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The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   86-88 Clerkenwell Road | 49-50 St John's Square, London EC1M 5RJ, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small and really charming hotel. You're feeling at home as soon as you walk in the door, being welcomed by friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are few and different and according to Gregorian design, making you wonder where the exentric auntie might be hiding. Food and drinks are superb. A wonderful place to stay and return to!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would rate this as a good three star, the room was small, and the air con was poor. Tea and coffee is down the hall and the mini bar is a vending machine next to the tea and coffee. The restaurant was ok, but didn't have many vegetarian options. The guy on check in was pleasant and helpful, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed the weekend here due to attending a wedding at St.Pauls. Denied an upgrade as "it was our first stay with them". Unusual reasoning in my opinion, when the hotel know you've forked out a small fortune for a whole weekend with them. For £150 a night, room was tiny (the size of a typical bathroom) although well designed and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a guest room at The Zetter at short notice a night before arrival and it was everything and more than we had hoped! Our room 302 (and the hotel in general) made good use of clever lighting especially in the bathroom which was super with a very large shower, big enough for two. We loved the decor too... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at the Zetter for a weekend recently - I also spent a week at the hotel some time ago but neglected to write a review. The pluses about this hotel are simple: terrific service and great food at the hotel restaurant and various others in the area - you are literally in the food epicenter of London. However... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled to London in August for a short weekend visit and stayed at the Zetter for two nights. It's a lovely and modern hotel in the Clerkenwell area of the city. It's within walking distance to a number of fantastic restaurants (including the one in the hotel) like St. John and Modern Pantry and located in... More

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

I am so delighted to read that you choose to stay with us when visiting from New York and you took the opportunity to sample Bistrot Bruno Loubet, as well as the large selection of excellent restaurants that Farringdon has to offer. We are lucky to have so many convenient transport links into Central London and I do hope that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner just got back from a wonderful 1 night stay at the Zetter. We stayed in a guest room and thought there was great use of space. We loved the bathroom especially the power shower. We didn't use the mini bar but it was a nice touch and if we were staying longer then we would have... More

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

Thank you for your recent review ‘Jet-Zetters’, (we are loving the name, very catchy!) I am delighted to hear that your experience with us was a memorable one and that our staff were able to assist with any requests that you had. I do hope that next time you choose to stay with us that you get the chance to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left with mixed feelings about my stay here. Although the area has become more interesting than it was 10 years ago, I still find it a very bland part of London. The staff at the Zetter were helpful and professional and I enjoyed the food in the adjacent restaurant. My room was very small and felt a bit depressing,... More

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

Many thanks for your review Steven and taking the time to feedback to us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal in Bistrot Bruno Loubet, and that our staff looked after you well. I am of course disappointed to read that you felt let down by our rooms. We have some very positive comments about our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Zetter on many occasions over the past 3 years and I can't think of a bad word to say about it. The service is always excellent, the rooms are all cool with their own personality and the food amazing. If you want to splash out then go for a roof top room. You won't be... More

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

What a lovely review to read! Thank you for taking the time to feedback, it is always nice to hear when we make such an impact on our guests that they decide to return to us again and again. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back on a regular basis. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary for one night on 26th July 2014, booking a superior room; we were not disappointed. Check in was fast and efficient. The room was ultra-modern and gorgeous, situated on the second floor overlooking the square. We informed the hotel that it was our anniversary beforehand and a card, bottle of Prosecco and chocolates... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us to celebrate your special occasion and I am pleased that the small gestures we made contributed to the enjoyment of your anniversary! We look forward to seeing you for the next one! More

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Address: 86-88 Clerkenwell Road | 49-50 St John's Square, 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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The Zetter Hotel has 59 bedrooms including 7 rooftop studios all with private outdoor terrace and The Zetter Townhouse is a Georgian townhouse with 13 individually styled bedrooms and suites. Located in fashionable Clerkenwell, they are perfect destinations for those looking for hotels with style, comfort and bags of personality. Built by eco-conscious hoteliers, they have used energy-saving technology and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. This approach also includes water pumped from the hotel's own 1500-foot bore-hole beneath the building which not only helps make the building self sustaining but also supplies The Zetter's bottled spring water that is served in the restaurant and rooms. The hotels are also home to the celebrated Bistrot Bruno Loubet and award-winning Cocktail Lounge at The Zetter Townhouse, an exciting collaboration between The Zetter, chef Bruno Loubet and the creators of 69 Colebrooke Row. The neighbourhood boasts of superb restaurants, excellent pubs, clubs,wine bars and a number of galleries and theatres. Explore the surroundings on Brompton bicycles which guests can hire from us free of charge. ... more   less 
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