Nobu Hotel reopened in Shoreditch earlier this year a little taller than it was before, bringing a whole new penthouse to its six floors along with two new bedroom types: Yuhi and Yuhi Skyline. Keen to see the perfect blend of industrial chic and Japanese simplicity, we went along to spend a night in one of the new bedrooms.
With 164 guest rooms and suites, the world-renowned Nobu restaurant, NAMI bar, alfresco terrace and a tranquil spa and gym, Nobu Hotel has a lot to offer the short stay visitor, making more than jut a base to throw your bags in and head out again. Given its position in Shoreditch and near to the City, it is a great option location wise and with so much to explore right on the doorstep, there’s plenty of fun to be found outside as well as inside Nobu.
The new penthouse boasts a spacious private rooftop terrace where you can take in those views across the city, you know, the ones that make London feel magical. But what else is new about the hotel? Well, the Yuhi bedrooms are a blend of Shoreditch loft and Japanese Ryokan with warm wood tones, brushed gold accents, dark parquet floors, a custom-designed ceiling and wallpaper by Shoreditch based-artist Richard Harding, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a step-out balcony. The king size beds are enormous, the walk-in rainfall shower is immense, and the Natura Bissé products add another luxury touch. The TV is worth a shout out, not just because it’s massive, a whole 55 inches, but because it’s positioned at the bottom of the bed and fully rotates so you can watch from the sofa or from the comfort of the king size. The room is really a gem.
The Nobu restaurant speaks for itself; pioneered and created by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and under the supervision of new Executive Chef Sandi Richmond, it’s at the heart of the hotel. There are an array of dinning options, most notably the omakase experience with the chef’s choice menu and it’s the ultimate way to experience the Nobu way of dining. Some of the standout dishes are were the lobster tempura with tamari honey sauce, the outrageously good signature black cod miso, and of course the wagyu beef, which you can cook on the hot plate if having it raw isn’t your thing.
A hotel spa is probs our fave way to really relax and Nobu Hotel has a range of relaxation, fitness, wellness and beauty services aimed to do just that, including his and hers steam room facilities and five element aroma massages. With a blend of customised essential oil infusions, warm steam towels, heated stones, and skilful therapeutic techniques, it’s the ultimate massage experience.
The penthouse and two new room types only add to the appeal of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, which already offers a real touch of luxury in the heart of East London.
Rooms start from £295 per night
10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH