Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
What We Love
- Chilling with the locals in the sunken bar and dining space out the back
- Nice if you can get it: a seat at the chef’s table in the restaurant
- Ordering a late-night bento box via room service
What To Know
- The Miyabi Suite can connect with up to six rooms, so there’s plenty of space for your entourage
- There’s no gym but a spa is on the way
- Try the red rice beer at the bar
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Shoreditch was a smart choice for Nobu’s first European hotel—the area’s getting cooler by the minute and the hotel’s funky, spiky, ultra-modern architecture brings an edgy vibe to the neighborhood. Shoreditch still feels like you have to be “in the know,” though the cool crowd has definitely discovered it, and they’ve discovered Nobu as wel—not just the swank restaurant that anchors the property but the open-air bar in the back, too. Rooms here are unfussy and play up the Asian influence with wooden slats to cover the windows, furniture that’s low to the ground, and Japanese tea sets. It all feels very urban and new, down to the bathrooms which are tricked out with gold sinks. The restaurant is scene-y, of course, but what can you do? It’s Nobu.
In the Area
Shoreditch is heating up at a rapid rate, and Nobu isn’t the only chic hotel that’s set up shop here. There’s a growing number of cool bars and restaurants to check out, too, starting with Trapeze Bar, a circus-themed bi-level party palace where a snake charmer might wander past on you the dance floor at any moment. Tramshed, a former tram-generator building, now houses a chic chicken-and-steak restaurant from Mark Hix. The art on display here is always on point—keep an eye out for Damien Hirst’s “Cock ‘n’ Bull” installation. You can stop in at any time of day at The Book Club, a former warehouse turned café, restaurant, and exhibition space that the cool kids call home, especially at night when they host “Thinking and Drinking” events. If you decide to leave Shoreditch, the nearest tube station is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
Said they would call back, but didn’t. This resulted in us being unable to stay in the hotel. With no option to rebook or compensation. Not great for as we are regulars at the restaurant. The massage was lovely however. We had this downstairs but they were still unable to accommodate us :(
Stayed at Nobu for one night with my boyfriend - beautiful hotel and lovely staff. Sophia at the reception was really kind. Great location in Shoreditch. Walking distance to Brick Lane etc. Would recommend.
Coming into the street where Nobu is located is almost surreal. The building really stands out from the neighboring structures and looks fantastic. Once inside, the warm, luxurious, atmosphere is embracing you. The friendly staff greets you and the check in process is quick and effective.
The downstairs hosts a lounge and cafe beside the reception. Here, you can get a light meal, great drinks, and hang out while listening to awesome tunes. Two floors down is the Nobu restaurant, well known for it's extremely high standards. A generous breakfast buffet (with warm alternatives at extra cost) is served down here,
The rooms are not very large but really nicely decorated. It looks stunning. But there are also some problems. I found the bed to be really awful. It was super hard in the middle and soft at the sides, giving a feeling of risk of falling out while sleeping. The water pressure in the shower is really low, making it difficult to get the schampoo out of your hair. And you can keep the bathroom door open so it gets incredibly hot and humid in there after a shower.
Overall, I have mixed feelings about this hotel. With the very high price I expect top notch standards and while it looks great, the staff is great, and the food is amazing, the basic stuff like sleep quality and bathroom standards can actually be better.
I really enjoyed my stay! The rooms were awesome! The Nobu restaurant was amazing and the staff is phenomenal, especially Dmitriy!
The location is also perfect - really close to a lot of restaurants and pubs!
We had a two night stay and decided to spend a little more then we would normally and chose Nobu. We were both very impressed by the hotel, service and cleanliness. The room service was especially excellent with our room being tidied each time we ventured out. The area of Shoreditch is a great hub of excitement and we never felt unsafe and it is only five minutes walk to the tube station.
We would highly recommend this hotel.