With so many hotels in London to choose from it can be hard to settle on just a single one.
London is a huge city and it’s impossible to determine beforehand which areas you’re going to like the most and that offer the most prime location for sightseeing and exploring the city.
In the city centre it can also be pretty costly to find somewhere to stay for the night that offers good value, comfort, and great amenities.
I was lucky enough to be able to spend two nights at the wonderful Nadler Victoria Hotel and in this post I want to share the experience that I had during my stay as well as why I’d recommend considering staying here if you’re ever visiting the English capital.
This hotel, part of the Nadler Hotels chain, has been rated as one of the top hotels in London and after spending two nights here I was easily able to see why.
From the moment I walked through the glass door at the entrance everyone from the lobby receptionists all the way up to the general manager seemingly went out of their way to make sure I was enjoying myself and that any questions or concerns I had were immediately addressed.
It was actually my first visit to London and I know that the next time I return I’ll definitely be staying at the Nadler Victoria.
The hotel offers more than 70 rooms for guests and even with so many people staying during my visit I always received a personal level of care and never felt like a stranger, like sometimes happens at busier hotels.
Today, I want to share the experience that I had at the Nadler Victoria and I also want to provide an in-depth review of my stay so that I’m further able to share with you why I think this is one of the best hotels in the city.
The Hotel Nadler Victoria in London: An In-Depth Review
Check-In and Interior
After walking to the hotel from the nearby Victoria Station I was immediately greeted by a pair of nice receptionists once I walked through the doors.
I had arrived a bit early, though my room was ready and I was able to check-in right away.
The young lady working provided me with plenty of information about London, how to get around, some recommendations for restaurants, and also how to most effectively use the Tube with my Oyster Travelcard.
I also spoke extensively with the general manager and it was enjoyable being able to speak with someone so passionate about the hotel business who also shared many of the same hobbies and interests as myself.
Before heading up to the room I took a look around the lobby – it was small, though functional, with some seating and bright lights that gave it a much more spacious and larger appearance.
There were two elevators, a suitable amount for the number of guests, and access to my floor required use of the room key (a huge plus for security since no one from outside can just walk in off the street and use the elevator).
The rest of the hotel was designed with a contemporary style, clean, and I only wish that the hallways were slightly brighter.
The first thing I ever do when getting into a new hotel room is check out the view.
Unfortunately, at the Nadler Victoria, the room faced another building and looking from the corner I could see a construction site.
Even with construction going on there was hardly any noise coming from outside and the large window let in plenty of bright and natural light into the room.
Right in the center of the room was a large bed, a nice faux-fur blanket on top giving it a warming touch, that I found it to be comfortable.
There were plenty of pillows to choose from and use and at night there were black-out curtains that could be drawn to completely block out the light coming in from outside for a better nights rest.
Apart from the bed there was a small chair beside the window as well as a large desk up against the wall.
The desk was great and I was able to use it to get some work done on my blog and edit photos before heading out to explore London.
The room itself was quite spacious and even with the large bed and the rest of the furniture I was able to easily walk around and I never felt too cramped.
Beside the bed and throughout the room were plenty of sockets, great for charging camera batteries and keeping smartphones charged.
There was a closet area for organization, a safe, and right as you walk in there was a small kitchenette with a fridge, sink, and microwave where I was able to prepare a few quick bites to eat.
A Nespresso machine was also in the small kitchenette area and it was possible to make coffee and tea throughout the day.
Overall, I found the room to be spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped for one or two people to enjoy a short-term visit to London.
The bathroom at the Nadler Victoria was well equipped, contemporary, and offered just enough space for any bathing and bathroom related needs.
It came equipped with a full sized shower with a dedicated bath so there is the option to either take a bath or just have a quick shower depending on your preferences.
Thanks to the heated towel rack it’s possible to enjoy a warm and dry towels whenever they’re needed and there was a suitable amount of countertop space to keep any bathroom supplies organised and within reach.
