Good Hotel Guide Review
There is still bags of bohemian spirit in this legendary rock and roll hotel converted from two neoclassical mansions, thanks to its eclectic collection of rooms containing many pieces from nearby Portobello market. They range from the traditional cosy attic rooms to more generous suites, one with a circular bed, another with a four-poster from Hampton Court Palace. They might be Moroccan themed, or have a mural on the wall, but all come with rich colours, vintage and antique furniture, lots of details such as piles of books and quirky ornaments everywhere. Smaller rooms are shower-only, while the biggest have a Victorian bath, sometimes behind a curtain. Breakfast, in the charming sitting room or your room, is a simple continental with cooked items, such as scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, or the full English, for an extra charge. In the evening, help yourself to a drink from the honesty bar in the drawing room and pair it with a sandwich, sharing board or perhaps a risotto from the short menu (which can be enjoyed in your room). Or check out the discounts at hand-picked neighbourhood eateries.
22 Stanley Gardens
020 7727 2777
lift, sitting room/breakfast room with honesty bar, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
‘chill-out’ in sitting room.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 room, not in breakfast room.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £190–£200, double £220–£460. Cooked breakfast £6–£10, light snacks £8–£12. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat, public holidays.