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The Rookery Hotel

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank 456traveller19
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Clare B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,... More 

Thank Linda G
Robina, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at the Rookery. Perfectly located and beautiful room. I literally cannot fault any part of it. The staff are so friendly and we got a lovely surprise bottle of champagne for my husbands birthday ! We will always stay here when we return to London in future

Thank Karen W
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my fourth or fifth stay here and I honestly am so disappointed if it's fully booked when I have to be in London (which happened recently). I just can't recommend it highly enough. The staff are so fabulous - friendly, helpful, and can't do enough for you. The rooms are amazing, all different and unique, furnished with antiques... More 

Thank KatrinaIreland
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rookery is an unusual boutique hotel in a fantastic area of London. We visited for a birthday celebration. The service was outstanding and the overall feel of the hotel is a very cool and stylish Downton Abbey type feel. Even though the hotel was full, it always felt quite, private and exclusive. The rooms are very ornate, and comfortable... More 

Thank moody311
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Rookery is a lovely hotel in many ways. The building is incredible and many aspects of the hotel are simply gorgeous. The room we booked was smaller than expected but had a fabulous four poster double bed that was as comfortable as it was spectacular. It felt really quite decadent! The bathroom was also very luxurious and the roll... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

A stunning, quirky haven in the heart of the City. Inside you feel like you're in the lap of luxury but still homely. Restaurants, bars etc on your doorstep but perfectly quiet at night. Fantastic, comfortable bed and room and lovely staff. Can't fault it. Will return next time in London!

Thank Mango338
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cosy, quirky hotel in a great location, surrounded by bars and restaurants. In a building that's been there since 1764 - each room is individual. We stayed in the "Joseph Smith" room with a huge, high comfy double bed, and a large bathroom downstairs with roll top bath. The staff couldn't do enough for you, including lending us a cable... More 

Thank Amy73London
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great character, with wood panelling, and antique fixtures and furnishings. Staff were faultless, the room was clean, and in character. Location is right in the middle, 10-15 minutes walk from City or major attractions.

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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: $272 - $700 (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
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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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles moody311, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A/C was great. Bed a keeper. Facing street and still quiet at night.3rd floor. No lift. Staff carried bags cheerfully”
 of 5 bubbles panamlasvegas, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you have difficulty kneeling in the tub, this isn't the room for you, as it has a claw-foot tub with shower but no shower curtain.”
 of 5 bubbles 453SusanB453, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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