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 chocolates that they provide in the room come from Paul A. Young, a local chocolatier whose shop is close by (if you have not tasted his chocolates, go down there and buy a few for yourself). The rooms are still quiet and spacious, with firm, comfortable beds. Wi-Fi is free of charge and fast, without cumbersome login procedures. The bathroom has a lot of light and the shower is quite powerful.

You can order breakfast to be brought to your room and unlike other hotels, the Nadler charges you a minimal fee for room service (I think it was 1 GBP  over the price of the breakfast), which comes from a nearby cafe that serves excellent croissants, sandwiches and other baked goods. What I truly appreciate is that everything is transparent – they’re not trying to rip you off or turn a nice amenity (breakfast in your room) into an outrageous luxury.

In the room there is a small kitchen with a sink, glasses, plates, silverware, small fridge, Nespresso machine and capsules, water kettle, and tea bags. This is a much appreciated convenience because sometimes you want to relax in your room and have a cup of coffee or tea, or buy a bottle of wine and drink it in your room with some prosciutto and cheese purchased from a nearby shop.

I travel a lot and have stayed in so many hotels and very few get it right the way The Nadler Soho does. It’s all these little details I’ve mentioned above that make a big difference.

The location of the Nadler Soho is perfect for those who are in London to attend theatre performances in Soho, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Best of all there are so many excellent restaurants to choose from. My favorite restaurants in this area are Ceviche (Peruvian, specializing in ceviche), Gauthier (French), Koya (Japanese udon), Koya Bar (Japanese breakfast as well as lunch), and Dishoom (on St. Martin’s Lane).

The Nadler soho


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  1. Thanks for the first review and the update. It’s a promising sign when you return to a hotel and find things are as appealing as the first time. Which kind of room did you book? Some of their rooms are very small and the medium-higher ranging rooms are larger and would feel more comfortable for a longer stay (4-5 days).

  2. The second time we had a room on the lowest floor — the basement. That might sound awful but it was not. And we stayed for 3 days. The previous time we had a room on the 2nd floor. The rooms are small, that’s true, but we were out and about in London most of the time so it wasn’t a problem. If you have a lot of luggage and you will be shopping in London, then by all means, get a larger room. I found the staff to be very good and the manager is wonderful! She wants you to have a fabulous stay.