Forget air kisses and graces. The Nadler Soho may be in a stylish part of London, but it sure is full of charm, class and warmth. It’s the kind of new acquaintance that greets with you a huge smile and envelops you in a massive hug. You can’t help but instantly warm to them.
A short walk from Tottenham Court tube station and just minutes from popular Soho Square, The Nadler Soho really is in an ideal location. During my visit this week there was a strange yellow ball in the sky which meant that the entire population of London were sunbathing on the small bit of green or were spilling out of the stylish bars and pretty eateries onto the streets. Sun or no sun, this part of town is the place to be. Whether you’re staying in town for a shopping spree on nearby Oxford Street, a fancy meal or a glam night out like I was (it was the lowcostholidays Blogger Awards 2014 – eeee!), you literally have everything on your doorstep.
Art and Smiles
Even before you step into this luxury boutique hotel, you’ll love it. A modern sculpture sits above the revolving doors and grabs your attention. It’s unusual, yet classy. It’s somehow understated, but bold. Come night time, it dances in the coloured lights, calling you back to your room.
Once you glide into the building smiling faces welcome you, wrapping you in that big hug (or at least metaphorically speaking). “How are you? Did you have a good day? Are you well?” It seems all of the staff have been to the top school for customer service. Forget mediocre pleasantries. They actually wait for your answer and genuinely seem interested in making sure you’re having a good day. I swear they could turn any frown upside down.
Despite the comfy looking sofas and chic artwork, you won’t have any time to lounge about in the reception area. Check-in is a breeze and although there are only four floors you’ll be escorted to your room.
Perhaps more spacious than you’d expect for a London hotel, the superior rooms are a little haven. A wide hallway houses an adorable desk and chair, as well as a fancy USB charger, HDMI link and a data port. Perfect for a business trip or better yet, a blogger trip. To one side of the hallway you’ll find a sleek bathroom and the other a chic sleeping area.
Generous toiletries sit waiting on the glossy bathroom tiles, ready to pamper and preen you. Super thick towels sit toasting on the heated towel rail, ready to snuggle you after your oversized shower. You can even indulge your inner techie geek and play the music channel through the bathroom speakers.
Back out into the bedroom, fluffy throws and pillows invite you to sink down onto the bed. It’s one of those tricks though. Don’t think you’ll just sit for a few minutes. It’s so comfy that you’ll have trouble getting back up and before you know it, twenty minutes will have passed. Not good, if you’re supossed to be getting ready for the Blogger Awards! However, be reassured that whilst you’re out having fun the night ninjas will dress your bedroom ready for your slumber. Turn down service means you really feel spoilt (just how you should feel when you stay somewhere).
Guys will love opening the clever storage cupboards. No doubt they will surprise you. A whole kitchen hides behind one door; a sink, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, Brita water filter tap, a fridge…you name it, you’ll find it there. Opening the drawers is equally exciting, especially when you find the GHD hairdryer and the slippers. Oh and although you probably won’t want to admit it, you’ll secretly be pleased when you find a full size ironing board and iron under the bed. I was certainly glad to be able to iron out the creases of my new Great Plains frock.
Believe it or not, as well as all of the above, there are two winner highlights of your stay at The Nadler Soho. The first is free fast wifi. Log-in using the details on the TV and surf the net as much as you like. However, I have a feeling that you’ll be using the wifi to Tweet about the ah-may-zing paul.a.young gift wrapped chocolates that you’ll find in your room. Wrapped in gold sit four delicate, fine chocolates. All unique and different (just like on the chocolate tour) they are so delicious. They’re best eaten sat in the middle of your bed, wearing the fresh, white dressing gown. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The only trouble when a hotel room is so lovely, is that you don’t want to leave.
Rooms start from £145 and superior rooms such as the one mentioned above start from only £225. Excellent rates for a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Soho. I’ll be back to The Nadler Soho, even if it’s just to borrow some of the simple, but classy artwork and to sample some more chocolates. X
A big thanks to The Nadler Soho for hosting me.