The Rookery Hotel - London

ex. Rookery Hotel

12 Peter'S Lane Cowcross St, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6DS  show map
 4 stars
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The Rookery Hotel - London

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid off-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Editorial review:

The 33-room hotel The Rookery was built within a row of 18th century Georgian houses and decorated with period furniture, like a museum-piece collection of Victorian baths, showers and toilets. There is a small city garden and the two-story Rock’s Nest Suite.

Verified Reviews:

  • Wi-fi almost never works - No shower curtains - Beautiful vintage rooms - Huge bath tubes
  • No dresser in my room - Room is very large - Antique-style bathroom - Room was spotlessly clean
  • We will stay here again - Atmosphere is extremely cosy - Free broadband in all the rooms
  • Bathroom is charming - Closets were very small - Staff were all very helpful
  • Rooms are cosy and romantic - Furniture is all antique - Staff are great

Overview

Rookery is a 4-star elegant hotel providing an en-suite accommodation only minutes away from National Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Royal Opera House.

The Rookery Hotel is 30 minutes' walk from the center of London. A museum, a gallery and a college lie a short distance away.

Old Street train station is a 15-minute walk away. 15 minutes' drive from London City airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the garden, 33 rooms feature antique décor, a safe, an iPod dock, television with satellite channels, heating and Wi-Fi along with en suite bathrooms. Guests can make use of a hairdryer, bath sheets and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the conservatory. Offering various dining options, Hix Oyster & Chop House and Vinoteca are about 5-minute walk away.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 11.95 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can benefit from a car park, a newspaper stand and a safety deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   33.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid off-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

12 Peter'S Lane Cowcross St, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6DS

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City Center
  • London
    2.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • City Thameslink
    700 m
  • Blackfriars Station
    1.0 km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    400 m
  • Farringdon
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
    80 m
  • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
    30 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    2.2 km
  • Rushy Bay
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Rooms and availability

The Rookery photos Room Club Single Room
Club Single Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 16 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy room has one oak Single bed, antique furnishings, paintings and silk drapes. The bathroom is fitted with Victorian bathroom fittings.

Room facilities
    The Rookery photos Room Club Double Room
    Club Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 16 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Comfortable room has silk drapes, antiques and artwork. The bed are either 18th century carved oak or four poster. The bathroom has Victorian fittings featuring with a free standing bath or shower.

    Room facilities
      The Rookery photos Room Superior Double Room
      Superior Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 21 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This room is slightly larger than standard room which include the same amenities as the standard room. The bathroom has Victorian fittings and free standing bath.

      Room facilities
        The Rookery photos Room Junior Suite
        Junior Suite
        Bed type: Twin beds
        Size: 39 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        This suite is luxurious with one Double bed, separate lounge area and antique desk. The bathroom feature Victorian fittings with either a free standing claw-footed bathtub and integrated shower.

        Room facilities
          The Rookery photos Room The Rooks Nest
          The Rooks Nest
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 72 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          This suite is a two story penthouse, the bedroom is dominated by a marvelously ornate bed. The suite boasts opulent antiques including a beautifully restored Edwardian bathing machine with a dinner plate sized shower head.

          Room facilities

            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            12 Peter'S Lane Cowcross St, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6DS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              2.4 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • City Thameslink
              700 m
            • Blackfriars Station
              1.0 km
            Underground stations
            • Barbican
              400 m
            • Farringdon
              200 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
              80 m
            • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
              30 m
            Beaches
            • Shell Beach
              2.2 km
            • Rushy Bay
              2.2 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              33

            Hotel Awards

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            Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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            The Rookery Location

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church - 100 m
            • William Wallace memorial - 200 m
            • St Peter's Italian Church - 400 m
            • Barbican Centre - 500 m
            • Central Criminal Court "Old Bailey" - 600 m
            • St Martin Within Ludgate Church - 600 m

            Train stations

            • City Thameslink - 600 m

            Convention centers

            Amusement

            • Newgate Execution Scaffold - 500 m

            Historical sites

            • Doctor Johnson's House - 600 m

            Stadiums

            • London Stock Exchange - 600 m

            Museums

            • Museum Of London - 500 m

            Theaters

            • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd - 300 m

            Underground stations

            • Farringdon - 100 m
            • Barbican - 300 m
            • Barbican Centre - 300 m
            • Saint Paul's - 600 m
            • Chancery Lane - 600 m

            Local attractions

            • British Museum - 1.7 km
              Great Russell Street, London
            • London Transport Museum - 1.6 km
              Covent Garden Piazza, London
            • Covent Garden - 1.7 km
              Covent Garden, London
            • New London Theatre - 1.5 km
              Drury Lane, London
            • The Monument - 1.6 km
              Monument St., London

