The Portobello is a hotel with nearly half a century of celebrity status, having hosted the likes of Johnny Depp, Kate Moss and Alice Cooper, who used his tub to house a boa constrictor. It remains a pleasingly unpretentious place, with a more civilised demeanour than its legend might suggest. There is now a lift to help rockers who are feeling their age up the five floors, but there’s still a 24-hour guest-only bar downstairs for those who don’t yet feel past it. The rooms are themed – the superb basement Japanese Water Garden, for example, has an elaborate spa bath, its own private grotto and a small private garden – but all are stylishly equipped with a large fan, tall house plants, free Wi-Fi and round-the-clock room service.
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22 Stanley Gardens
|Transport:||Tube: Holland Park or Notting Hill Gate tube|
|Price:||Rates (incl breakfast) £234-£384 double|