pie braised in organic ale, sausages with olive mash, Caesar salad or a BLT.
Continental breakfast is served until noon. Menu options include smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with a bottle of bubbly.
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
Saturday morning at Portobello Road market is one of the must-dos: you'll find every kind of antique stall and dozens of little emporia selling memorabilia, paintings, objets d'art and vintage clothing. You're also close to Holland Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens and the greenery of Hyde Park, not to mention most of the West End.
The health club at Lampton Place is five minutes away.