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Smart and simple design combined with affordability and practicality
The Nadler Kensington is a small 65-room hotel with an emphasis on practical and affordable travel -- without sacrificing comfort. The primary concept of “smart luxury” translates to affordable, stylish, comfortable rooms in a prime location. The hotel also has a three-point sustainability policy centered on social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The hotel was rebranded as The Nadler Kensington in the summer of 2013 (it was formerly called Base2stay) and the lobby received a stylish makeover.
Just three minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court station, in fashionable Kensington
Earl’s Court is a more ethnically mixed population compared to the rest of Kensington: This area predominantly consists of local residents and workers meandering through the streets. Nadler Kensington itself is located on a side residential street, which means you’ll have peace and quiet away from the busy main street.
Smart and simple, with guest comfort and convenience in mind
Clean, simple room decor and smart layouts help to maximize space, guest comfort, and convenience: There are kitchenettes in all rooms (even in the tiny single rooms) and oversize showers. Most rooms may be a tad on the small side, there might be spotty Wi-Fi at times, and there are no in-house dining facilities. However, all have flat-screen TVs and the streamlined decor (picture faux fur throws on the beds and pretty prints on the walls) is attractive and homey.
Proactive green policies throughout, as well as ample discount coupons to local businesses; little else
There is little in the way of features that one may expect at an upper-middle-range property. There's no fitness center or full restaurant, and the lobby is really the only communal area. However, there are some perks:
For those looking for a lovely spot for an extended stay, the 65-room Nadler Kensington (formerly Base2stay) is an affordable option in a decent area of Kensington. A non-pretentious attitude toward saving money, proactive eco policies, and smartly designed rooms are some definite perks -- and may very well make the relatively small size of the rooms a bearable downside. The hotel also got some stylish upgrades when it rebranded.