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Located in trendy Notting Hill, Blue Bells Hotel is 0.3 miles from Notting Hill Gate Underground station on the Central, District and Circle Lines. Paddington is the nearest mainline railway and is a mile away. It has express trains to Heathrow Airport and is also on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo Underground Lines. From Gatwick Airport you can catch a fast train to Victoria station, then take the Circle Line to Notting Hill Gate. If you alight from the Eurostar at St Pancras International you can also connect with the Circle Line. London City, Luton and Stansted airports are within 45 minutes of Central London by train. Nearby stations are in Travelcard Zone 1. By car, the A40 is a short drive away and leads to the M25 London Orbital motorway. The M4 and M40 motorways are also easy to reach from the hotel. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone. There is chargeable street parking near the hotel.
Blue Bells Hotel
This 3-Star classic hotel is in a fashionable West London area characterised by attractive terraces of Victorian houses, smart private gardens and chic cafes and shops. Portobello Road, renowned for its antiques market and historic arcades, is 0.2 miles away. The Gate Theatre and the Coronet Cinema Notting Hill Gate are both 0.3 miles from the hotel. Notting Hill also hosts the famous Notting Hill Carnival every August. Kensington Gardens, which forms a large green space with Hyde Park, is 0.3 miles from Blue Bells. The Serpentine lake and art gallery, in Hyde Park, are a short walk away. You can spend a pleasant day strolling through the park to the Princess Diana Memorial, Kensington Palace, Green Park and Buckingham Palace (2.7 miles from the hotel). Hyde Park will host the Triathlon and Open Water Swimming events for the 2012 Olympics. Westbourne Grove, a street with up-and-coming shops, is 0.3 miles from the hotel and connects with Queensway, a cosmopolitan street famous for restaurants offering food from all over the world. Whiteleys shopping centre, on Queensway, has a cinema and a bowling alley as well as numerous shops. Other nearby places of interest are St Sophia’s Greek Cathedral (0.1 miles from the hotel), The Museum of Brands (0.5 miles) and the Royal Albert Hall (1.2 miles). Oxford Street and London’s West End are a short bus or tube journey away.
With 26 comfortable rooms, Blue Bells Hotel is in a lovely 18th-century double-fronted white building with a pleasant garden square view. Recently renovated by an Italian designer inside, it offers modern décor, contemporary facilities and reasonable prices. The hotel prides itself on providing good service.
All the guest rooms have their own private bathrooms. Blue Bells Hotel has 14 standard rooms and 12 large deluxe rooms. The accommodation available includes double, twin or triple bedrooms. Quad accommodation is also available and cots for babies are free of charge. One child up to six years old can stay for free in a parent’s room. Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Facilities available in guest rooms include balcony, TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Wi-Fi internet access, high-speed internet connection, tea and coffee-making equipment. Amenities and services at the hotel include wireless internet access in public areas, 24-hour room service, ironing service, wake-up calls, luggage store and fax service. There is a comfortable living room with sofas, a coffee table and internet access for the use of guests.