REVIEW: The Nadler Victoria Hotel, London

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  • Looking for a chic hotel in central London that suits whether you are staying for business or pleasure? We stayed at the brand new opening as part of the Nadler hotel chain of boutique hotels in London’s Victoria, just a stones throw from Buckingham Palace – read all about our stay here.

    The Nadler Victoria hotel, just a short walk from the mainline train station and the new shopping developments is entrepeneur Robert Nadler’s fourth hotel after previously opening hotels in Kensington, Soho and Liverpool. His move into the hotel industry was inspired by his own personal experience as a guest and his desire to give guests what they are looking for in a hotel. This is something you get a sense of straight away, with all the features expertly thought through. Each room has a small kitchen area which is easily hidden by a sliding door complete with Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary coffee pods as well as a fridge and microwave. The sink even has a Brita filter switch making the water instantly drinkable.

    As far as electronics go there are GHD hairdryers in every room, a welcome change from the weak minature ones that we are all used to in hotel rooms. There is also a wire box filled with chargers and adaptors to make working easy should you wish to connect it to the smart TV and a sound system from Bose that even goes through to the bathroom once you work out how to use it.

    The decor of the hotel is something that stood out for us with all the interior design created by Mr Nadler’s wife. The feel of the hotel is very design led but not in a way that feels too imposing. We loved that the hotel took into account the local heritage when coming up with the design. The hotel shares a building with the Girl Guides. Instead of shying away from this they acquired old footage from the Girl Guides which they then project onto the glass doors of the building, with footage even including Queen Elizabeth and her time in the Girl Guides, something particularly poigniant given the proximity to Buckingham Palace. Being just a short walk from Buckingham Palace each room has a piece of original art created by Robert Nadler’s talented son and being of various Palaces around the world – a nice regal touch.

    The hotel wasn’t just a pretty face. The beds were so comfy that they have resorted to selling them on their website because of how comfy they are as well as the amazing faux fur throws that are on the beds of every room – that we couldnt resist stroking at every given opportunity, like a pet. 

    The Nadler Victoria does not have its own bar or restaurant but that is not something you miss being as close as you are to the bustling area of Victoria with its plethora of bars and restaurants. Every guest at the hotel receives a Victoria Priviledge card that gets them discounts and offers at not only the local food vendors but also at some of the high-street stores such as Molton Brown and L’Occitane. They have even teamed up with St James Theatre’s Carrara restaurant to provide breakfasts for guests.

    The Nadler Victoria consists of 73 rooms ranging from single rooms to Deluxe rooms that sleep four people with the aid of a pull out bed. Rooms start at just £120 per night and are available to book here.

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