Hotel in Detail:The Portobello Hotel is made up of two former neo–classical Georgian mansions. A long established quirky boutique style hotel that was first opened back in 1971. The hotel has a charming and traditional feel. Breakfast is included in the room rate and features organic coffee and fresh croissants.
Bedrooms all have an individual feel with a classic style and feature a wall–to–wall mural of an exotic scene. They come with air–conditioning, free wireless internet, flat screen TV, mini–bar, branded toiletries, Nespresso coffee machine, tea and kettle, hairdryer and free mineral water.
Some of the better/superior rooms have an open bath and the attic rooms have a sloping ceiling. Some of the great rooms/deluxe rooms have a four poster bed.
The bathrooms will have either a shower or a bath. Room service is available. Daily maid service.
Guests can use the free WiFi which is available throughout the Portobello Hotel. The front desk is staffed 24/7. There is a comfortable lounge area with a TV.
Other services include dry cleaning, ironing service, wakeup service, newspapers,
The hotel is fully non–smoking. There is a lift for floor access.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Holland Park 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Railway Station: Shepherds Bush 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.6 miles (5.8 km).
The Portobello Hotel takes its name from the famous market, Portobello Road Market, which is just 123 yards (112 metres) from the hotel. The market and notably the antiques stalls are in full flow on a Saturday, during the week its mostly fruit and vegetable stalls and less of them than a Saturday. Very lose to Ladbroke Grove, 193 yards, (176 metres) which is the main route for the Notting Hill carnival which takes place each summer. Not quite in the very central parts of London which is really 3 miles (4.8 km) away around Piccadilly Circus and the West End W1. Transport links are good for getting into the main central areas with a never ending flow of buses and taxies along Holland Park Avenue 0.3 (0.5 km) to the south. The nearest tube is Notting Hill Gate station which is 0.3 (0.5 km) away. Only 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the huge covered shopping mall called Westfield White City. The large open spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from the Portobello Hotel and offers a range of activities and places to snack. The hotel sits on a quiet side street away from most of the major traffic noise in the wider area. The area around the hotel provides a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance. The area to the south, Notting Hill, offers an upmarket village like feel to its smaller shops and bars and was of course made famous by the film of the same name.
Bedroom Numbers: 21
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.2 out of 5 by 459 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 210 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 380 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 249 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £30 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 439th from 865 London hotels, and 199th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.4 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 4 star New Linden Hotel, with base rates beginning from £62 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating. The New Linden Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
As the The Portobello Hotel is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the La Suite West Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.7 miles, 1.2 km) away. Rates start from around £109 and is rated by guests at 75%. The La Suite West Hotel has: free WiFi.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Mercure London Heathrow. 9.9 miles away (15.9 km), has scored 73% from former guests where rates start from approximately £52.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star B'Shan Apartments ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (22 Stanley Gardens, W11 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 1.1 miles (1.7 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 3 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 26 four star hotels (average rating 78%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 5 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotel is B'Shan Apartments at 90%. The highest rating in the isa goes to Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £109 per night. The lowest rates are at £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 70%) and highest base rates of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £231, Four Star average: £133, Three Star average: £69 and Two Star average: £41.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank The Portobello Hotel 7th of the 50 local hotels and 3rd for the 26 four star hotels in the area. The hotel is 47th of 50 (24th of 26 four star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 39th of 45 for sheer bang for buck (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).