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Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell

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2.5
#236 of 358 limited service properties in London
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
St. John's Garden is a prime choice for your London base. Your space includes a stylish design, a contemporary kitchenette, and cable television. You can also opt for a suite with a fully stocked kitchen and in-suite laundry. Plus, your Clerkenwell location gives easy access to many lively taverns and unique restaurants. We like noshing on the patatas bravas from Morito tapas bar. And there's so much more to explore among London's sprawling streets. This former industrial district has expansive markets and green spaces, like Exmouth Market and Spa Fields. And the rest of the city is just a Tube ride away from Farringdon. Dive into the city's rich creative hub at St. John's Garden.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Bluestraveller147 wrote a review Sept 2022
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Sonder at St Johns Garden in a "Double Room +" category Room#7 located on the 2nd floor of the apartment building. I was taken in by the slick interface of the Sonder app, some generally positive reviews by friends who had stayed at other Sonder properties and the photos of the apartment on the website. I'm afraid I was entirely mistaken. The mixed reviews on the Tripadvisor website should have warned me off - but I have learnt to take these reviews with a pinch of salt. First off, the check in experience was smooth: the instructions on the app were crystal clear and I required no assistance in accessing my room as advertised. The towels and sheets were clean, as was the studio room itself. However, the carpets and common areas were in utter disrepair, the corridors had a peculiar musty smell that reminded me a bit of an overused drainage system. The steep walk-up almost certainly merits an elevator of some sort and the lockers on the first floor required urgent repair (and were not on the 2nd floor as listed on the app). The Studio Room was tiny - far smaller than advertised and the photo listed against this property is misleading (and was almost certainly taken either from being seated on the WC within the small bathroom or while hanging outside of a window!). The small kitchen area was well-stocked, clean and perfectly functional so certainly some positives here. But the ultimate let-down was the bathroom - the door of which was within half-arms length from the side of the bed, which would have been convenient from those suffering from incontinence. Except that the bathroom itself smelled of sewage for the 2 days that I was there and needed to be left open for ventilation (which leant itself to the lingering maloderous effect on the entire flat, and probably the corridors!). A cramped WC area which seemed like an afterthought, a bath stall which required considerable gymnastic skills to fit into (and I am by no means a large man) and an instant-water heating-apparatus which belongs to the stone ages that provided a few minutes of lukewarm water, all make this a never-to-be-experienced experience. I must recommend that Sonder takes this off its listings and retires this property for the greater good of humanity.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The best rooms are probably located outside of this property!
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Response from Sonder Team, General Manager at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Hello, your honest review is appreciated. While we’re happy to hear check-in was easy and you enjoyed the amenities, we’re terribly sorry about the issues you had during your stay. We do our best to display the spaces accurately in our listings and apologize that it was smaller than expected. Our team is looking into the cleanliness issues and the lockers. We’d love the opportunity to make it up to you at a future stay. Don’t hesitate to contact our support team to help you find the perfect space.
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Blanca PM wrote a review Jun 2022
14 contributions7 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sonder London is the best! The team are rockstars and gave us an unique Sonder experience. We will repeat in the near future, maybe for Christmas! Thanks all of you and for such a great job. It was really a better way to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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banditking wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada14 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was expecting design of a different caliber. Cheap finishes and a 1995 power shower were not what I had in mind.
No elevator which might be fine for the lower floors but carrying bags up a very narrow stair case to the fourth was not ideal.
And last but not least, hopefully there aren’t problems but if there are you expect some kind of resolution. My lock was broken which meant I couldn’t leave the room and lock the door. Lots of chat bots and then an actual phone call resulted in no action at all, over three days.
Maybe other locations would be better but this one is far from the quality of other local options of similar price.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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arnaldo222 wrote a review Jul 2021
Barcelona, Spain22 contributions23 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
While I normally love the consistency of Sonder experience, this place is an exception: the reality is much worse than the pictures, and the place is not as clean as it should be. I understand Sonder needs apartments in London but that place is not at the standard that you advertise.Also 3 entire days without the wifi being fixed despite numerous calls to their Customer Service...
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jane K wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wasn't sure what to expect since I didn't read a lot of reviews in advance and really chose the Sonder because it was close to my daughter's apartment. I'm a 60+ woman travelling solo. I don't like noise, especially at night. My suite was the closest one to the door but I never was bothered by other guests coming and going. It was super clean. The kitchenette was well appointed. The Internet was great. The bed was comfortable. Communications with The Sonder were smooth and easy. I had to be in twice touch and reached a real person quickly.

I couldn't have been happier.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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arnaldomunoz wrote a review Jul 2021
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid the place: pictures are not in line with how the place looks like. Also the wifi did not work for 3 days and Sonder did not even care to fix it. I understand Sonder needs listings in London but the place is not a the right standard
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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tkmk15 wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Really awful and unhelpful customer service. A veneer of friendliness but with no substance or actual support underlying it. Sometimes they respond to messages in French because they just do not pay attention to what their guests are actually saying.
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Book somewhere else
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Apryle H wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastically CLEAN and new room, 4-to-5 star quality for 2–star price. Huge suite with separate fully appointed kitchen. Really good size for London, and really great location too - right in the city but tucked away so nice and quiet as well!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stephen M wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very well situated with easy access to local amenities. The room has everything you need especially for a business trip.
Short walk to Farringdon train station.
Lots of local cafes, restaurants and pubs
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Miles C wrote a review May 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Traveled with my wife to London for our 1 year anniversary. The space was small, but cozy. We were close to the Farringdon stop on the underground and could make it to all that we planned in London. Would strongly suggest this space for a couple or solo traveling across Europe!
Sonder answered and responded to all of our questions when we needed assistance which was minimum because all was well thought out!
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cinzia A asked a question Nov 2021
1 contribution
Accettano cani?
Camper524639 wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator available"
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bl0ndie72 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Ko Samui, Thailand2,955 contributions428 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book this place!!!"
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Hannah B wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book through Sonder as you won't get any help, their customer service is a joke "
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Bluestraveller147 wrote a tip Sept 2022
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The best rooms are probably located outside of this property!"
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tkmk15 wrote a tip Jul 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book somewhere else"
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PRICE RANGE
£115 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonClerkenwell / Islington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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SONDER ST. JOHN'S GARDEN, CLERKENWELL - Updated 2024 Prices (London)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Nearby attractions include Houdini's Escape Room Experience Ltd - Lady Chastity's Reserve, Farringdon (0.2 miles), Hearts of London (0.3 miles), and Be At One Farringdon (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a concierge, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Peasant, Sushi Tetsu, and Dans Le Noir ?.
Is Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of London.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder St. John's Garden, Clerkenwell?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (1.9 miles), Tower of London (1.5 miles), and Churchill War Rooms (1.9 miles).
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