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
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Business center

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 lounge area, an iPod dock, a laptop safe, wireless internet and LCD flat panel TV along with en suite bathrooms. Guests can also use coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher.

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 parking, 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

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

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
    1.5 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • City Thameslink
    2300 ft
  • Blackfriars Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    1400 ft
  • Farringdon
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
    300 ft
  • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.4 mi
  • Rushy Bay
    1.4 mi
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: 175 sq. feet
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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.

The Rookery photos Room Club Double Room
Club Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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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.

The Rookery photos Room Superior Double Room
Superior Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 230 sq. feet
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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.

The Rookery photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Bed type: Twin beds
Size: 420 sq. feet
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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.

The Rookery photos Room The Rooks Nest
The Rooks Nest
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 780 sq. feet
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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
      1.5 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • City Thameslink
      2300 ft
    • Blackfriars Station
      3300 ft
    Underground stations
    • Barbican
      1400 ft
    • Farringdon
      700 ft
    • Bus stop
      1000 ft
    Restaurants
    • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
      300 ft
    • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • Shell Beach
      1.4 mi
    • Rushy Bay
      1.4 mi
    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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    Places of interest

    • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church - 400 ft
    • William Wallace memorial - 700 ft
    • St Peter's Italian Church - 1400 ft
    • Central Criminal Court "Old Bailey" - 2000 ft
    • St Martin Within Ludgate Church - 2000 ft

    Train stations

    • City Thameslink - 2000 ft

    Convention centers

    Amusement

    • Newgate Execution Scaffold - 1700 ft

    Historical sites

    • Doctor Johnson's House - 2000 ft

    Museums

    • Museum Of London - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd - 1000 ft

    Business areas

    • London Stock Exchange - 2000 ft

    Underground stations

    • Farringdon - 400 ft
    • Barbican - 1000 ft
    • Barbican Centre - 1000 ft
    • Saint Paul's - 2000 ft
    • Chancery Lane - 2000 ft

    Local attractions

    • British Museum - 1.1 mi
      Great Russell Street, London
    • London Transport Museum - 5200 ft
      Covent Garden Piazza, London
    • Covent Garden - 1.0 mi
      Covent Garden, London
    • New London Theatre - 5000 ft
      Drury Lane, London
    • The Monument - 1.0 mi
      Monument St., London

    Near the hotel

    • The Museum of the Order of St John - 800 ft
      St John's Gate, London
    • St. Etheldreda's - 1300 ft
      Ely Place, London
    • Old Bailey - 1700 ft
      Newgate Street, London
    • Dr. Johnson's House - 2300 ft
      17 Gough Square, London
    • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great - 1000 ft
      West Smithfield, London
    • Museum of London - 1700 ft
      150 London Wall, London
    • St. Paul's Cathedral - 2500 ft
      St. Paul's Churchyard, London

    Restaurants nearby

    • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield - 300 ft

      Address: 26 St John Street
      Phone: 020 7251 0848

      63% likes this, based on 351 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: USD 42 - USD 42

    • Smiths of Smithfield - 500 ft

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

      63% likes this, based on 408 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, British
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 80

    • Vinoteca - 200 ft

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

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

    • Hix Oyster & Chop House - 100 ft

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

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

    • Polpo - 100 ft

      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
      1.5 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • City Thameslink
      2300 ft
    • Blackfriars Station
      3300 ft
    Underground stations
    • Barbican
      1400 ft
    • Farringdon
      700 ft
    • Bus stop
      1000 ft
    Restaurants
    • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British)
      300 ft
    • Hix Oyster & Chop House (cuisine: British)
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • Shell Beach
      1.4 mi
    • Rushy Bay
      1.4 mi
    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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