Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In a discreet building that could be a private residence’, this ‘beautifully designed’ guest house is at the end of Portobello Road. Guide inspectors failed to find the poet, but did discover suites with ‘living-room-type seating, a large bed with interesting headboard, snazzy fabrics, alluring art, an espresso machine, a mini-fridge with complimentary drinks, and exquisite bathroom’. Up ‘a tight staircase for the fit and able’, the Muse, painted in soft blue, has a freestanding bath in the bedroom, stairs to a lounge area and roof terrace, a bathroom with walk-in shower. The ground-floor Quarters suite, in soft-hued green, has a window seat from which to watch the hurly-burly in the world’s largest street antiques market. A lower-ground-floor suite has a private patio. ‘Guests are served a continental breakfast, hung in a bag outside their room’, though you won’t have to venture far to find a full English. If you fancy a cool hang-out in a hip postcode from which to come and go without fuss, it is for you. There is a daytime concierge, but with keyless self check-in, you are left to your own devices.
6 Portobello Road
020 7243 6604
concierge 9 am–6 pm, keyless self check-in, 24-hour phone support, in-room TV.
not under 12, extra bed for stays of 5 days or more (additional charges apply).
allowed only during exclusive hire.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £199. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.