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“Sleepless in Room 118”
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The Zetter Hotel
Ranked #193 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2008

Stayed two nights in this funky Clerkenwell Hotel. Two gripes. The first night was fairly sleepless due a low rumbling noise coming from the ceiling which was too noisy for sleep, yet too quiet to force you to get up from your bed and set the complaining engine in motion.

Next morning we were moved to a room with a silent ceiling, but there was now offer of compensation, not even a free glass of water!

Second gripe is that the beds are small as mentioned by other reviewers.

Apart from that, the stay was great!

Hey! Zetter! Get that noisy ceiling fixed!

Stayed: June 2008
Thank GrahamLDN
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Reviewed 18 June 2008

This is a good choice if you're in Clerkenwell on business. It's a small/boutique hotel, very centrally located, decent breakfast and good evening drink spot. We stayed here a handful of times on frequent trips to London and the staff is courteous, helpful and friendly. The rooms are SMALL, even by London standards. Not much room to hang your clothes - so if you're a man traveling with a hanging bag or more than 1 or 2 suits, beware. Comfortable beds, clean rooms, decent bathrooms - all just a bit past their peak as far as the mod trends. But overall, good choice.

  • Stayed: February 2005, travelled on business
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Thank NYCSFCT
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

Just a delighful hotel. I stayed in both a single and a rooftop studio. The single is small - but fine for one person. All rooms are nicely done with cute, kitschy detail. May also be the first hotel ever that doesn't nickle-and-dime guests (lovely details - like a complementary espresso machine just outside the room and complementary bottles of water in the room). Rooms may be between 3 and 4 star - but service is definitely 5-star in every respect. Only disappointment was that I booked last minute on a very busy week, so they couldn't accomodate my whole stay - I moved to the 5-star Sofitel St. James, where the rooms were elegant and the service was horrible by contrast to this little gem. And, though London restaurants are rarely much to write home about - the Zetter's is among the best I've tried in that city. The Zetter is my new favorite place in London - I'll stay there every time I return.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled on business
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Thank NYCtraveler1500
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Reviewed 13 June 2008

trendy, but not with the excess of some edgy hotels.
excellent room and definitely one of the best restaurants in town.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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Thank dchalfon
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Reviewed 21 May 2008

Booked a rooftop studio as a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend. When we arrived they told us they upgraded us to a deluxe rooftop room, which was lovely! Really funky room, with everything you needed, plus an excellent minibar selection. Lovely views across London & really comfy bed.
Cocktails were delicious in the bar and the food in the restaurant was the best meal I have had this year! I would go back just for the restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank abrunighanagirl
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Reviewed 15 May 2008

Stayed in one of the top-floor studios (506) and could not have been happier. The Zetter's nailed all the basics--good bed and bath, kind and helpful staff, nice room amenities--but it's the little details that really pleased me, e.g. the iPod speakers, the quirky design elements, The Idler and campy 60s paperbacks on the nightstand. The little strip of a balcony was a pleasure in the evening with a bottle of wine and a friend.

The location could not be better...well, depending on what you're in the Old Smoke for. All the nightlife, galleries, restaurants and shops in Clerkenwell and Shoreditch are in walking distance, which for me is perfect. However, if you're after a central London location and want to be near the main tourist destinations--or if you want the services available only at larger hotels--you'd probably be better off staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled solo
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2  Thank Denizen
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Reviewed 12 May 2008

We recently stayed in a roof top studio at the Zetter and had a great stay. really friendly and responsive staff throughout our stay. in particular we appreciated the hotel staff going out of their way to have our room made available several hours before check in as we'd just flown in from australia. the room is not large but its been made very comfortable with a great bed and lots of other small touches. really liked the free music library accessed through the TV and the free in room wi fi. the studios come with tea and coffee making facilities in the room but the free espresso machines on each floor are a great touch too. the real winner is the roof top patio with views out over the london skyline and a great place to sit and have breakfast or read. it was sunny during our stay so we really appreciated having our own little piece of outside in london. the restaurant is excellent both for breakfast and dinner. try and get a package with breakfast included as the al la carte breakfast menu is fantastic. we also chose to have dinner there several times as it was so good. location wise, clerkenwell has a lot of character of its own and has some interesting local history and some large markets nearby but it is a bit out of the way if you're looking for the bright lights of areas like soho. having said that, the tube stop is just down the road so very easy to get around and the few times we did get a taxi it was always less than ten pounds a trip. a very friendly and well run hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank horhay
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Additional Information about The Zetter Hotel

Address: 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#77 Business Hotel in London
#113 Romantic Hotel in London
#131 Family Hotel in London
#150 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £133 - £303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zetter Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zetter Hotel has 59 bedrooms including 7 rooftop studios all with a private outdoor terrace. Located in fashionable Clerkenwell, the hotel is a perfect destination for those looking for hotels with style, comfort and bags of personality. Built by eco-conscious hoteliers, the hotel uses energy-saving technology and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. This approach also includes water pumped from the hotel's own 1500-foot bore-hole beneath the building which not only helps make the building self sustaining but also supplies The Zetter's bottled spring water that is served in the restaurant and rooms. The hotel is home to Club Zetter Wine Bar & Kitchen and next door is award-winning Cocktail Lounge at sister hotel The Zetter Townhouse, an exciting collaboration between The Zetter, chef Bruno Loubet and the creators of 69 Colebrooke Row. The neighbourhood boasts of superb restaurants, excellent pubs, clubs,wine bars and a number of galleries and theatres. Explore the surroundings on Brompton bicycles which guests can hire from the hotel free of charge. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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