The Rookery

Three’s a charm: in a trio of elegantly refurbished town houses near buzzy Smithfield Market, Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s ‘outstanding’, ‘friendly’ small hotel has the rakish appeal of an 18th-century private gentlemen’s club. More

Contact details

The Rookery
12 Peter's Lane
Cowcross Street
Smithfield
London
Greater London
EC1M 6DS
England
020 7336 0931
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

33. 1 on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

drawing room, library, conservatory, meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), small garden terrace.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £258. À la carte (room service only) £28.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Three’s a charm: in a trio of elegantly refurbished town houses near buzzy Smithfield Market, Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s ‘outstanding’, ‘friendly’ small hotel has the rakish appeal of an 18th-century private gentlemen’s club. ‘A soothing space in a busy hub’ of the city, it has painstakingly recreated Georgian interiors: rich colours and gilt-framed oil paintings on the walls; antiques and polished flagstone floors; open fires. Watch for the hotel cat curled up in an armchair in the conservatory/honesty bar downstairs. Bedrooms are sumptuous – find wood panelling, silk curtains or wooden shutters; fresh flowers; a carved oak or four-poster bed – while modern comforts haven’t been forgotten: there are ‘immaculate’ bathrooms and ‘solid soundproofing’. At dinner, head out to any of the well-regarded restaurants within strolling distance, or order from the small room-service menu. Breakfast may be delivered to the room at a pre-arranged time: perhaps freshly squeezed orange juice, a ‘generous’ pastry basket, fresh fruit and granola, or a bacon sandwich. Sister hotel Hazlitt’s in Soho (see entry) has the same sophisticated air.

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The Rookery
12 Peter's Lane
Cowcross Street
Smithfield
London
Greater London
EC1M 6DS

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