Glass relaxes and recharges at The Laslett, Notting Hill

RESIDING at The Laslett in Notting Hill, my home away from home this evening, I’m instantly transported to an elegant London lifestyle, that still carries your comforts, from the minute I step through the doors.

This luxury establishment was originally five, Grade II Listed townhouses and has been taken on quite the journey over the years. First becoming a Comfort Inn during the 70s and finally being restored and renovated by Living Rooms in 2014 to become the beautiful Laslett.

The Laslett Notting Hill LibraryThe Laslett Notting Hill Library

Upon further investigation, I discover that the core of The Laslett centres around British artists and designers, particularly those who have forged a personal or artistic connection with the area. For one, the name is derived from Rhaune Laslett, a local activist who organised the original Notting Hill Festival, known today as the the Notting Hill Carnival, and contributes a constant reminder of the hotel’s goal – “to create something that is a celebration of the locality, as much for Notting Hill residents as it is for visitors.”

As I’m introduced to who will be around this evening, we are shown to our Master Bedroom Suite on the third floor which entails a large stand-alone bathtub, (which I already know I’ll get great use out of), a walk-in shower, a king size bed, a Freeview ready TV and masses upon masses of storage space. One of my favourite features is the hidden bar and amenities in one of the wardrobes.

The Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom SuiteThe Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom Suite

The Laslett Notting Hill Suite BathroomThe Laslett Notting Hill Suite Bathroom

The room is a complete breath of fresh air and I can’t help but applaud The Laslett on the walls that are filled with inspiring artworks and the turntable on the side, ready to listen to later.

Once settled in, we make our way down to the intimate dining area named The Henderson Bar & Kitchen and begin to explore the deluxe range of flavours the menu has to offer.

We start with a selection of the House’s favourite cocktails including a Henderson’s Rum Punch and a Violette Cha Cha Cha, before ordering the Cobble Lane Charcuterie board to share. Other highlights of the evening include the Brisket Brioche and the Tiramisu which we tuck into later in our room.

The Laslett Notting Hill Henderson Bar & KitchenThe Laslett Notting Hill Henderson Bar & Kitchen

Once morning comes, we are off downstairs again for breakfast, indulging in the Breakfast Brioche Bun and the warming House Waffles with Maple Syrup. All the food we’ve had here so far has been nothing less than divine and I will be sure to pop back in The Henderson Bar & Kitchen again, even if I’m not staying.

Before our stay was unfortunately over, I sneak off to The Laslett’s Recharge Rooms on the lower floor for an Ozone Sauna treatment, something I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing before. The lovely practitioner explains that, despite how it sounds, this is ultimately a very relaxing procedure that strengthens my immune system, boosts energy levels, and detoxifies my body down to a cellular level – all of which becomes quite appealing after those cocktails the night before. Once I’m in the machine, I’m left to my own relaxation for 30 minutes, nearly falling asleep.

The Laslett Notting Hill Recharge RoomsThe Laslett Notting Hill Recharge Rooms

All in all, The Laslett Notting Hill is the perfect escape from reality and the buzz roads of West London. It encapsulates a metaphorical pause from the busy London lifestyle. Whether you’re searching for somewhere to stay whilst visiting or feel like you just need to press the reset button, I would recommend this beautiful boutique location.

by Alicia Tomkinson