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The Rookery Hotel

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly fabulous and charming gem of a boutique hotel with amazing bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms and toiletry products! My boyfriend and I stayed at The Rookery for our anniversary a couple of weeks ago and we were incredibly impressed by the warm welcoming from Gwendolyn, she made us feel right at home! She was really helpful when we made...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here one night on business and possibly enjoyed it. The decor is stunning and the staff were very friendly. For a small hotel I felt the seating areas offered some nice choices and were very comfortable. I came into after dinner and asked for tea to be served in the library and got a lovely tray with biscuits and...

1Thank efay
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great, relaxing break here. A wonderful historic haven in the middle of London. Stunning hotel with antique furniture and very friendly, helpful staff. It's a very small hotel, with no restaurant. However, this caused us no problems as it means that the Rookery is much quieter than many hotels and the breakfast, which is served in your...

1Thank stricklandalan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand all the positive reviews of this place. There is no comfortable sitting area at all, there are two sofas servicing over 30 rooms. Breakfast is to be taken in the room, in our case a very small and dark attic room with a linoleum floored bathroom......not appealing. There are a couple of positives, the building is fairly...

3Thank Giuseppethebarber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked an offsite meeting and were given the Library to hold it, they supplied tea,coffee and danishes - the service was beyond expectations - My VIP would like to stay next time he travels over!

2Thank Jackie L
WilliamHazlitt, William Hazlitt at The Rookery Hotel, responded to this review

“ I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude” Benjamin Disraeli Thank you The Rookery

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking was very simple through Mr and Mrs Smith. Check in and check out very straightforward. Staff friendly. Good location. Nice communal rooms with honesty bar. The room was small, and felt very hot and stuffy - even with the windows open all day and night. The bathroom reasonable size with good quality REN products. The lack of tea/coffee in...

1Thank Minty47
Frankfort, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in the hotel for 3 days with my husband and then for 2 nights on my own. I loved the look of the hotel both inside and out -- a bit of Olde London plunked right in the middle of the City. The room (Mary Lane) while not large, was about twice the size of other London hotels...

1Thank EllieHarold
WilliamHazlitt, William Hazlitt at The Rookery Hotel, responded to this review

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles” - William Hazlitt Thank you The Rookery

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pro's - The location of this small hotel is lovely. It's near lots of restaurants, shops and the Tube station. It's only a 10-15 minute walk to St. Paul's cathedral. - Some staff were very nice, some we just ok. - It's in London!!! Con's - The room was tiny and dark. I could hardly read in there at night....

1Thank Judy Z
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Hotel near Smithfieldmarket. We stayed in the Jack Sheppard room. The bed is too small for a couple, so I would choose a different room next time. But otherwise we where very happy with our stay. It's well situated, quite and lots of restaurants near by.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the plus side: great location near Smithfield market and St Pauls near Thames. Comfortable bed. Tea/coffee tray provided (if you request it). Lots of eateries nearby. On the minus side: very noisy at night due to loading/unloading for the nearby shops/cafes. Bed linen is combined with duvet - bad if you get too hot. Noisy air con. Dark bedroom...

1Thank HampshireMojo

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Staying in Clerkenwell

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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Additional Information about The Rookery Hotel

Address: 12 Peter's Lane | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: €198 - €394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rookery Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Rookery Hotel London
The Rookery Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in London
#104 Business Hotel in London
#114 Romantic Hotel in London
#129 Luxury Hotel in London
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“If you're concerned about noise, don't face the main street.”
567judyz, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room - be lucky!”
HampshireMojo, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each room is different. All are furnished with antiques. The suite on the 3'rd floor was very quiet.”
R9745ZBjohnh, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first or second floor as there will be left traffic past your room”
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davec485, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms offer easy access.”
994amritr, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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