            Near the hotel

            • The Museum of the Order of St John - 220 m
              St John's Gate, London
            • St. Etheldreda's - 370 m
              Ely Place, London
            • Old Bailey - 490 m
              Newgate Street, London
            • Dr. Johnson's House - 690 m
              17 Gough Square, London
            • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great - 290 m
              West Smithfield, London
            • Museum of London - 510 m
              150 London Wall, London
            • St. Paul's Cathedral - 740 m
              St. Paul's Churchyard, London

            Restaurants nearby

            • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield - 80 m

              Address: 26 St John Street
              Phone: 020 7251 0848

              63% likes this, based on 351 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: GBP 32 - GBP 32

            • Smiths of Smithfield - 150 m

              Address: 67 - 77 Charterhouse Street
              Phone: 020 7251 7950

              63% likes this, based on 408 reviews
              Cuisine: Contemporary, British
              Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 61

            • Vinoteca - 40 m

              Address: 7 St John Street
              Phone: +44 (0)20 7253 8786

              64% likes this, based on 95 reviews
              Price Range: GBP 49 - GBP 49

            • Hix Oyster & Chop House - 30 m

              Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents
              Phone: 020 7017 1930

              63% likes this, based on 159 reviews
              Cuisine: British

            • Polpo - 20 m

              Address: 2 Cowcross Street
              Phone: 020 7250 0034

              60% likes this, based on 78 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              33

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            The Rookery Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Rookery

            Average guest rating

            7.8out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 75 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            8.8
            Service
            8.8
            Value
            7.9
            Location
            9.7

            Guest reviews

            • Couple
              9.2

              loved the room very relaxing and comfortable staff very helpful

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              The hotel was beautifully decorated and our room was charming and comfortable. The staff were very well trained and exceptionally polite and welcoming. The history of the hotel and its location is fascinating.

              It would have been nice to have had tea/coffee making facilities in our room for an early morning cup of tea/coffee without having to ring for room service. Most hotels provide this service.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Wonderful, atmospheric hotel - full of flair and character. Victorian and Georgian decor but with modern levels of comfort and cleanliness. I loved the claw-foot bath and the fact that there was always plenty of hot water available at high pressure. As one with sensitive skin I appreciated the Aveda shower cream and shampoo - a nice touch. There's a quiet drawing-room type bar to relax in and a sweet little garden. A lovely place - a real oasis in the old City of London.

            • Couple
              7.0

              Lovely room and bathroom.

              It was very noisy at night due to being so near lots of bars and clubs. The plumbing was also very noisy.

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              A lovely hotel with a twist, the furniture being from yesteryear. Stunning 4 poster beds with sloping floors. Very grand. Would definately use again!

              Would have liked coffee making facility in room. Just for 1st thing in the morning & last thing at night. Wouldnt stop me from going again, though.

            • Single
              8.2

              Lovely feel, l love the location, friendly staff.

              Personally I like a bit more light and space (dark red walls, dark wood in my room), but I can see the rooms would appeal to a lot of people

            • Single
              10.0

              the staff was amazing, the location is excellent, Loved the Ren products. the bed was very comfortable, the rooms air conditioned and overall the hotel is very cozy, charming and tasteful. I would definitely go back, especially as I discovered how close the diamond district is to The Rookery.

              while the hotel has free WiFi It would be good if there was also a computer to access for guests who didn't lug their laptop.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              decor is olde world; all bedrooms different; sanitary fittings are restored antiques; antique old masters hanging on walls; breakfast in room at time to suit visitor.

              our room this time was a tad small but very nicely furnished and a comfortable bed with lovely pillows and linen.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              The hotel was different, not your typical hotel. The breakfast was lovely. I loved the pillows and the bath was great!.

            • Couple
              8.8

              Location, levels of comfort, atmosphere and scale, (small hotel)

            • Couple
              7.0

              Ideal location for city and romantic break. Good for local bars and excellent local restaurants

              dripping shower in room. Unable to see television in room as view blocked by bed

            • Couple
              9.6

              The quirkiness of the room and many original features

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              We stayed in an absolutely gorgeous room with a fantastic bath, wished we could have stayed longer.

            • Couple
              8.8

              The beautiful four poster room and breakfast in the room in the morning.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              The usual olde worlde charm and ambience.

              Rooms do tend to be very hot in summer and only slightly cooler in winter.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel The Rookery Hotel - London London location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            12 Peter'S Lane Cowcross St, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6DS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              2.4 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • City Thameslink
              700 m
            • Blackfriars Station
              1.0 km
            Underground stations
            • Barbican
              400 m
            • Farringdon
              200 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
              80 m
            • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
              30 m
            Beaches
            • Shell Beach
              2.2 km
            • Rushy Bay
              2.2 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              33

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonThe Rookery

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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