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The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   86-88 Clerkenwell Road | 49-50 St John's Square (Townhouse), London EC1M 5RJ, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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Ranked #154 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
LBH1980 Province of Ulster, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Province of Ulster, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a family members wedding, super hotel, very comfortable rooms, close to tubes. Lovely area of London. Wedding was superb staff, service especially the gourmet bacon butties served for the evening reception! Great spot, would definitely stay here again.

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Oakland, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel Zetter was in a great location. I stayed in the main hotel and not the townhouses. The room was small but extremely cozy. The bathroom was large, modern and very, very clean! My only difficulty was that there were no electrical outlets in the bathroom which was cumbersome so used the desk in the room. My room was on... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Zetter Townhouse and quite frankly couldn't have been more impressed. On arrival the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We booked a clubhouse room for the night via. Mr & Mrs Smith (who we were also that impressed with we have now booked another through them) and on checking in we found we had been upgraded... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zetter hotel is in a really convenient area, close to Farringdon and barbican tube station. The hotel common areas and rooms are stylish and quite individual (especially the brothel-like red glowing lights above the external windows - very individual!). The staff are fab, polite and friendly, knowledgeable and nothing is too much for them to do. However, I stayed... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never normally review hotels but I just had to with this one! i absolutely loved my stay at The Zetter, from start to finish. The Reception staff were friendly, genuine & made the whole check in process enjoyable. After being taken up to the room & given local facts about the area i inspected the room to find it... More

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Ithaca, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just returned from a four night business trip to London, stayed in the Zetter hotel, and loved it. I dislike soulless corporate hotels, but sometimes words like "charming," "quirky," or "funky" are code for unprofessional or problematic. And too many hotels described as stylish aren't necessarily pleasant places to spend much time in (I'm thinking of places like the... More

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Catifeoglou, Operations Director at The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse, responded to this review

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Zetter whilst you were in London on business, appreciating the design of our rooms and our friendly staff. I hope that we can welcome you back next time on a leisure trip so you have more time to explore all that Clerkenwell has to offer. More

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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went for brunch and its like stepping into a very loved Aunt's sitting room (well I was meeting my nephew!) the attention to the period/quirky detail is exemplary and brought a smile to our faces. The area is very busy with all the different restaurants so this little oasis is easily overmissed (I wouldn't have realised it was a bar/restaurant... More

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Catifeoglou, Operations Director at The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely review of the Zetter Townhouse, it is great to hear that you found it to be an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of London life! I am delighted that you enjoyed both our food and drink offering, and our small touches which we like to agree make us unique. See you again very soon! More

Nacka, Sweden
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quite nice little hotel in cool Clerkenwell ... if it wasnt for all the annoying details. When we arrived the Ving Key Card system was down since a couple of days. This means you need staff to escort you to your room. One of two elevators was out of order. And being woken up by the fire alarm (false... More

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Catifeoglou, Operations Director at The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay, of course we are disappointed to learn of the issues you experienced. We are currently in communication with the travel agent you booked through, so you will be hearing from us shortly. More

Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the room that features in the photo - an apartment at the top of the building with a lovely deck area. In fact, a large lovely deck area, with loungers & seating. We loved it. The room was very good, bathroom reasonable in size. The only things to make it more perfect - somewhere to hang used towels... More

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Catifeoglou, Operations Director at The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse, responded to this review

Ian- Your review was a delight to read, thank you! The rooftop apartment is a personal favourite of mine and I hope you got to make the most of the deck with this rare July sunshine! I am pleased to read that the team were accommodating with all requests and I hope that we can welcome you back again in... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely. The stand out feature is the staff. I wrote them a thank you card because I was so impressed. They manage to be personable but professional and make you feel very relaxed. Excellent.

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Catifeoglou, Operations Director at The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse, responded to this review

Iain, I am so pleased that our team made your stay with us so memorable and relaxing. Thank you for taking the extra time to leave a thank you card, I know that the team will be delighted with this acknowledgment of their efforts. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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Address: 86-88 Clerkenwell Road | 49-50 St John's Square (Townhouse), London EC1M 5RJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Islington / Clerkenwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse 4*
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#114 Luxury Hotel in London #137 Romantic Hotel in London #148 Business Hotel in London #170 Family Hotel in London
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The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse has 59 bedrooms (Hotel) + 13 bedrooms (Townhouse) and suites which have all been individually designed to offer style, comfort and personality including 7 rooftop studios all with private outdoor terrace. Located in London's most fashionable neighbourhood, Clerkenwell boasts superb restaurants, excellent pubs, clubs,wine bars and a number of galleries and theatres. The Zetter Hotel is also home to the award winning Bistrot Bruno Loubet and ZTH cocktail bar. ... more   less 
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