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The Rookery Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here over New Year for my wife's 30th Birthday, and I really cannot recommend The Rookery Hotel enough. Firstly the hotel is excellently located. We took the Gatwich Express train (which take 30 mins) to London Victoria, and from there it's about 15 mins on the tube (with 1 line swap) to Farringdon station, which is 2 minutes...

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night in this gorgeous little hotel, but one night was definitely not long enough. The staff are all extremely nice and helpful, we were taken to our room - Susan Gilyard - and given a little bit of information on why the room was named after Susan. Our room was lovely, huge bed and spacious bathroom. The...

Thank louisethecatlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and helpful staff in the most beautiful hotel. Steeped in history. Great location. Beautiful rooms. The ideal spot for a cosy romantic Christmas getaway. I never want to leave each time I come back!

Thank SDJones_jonesy
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over Christmas and it was an excellent stay. We stayed in the Joseph Smith room on the ground floor. The room was exquisitely furnished and was very large. The bathroom is actually located down a flight of stairs. This might be an issue for some but we found it very charming. The bathroom is large and the...

Thank Amrit R
Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Nice hotel, I guess for London you have to pay these prices. Nothing about it really went the extra mile to make me give it 5 stars. Disappointed there is no tea or coffee making equipment, or even a free bottle water in the rooms, but they do find space to stuff a basket full of drinks/sweets that you can...

Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The hotel is tucked away in a small street in trendy Clerkenwell. It manages to pull off the mixture of quaintly old fashioned charming residence with modern efficiency and service - neat trick - and something that a lot of places have not managed. You will feel instantly comfortable and at home in this hotel. Well worth the price.

Thank nicky w
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

An extremely nice place to come back to after busy days in the City. Warm and cosy like a countryside guesthouse though walking distance to city business addresses as well as very good restaurants. And an unusually fast wifi.

Thank Christian B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Convenient for most popular sights, this hotel is charming and peaceful. Beautifully furnished and maintained, the age of the building seems to wrap you in a comfortable blanket. Staff are very helpful and ensure the smooth running of this hotel. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

You struggle to believe you are in the heart of London when staying at The Rookery. Charming, quaint, impeccable service and no need to tube/taxi it anywhere as there are a number of great bars and restaurants close by. We asked for a tray with a kettle, milk, coffee and tea bags ready for the morning and this was brought...

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We love the Rookery - it is small, quaint and full of history -- -you feel like a member of a family while here as the staff is very accommodating. The rooms have names, not numbers; the honor bar and sitting room are like a welcoming living room after a long day of seeing London. Rooms are decorated with antiques,...

Thank Linda G

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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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Address: 12 Peter's Lane | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: €201 - €344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rookery Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Rookery Hotel London
The Rookery Hotel London
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#99 Family Hotel in London
#104 Business Hotel in London
#114 Romantic Hotel in London
#119 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Ask for a room on the first or second floor as there will be left traffic past your room”
  • Henry Carey
 of 5 bubbles davec485, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms offer easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles 994amritr, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Noise factor - nightclubs nearby, but second floor room was fine - extra pane windows and very heavy curtains took care of the it.”
 of 5 bubbles lindagY1302NF, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Let the staff know what your preference is - shower / bath, stairs / ground (there is no lift) and they will accommodate you”
 of 5 bubbles KatrinaIreland, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Rooks Nest....if you can afford it.”
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