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out of 41 reviews
My partner and I stayed for three nights - a short break to see a few gigs. All the rooms are well appointed and individual (named after a local character). Our room was opulant if a little dark and the plumbing was interesting but perfectly functional. For the girlies there were Aveda products in the bathroom and for the boys a fully stocked mini bar with a good selection of snacks. No worries if you run out of anything, you just pop to the honesty bar in the conservatory and help yourself! Or there's an M&S 30 secs round the corner! There's no restaurant but you can order breakfast or room service which is always more expensive than popping out to a local eatery so don't complain about the price - it's your choice! The staff were helpful and courteous at all times and were happy to look after our bags once we checked out so we could go off and enjoy an afternoon before heading to the airport. I would recommend this hotel and will certainly be back soon.
“I want to live in this hotel!”
This is one of the most wonderful hotels I've stayed in in London. It's a luxury hotel that's completely comfortable with its luxury. It's the perfect place for a getaway as it's not in a typically touristy area - although everything is really easily accessible. It has amazing decor, wonderful, discrete service and a real sense of history. The room was really comfortable (nice toiletries, soft towells, bedding and robes and a really nicely stocked, fairly priced minibar) and, despite being in a really bustley part of London, it was very peaceful. The breakfast, although at first glance a little limited, is amazing - the pastries (literally fresh-baked) were the best I've ever had.
“A hidden gem”
The Rookery is an absolutely fabulous find for a charming place to stay in London. Beautiful rooms with lots of special touches. Not in "tourist central" but so easy to get around as it's right next to the Tube and there are lots of wonderful restaurants right in the area. Be warned that there are also lots of pubs and late night clubs too - it can be a little noisey late a night but a good set of earplugs took care of that.
“Victorian Romantic Hotel in North Central London”
I had read previous opinions ranging from disappointment to a romantic getaway. My fiancee and I were here last month (NOV 07) and thouroughly enjoyed our time. The rooms were beautifully decorated and restored to the Victorian Period, which includes a claw-foot tub and pull chain toilet in the bathroom. All pristinely clean and newly remodeled. Even the copper pipes looked brand new! The bed was comfortable and there was not any outside noise that we noticed in our stay. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, even getting us a menu and take-away order one evening that we couldn't get a table in town ANYWHERE! The common areas were beautiful with fireplaces and it actually had quite a lot of business folks there using their victorian meeting room. The place to stay in that part of London! Romantic and decently priced, considering the exchange rate against the dollar (2:1)!
“Really happy with friendly comfortable and romantic hotel”
Although the hotel is very small and may be difficult to get a room on the dates you wish it is worth booking ahead of time! We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable home-away-from-home hotel! The staff were extremely nice and helpful. The room was beautiful and very unique. It was so nice to have such a nice hotel away from all the noice and people of London. Defintely would stay here again.
“I will always stay here from now on when visiting London, there is nothing quite like it!!!!”
It was like stepping back in time to when London was not so busy. It's an Oasis of calm and nothing is too much trouble for the attentive, friendly and ever so helpful staff. I will miss the deep role top bath until my next return!!
“A Wonderful Week in London”
For our first vacation in over 15 years we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay than the Rookery. The staff was always friendly and helpful and any small request was immediately acted upon. The room was very good and the bed was wonderful. Not a place if you want a lot of action all the time but a very good location for relaxation and recharge between day trips. Many opportunities for dining in the immediate area from simple lunch room to full service and pleanty of "pub grub". Very well located to access of both the "Tube" and the National Rail, the Rookery makes it the right place to stay for exploring London and England. We will be back.
Very unique and each room individual with it's own character!
“Always return to the Rookery”
The Rookery has charm, comfort and excellent service. The rooms are homey and very comfortable. Wireless is free and the "honesty" bar is cozy and comfortable for drinks to take on the "honors" system. I love staying here and always return when I'm in London. It's 2 minutes walk from Faringdon Station.
“Lovely place to stay”
Lovely hotel, with really individual rooms in the centre of the city. My only minor annoyance was the lack of complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities.