Ever since that iconic Julia Roberts and High Grant movie, Notting Hill is a bucket list item for many of the thousands of tourists visiting London each year. This vibrant, colourful and rather bohemian chique neighbourhood in the West of London boasts beautiful townhouses and cute little cottage like terraces.
When choosing a hotel in London, Notting Hill is a great neighbourhood to venture out from. Not only is Notting Hill a bot more “Local’’ than areas like Westminster and the City, it is also very quiet and exceptionally beautiful. Notting Hill is well-connected by public transport with amply bus routes and the Circle – and Hammersmith and City line in walking distance as well as the Central- and District line.
But where should you stay in Notting Hill? What is the best hotel in Notting Hill? How to choose a good location? I have made a list of the 10 best hotels in Notting Hill to make choosing a good hotel in London a lot easier.
The Portobello Hotel hides behind a beautiful white façade in the hip and chique neighbourhood of Notting Hill. The famous Portobello Market is only a stone’s throw from this boutique hotel and with many great restaurants and pubs in the area, you will not go hungry or thirsty.
Every single room in the Portobello Hotel is designed with a luxurious aesthetic in mind. All guests have access to the free WiFi in the hotel, a minibar and a fridge. Some of the rooms have round beds or even a freestanding bathtub in the bedroom.
Every single morning the hotel serves a continental breakfast with coffee, tea, locally produced ham, cheese and pastries. When requested you can also order a full English breakfast.
The Portobello Hotel is a 5 minute walk away from the Notting Hill Gate metrostation and another 15 minutes from Kensington High street. You will be able to get to anywhere in central London within 20 minutes.
Facilities: Private bathrooms with complementary toiletries, slippers, hairdryer, coffee maker, desk, flatscreen TV, free WiFi, roomservice, ticketservice, drycleaning
The Laslett is a large hotel in Notting Hill spread out over 5 Victorian townhouses. The hotel boasts a total of 51 rooms and suites designed in a crisp white, modern look with vintage and unique elements in a bid to preserve some of the houses’ authentic features and feel.
The Laslett prides itself in offering customers and guests a ‘’big bar’’. This ‘’big bar’’ is not your normal mini bar as it is stocked with local craft beers and locally produced delicacies.
This kind of eye for detail and luxury can also be found in the bathrooms. The bathrooms are laid out with metro tiles, refreshing rain showers and REN toiletries.
Every room in The Laslett has a desk with pen, paper, a desk light and USB charging stations to charge your devices.
You won’t go hungry or thirsty in The Laslett as the hotel houses a highly rated coffeeshop where food can be ordered throughout the day and hotel guests enjoy their breakfast. The hotel also has an art gallery and a concept store.
The Notting Hill Gate metro station which connects Notting Hill and Kensington with central London is only a minute away and Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall are a short walk away.
Portobello Road is one of the most famous streets in London. The Distillery is an adults-only hotel located on this quirky, mythical London road.
The Distillery is a pub and restaurant that distils its own gin. They offer gin tasting experiences and in the bar you can drink their famous home-made gin.
Above the pub and restaurant, you can find three rooms with a 50’s vintage vibe. You can expect beautiful vintage beds and minibars in light and airy rooms.
Every room comes with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom. From the rooms you have a magnificent view over Portobello road.
Tube station Ladbroke Grove which services the Hammersmith and City line and the Circle line is only a short walk away.
The KPH is a beautiful hotel located only a short walk from the famous Portobello Road Market. The KPH houses a restaurant and a hotel. The rooms are very modern yet quirky while the bathrooms boast white subway tiles to counter the black and red decoration.
The restaurant downstairs has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Google and is praised for its great ales and the amazing food.
Every room in the KPH comes with its own flatscreen TV and a private bathroom. In the morning you will be able to enjoy an a la carte breakfast in the beautiful restaurant downstairs.
A stone’s throw from the KPH you can take the Hammersmith and City line or the Circle line at Ladbroke Grove metro station. These lines will easily connect you with the rest of London.
The Portobello House is a boutique hotel only a 3-minute walk from Portobello Road and the famous Portobello Road Market. No two rooms in this beautiful hotel are the same and every room boasts a bathroom with Laura Ashley tiles.
Every room in the Portobello House has a Nespresso machine, a TV, a DVD player and comes with free toiletries. All the sheets and towels are Egyptian cotton.
The hotel itself is located very close to the Ladbroke Grove metro station. From here you have direct links to central London via the Hammersmith and City line and the Circle Line.
The hotel also has a very good restaurant and a cosy bar where you can sip on a glass of wine or a fancy gin and tonic.