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Hotel Blue Bells - London

3 star Hotel London

14 Pembridge Square Notting Hill Gate - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 57 .00
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In keeping with its classic heritage and garden square view, Blue Bells is a hotel of understated style, located in the Notting Hill area of London.

The needs and comforts of guests are taken care of within an interior that speaks of today's Notting Hill: bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms that spell relaxed comfort and a friendly reception area ready to welcome.

Blue Bells is situated in a trendy area of the city and offers hotel rooms at a reasonable price. It is within walking distance of Portobello Market, Notting Hill underground station and Kensington Palace.

There is complimentary wireless Internet access and an Internet Point in the lounge which guests are welcome to use.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 5.9 Ordinary
Based on 107 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Traveling alone. First time in London. Very close to Notting hill gate great locat...

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Breakfast at Hotel Blue Bells

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Blue Bells

  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

Hotel Blue Bells is also known as

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Hotel Blue Bells

5.6

Clean

7.9

Location

4.6

Quiet

5.9

Spacious

5.3

Service

Blue Bells Hotel reviews

4.2 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Breakfast ko

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

overall very pleased, unfortunately let down by other guests up and down, slamming doors and draws, and talking very loudly til 1 30am!!!!!!!!!!! nicely positioned though and very nice staff. many thanks.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Great hotel for the price overall had a lovely stay at this newly refurbished hotel. Staff were very friendly and accommodating , room was large and very clean , would definitely stay here again .

7.3 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

If you are on holiday and just looking for a cheap place to stay, this is a great option. It's in a great location for attractions and transport. However, I was in Kensington to attend a conference. I chose the hotel solely for location and price. I had a difficult time sleeping because the bed was very uncomfortable - a queen bed was comprised of two, very hard twin mattresses put together, and the pillows were practically non-existent. The shower also randomly stopped working mid-way through. This created a problem for me as I had to be presentable and on schedule. These two aspects are maybe a small step above a hostel. Otherwise, the price is great and the room was relatively clean (shower could have used some more attention); the staff, especially night time, were quite friendly and helpful. But don't expect creature comforts. This is a no-frills, but very competent operation.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The only trouble was that it was a really hot day (rare for London)and I was at the third floor, so the room was also hot. But the position and quiet of Blue Bell is exceptional in a green fairy tale square, two minutes walk from Portobello. The person at the reception was extremely gentle and helpful.

4.3 Ordinary
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

G3 Room was really noisy! Also the cleaning service was not really well done

3.0
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Sweden

Our room was a so called 5 bed room.They had put in 5 beds in a room of ca 12 square meters. You practically fell in to the beds when entering the room.There was almost no hot water in the shower.The breakfast was very poor with toast and jam,cornflakes with milk and juice.We had to buy bread and cheese.The walls and floors are very thin.It was ok for a short stay.

3.6
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

You do get what you pay for...but where else in London can you get B and B for these prices. We were lucky for the weekend and the tubes were not running....if they are you definitely need ear plugs...

1.0
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

The hotel is noisy and dirty. We were placed in the basement and it smelled cat urin. Breakfast was toasted white bread and jam, and thats it! Not again!

5.4 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

We encountered several problems with the room, no light, dry hair out services, flush ineffective. However, the room was clean and the staff acted quickly. Also, the breakfast room was full, we waited, we could not stay in groups and have been very badly served. it lacked any ...

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I rated the quietness of room as low, but I understand that it being an older property, it wouldn't be soundproof. I think it all adds to the character of the hotel. The only suggestion would be to put 'non-slip' material on the bottom of the tub to make it less worrisome for showering. I love this hotel. It has character! I like that is very far from being "americanized", which makes it fun. It has a great location, only a short walk to the tube and shops, but away from the main road so that you don't have constant traffic noise. It's well priced for anyone worried about budget. The staff is always friendly and willing to help or give suggestions when asked. It's a gem.

3.5
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Good location. Pleasant service. Fairly clean. However... We expected simple conditions for the price class. But we didn`t expect this. Lots of cosmetic discomfort (that could easily be improved upon!) Hideous yellow-green walls. At least one room without pictures on the walls. Old-fashioned worn-out furniture. Curtains, (old and stained material) were stapled to the walls! Poor TV reception - snowey picture on most channels. No remote in one of our rooms until we`d nagged for quite some time. One room so uneven that I felt a rolling-out-of-bed sensation all night! A bit of tube noise, but not too bad on the upper floors. "Breakfast": burned toast, cereal, coffee, tea. We received help ordering a cab when we left. Friendly service, but we paid £10 more than when we arrived - for the same distance! (Possible explanation: We did leave with a bit more luggage. Larger cab?) No shampoo or other extras, but maybe that`s the usual in this price range.? Refridge in the triple room, but none of the others. We were (inexplicably) given an upgrade after the first night - larger rooms for the same price. Slight improvement. Nice gesture. But overall an uncomfortable and gloomy place to stay. Felt like staying in a prison cell. Would never stay here again.

