Ratings based on 538 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Other
by A verified traveler from London/ SF

Great hotel, in a lovely location

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Pros: Furnishings, comfortable bed, friendly staff
Cons: Ful length dress mirrors in room. Iphone charger. Body lotion
Location: Old street, shoreditch and hoxton nearby. Holborn an easy walk, Oxford st by bus. Easy commute to paddington station and Heathrow within 40mins
I love this hotel. The beds are comfy, the location is great for the areas that are more off track as well as touristy. It's quiet and has aircon for those nights when you need it. The furnishings are beautiful and it's quaint. A great hotel for people who want a discreet beautiful place to stay tucked out of the way.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Singapore

Excellent service in a lovely old English setting

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Pros: Service was exquisite! Mark the night manager was endlessly patient, cheery and unobstrusive with guests who were enjoying the sitting room at night.
Cons: The old-school bathtub and no standing shower might not to be everyone's liking.
Location: Located a stone's throw away from Farringdon station, the location is convenient while being a relatively quiet spot in the middle of central London.
Lovely and well-appointed boutique hotel that has all the old world charm you would expect from the pictures. The limitations of the old building (no elevator, dim interior, etc.) are more than adequately addressed by the thoughtful staff who always offered help, and went beyond in most situations to accomodate any additional requests. The presence of an 'Honesty Bar', where guests could help ourselves to a liquor and cocktail cabinet and simply write our purchases down in a book by the bar, perfectly demonstrates the attitude with which the Rookery treats it guests - you feel like friends of the generous hosts, not hotel guests.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 2, 2017
Interior is excellent, hotel staff is kind. Definitely want to stay again.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pennsylvania

Lovely staff, convenient & interesting location.

Posted Jun 3, 2017
Charming, good-humored, and truly helpful staff. Nice sitting rooms. Terrific location!
5 out of 5
by Karen

Attendance at wedding

Posted May 15, 2017 on Hotels
Excellent stay loved the historic ambiance very original Staff were very helpful Missed having a restaurant but there was plenty of choices of eateries near by
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Historic Style Comfort

Posted May 4, 2017
Location: Lots of nearby restaurants, pubs and shops.
Great location near Farringdon Station. Well decorated comfortable rooms. Friendly staff too.
5 out of 5
by Fred

Unique character and woderful staff

Posted May 3, 2017 on Hotels
A beautiful and unique property, very comfortable, like visiting someone at a county estate. But the highlight is the staff. So friendly, efficient, accommodating... Really a lovely stay.
4 out of 5
by Sarah

Tons of character!

Posted May 1, 2017 on Hotels
Hotel is very quirky and quaint and the front desk staff are lovely. I did not love the area however - it got noisy at night especially - and my room only had a bath, no shower.
5 out of 5
by Chris

Quirky Rookery ticks (almost) all the boxes

Posted Apr 25, 2017 on Hotels
Loved this hotel - quirky and interesting; great location with for getting around London (Farringdon tube round the corner) but being away from the "obvious" west end. Good restaurants, coffee bars and pubs within easy walking distance - try Polpo for fab Italian-style tapas and good wine; Smiths of Smithfield for breakfast/lunch; the Hope pub for delicious pie and mash! Only minor quibble with hotel would be the lack of standalone shower in our room - handheld shower over bath-tub - in fitting with the style of the room but a bit of a pain to use. But not a major issue at all - the great staff and lovely bar area more than make up for it - and we will definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
by Tim

Sleeping in a historical cocoon

Posted Apr 20, 2017 on Hotels
Lovely character hotel, warm, very comfortable, in a great area.