Hg2 : The Hedonist

Portobello Hotel

The decor may be whimsical and chintzy, but this privately owned bolthole of boutique hotels in London has been servicing all manner of wild celebrities for over 35 years. A persistent rumour that Johnny Depp filled the Victorian bath in room 116 with champagne for Kate Moss, only to have a maid inadvertently drain it, is just one of the many stories feeding the mythology of Portobello Hotel. The 24 smallish four-star rooms have a bohemian feel – each brimming with flowing drapes and eclectic antiques. Many have free-standing bathtubs in open alcoves next to sumptuous four-poster or circular beds. This hotel is the distilled essence of Notting Hill – insouciantly stylish with a sexy edge to traditional English foundations. After a heavy night, guests can refuel with breakfast in bed – his’n’hers trays serve porridge and a fry-up for him, muesli and a passion fruit salad for her. The restaurant is tiny, but nearby Julie’s is under the same ownership, scene-filled and worth a visit; a stay also includes complimentary day membership to Boho party paradise The Cobden Club. Assuming you can be bothered to get out of bed, that is.

Address
22 Stanley Gardens,
Notting Hill,
W11
Telephone
+44 20 7727 2777
Price
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