Location: Notting Hill, London
Pricing: Starting at £195 including continental breakfast.
Celebrated for its soul and unconventional charm, this converted neo-classical mansion consisting of 21 bedrooms has been the boutique hotel for the world of music since 1971, accommodating many well-known faces.
After a busy day, the Sitting Room becomes a place to relax, with a drink in your hand you can enjoy and indulge in the views over the private gardens. Light snacks accompany a selection of wine, beer and spirits from the well-stocked bar, enabling you to fully unwind and whilst appreciating the surroundings.
The Portobello is now part of A Curious Group of Hotels, which also owns: Cowley Manor and its renowned C-Side spa in the Cotswolds, the famous L’Hôtel on the Left Bank in Paris with its Michelin starred Le Restaurant and Canal House in Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht Canal in the core of the canal district.
Just a short walk away from Portobello Market and Kensington Gardens makes it an entertaining area for most, with transit links to Notting Hill Gate for convenient travel. Notting Hill Gate houses the central, circle and district lines, allowing pretty much anywhere in the city to be accessible to travel to, especially as there are also two bus stations just around the corner too.