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The Zetter Hotel - London

Hotel Rating: 4 Star Boutique √ Free WiFi √ Gym √ Air-Conditioning √ Non-smoking √
Achieved a score of 90% from 1341 reviews
Rates from £114 per room
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, England, UK, EC1M 5RJ

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Farringdon 299 yards (273 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.5 miles (2.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.4 miles (10.3 km). Within a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) circle of the hotel are 4 tube stations (underground system). The Zetter Hotel is located between Holborn and the City of London (square mile, financial district) in Clerkenwell (an up and coming area in terms of being fashionable) on the corner of Clerkenwell Road and St Johns Square. Close enough to the heart of the West End for the journey to take a few minutes by taxi while also giving good access to the City itself and out to places like the Docklands and City Airport. The nearby Farringdon Station gives access by train to both Gatwick and Luton airports. Nearest attractions include Museum of London (0.5 miles), Saddlers Wells Theatre (0.5 miles), Barbican centre (0.5 miles), St Paul's Cathedral (0.7 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.7 miles) and the Millennium Bridge (0.8 miles). The South bank is where you will find places like the Royal Festival Hall and Shakespeare's Globe theatre and is just 1 mile on the South side of the River Thames (nearest crossing point is Blackfriars Bridge).

Hotel in Detail:

The Zetter Hotel is contemporary hip/boutique style with a relaxed and quirky feel and is run independently. An Eco-Chic hotel having been built with sustainability in mind. 500 feet below the hotel is a borehole which is sued to cool the hotel fridges as well as supplying free spring water to the Zetter Hotels guests. A feature point is the atrium roof ensuring natural light and ventilation to each floor.
Bedrooms are accessed by a striking spiral staircase and by the hotel lift which lead to the stunning five floor Atrium and the hotel bedrooms.
Each bedroom is individually designed with classic and designer furniture with modern artwork and decor and funky chairs. The rooms style can be described as modern-vintage and have pink mood lighting. Amenities include direct dial telephone with voicemail, CD and DVD player, free high speed internet access, interactive flat screen cabletelevision (with internet browser, movies on demand,4000 free music tracks), hot water bottle, safe, books, air conditioning, workstation, supplied books, duck down pillows and duvets, sash windows that open and mist free mirrors. Rooms are en-suite where facilities include a walk-in shower with rain dance shower head and supplied toiletries.
Top floor studios have a 32 inch flat screen TV, kettle, minibar, patio, full height windows and city views.
Studio extras: Private patios with panoramic city views, Sunloungers (Superior and Deluxe Studios only), Wall to ceiling windows, I-pod docking station and speakers, Complimentary slippers, large flat-screen TV, Oak floors, Bedside Tivoli clock radio, Mini bar and kettle, Bath with Raindance shower, Ice and fresh milk brought to your room daily, Laptop sized safe, Iron and ironing boards.
Room service is 24 hours. Fax and printers can be hired for use in-room.

Dining Options:

Onsite is the bustling Bistrot Restauran. With a capacity for ninety guests, here you will find a modern Bistrot food using classical techniques to produce an exciting combination of hearty regional food, contemporary dishes and reinterpreted classics. A delicate use of spice, and Asian and North African ingredients help create a unique take on modern bistrot food.
Open: 07.00 till 10.30 (weekends 07.30 till 11.00), noon till 14.30, 18.00 till 22.30 (Sunday till 22.00).
The Atrium bar and lounge is fully licensed and serves a full range of drinks, including cocktails. Here the features include a long marble bar and large sash windows and during appropriate weather places tables outside on the cobble stoned St Johns Square for guests to sit and enjoy their drink.
Open: 07.00 till midnight.

The Zetter Hotel also two private meeting/function/party rooms that can accommodate up to eighty guests cocktail style. These rooms are each air-conditioned and have the latest facilities.
The hotel has vending machines on 4 floors where you can purchase anything from toothpaste to Champagne to cameras. There is also a coffee machine on every floor with different types of coffee including expresso and cappuccino. Public areas have a WiFi internet connection.
The hotel reception has bicycles for hire. In-room spa services can be arranged. Complimentary access to a nearby gymnasium. There is are full concierge services.
Bedroom Numbers: 59 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon


There is no parking onsite.


Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 187th from 866 London hotels, and 72nd of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Malmaison Hotel Farringdon, with base rates beginning from £107 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Malmaison Hotel Farringdon also offers: free WiFi.
As the Zetter Hotel is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the The Rookery. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) away. Rates start from around £145 and is rated by guests at 91%. The Rookery has: free WiFi.
Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Grange Buckingham Hotel. 0.9 miles away (1.4 km), has scored 82% from former guests where rates start from approximately £75.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Rosewood London Hotel seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Rosewood London Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.

Local hotels analysed:

The 50 nearest hotels around this area (86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.9 miles (1.5 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 10 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 78%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 45%). Top 4 star hotels are The Rookery, Apex Temple Court and Apex London Wall Hotel (all three rated 91%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Rosewood London Hotel (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £115 per night. They range from a low of £43 at Arriva Hotel (2 Star, 67%) up to £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £169, Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £91, Two Star average: £51 and One Star average: £55.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Zetter Hotel 8th (joint) of 50 and 4th (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 18th of 50 (4th of 20 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 5th of 43 for sheer value for money (Montcalm Royal London House was top).
Daily Telegraph Newspaper 2015: Top 10 boutique hotels in London 
2010 Gold Award Green Tourism Business Sceme
Visit London 2006: Best small hotel
European design awards 2004: Best New Hotel
The Good Hotel Guides London Hotel of The Year 2012
World's Best New Cocktail Bar at the World Cocktail Awards 2012
Best Place to Drink iObserver Food Monthly Awards 2012


The building is constructed from an 1800's warehouse and the hotel has kept many of the original features whilst being designed to adhere to environmentally sustainable principles. Before life as a hoptel this was the base for the Zetter football pools company (lottery type game based on football results). Opened on the 15th March 2004 and was the vision of Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury, two men had a background in the restaurant business. They placed the hotels restaurant on the ground floor and made it the focal point in order to serve both the local residents as well as guests from further a field.
Air Conditioned
No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
Phone Service
220 AC
Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
Laundry/Valet Services
Copy Service

Zetter Hotel Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Clerkenwell, Holborn, Barbican, City, Farringdon, Islington, Strand

Nearest Major Airports:

London City Airport (6.7 miles, 10.8 km), Heathrow Airport (15.5 miles, 24.9 km), Gatwick Airport (25.2 miles, 40.6 km), Luton Airport (27.3 miles, 43.9 km), Stansted Airport (29.8 miles, 48 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Farringdon (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), Barbican (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), St. Pauls (0.6 miles, 1 km)

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