The Nadler Soho: still my London favorite

The Nadler Soho remains my favorite hotel in London. I wrote about The Nadler in 2013 and on a visit to London two weeks ago, I had a chance to reevaluate my earlier review. The good news is The Nadler Soho is even better this time around. I found the staff more attentive and helpful. The […]

The Nadler Soho: centrally located affordable boutique hotel in London

The Nadler Soho describes itself as an “affordable luxury boutique hotel” and it meets that description by offering 78 luxury rooms as a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Soho London’s cosmopolitan, eclectic and vibrant entertainment district. The Nadler Soho is located 400 metres from the Tottenham Court Tube Station and 850 metres from the British […]

Me London Hotel by Melia near Covent Garden

Me London Hotel by Melia is located at one end of the Strand’s central Aldwych Crescent, an iconic location, near Covent Garden. Designed by internationally celebrated architects Foster + Partners, the hotel offers 157 guest rooms including 16 suites. Each of the floor layouts are designed around a central pyramid spanning throughout all 10 floors […]

Top five autumn breaks in Europe and the Middle East

Looking for go away for a weekend this autumn in Europe? Here is Mapplr’s top five autumn breaks from lively cities to tranquil countrysides: (1) London: The Olympics is over and so is the Golden Jubilee, but what they’ve left behind is a city that has been renovated, cleaned up and beautified. You’ll find refurbished […]

City break London: hotels, restaurants and cafes in Covent Garden

If you are going to London for a mid-week or weekend break, check out our favorite hotels, restaurants and cafes in the Covent Garden area. (1) Neighbourhood to stay in: Covent Garden Why? Central location, walking distance to excellent boutiques, cafes and restaurants; close to theatres and museums. If you are traveling on the Eurostar, […]

St. Martin’s Lane Hotel: cool chic in Covent Garden, London

If you are going to London, the St. Martin’s Lane Hotel located in Covent Garden is one of the best places to stay. Covent Garden is not only centrally located (easy access via the Tube to St. Pancras Station where the Eurostar terminal is located) with lots of wonderful restaurants, cafes and boutiques around it, […]

St. John Hotel: charming boutique hotel near Leicester Square in London

The delightful St. John Hotel, an intimate 15-room boutique hotel located off Leicester Square, opened only this month in London. It is the latest project of famous chef Fergus Henderson and his business partner, Trevor Gulliver.  The hotel has a 70-seat restaurant at the street level and a bar one flight up. The rooms are […]