The Nadler is not the sort of place we usually recommend – with 65 rooms, at first sight it looks like an upmarket stopover for travelling businessmen. Rooms are neutrally decorated, but the furnishings are varied; leather, furs and suede are featured throughout.
   But it has some useful touches that break the mould: we like the original concept of a self-catering hotel. However apart from a Nespresso machine in each compact kitchenette, guests are offered just sink, fridge and microwave – not ideal for cooking. However breakfasts can be delivered to your room.
   Soft carpets warm up the corridors; two rooms have recently been sacrificed to make a reception area furnished with antiquarian books and sofas – but we'd love a sitting room for guests. For families, the hotel offers flexibility: there are pull-out beds (a dingy brown) in bigger doubles and rooms with bunk-beds.
   For their size, the rooms are value for money (on our last visit, a standard double was from £169), and the friendly staff will provide you with the names of local restaurants and cafes that offer discounts to guests.
   Their sister hotel in Soho has been booked up since it opened in June, and there's a branch in Liverpool (all on The Nadler, Liverpool).