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Notting Hill

Portobello Hotel

22 Stanley Gdns.
Notting Hill
London, England, W11 2NG, United Kingdom
TEL: 44 20 7727-2777

Don’t be fooled by its location on a peaceful street facing one of London’s loveliest gardens—this Neoclassical mansion hotel may feel more like a posh home than a hotel, but its hassle-free ambience draws an eclectic smattering of musicians, models, poets, writers, and actors. (Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, U2, Naomi Campbell, and the White Stripes have all stayed here; Johnny Depp and Kate Moss once filled their bath with bubbly, only to have a chambermaid pull the plug on it while they were out.) Expect seventies Marrakesh madness meets faded country-house glamour: antique beds from Rajasthan bedeck the guest rooms (one features a round sleeper that pop star Robbie Williams attempted to buy from the owners), and Victorian claw-foot tubs anchor the bathrooms. There’s no restaurant, but 24-hour room service and Julie’s, the hotel’s co-owned nearby eatery, will keep you sated; the latter gives hotel guests a 10 percent discount.


Insider Tip: During your stay, take advantage of complimentary evening membership at the Cobden Club—an exclusive, members-only restaurant and lounge on Kensal Road.


Room to Book: The one hotel apartment provides a full kitchen and separate dining room, plus a charming working fireplace.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 1979


Number of Rooms: 21


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