Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Farringdon 228 yards (208 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.4 miles (2.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.5 miles (10.5 km). Rail links are great, there are 3 national rail stations and 6 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The Rookery Hotel, 1764 London is located on the western edge of the City of London (the financial centre known as the square mile) in an area known as Clerkenwell (once known as Little Italy thanks to its past large Italian population). Close to Holborn and the major arts and events centre at Barbican (0.4 miles). The hotel is made up from a quaint row of restored 18th century Georgian Houses originally built in 1764. The hotel is walking distance from two stations which are on both the tube network and the national rail network (Farringdon and Barbican stations). Being to the west of the the city of London means the location is also closer to the main tourist areas and London's West End (main area for nightlife) with Piccadilly Circus being just 1.5 miles to the west. Less than 100 yards to the south is the major meat market of Smithfield's which has been operating here for over 800 years handling over 120,000 tons of produce annually. You will find a selection of bars and shops in the local vicinity but this part of London tends to be relatively quiet on weekends although there are some clubs close by in places like Shoreditch and Hoxton. Clerkenwell was actually home to the first of the new breed of gastropubs (pubs with high quality onsite food) at 'The Eagle', 159 Farringdon Road. Nearest places of interest include the Museum of London (0.3 miles), St Pauls Cathedral (0.5 miles), Dickens House (0.6 miles), Sadler's Wells Theatre (0.6 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.7 miles) and the Millennium Bridge (0.7 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Rookery Hotel has a homely feel and a period style along with open fires, stone flagged floors, mellow panelling, antique furnishings and works of art amongst its decor. More like a private club rather than the standard hotel you may have come to expect in this part of London and in this regard is much suited to the business traveller looking for accommodation near the financial centre of London.
All bedrooms are individual in makeup and furnished with antiques and each features air-conditioning. Helping to add to the feel and character of this hotel each room is named after a former resident from the past 250 years of the buildings history. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen satellite TV, minibar and safe. Bathrooms keep faith to the period style with Victorian fittings. Some bathrooms have Victorian tubs/free standing claw-footed bath with large shower heads.
In the standard bedrooms you'll find a carved 18th Century bed along with silk drapes hanging from the windows.
Deluxe rooms: These are more spacious than the standard double rooms with four poster beds and sitting area. In-room facilities include a DVD player and sofa.
The hotel does offer a room service for breakfast.
The hotel also has a penthouse suite which takes up 2 floors, this is called 'The Rook's Nest'. From the suite you can see out to famous landmarks such as St Pauls Cathedral. The bed is wonderfully lavish with a sculpture on a plinth at each corner. As well all the features of the other rooms the penthouse has a stereo system and dining table.
The Rookery Hotel has 3 intimate meeting rooms each with antiques and old paintings along with high tech facilities. These rooms are the Library, the Conservatory (the largest and can accommodate up to 25 guests) and the Drawing room. These meeting rooms can be reserved for meetings over breakfast, lunch and dinner with breakfast croissants being baked onsite.
Complimentary WiFi is accessible in all public areas.
Sister Hotels: Under the same ownership are the Hazlitt's Hotel and Batty Langley's.
Bedroom Numbers: 33 / 4 floors
Check-in: 13.00 (1 pm)
Check-out: 11.30 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 80th from 866 London hotels, and 31st of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (2.2 miles, 3.5 km) would be the 4 star Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey, whose lowest rates start at about £45 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey also offers: free WiFi.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (Peters Lane, EC1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.9 miles (1.5 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 14 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotels are The Rookery (this hotel), The Rosebery Apartments, Apex Temple Court, Apex London Wall Hotel and Hoxton Holborn (all five score 91%). Top rated of the local hotels is Rosewood London Hotel (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £124 per night. Rates range from £43 at Arriva Hotel (2 Star, 67%) and the highest rates top out at £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 98%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £173, Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £93 and Two Star average: £46.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank The Rookery 3rd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st (joint) for the 21 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 37th of 50 (17th of 21 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 20th of 45 for sheer bang for buck (Travelodge Central Bank was top).
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