The Rookery Hotel ★★★★

3.8 /5
Overall score
82%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.4
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Overview

The Rookery is located in the fashionable area of Clerkenwell, between the West End and London's central business district, known as The City. It is like Soho in the east, with bustling street life and a plethora of fascinating places to eat and drink.

Quietly located a short distance from the Barbican, St Paul's, Holborn and The Tate Modern, the only remaining early houses in St Peter's Lane have been repaired and extended to create the delightful small hotel.

Inside, the Rookery is all period charm. Polished wood panelling, stone flagged floors, open fires and genuine antique furniture give the place a warm, homely atmosphere - more private club than hotel.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Rookery's two elegant meeting and events rooms are furnished throughout with fine old paintings and prints and mellow antiques. The requirements of the 21st Century are met by state-of-the-art facilities as well as helpful friendly service.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi

General

  • Concierge

Services

  • Business center
  • In-Room Safe
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

82% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.8/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.4/5
  • Comfort: 4.3/5
  • Location: 4/5
  • Value: 3.4/5

Don't stay if you want a shower - Not a good business hotel

Would not recommend Fri, Jun 14, 2013
First off - the staff is absolutely amazing and friendly. I gave it an extra star for that! The problem is if you are traveling for business, as I was, it is not a good hotel. There is no gym, only a few of the bathrooms actually have a shower (they seemed surprised when I asked for this!). For the prices they charge, a shower should be in all rooms. Going back to the staff - very accommodating. When I asked for a room w/ a shower, they first said that wasn't an option, but then found a room. However, in the new room the tub of the shower didn't actually drain, so it wasn't the greatest experience. Very old English feel - not really my taste. The Rookery Hotel does have a good location though in the sense of it is near 2 tube stops and not a horrible walk to various tourist attractions. Summary - Rookery Hotel has great/friendly staff, no gym, and spotty showers.

| Chicago, IL, USA Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

out of the bustle

Would recommend Wed, May 22, 2013
excellent botique hotel with enough services & extremely friendly & HELPFUL STAFF. The area is interesting with very good food & pub choices. My wife really liked it.

Dining

several upscale restruants within 2 blocks & good economical pizza/italian bistro across the street.

| pennsylvania,usa Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Pleasant and a great area

Would recommend Fri, Jan 18, 2013
I enjoyed everything about the hotel. It's a small hotel so if you want a gym and a restaurant then look elsewhere. On the other hand you are surrounded by restaurants so it should be more of an opportunity than a problem. My only problem was that I had too little time to enjoy the hotel and the area before it was time to go home

Dining

Hix Chophouse

| Oregon Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good location, cute hotel

Would recommend Fri, Jul 27, 2012
The room was smaller than it appeared online, but the hotel was cute. The location is very nice--in a very cute, walkable neighborhood a block away from Farringdon station.

| Hartford, CT Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

So close yet so far

Would not recommend Thu, Nov 3, 2011
The Rookery, you might as well call it The Crook-ery. First I will start with the good, our room was spectacular! Old English heaven, bathroom was amazing I want that in my dream house. Ok so the food....there was not proper room service, a beacon sandwich is what your offered, that so tacky. Oh my lord the mini bar, is not just in the bar, anything in the room that is not furniture or nailed down is pretty much mini bar, so you cant expect complimentary anything. it cost us a dodgy £35 for small water, small wine and 4 small pots of nuts. It was our anniversary and they mega failed. So disappointing. Not to mention the concierge to describe he had ginger-blonde hair glasses and i'm pretty sure was gay. If you meet him beware, the rudest man on the planet. When we left I didn't want to say goodbye, simply because of how rude he was. I have no time for that. But as we left he kept saying good bye, good bye, good bye, good bye, good bye, good bye. Do you see how rude that is? so depressing. never again :-(

Dining

you have to go to the waldorf hilton its amazing!!! :-D

| City of London, UK Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Fantastic Ambience and Service

