It used to be that Soho was a place you’d visit rather than stay – what few hotel options there were tended to be either full or overpriced.
Not anymore. The Nadler is a new kind of hotel, for the more pragmatic traveller. By dispensing with the superfluous, and turning the practicality up to eleven, it somehow makes it feasible to wake up with Dean Street at your feet, which is a joy that everyone should experience at least once.
There’s no restaurant, for instance, no café, no bar– no need really, in Soho. Rather The Nadler makes it easy to order in. There’s a little foldaway kitchen in every room, equipped with plates, bowls and a microwave. The bijou fridge isn’t packed with minibar nonsense, it’s empty– it’s your fridge, put what you want in it. The Brita filter on the tap means you’ll never have to pop out for water. Free wifi. Blackout screens on the windows. As cosy and simple as the rooms are, all 78 of them are full of these thoughtful efficiencies.
Aesthetically, The Nadler makes a modest impression. Tucked down a side street, it looks and feels more like an apartment block than a hotel in many ways. But it hits all its marks– functional, well priced and a great night’s sleep. Somehow, those windows keep the racket of Soho at bay.
So if you want gorgeous views and a bar scene, this probably isn’t for you. But if you’re after a Soho base of operations, a place to get some work done perhaps, or just somewhere to crash after a rollicking night on the town, then you’re in luck.
The Nadler Hotel. Soho; Rooms from £145