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The Rookery Hotel

#101 of 1,058 Hotels in London
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12 Peter's Lane | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS, England
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edinburgh
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was greatly looking forward to staying here but found the experience disappointing. Perhaps I was unlucky with the room I was given. On the third floor it very much had a dingy attic feel. Not very luxurious for the cost. No natural light because windows small and shutters had to be permanently closed. Ten feet across from the room... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rookery is just wonderful - a hidden, calm oasis in the chaos of London. I stayed here for business and it was divine - a home away from home, with extra luxuries. The bath was a treat - deep and enough hot water to fill! Large, fluffy towel and a huge bed to stretch out on afterwards! Room service... More 

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Leeds
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed here 3 times now and hope to again soon. I love the farringdon area around the hotel and its no hardship that there is no restaurant or room service. I've had a range of rooms from the Walter de Manny (that may be spelt wrong..) to their entry level room. All are equally luxurious and well appointed. The... More 

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Thank Kreeny
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only stayed one night but it was very comfortable in an old fashioned way. The bar was an honesty bar - help yourself and put down what you had. Breakfast was room service and mostly cold food. I would certainly recommend this hotel it is a change from the faceless chains.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, within easy walking distance of Farringdon tube station. Stayed here for one night on a business trip. This is not a typical business hotel - there is no restaurant on site, food is possible via room service. The rooms are old fashioned - the room I had "Nathaniel Butt" had a large bath rather than shower. The bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Rookery for 2 nights while travelling for business. The area where the hotel is located is very nice. You can walk to pretty much everything you want to see and there are great places to eat around it. I particularly liked the atmosfere and the service. It is not a business hotel, it feels more like... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband stayed at the rookery for a week in mid-November on business, and I joined him for a weekend. Everything was lovely. The room, which I think was on the second or third floor--I might be making up a third floor?), was very quiet and felt secluded (in a good way) from other rooms. The fellows at the reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights over new year,only been home a few hours but feel I must right this review asap...as it was a fantastic hotel,with very friendly service...will definitely be going back there !!! Loved it. The rooms was amazing and value for money! Well done The rookery.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Exclusive hotel in the City ,visited between Xmas and NewYear .every room different from the other ,real English style , no restaurant but they do serve a breakfast .Staff very helpful and friendly, Housecat Lady Grey is gourgeos

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I want to first off say that the hotel, location and staff were all exceptional. During short stays with jet lag being a factor int is imperative the good sleep be had at night. The Manny suite was very nicely appointed but the temperature ranged from 32-33 deg C thats 91-93 degrees F. We did inform the staff and they... More 

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