Would recommend Tue, May 24, 2011
Everything about this hotel is elegant and charming. From the extremely courteous reception staff to the spacious and beautifully adorned rooms, the entire experience was delightful. We stayed in the Dr Theopolus Garencieres suite which had a tub unlike any I've ever seen; but, it seems that every room has it's own distinct personality and I doubt there's a stinker in the bunch. Wether they were delivering tea to the room or providing directions, the service staff were always very pleasant and accommodating. It felt like we had a team of butlers on call. The surrounding area came alive Saturday night with after-hour nightclubs and restaurants, but during the day it felt more like a neighborhood than a city. Clerkenwell, itself, has an interesting past worth investigating. For touring other parts of London, a tube stop is just a short block from the hotel which was great until the weekend. It appears that London is sprucing up for the Olympics and Farringdon station was closed for improvements the Saturday and Sunday we were there. There was no obvious indication about how long the improvements would take, but there are other tubes within walking distance so it was a minor inconvenience during our otherwise fantastic stay. The Rookery isn't a bargain monetarily, but if you're looking for a unique experience in a refined atmosphere, it's a great deal!

Entertainment hint

The 24-hour Honesty Bar was a welcoming feature!

| Los Angeles Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amazing hotel

Would recommend Thu, Nov 26, 2009
18th century hotel but updated to modern standards. Full of antiques and it was just gorgeous. Staff was great, very friendly. The lounges were comfortable and beautiful. Loved this hotel except for the fact there was no shower, only bathtubs with those handheld shower things. We got water all over the floor trying to take a shower. Still I loved the hotel and would recommend it. Very near Farringdon Station tube. Didn't eat there due to time constraints.

| New Jersey, USA Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great boutique hotel

Would recommend Sun, Oct 11, 2009
Exceptional service, charming rooms and a friendly cat.

Dining

The Bleeding Heart is a terrific French restaurant just a few blocks away.

| New York, NY Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

A Find!

Would recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2009
A delightful change of pace from impersonal hotels with cookie-cutter decor, this has the cozy feel of a private club (old-fashioned tub, velvet draperies, antique furniture), with the conveniences of modern living (thick towels, good water pressure, lovely continental breakfast served in the room). It's well worth going a bit off the beaten track to stay here.

| New York Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A Great Hotel

Would recommend Sun, Aug 23, 2009
A great hotel, good location but limit your stay to weekdays due to the noisy drinking crowds that gather on Friday & Sat nights in the area around this hotel.

| Sacramento, CA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Farringdon 0.1 mi
Museum of the Order of St John 0.1 mi
St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum 0.2 mi
Museum of London Docklands 0.3 mi
Old Bailey 0.3 mi
Museum of London 0.3 mi
Trinity College of Music 0.3 mi
Fleet Street 0.4 mi
Barbican Art Gallery 0.4 mi
Guildhall School of Music and Drama 0.4 mi
St Pauls Cathedral 0.5 mi
Clockmakers' Museum 0.5 mi
British Postal Museum and Archive 0.5 mi
City University London 0.5 mi
Clerkenwell 0.6 mi
Temple church 0.6 mi
London Astoria 0.6 mi
Twinings Museum 0.7 mi
Sadler's Wells Theatre 0.7 mi
Charles Dickens Museum 0.7 mi
Sir John Soane's Museum 0.7 mi
Millennium Bridge 0.7 mi
Bank of England 0.7 mi
Barbican 0.7 mi
Royal Exchange 0.8 mi
Liverpool Street Station 0.9 mi
Tate Modern 0.9 mi
Aldwych Theatre 0.9 mi
Tower 42 0.9 mi
Islington 0.9 mi
Somerset House 0.9 mi
Lyceum Theatre 0.9 mi
the Strand 0.9 mi
London Theatre 0.9 mi
Cartoon Museum 1 mi
Transport Museum 1 mi
Russell Square 1 mi
Broadgate Tower 1 mi
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret 1 mi
Courtauld Gallery 1 mi
London Transport Museum 1 mi
Clink Prison Museum 1 mi
The Brunswick  1 mi
Royal Fusiliers Museum 1 mi
the Gherkin 1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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