A robe was included and there were some amenities including hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, and hair conditioner.
Given that it’s quite common in London to have a smaller hotel room I was quite surprised by the size of the bathroom and it was very well equipped for short-term stay for one or two people.
Depending on the type of room that you choose and how far in advance you book you can find rates for the Nadler Victoria starting at around $200.
Unfortunately, breakfast isn’t offered in the rates but there are plenty of places nearby to stop for a quick bite to eat in the morning and if you’re looking for the best full English breakfast in London then I recommend walking over to the Regency Cafe for a traditional and local experience.
Given the high cost of visiting London I find the price of this hotel to be quite reasonable, especially when you consider the high level of service that you’re able to enjoy, the comfortable and well equipped rooms, and the prime location so close to Buckingham Palace and the city centre.
As always, I recommend booking your room once you know your specific travel dates so that you’re able to secure the best rate possible and avoid any potential issues with the room availability.
I found that one of the best aspects of the Nadler Victoria was its location.
The hotel is located a short 5 minute walk away from Buckingham Palace as well as Victoria Station and in under 20 minutes on foot you can reach a range of different popular tourist areas such as Piccadilly Circus and Big Ben.
Due to the Central location it’s possible to catch an Uber to get around anytime of the day or you can just walk to the Victoria tube station and hop on the underground to get where you need to go.
Nearby to the hotel are also quite a few small cafes, shops, restaurants, and plenty of other choices when it comes to places to eat, drink, or get some shopping done.
I was able to access everything on foot and if something was too far I could easily head to the tube station and hop on the underground to get where I needed to go.
Arriving from the airport using public transportation was just as easy as Victoria Station is a central hub and it’s easy to access from just about anywhere in the city.
Even with such a central location the area surrounding the hotel is quite quiet and despite Buckingham Palace being so close by the area never feels too crowded or too touristy.
The wireless internet at the Nadler Victoria worked very well and I was surprised by how quick it was.
Each room is equipped with their own router and unique connection and the details for logging on can be found on the TV.
This means that you aren’t sharing an open connection with everyone else in the hotel and that you’re able to enjoy your own quick and secure connection.
Getting connected was straightforward and once I was online I was able to upload photos to Flickr, get some work done on my blog, and just browse the web without any issues regarding speed or connectivity.
Parking and Accessibility
Since I arrived to the hotel from the train station I’m not too sure about the availability when it comes to on-site parking although there are plenty of options to park in London if you are arriving by car.
Victoria Station is just a short five-minute walk away so it’s very easy to access the hotel whether you’re arriving by train or from the airport.
Many of the main tourist attractions can be reached on foot and London itself is a very walkable city so it’s unlikely you’ll run into any issues getting around, especially if you’re using a map or you have a smartphone with GPS.
I very much enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Nadler Victoria in London and I would personally recommend staying here if you’re visiting the city and looking for accommodation with comfortable rooms, great service, and an ideal location for exploring.
There are a choice of different rooms to choose from that are all well equipped for a short-term stay and it’s possible to find rooms suitable for one or two people or even a family depending on who you’re travelling with.
The staff working are friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help guests with whatever questions or concerns that might arise.
And another one of the best aspects of the hotel is its prime location just steps away from Buckingham Palace which makes it great for exploring the city as a tourist and checking out of the different sights and attractions.
Overall, I found the Nadler Victoria to be an incredible hotel right in the city centre and I would definitely recommend checking it out the next time you’re planning a visit to London.
- Hotel website
- TripAdvisor (more reviews from past guests)
- HotelsCombined (check pricing and availability)
One more thing that I would like to mention is that I would definitely recommend checking out the London Pass, especially if you’re going to be visiting for two more days.
This tourist pass will help you to save money getting into some of the main attractions and tourists sights in the city if that’s something you’re interested in doing.
Feel free to check out my Marlin Waterloo Hotel review if you’re looking for some other options for accommodation in London.