The Abbey

The Abbey

20 Pembridge Gardens Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, London W2 4DU England
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Lovely little breakfast area
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3.5
#700 of 1,138 hotels in London
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
This small but beautiful boutique hotel, is set in the heart of London's famous Notting Hill. The area is trendy and bustling with good restaurants, bars and boutique shops and the hotel offers a perfect retreat from the hum drum of the city. The property has 22 well appointed bedrooms ranging from singles through to junior suites, so there is something for everyone!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

20 Pembridge Gardens Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, London W2 4DU England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 99 out of 100
99
London City Airport
17.1 km
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Heathrow Airport
18.5 km
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Notting Hill Gate
2 minUnderground
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Lynn E wrote a review May 2023
Jacksonville, Florida56 contributions2 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This guest house built in 1856 has charm and beauty and is on a gorgeous Kensington street. It's half a block from the Notting Hill tube station with several great breakfast options nearby. That meant a lot to us, since there is no breakfast included as the listing implies. Great care has been taken to keep paint fresh and carpets pristine and we were comfortable in the room for the most part. The bathroom plumbing and lighting fixtures are vintage but work well. The water pressure and heat are impressive. Our room is below street level, but still has a window and plenty of daylight, though the heavy drapery is on a runner that doesn't work very well. The toilet will not flush paper unless it is sitting on the bottom of the bowl, so we either had to leave it there a while or flush 3 or 4 times. The safe in the room didn't have any instructions and was locked open with no way to clear it to set a new code. The woman at the front desk was often not present and when she was, she couldn't answer a single question we had. She said there was no way to know when someone could come look at the safe, so we ended up carrying all of our valuables with us. She was friendly, just not knowledgeable about the area. There are many outlets in the room, but not all worked properly, and there is none in the bathroom, so hair tools were not able to be used near a mirror. There's an electric space heater which was needed after sunset. Overall, we did okay here despite these little imperfections. If you're a seasoned, resourceful traveler who can roll with these things, you'll have an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On street parking may be a challenge.
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Response from Guest Services, Marketing at The Abbey
Responded Jun 28, 2023
Hello Lynn Thanks so much for leaving this review, we have only just gained access to this trip advisor listing so the content on here will be outdated, we have taken this property over recently and made some changes. The breakfast is not operational at this moment and would not have been included in your booking confirmation, but introducing it again is something we are working on! We have taken on board the comments regards to plumbing, curtains and safes and will do our best to ensure these things are addressed. Thanks again!
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Doug S wrote a review May 2023
Regina, Canada58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not sure of the story, but this hotel is now known as simply "The Abbey" and is listed as such on other travel sites. While the name may have changed, the comfort and service provided by the hotel seems to have remained the same - top notch. The rooms are spacious, clean, well equipped, and charmingly decorated, and the staff are welcoming and helpful. The hotel is also easy to get to with public transit. The Notting Hill Gate tube station is right at the end of the block, about 200 ft from the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Services, Marketing at The Abbey
Responded Jun 28, 2023
Thanks Doug for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we definitely hope we can welcome you back again soon!
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cymopterus wrote a review Aug 2023
Salt Lake City, Utah307 contributions170 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a great location and neighborhood. It is located a couple minutes from the Notting Hill Gate tube station. The second floor room was pleasant with a large window with a view of the street. The staff was helpful and friendly. The mattress on the bed was way too soft and needs to be replaced, which would make for a nicer stay. A reasonably priced hotel and recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel DM, Owner at The Abbey
Responded Sep 1, 2023
Dear Cymopterus, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to the Abbey Notting Hill. We're delighted to hear that you found our location close to Notting Hill Gate, and our neighborhood appealing. It is wonderful that you had a positive interaction with our helpful and friendly staff and enjoyed the pleasant room with a nice street view. Our apologies if the mattress was not to your liking. We appreciate your valuable input and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Morag Macpherson, General Manager Tel: +44 203 994 5094 E-mail: stay@theabbeylondon.com, W: City-space.com **Please contact us directly or via our website – city-space.com - for our exclusive rates and offers that only apply to guests who book directly. Please note that we are also a pet friendly property**
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Augiewrslr wrote a review Jun 10
Tampa, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I planned a group trip to London with a group of families with elementary school-aged children. I cannot say enough good things about the Abbey. First, in arranging the booking, Kara was extremely patient with my numerous requests and absolutely deserves a shoutout for her help. All of the staff was equally amazing. The location cannot be beat in my opinion, it both a short walk to a major tube line and a 15 minute walk (or thereabouts) to Princess Diana Memorial Park, which is my favorite children's park in the city. The hotel was fair in its pricing and also helped create custom lock-off style suites so that families could share portions of the hotel together. Our group agreed that it was a great find and would be back on their next trip to London. I have stayed at numerous hotels and Airbnbs in London and this is the first time that I would say that.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruth G wrote a review Jul 2020
