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The Rookery Hotel

#97 of 1,062 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
12 Peter's Lane | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is tough to categorise. Is it even a hotel? No real bar, no restaurant, no proper breakfast, no decent shower, no tea and coffee making facilities all make it hard to write a glowing review. However it is a perfectly situated, discreet, comfortable slice of Dickensian London that stands out among the bog standard hotel offerings in the... More 

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East Sussex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rookery is a unique Georgian building beautifully restored in period style. Boutique style hotel. Location near St. Paul's was great. My room - Ann Meadows - was smallish but had everything that one needed. Bed was very comfortable. Water pressure on 3rd floor is a bit low so shower was disappointing. Breakfast is served in the room and was... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed here for just one night, but wished it was for so much longer. She loved the decor, history of the building and the very helpful and attentive staff. I couldn't really fault it. It's very quirky in places, but so traditional in others. Even the hotel cat was friendly. If you're in London for a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for somewhere special to stay in London for the night. I stumbled across the Rookery and immediately fell in love. Victorian roll top bath? 4 poster bed? What is not to love? We were in the Nathaniel Butt room which was one of their lower scale but don't let that fool you, it was... More 

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Altrincham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Through the front door and into a delightful representation of Georgian England A warm welcome and a delightful room One of the most comfortable beds we have ever experienced Close to St Paul's, the London Museum, Millennium Bridge and good restaurants

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Cambridgeshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous rooms with 4 posters, no numbers just names.. Named after local people who stayed in the building that was everything from a hotel and apartments to a 19th century brothel. Architects, writers and even a famous executioner! Grest names from the past Done out in Edwardian style, a truly regal place .. So close to the city and 60... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stopped one night as it looked so characterful as opposed to the normal soulless chains of hotels. We were absolutely delighted with this intimate and cosy hotel. It is utterly charming, fronted by very helpful and friendly staff. There's plenty of restaurants nearby as well. So in love with this hotel, to the extent that it will be... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Rookery last weekend 23/02/2015 and every expectation was exceeded. Very low key yet chic. Covert rather than overt. The staff are all brilliant and genuinely care. We were having a romantic weekend and the staff knew when to be diplomatic and/or when they should be at hand. The rooms are tiny which is also part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked The Rookery as it seemed a great location for our visit to The Barbican. How delighted we were that we chose The Rookery. Not only is the location great if visiting Barbican, St Paul's, the city...it is so refreshing to find a service driven, individually styled, charming hotel that truly feels like you've stepped into a Dickens novel. If... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a club room for one night after checking out the reviews My honest opinion is it was a cracking place in a great location free cake in the lounge was yummy we enjoyed a cheeky drink from the honesty bar, a chat with the cat, a great breakfast in bed and super claw feet stand alone bath we... More 

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