Down a tiny little street in the heart of Soho is a building that is so under the radar and discreet that you’d never know it was a hotel.
With a sculpture of “Selene” standing proud on the facade of this building, protecting it from the outside world, The Resident Hotel is a calm oasis. Once you step inside you are totally immersed in peace and quiet, a world away from what is right outside the front door. Yet The Resident Hotel is in the heart of everything, and while it does not offer any extra amenities or bells and whistles that most hotels offer (restaurant, spa, bar), this is because everything is right on your doorstep, seconds away.
At the very west end of Carlisle Street, west of Soho Square, is The Resident Hotel, on a dead end road, where dozens of bars and restaurants, and Oxford Street, are very close by. While people hustle hurriedly past the hotel on their way to work/play/socialize, as a guest of the hotel, where check-in is seamless, you will appreciate the peace and tranquility past it’s revolving doors. With a whopping 78 rooms, (it doesn’t look that big from the outside), The Resident Hotel is perfectly suited for those who love to be in the middle of it all.
Choose from several types of rooms, including the King, Superior, Deluxe, or the Carlisle Suite, or a single, small double – any type of room to suit your needs, whether you are on a business trip, bringing the family into town for a West End show, or if you have planned a party weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds of Soho – The Resident Hotel is the perfect place to stay. Enjoy their pocket-sprung beds, comfy pillows, and rooms where the temperature is adjustable. And if it’s the gay nightlife of Soho you’ve come to London to enjoy, the bars and restaurants are minutes away. So skip the Gentlemen’s Club on the same street and walk, minutes away, to Old Compton Street where loads of gay bars, restaurants and clubs await you. And when you are ready to end the night, you can walk back to the hotel, and not worry about taking the tube, bus or Uber.
The rooms are of high quality, with beds that are so comfortable it’s easy to not want to get out of bed too early the next morning. Spacious rooms, including spacious bathrooms with powerful showers, are waiting for you, along with a comfy robe and slippers, an in-room mini kitchen (which includes a mini-microwave, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, etc.), work desk with power points, ultrafast WiFi, a safe, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, as well as a big screen television with dozens of channels. But I doubt you will be spending time watching television as The Resident Hotel offers loads of discounts from local businesses including offers at nearby places to eat and drink (including a free bottle of champagne from Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill and a free cocktail at Chotto Matte), along with free passes to Marshall Street Leisure Centre. Weather and transportation information is also readily available. The Resident Hotel does offer a minimal room service, including wine, beer, soft drinks, water and snacks, as well as a mini breakfast menu provided by The Daisy Green Collection. They also provide a phone adaptor in case you are from out of the country and have forgotten yours. What was not provided in my room, and should’ve been, was pen and paper, while the bathtub stopper was a bit hard to figure out.
And the damage for all this luxury and location? For a weekend in January a small double would be £240.00 per night in a room that sleeps two people. If you need more space, and a room a bit bigger, then a King/Twin goes for £276.00. A similar room at a hotel seconds away would set you back £348.00. If you want to splash the cash and impress your partner, then a deluxe would set you back £357.00. A room at the same similar hotel seconds away goes for £408 per night. Booking is easy. Just go to the website, choose which Nadler Hotel you want to stay in, choose your dates, and then you are set and good to go for your time in Soho!
With four sites in London (Soho, Victoria, Kensington and Covent Garden), and one in Liverpool, each property has been carefully designed to offer stylish accommodation that delivers on design, comfort and convenience in the heart of London’s main hubs. Specially trained front of house ‘Local Ambassadors’ provide suggestions and expert advice on the area, based on your preferences.
For more information and to book a room, please go here: www.residenthotels.com
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Review by FAB UK Editorial Team