Stayed at the Rookery for one night on a short break in London. I was looking for a bit of luxury, but many of the hotels in London are either far too expensive, or very impersonal. The Rookery is absolutely what I was looking for.
I stayed in a Club Double Room, which was very nicely decorated with heavy dark furniture (including a high carved bed, would have been a bit small for me and my husband, but it was just me staying so plenty of room), ornate drapery etc. The bathroom was victorian in style, with a roll top bath. It was all very evocative and felt a bit like staying somewhere out of a period drama. However, there was a mini bar, TV and DVD player as well, just in case the history got a bit much.
Breakfast is served in your room, and there is a choice of pastries, fruit and yoghurt or a bacon sandwich. You have to pay extra though, so I decided to just head for a local pret, but I'm sure it would have been lovely.
Everyone at the hotel was very helpful, and it was nice to be able to leave my bag when I went shopping after checking out.
The hotel is located very close to Farringdon tube, which means it is easy to get to from Kings Cross and also easy to get to most places in London. Although not right in the centre (walking to Covent Garden takes about 20 mins), Farringdon is interesting and certainly not on the outskirts (and perfectly located for the city if staying in London for business). Very conveniently located for Hatton Gardens (if you fancy buying some diamonds).
All in all, very much recommended. If I decide to have a break in london again, I will certainly be returning.
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