The Rookery is a classic boutique hotel nestled in Clerkenwell. Set within a row of 18th-century houses and was built in 1764.
Its name is inspired by the area’s past, as Smithfield was once a dejected slum and a “criminal area”. Today, it’s one of the thriving areas in the city. Now it is filled with cafes, restaurants, pubs, and bars.
The hotel preserved its building’s original features, with the library and oak-paneled lounge still intact. Its decors are not trendy. However, it showcases a big personality that makes it stand out from the rest.
Aside from this, The Rookery’s room is individually styled and adorned with period furnishings. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a luxury en suite bathrooms.
All rooms are decorated with antique furniture and artworks.
And if you are looking to splurge during your stay, you can rent out The Rook’s Nest. Its the penthouse suite that spread over two stories of the hotel.
There isn’t much in the way of facilities, but they offer a handful that would make your stay comfortable.
The Rookery gives complimentary tea and coffee. All of which they can serve in your room or in their conservatory, drawing room, or library.
And for drinks to spice up your night, they have an honesty bar. A place where you can enjoy drinks and read books.
As for the food, they do not have an on-site restaurant, but they serve a generous breakfast in their conservatory. You can also opt to have it delivered in your room.
Good to know: If you want, the hotel can arrange transport to pick you up from the airport. You can also have them organise anything special when you have anything to celebrate. They can arrange Champagne, flowers, and chocolates to go with your room. But more than just any special occasion, the hotel also goes the extra mile to help you with anything you might need. Might it be a ticket to somewhere or a reservation to a fancy restaurant, they will help you.