The Rookery Hotel
- Free WiFi
A stay at The Rookery Hotel places you in the heart of London, minutes from Old Bailey and close to St. Paul’s Cathedral. This 4-star hotel is close to London Bridge and Tower of London.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events.
How to Get There
My husband booked to stay here for our wedding anniversary. We stayed on the 3rd floor with the four poster bed. The hotel is Georgian style and if you like history and character this place is brilliant. The furnishings are Georgian and each room has a different name and a different story.
Check in was quick and easy Stelio was great and gave us tips about the area. The hotel has no lift. It has a library a longe area with open fires and conservatory with a honesty bar where you just write in the book. The hotel is fairly small but there is nothing the staff won’t do for you. They brought a tea try to put room.
Our room was lovely and clean with the four poster bed, there were robes, towels hairdryer tv and mini bar. The bathroom was lovely and had Ren preformed you to use and the windows had old shutters. You can order room service or have breakfast brought to your room.
The area is up and coming you don’t feel like your in London as it is quiet in the day. There are a few restaurants and pubs near by plus a nightclub. There is Farringdon station 2 mins walk or Chancley lane about 10 mins walk away. It’s not far from Smithfield market and there are lots of jewellery shops near by. It can be a little noisy from the street but not unbearable likewise it’s a old building so you can hear things creeks from stairs etc.
All in all it was a lovely stay! Lots of history and character I would recommend if your in the area.
After spending a few nights in a modern London hotel, we fancied something with a bit more character - The Rookery certainly fulfilled on that front.
Booking direct paid its due; we were upgraded to a suite on arrival, complete with dressing room, lounge, bedroom and downstairs bathroom.
We arrived late(ish) which meant the bar wasn't manned and operated on a help yourself, and pay what you think reasonable basis. Novel as this was, the last thing we wanted was to make our drinks.
Our four-poster bed was very comfortable. We stayed on a weekday which meant that we were woken early by commuters. We ordered breakfast to the room but the choice was limited and service slow. As a result, we would eat breakfast out next time.
Our stay was perfectly pleasant; if we were to return, we would do so on the weekend in the hope of getting a lie in.
A super treat for my partner and I; we were greeted by a wonderful front of house, and I was informed we were to receive 2 glasses of champagne in recognition of my partners’ birthday.
We were made to feel special and welcome the whole time we were there! A huge shout out to Stellios on the front desk; his smile was infectious!
The photos and reviews suggested a luxurious and special space ~ it turned out to be much less than that: on a noisy street, no dining area, some broken items (kettle, toilet), greatly overpriced and overrated. A homely, historic type of hotel might be a nice concept, but in this instance, it was far from being realised.
If you love history and charm and Georgian furnishings, this is the place for you. The hotel is a compilation of old buildings from 1764 which used to hold shops for various vendors including a butcher, a baker and (maybe a candle stickmaker) a shoemaker. The bedroom (each named after people who lived in the arra) windows are draped in soft velvet and gold tassels, the bathrooms hold lovely clawfoot tubs (not all rooms have a standing shower as well as a tub, so check while booking your room). The staff are helpful and unassuming. A 2-min walk to Farringdon station makes it convenient for entry/exit by train to both major airports or anywhere else in London. Oh and while walking to the station check out this tiny coffee shop (Dept of Coffee and Social Affairs) for excellent smooth lattes, strong espresso and delicious GF pastry options.