5.7 Ordinary
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Nice room but quite noisy as the subway was passing every 10 minuts under the hotel. You may prefer a room at the 2nd or 3rd floor.

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

this is my second time in hotel blue bells,the staff is kind the single room a little small,but everything was comfortable. I suggest a bigger choice for the breakfast.

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel has no lift, I was on al 3rd floor which was really a 6th floor. During breakfast time there weren't enough chairs and tables available. They don't usually change sheets and towels every day.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

everything was ok,just the breakfast should be a little more rich:for exemple some ham or cheese would give a better impression

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

I slept in a family room with Ilaria, Federica and Cristina.The room was really big, with 5 beds and a big bathroom but the problem was the cleanliness and the quietness.

6.4 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

the hotel is in a lovely neighbouhood, very close to the underground station notting hill gate. Room are small and forniture is quite old but they are clean. Breakfast is simple but ok. The only problem is the noise of the underground (you are able to hear it even from the first floor). Anyway we had a nice stay and I will probably chose this hotel again.

4.4 Ordinary
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Clean, impersonal, room needed redecorating, heating consisted of a fan heater. Breakfast very basic.

1.9
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Do not stay in this hotel unless you are a fan of the London underground as this hotel is directly above one of the lines and very noisey. I checked out after 1 nights stay as I did not get any sleep for the tube noise. The TV did not have a remote control and when asked if there was a replacement. I was told NO and noe alternative offered from a very rude receptionist

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

La camera è davvero piccola, ma va più che bene per dormirci solo. Assolutamente non era come quella mostrata in figura, ma almeno era pulita. La colazione è minima e monotona; il personale è cordiale e disponibile. L'hotel è vicinissimo alla metro: pochi minuti per raggiungerla ma di contro dovrete sopportare parecchie vibrazioni quando sarete in stanza. Considerato il rapporto qualità/prezzo degli altri alberghi di londra mi sembra un buon posto dove soggiornare.

4.1 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The room is very noisy the underground is just under the rooms.

6.2 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

La colazione un po' scarna e la metropolitana inizialmente un po' fastidiosa, ma nel complesso un albergo comodo per posizione e qualità/prezzo. Per un weekend in cui si dorme solo in albergo è una buona scelta!

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Grande chambre pour 2 aldultes et trois enfants (14 12 9 ans) en rez de chaussée dans une rue calme. On entend the tube mais ce n'est pas très génant. Petit déjener correct : café, céréale, lait froid, taost, jus d'orange, beurre, marmelade et confiture.

2.0
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

It was our fist and definitely our last time in Blue Bells. The underground was proverbial going through the rooms. That was not holyday that was horror! Breakfast contained of cornflakes und toast. Breaksfastromm was dirty and much to small. It was definitley the badest hotel we have ever seen.

3.5
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

I was in London fr work, for 3 days. It was my first and last time in hotel Blue Bells. Very unclceaned rooms, we were beatten by fleas!

6.0 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Eravamo 1gruppo di 7 persone, e tornavamo in hotel solo Xdormire, Xcui ci andava bene. Nota dolente (comune a molti) la pulizia: moquette Xterra, bagni nn sempre ripuliti, biancheria cambiata ad intermittenza. Ma Xil prezzo pagato e la posizione è OK!

2.3
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Just rent the DVD "Barton Fink" (Cohen Bros.) and you'll get an idea...A pity of a place cause is very well located...Needs a whole face lift...

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel is 2 stars at most and not 3 stars. I was looking for 3 stars. All the other characteristics are perfect for an hotel at most 2 stars.

2.6
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

The hotel had the worst facade of the whole street, with paint coming off. There was no soap in the room, we ran out of toilet-paper, the hair-dryer did not work, the sheets were dirty (brown marks). The underground runs under the house, sounds like it runs through. The breakfast is to slices of toast with jam, all vacant tables were uncleaned both days when we came for breakfast. The heating system did not work; it was really cold during the December-nights. The Indian guy in the reception hardly spoke English, and had never heard of Hard Rock Café. Find another hotel.

6.8 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Five of us booked a room for the New Year. The room was not ready until 6pm, which was a little inconvenient. The staff are helpful, friendly (if a little disorganised!)and the quality of the hotel for the price is excellent, as is the location. I will book again, as the location and value is excellent and I would recommend this hotel for young groups visiting London who need a safe and convenient base from which to explore.

