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The Rookery Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great ambiance, fantastic staff and obv a great location

Loved the conservatory, oil paintings, and true London feel.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Exceptional service, charming rooms and a friendly cat.

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.

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.

12 Peter's Lane Cowcross St London England

Located in London City Centre, The Rookery Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Old Bailey and Museum of London. This 33-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also a short walk from St. Paul's Cathedral and London Stock Exchange.


Dining

Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 33 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. 32-inch LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of The Rookery Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a garden. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a fireplace in the lobby and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Club Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Signature Suite, 1 King Bed (The Rook's Nest)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Rookery Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Business (2) Friends (1) Other (2)
5
Everyone

Great ambiance, fantastic staff and obv a great location

By on Dec 12, 2016

4
Everyone

Loved the conservatory, oil paintings, and true London feel.

By on Mar 19, 2016

4

out of the bustle

Couples

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.

By on May 22, 2013

4

pleasant and a great area

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Jan 18, 2013

4

good location, cute hotel

Couples

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.

By on Jul 27, 2012

4

fantastic ambience and service

Couples

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!

By on May 24, 2011

5

amazing hotel

GetawayWithFriends

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.

By on Nov 26, 2009

4

great boutique hotel

BusinessTravelers

Exceptional service, charming rooms and a friendly cat.

By on Oct 11, 2009

5

a find!

Singles

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.

By on Sep 8, 2009

4

a great hotel

Singles

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.

By on Aug 23, 2009