The Portobello

Once known for its celebrity shenanigans, this west London bolthole, in two neo-classical mansions, is ‘the opposite of bland’. More

Contact details

The Portobello
22 Stanley Gardens
Notting Hill
London
Greater London
W11 2NG
England
020 7727 2777

Hotel information

Bedrooms

21

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, drawing room/breakfast room with honesty bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘chill-out’ in drawing room.

Children

not under 16.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B (continental) from £195.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Once known for its celebrity shenanigans, this west London bolthole, in two neo-classical mansions, is ‘the opposite of bland’. Its rock ’n’ roll history is well reflected in the ‘quirky, unconventional’ decor, from the Audubon-esque murals to the Victorian steampunk bathtub to the antique four-poster bed that users need steps to get into. ‘The result is a delight.’ Owners Peter and Jessica Frankopan – whose Curious Group of Hotels includes the Canal House, Amsterdam (see the Good Hotel Guide website) – have kept the hotel’s original features and eccentricities, including vintage crockery from nearby Portobello Road market. Overlooking private gardens or the quiet residential street, bedrooms range from ‘tiny but beautifully coloured’ attic singles to generously sized ‘Exceptional’ rooms – one of them the very place where the theatrical singer-songwriter Alice Cooper once kept his boa constrictor in the bath. A continental breakfast of pastries, yogurts, meats and cheeses is taken in the ‘large, light’ drawing room (cooked dishes are available at extra charge); after-hours, pour yourself a drink in one of the crystal glasses from the honesty bar.

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Special offers

Sunday Stay Over Offer

Book any Sunday night and receive preferential rates and a free cooked breakfast the following morning. Sunday night stays are based on two people sharing one bedroom. Good Room: £180, Better Room: £190, Great Room: £245, Exceptional Room: £280.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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The Portobello
22 Stanley Gardens
Notting Hill
London
Greater London
W11 2NG

Guest comments

'The oppositr of bland. Nothing conventional about it. Good welcome. Our Moroccan-themed room was gabled. Clever use of mirrors created an atmosphere of light and space. The décor was quirky. A free-standing clawfoot bath at one end. Excellent lighting. A neat little bathroom. Breakfast can be taken in the bedroom or in a charming drawing room. ' - J T - October, 2012

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