5.1 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Reservamos dos habitaciones dobles en julio y cuando fuimos ahora en diciembre para el puente de la Purisima, resulta que solo tenian disponible una doble, segun ellos se habian equivocado y nos ofrecieron finalmente una habitacion para cuatro personas!!! NO ME PARECE SERIO!!!!!

5.7 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

materassi del letto assolutamente da sostituire. (completamente sfondati). Ci hanno dato una family al piano seminterrato, passa la metropolitana proprio sotto (e questo non c'è scritto). camera abbastanza spaziosa e anche bagno. Colazione povera.

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

our room was really small, but the bathroom was the best I ever seen in my previous london's hotels. the breakfast was ok even if it was a bit poor. The staff was gentle and competent

5.4 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

posizione ottima, sia per la tranquillità e la bellezza della zona (Notting Hill), ma le stanze sono piccole e non molto pulite, in quelle situate nel basement si sente la metropolitana. Ideale per chi sta solo qualche giorno.

6.3 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The breakfast was a joke .. nowhere to sit (all tables occupied), nearly nothing to eat except for two toasts and lukewarm milk.

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

When we arrived there were noone at the front desk and we had to look around for someone to help us check in. They couldn't find our registration (even though it had been reconfirmed the previous day), but as compensation they gave us their largest room. The room was spacious and clean but worn (as in wallpaper coming off the walls and windows impossible to close). It was noisy with the tube thundering underneath us from early morning till late, but supposedly that's to be expected in London. Other than that the hotel was in a wonderful, quiet street just a few minutes from Notting Hill underground station and a short walk away was the fantastic Portobello Rd market. When we arrived back to the hotel in the aftenoons/evenings there were again noone at the front desk, and we had to help ourselves to our room key - which means anyone else could have helped themselves to our room key as well ... The staff was friendly enough (if they were around) but their knowledge of English seemed limited. However if you speak French, are not very picky about good service or old (but clean) rooms, this is the place for you!

6.5 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Do not take roomes in the basement. The tube is about to run through your bed.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We enjoyed the proximity to local transportation from the hotel, as well as the friendly staff and the neighborhood. We were very pleased with the large room for three of us, and felt very welcomed by the staff throughout our 7 day stay. We certainly plan to stay at BlueBells the next time we are in London.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

prima notte in una camera x 4 persone un po' squallida, poi ci hanno assegnato una camera matrimoniale decisamente più accogliente con bagno nuovo e pulito. la colazione è modesta, la zona molto comoda e tranquilla.

3.3
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

It was very stressful to be received by the person at the reception desk with the news that he had no rooms available !!? That during the day he would "try hard" to find a room for us. We left our baggage and spent the day visiting London, but without the assurance that we would have a place to sleep that night. Photos did not reflect the reality of the premises.

4.5 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Location was great and value was good for money. Breakfast was ordinary room was supposed to be a quad room - extra bed in there and for four people no room to move. They would not remove the bed. Check out time was 12noon - we were told to leave by 11am. Toiletries consisted on a small piece of soap which we had to ask to be replenished. Coffee - there was an empty jar in the room. Towels - we had to continually ask for 4 towels - they would only leave 3.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

6.5 Fair
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

0.9
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.3 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

4.8 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

6.0 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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5.2 Ordinary
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

1.5
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

4.0 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

3.5
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

2.7
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

2.7
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

2.6
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.3 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

2.7
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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Room Details

Blue Bells offers 26 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their Notting Hill visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Blue Bells Hotel

By airplane From Heathrow Airport London: take the Piccadilly subway line to the Earl's Court stop. Then switch to the District line and get off at the Notting Hill Gate stop. From Gatwick Airport London: take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Then take the Circle or District subway line and get off at the Notting Hill Gate stop. From Luton Airport London: take the Thameslink to King's Cross St Pancras station. Then take the Piccadilly line to Holborn and switch to the Central line until the Notting Hill Gate stop. From Stansted Airport London: take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. From there take the Central subway line until the Notting Hill Gate stop.

Distances from Hotel Blue Bells

Whiteleys Shopping Centre - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Kensington Palace - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Electric Cinema - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Portobello Road Market - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Holland Park - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Kensington Roof Gardens - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Kensington Gardens - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Albert Memorial - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Royal Albert Hall - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Hyde Park - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Imperial College London - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Westfield London Shopping Centre - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre - 2 km / 1.3 mi
London Science Museum - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
London Natural History Museum - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
The closest major airports to Blue Bells are:
London (LCY-London City) - 16.9 km / 10.5 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 18.2 km / 11.3 mi

The preferred airport for Blue Bells is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.