Beautiful boutique hotels in Notting Hill
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Dreaming of your next London staycation? Or maybe you’re looking to experience the city for the first time? The vibrant and picturesque neighbourhood of Notting Hill is the ideal base. The iconic Portobello Market sits at the heart of the area and the surrounding streets are colourfully creative. It’s also the home of the legendary Notting Hill Carnival that comes alive every August.
The area has a handful of exclusive boutique hotels, and each makes its own bold statement. There are cosy, historic gastro-hotels and grand design-led townhouses filled with original artworks. Here’s our pick of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Notting Hill.
Nestled next to refined Kensingston and stunning Holland Park, Notting Hill is as idyllic as Richard Curtis’ film of the same name suggests.
The leafy streets are lined with pastel-coloured townhouses and you’re never far from a parade of independent shops, storied pubs or the bustling Portobello Market, where there’s a treasure trove of delights to browse.
Over time, Notting Hill’s Caribbean heritage has blended with the bohemian culture here, giving rise to Notting Hill Carnival – celebrated annually with colourful parades, music, and dancing. But its allure mainly lies in its ability to combine the timeless with the abstract and modern.
The Design Museum is just a stroll away, the gin distillery has been transformed into a boutique hotel and with so many beloved restaurants to choose from – including the Electric Diner and celebrity favourite, Gold – it’s the ideal place to stay when you’re in town.
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The perfect choice for design lovers and foodies alike.
The Princess Royal
Vibrant, boutique place to stay in Notting Hill.
In a buzzing part of town, The Princess Royal has been tastefully restored and is the perfect choice for design lovers and foodies alike and one of the standout boutique hotels in Notting Hill. Downstairs is all colourful design and a sweeping bar. The light-flooded conservatory is the perfect place for a chilled Sunday lunch, and the raw bar serves everything from buttery beef carpaccio to the freshest oysters if you’re feeling more decadent.
Upstairs, there are two private dining rooms and four boutique bedrooms. The best one is The Diana, with a beautiful curved bath at the foot of the bed. The bathrooms are decked with 100 Acres products, and you don’t need to venture far for breakfast. Ben Tish (behind London favourites like Norma), is the chef director here and the menu is full of delicious Mediterranean flavours. But, with Gold Restaurant just a stone’s throw away, it’s worth staying a night or two to taste it all.
The Laslett’s philosophy centers on the support of British art and design; particularly artists who have forged a personal or artistic connection with the area.
A boutique hotel in Notting Hill inspired by local culture and British style.
Elegant Notting Hill
Named after the founder of the Notting Hill Carnival, Rhaune Laslett, this elegant boutique Notting Hill hotel is home to a well-curated selection of art and furniture designs. There’s an impeccably stocked library (with stacks of Penguin classics in every room) and a lounge and coffee shop. Henderson Bar and Kitchen is a neighbourhood favourite and the weekend brunch here is incredible – order The Laslett Bennies for the silkiest Hollandaise and perfectly cooked eggs.
To stay, it has to be one of the Master Suites. They’re much larger than most London hotel rooms, and some have a separate living room. The unique element is The Lastlett’s new spa concept, including their Recharge Rooms where you can take private boxing or yoga lessons, and a Wellness Room offering cutting-edge facials and anti-ageing treatments.
Famed for its eclectic spirit and eccentric charm.
The Portobello Hotel
A luxurious and bohemian boutique hotel, nestled in a leafy corner of Notting Hill.
Just a meander from Portobello Market, the Portobello Hotel is in a prime position. Set in two Victorian townhouses, the rooms combine period elegance with contemporary splashes of colour. Eccentricity is this hotel’s speciality with lavish beds and ornate bathtubs you’ll never want to leave.
Try booking the Exceptional room. The walls are papered with stunning bird illustrations and the huge bay windows overlook the private gardens next door. Then, help yourself to wine or a Portobello Road G&T from the honesty bar in the sitting room, before heading out for some vintage shopping and exploring.
Independent and unique, the Lost Poet offers four beautifully curated rooms within a glorious Victorian townhouse.
The Lost Poet
A boutique four-bedroom townhouse on Portobello Road.
Another small but perfectly formed hotel, The Lost Poet is set in a tiny townhouse and offers four characterful rooms. The place is a small-scale celebration of thoughtful design, with pops of neon colour and beautiful furniture. Two of the bedrooms have outdoor space, but I’d suggest going for the Muse. This huge room has a private roof terrace and a bar, making it perfect for lazy summer evenings. There are so many restaurants on your doorstep too, and the hotel hosts creative events like floral workshops and foodie tours. A must-include on our list of beautiful boutique hotels in Notting Hill.
Classic but eclectic rooms with their unparalleled views of Portobello Road.
Stand-out pub restaurant home to a handful of newly renovated rooms.
West London delights
At the bottom of Portobello Market, you’ll find this stand-out pub restaurant. It’s not only home to a handful of newly renovated rooms, but also The Ginstitute – a working gin distillery and tasting experience, with your very own gin instructor. Most rooms have unparalleled views of Portobello Road, a vinyl record player and a perfectly stocked mini-bar for you to mix your own gin Martinis. Book dinner in the Resting Room, which has a pretty summer terrace. And, in the morning, try the hotel’s fantastic breakfast – delivered to your bed.
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