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The Rookery Hotel

#109 of 1,050 Hotels in London
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12 Peter's Lane | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice Hotel overall - first impression was very old fashioned. But all mod cons here. Shower taps old fashioned and bathroom taps came out as separate hot and cold ( no mixing). Shower over bath and no hand rail. Felt quite vulnerable as very high bath to step over each time. Room Service food offerings superb.

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Kent, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here several times on business trips but I think it would also be a nice hotel for couples. It's decorated in an old English style and the rooms have beautiful fittings and REN products in the bathrooms. Staff are polite and helpful. I would say always have a staff member show you to your room as it's not... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restored gothic building, individually styled rooms. Local cat very friendly. Very unique feeling, from the honesty bar to the friendly and relaxed approach. Not quite 5 stars, room hot, air con didn't really work. You'd expect an old house to suffer from lack of flowing air, but it was very warm in the room. Also would probably expect the... More 

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Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read lots of reviews of this hotel so I knew what to expect. The Rookery Hotel is a Georgian Town House near Smithfield in the City. The owner apparently, loves antiques and the hotel is full of lovely pieces, and a French Polisher comes in to keep the furniture in tip top condition so the Receptionist told us.... More 

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winterparkcity
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family while visiting London and our daughter studying in London, just a couple blocks from this hotel or this little gem would not have been on our radar! We truly enjoyed the personal touch of this small, quaint intimate hotel. We had three rooms - all different but wonderful! My husband and I stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't always write up a review but on this occasion we had such a lovely stay I wanted to make sure it was recorded. We booked for two nights (Friday & Saturday) in a superior room. We almost missed the hotel walking up the street as you wouldn't guess this beautiful building would be where it was. The front... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Quite simply I utterly adore this little hotel. It is a treasure, a delight, a joy, a fascinating building, with equally as fascinating former residents - each room is named after a previous tenant or resident. It is like stepping back into Dickensian times when you walk through the door. Stylishly furnished in period furniture with fabulous flagstone floors. It... More 

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France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I really like this place but have to agree with some of the other reviews that it is not a hotel in the traditional sense of the word. It reminded me of staying with my grandparents when I was a child. The rooms are filled with all sorts of things that rather get in the way if you have a... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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