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The Historic Landmark that is the chic Portobello House Hotel has 12 brand new totally re-designed, charming boutique bedrooms, with a Fellini-esque cocktail bar and gourmet bistro. Portobello house welcomes people from all around the world with a friendly smile and a complimentary glass of bubbly or a famous Portobello House Cocktail. It is situated in Notting hill near the famous Portobello Road market, with all its colourful buzz and artistic counter culture. Staying here ensures you will wake up in one of the most unique, eclectic and fun parts of London.
The hotel's stunning, well-appointed rooms are decorated with high-quality, chic modern fittings, with the odd colour accent and flourish of modern chintz to brighten and add to the quirky British charm of the rooms. In-room amenities are luxurious, including Egyptian cotton linen, duck down pillow, Milbrook beds, flat-screen TV, DVD player, a free Wi-fi connection and luxury en suites with complimentary Pecksniff toiletries.
The hotel also houses the elegant Percy Bistro, which offers breakfast, lunch and a very imaginative dinner, with a modern European menu and specialties such as assanggini and fritto misto. If you simply want to enjoy a designer cocktail in charming, colourful surroundings, rubbing shoulders with the bohemian locals, you can head to the Percy Bar, which offers laid back surroundings, a fantastic drinks selection and comfortable seating for a great meeting spot.
The hotel is very well situated for local attractions and sights. With the achingly trendy Notting Hill area just a few minutes walk away, you can enjoy the Portobello Road antiques market, watch some up and coming bands at the Notting Hill Arts club and experience cinema in a new way at The Electric Cinema where you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the latest art house offerings. George Orwell's house is also located in Notting Hill's charming windy streets and there are many vintage shops, pubs with tonnes of character, sophisticated restaurants and exclusive bars to investigate. Take a leisurely walk to nearby Kensington Palace gardens and you will stumble across Kensington Palace, once the home of Princess Diana, then a stroll through Hyde Park will bring you to the Albert Memorial, dedicated to Queen Victoria's consort and his significant contributions to London; London's museum district and the Royal Albert Hall for a concert.
The hotel is well situated for transport links. With Ladbroke Grove tube station just a few minutes walk away, which services the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many other exciting areas of central London.
This is a real gem of a hotel, which is as exciting inside as the fascinating area is surrounding it. With perfectly formed (although slightly small due to the London town house conversion) rooms, friendly staff who will greet you with a smile and a fantastic location for transport and sites, this hotel is highly recommended, and if you can arrive in August for the Notting Hill Carnival, you will have an extra special stay.