Yes, you can.
The only requirement is that the BOLT and the device your controlling it from (here, the laptop), are connected to the same network.
In your case, you have two choices:
- Connect the laptop to the bolt hotspot
- Create a hotspot on the laptop, and connect the BOLTto it.
The first one is easier, and less complicated for single BOLT setups.
But if you plan on expanding your projects to two or more BOLTs (or something else) go for the second method.