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The Rookery Hotel

#118 of 1,052 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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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the Rookery and it's very pleasant staff. We felt as though we were staying at a home a way from home or visiting a fun relative. The rooms were spacious but quaint and comfortable. We booked three separate rooms for our family and we each enjoyed meeting in the evenings to pat the cat Lady Grey and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed here for a couple of nights and will definitely return. The hotel is superbly located, two mins from Smithfield market and Farringdon station. The west end was also easy to get to, either by cab or tube from nearby St. Paul's. The hotel itself is quirky and is decorated in an "old fashioned" Georgian style, with lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little gem, tucked away in the heart of Smithfield. It is all panelling, antique furniture and the feel of 19th century home but with all the right amenities. Afternoon tea was a thoughtful little extra, served in a warm, genteel lounge containing its own honesty bar. Breakfast is served in your room and was very good.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I never write hotel reviews but given our experience I wanted to share this with others to save them from the same experience. We recently stayed at the hotel as a birthday treat for my other half. The hotel is excellently situated near to Farringdon station. It's beautifully decorated and a real charming feel. We were having an absolutely fabulous... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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 April 26, 2015 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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