The Rookery Hotel

4 stars
View map of 12 Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DS

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
10 reviews
Amazing hotel

18th century hotel but updated to modern standards. Full of antiques and it was just gorgeous.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 26, 2009
A Find!

A delightful change of pace from impersonal hotels with cookie-cutter decor, this has the cozy feel... See full review

  • design professor
  • Sep 8, 2009
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.

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The Rookery Hotel Rooms

CLUB - DOUBLE
comfortable double room offers one king bed, room is furnished with pictures and antiques. The beds are either 17th Century carved oak or Georgian 4 posters, windows are hung with heavy silk curtains. The bathrooms have restored period plumbing fixtures and fittings, with either a free standing bath or shower. All rooms are air-conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, mini bar, safe, antique desk and Aveda toiletries.
SUPERIOR - DOUBLE
Superior double room offers one double bed. Room are larger. The beds are either 17th Century carved oak or Georgian 4 posters. The bathrooms have restored fittings, many with roll-top baths, overhead showers and high level cisterns. All rooms are air-conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, DVD player, i-pod docking station, mini bar, safe, antique desk and Aveda toiletries
JUNIOR - SUITE
Junior Suite offers one king bed. Luxurious ground floor junior suite: the bedroom has a large four poster carved oak bed, with separate lounge area. Taking pride of place in the centre of the room is an unusual, large flame mahogany Carlton house desk. The bathroom has an extraordinary double ended cast iron bath with a copper top and a dinner plate sized shower head. The room is air conditioned and has complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, Blu-ray player, mini bar, safe and Aveda toiletries.
PENTHOUSE - SUITE
Penthouse Suite offers one king bed. The Rooks Nest is a two-story penthouse suite with views over St Paul's and the Old Bailey from its 40ft spire. The bedroom is dominated by a marvelously ornate bed flanked at each corner by a gilded blackamoor. A huge Victorian bathing machine sits on a raised plinth behind lace curtains in one corner of the room. A dog-leg staircase leads you upstairs to an extraordinary sitting room under the spire. The room is fully air-conditioned with complimentary wi-fi internet access, flat screen LCD television and DVD player both upstairs and downstairs. The sitting room also has a stereo system, dining table, antique lawyers desk, mini-bar and safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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
  • 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 Museum: 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┬á: 1 mi
  • Royal Fusiliers Museum: 1 mi
  • the Gherkin: 1 mi

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.

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Rookery Hotel

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 10
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of The Rookery Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Jersey, USA
Nov 26, 2009

Amazing hotel

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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