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Situated in Pembridge Gardens, in Kensington, close to Notting Hill Gate underground station, The Abbey Court is a delightful Victorian townhouse dating back to 1850. Decorated to reflect the hotel's historic heritage, furnishings are elegant, opulent and imbued with quintessentially British charm. The surrounding Notting Hill area is lined with elegant buildings and maintains a chic, yet bohemian reputation with trendy clubs and bars housed in historic buildings.
The hotel has 22 bedrooms, varying from cosy stylish Singles, comfortable Doubles with seating and a work desk, to plush Four Poster bedrooms for an extra special, romantic break. Rooms are decorated in a blend of classic yet chic contemporary style, some with original antiques sourced from Portobello Road to add plenty of character. In-room amenities are luxurious and include an Italian marble, whirlpool-style spa bath; a heated towel rail, LCD TV with a range of satellite channels and digital radio, a high-speed Broadband internet connection, a hairdryer, bathrobes and more.
A comfortable Lounge Bar is available to guests and wi-fi is available in public areas. A real perk in the hotel is its small patio garden, which you can access through the Breakfast Room and conservatory. The restaurant doesn't provide evening meals, but there are many fantastic food choices in the nearby area ranging from a Prêt A Manger for those on a budget, to Black and Blue for fantastic steak, to Malabar for a very tasty Indian cuisine.
The Notting Hill Gate area is a fascinating place to explore, with many surprises in the picturesque streets, including independent boutiques, artisan food stores and traditional and modern bars and restaurants. The area is famed for its Caribbean style carnival, which participants spend months making costumes for and it is renowned for its vibrant party atmosphere, so it is well worth a visit if you happen to be staying when it is on. Portobello Market is a recurring antiques market along stunning Portobello Road, where you might find some fine antique souvenirs to take home. Notting Hill Gate is just a pleasant stroll away from Kensington Palace and Gardens, where you can tour the Christopher Wren designed building that was once home to Princess Diana and then enjoy a stroll in the flowering gardens. Nearby Kensington also has a wealth of designer and high street shops to explore. In the evening, you can visit the very trendy Notting Hill Arts Club or the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire to see up and coming bands and more established acts. Or you can head over to the stylish Electric Cinema, where you can view an eclectic selection of films whilst sipping a cocktail.
The hotel has fantastic transport links in to central London and beyond. With Notting Hill Gate tube station just a few minutes walk away, you can easily reach Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); King' Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many other central London locations, via the Circle, District and Central lines. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway, ten minutes' walk from the hotel.
This is a truly charming gem in a quiet safe neighbourhood, where efficient service and comfortable furnishings will make all the difference to your stay. Guests should note that London Victorian town house conversions mean that rooms vary in size and layout, and can be cramped. If you have mobility difficulties, the hotel doesn't contain a lift, but there are rooms on the ground floor, so you may wish to request this at check in.