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel were unable to accommodate us in July due to COVID-19 which we understand was completely out of their control. As we are overseas travellers and the hotel could not accommodate us were expecting our deposit to be refunded, but no! Our booking was transferred to 12 months time without any confirmation with us and at this stage we cannot travel and probably will not be travelling to the UK in 12 months. If we cancelled could completely understand but the hotel was closed to visitors during our booked dates we should get a FULL refund.
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Date of stay: July 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Overseas visitors beware when booking especially during the pandenmic
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Elizabeth F wrote a review Mar 2024
Ludlow, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a couple of nights at this little gem of a hotel. Located in a quiet street just a stones throw from the underground station. We found the staff so friendly and helpful and the accommodation lived up to our expectations, we had a first floor room. King-size bed very comfy, and the best nights sleep we've ever had in London. Our bathroom (room 12) could use a make-over but it was clean and functional, just a little dated. Will definitely use this hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RUNSCLU wrote a review May 2020
Rebecq Rognon, Belgium261 contributions204 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I really appreciated this charming and cosy place.
I also enjoyed the courtesy of the tenant.
The breakfast was limited but sufficient.
Moreover, it's location is quite perfect if you want to get to the center of the city.
Nice experience.
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marnie M wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptional hotel with a special character. Great location, adorable staff and management!
10/10
The Abbey in a distinguished hotel, very well located, just a few minutes’ walk to Notting Hill Gate underground. The staff were amazing and went above and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable! The lobby area is warm and welcoming with a great ambiance. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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LizaSagHarbor wrote a review Sep 2003
Sag Harbor, NY6 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at the Abbery Court for two nights as we travelled around Europe. I would say in general that for the outrageous prices of London hotels that this hotel was on par. The hotel is a small townhouse in a quiet, very untouristy area of Notting Hill. It is very close to the tube, which was terrific. There is really no lobby or public rooms to speak of, other than a tiny reception room and a lovely basement breakfast room. The staff was very professional and kind, and thew breakfast buffet was very nice. However, our room was very small and could stand some new furnishings. The bathroom was small, but seemed to have been renovated recently with a wonderful tub. If you need a great shower, do not come to the Abbey Court. All in all, we had a quirky but overall pleasurable experience at the Abbery Court.
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mfprovence wrote a review May 2005
New York175 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed two nights in April at the Abbey Court Hotel by Notting hill Gate. Great location..wonderful friendly knowledgable staff . The manager even walked us to get our bus tickets and showed us where to go. Our room was a decent size, decorated English style, great beds,two chairs with a table to enjoy tea, very pretty, not much of a view,but clean and large bath with a jacuzzi tub [which we so enjoyed after a long flight]Breakfast which was included was served in a beautiful garden setting plenty of fruits, meats, hard cooked eggs, breads, croissants ,cereals, juices. Hot toast and coffee was brought to us and they were more than happy to warm anything else for you too. The only small draw backs were the stairs[although graciously brought our luggage up and down without asking] and we did not have much of a view from our particular room.We also arrived very early and our room was ready.We would highly recommend this hotel and its warm and friendly staff
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Answer from TheAbbeyCourt
NottingHill
We are within a 10 - 15 minute walk of the Carnival. Be forewarned however - our street is closed to traffic and the underground is exit only.
Carole K asked a question Apr 2015
Scotch Plains, New Jersey13 contributions5 helpful votes
Are you related to the Pembridge Court Hotel at 34 Pembridge Gardens?
Answer from TheAbbeyCourt
NottingHill
Dear Sir, We are not related to that property which has been closed for 4-5 years now. We are completly independent but are situated on the same road.
Answer from TheAbbeyCourt
NottingHill
Dear Sir/ Madam Thank you for your interest and comment. The rooms do not have air-conditioning., however a fan can be provided upon request when London actually gets warm enough  We do have Twin bedrooms (separate beds). Please request at the time of booking.
Juan371 asked a question Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
quisiera saber si es el mismo hotel en el que hospede en 1970.
Dave H wrote a tip Mar 2024
Derby, United Kingdom193 contributions148 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay elsewhere and pay more with a breakfast included "
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Lynn E wrote a tip May 2023
Jacksonville, Florida56 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"On street parking may be a challenge. "
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Ruth G wrote a tip Jul 2020
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Overseas visitors beware when booking especially during the pandenmic"
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Henriette T wrote a tip Sep 2019
4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"location, charm, and friendliness"
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Subodh V wrote a tip Jun 2019
43 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think first floor rooms I’ll b better . For elderly people pl request for ground floor ."
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PRICE RANGE
C$197 - C$322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
abbey court london, hotel abbey court
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonNotting Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Abbey
Which popular attractions are close to The Abbey?
Nearby attractions include Diana Memorial Playground (0.6 km), Prince Edward Pub (0.4 km), and Churchills Pub and Thai cuisine (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Abbey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
What are some restaurants close to The Abbey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portobello Ristorante, De Amicis Ristorante Italiano, and The Shed.
Are there any historical sites close to The Abbey?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (5.1 km), Churchill War Rooms (4.7 km), and Westminster Abbey (4.9 km).
Does The Abbey have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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