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“Zetter the coolest hotel in town”
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The Zetter Hotel
Ranked #114 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Woking
1 review
“Zetter the coolest hotel in town”
Reviewed 8 May 2007

What a wonderful experience staying in the Zetter was........ From the moment I arrived the reception I felt special and very modern. The rooms are just fab, I just love the pink lights, choice of music and all the quirky extras that are dotted around the rooms, very original. I also really appreciated the local information that was in the room for the guests, not only interesting but very useful The convenience of the vending machines on each floor is a brilliant idea, how many times have I forgotten that vital essential, and there they all were, not to mention the naughty treats, vodka redbull and chocolate yum yum!
I had breakfast and dinner in the hotel, again, service and food was just wonderful. The menu had that "special something" which made the meals just irresistible.
Would I come and stay again.........absolutely would recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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E. Sussex
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Reviewed 30 April 2007

My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our engagement in London in style and after searching the found The Zetter to be recommended as stylish, modern and funky. We were not dissapointed - the staff could not have been kinder (and that was before they knew why we were there) - the rooms were really cool, with great quirky bits like pink lighting, rain showers and the comfiest pillows ever - but the best part for me were the cocktails. AMAZING. We had a great weekend and would definately, definitely go back.

  • Liked — The style and uniqueness
  • Disliked — Nothing - all was amazing
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2007

The only problem with this hotel, is that it such a short stay!
Not many londoners are aware of this trendy area, let alone this little hotel. The area is amougst cafes, bars, restaurants and iconic nightclubs, I say pah to the west end.
You must visit the Zetter. They have these cool pink lights all over the hotel and grab a cocktail from the bar, the waiters are all beautiful.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — leaving!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled solo
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Glasgow, Scotland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2007

The Zetter pitches itself as "restaurant & rooms", and it was the restaurant which drew me to it as I was attending a business dinner in one of its private dining rooms, and decided it would be the most convenient place to stay afterwards. It's convenient for Farringdon station

The standard guest room I was staying in was smartly decorated, with some attention to detail. Although a double room, I think it would have felt cramped with two guests in it. There was no wardrobe, only a suitcase stand and a couple of coathooks - not a problem for me, but I would have expected at least some clothes storage space.

The bed was comfortable, and the secondary glazing kept out most of the noise from Clerkenwell Road. There were also folding shutters to keep out most of the light. The rooms are however arranged around an atrium, which means there is likely to be some noise from the bar on the ground floor (or from guests on other floors).

The room comes with a PC which provides the audio-visual entertainment through the tv - it plays DVDs, and includes an MP3 "jukebox" with a good (and free) selection of albums. The fan in the PC was noisy though. The wifi in the hotel is now free, but irritatingly if you want to access the internet using the PC keyboard it costs £10. There's no minibar fridge in the room, but there is a selection of non-refrigerated drinks and snacks, at the usual eye-watering prices (other than the bottles of water, which are free). (Note that there is a late night supermarket two doors down the street!).

The shower room (note there is no bath tub) was relatively spacious. Bathrobes provided, but £2 a pop if you want to use the shaving or toothbrush kits. The shower has a large shower head, though (if you're bothered about such things) the spray wasn't particularly powerful or adjustable.

The room was clean and well-maintained, other than a slightly faulty shutter and the sliding bathroom door being very squeaky and not locking. Overall, I would recommend it, but be wary of the potential noise from the atrium.

  • Liked — Location, stylish decor
  • Disliked — Noise from bar, lack of storage
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2007

This is the type of hotel you have to stay in before you die!
This was our second visit and hopefully not our last. We stayed in a top floor room with patio and city views and it is well worth the money.
The decor is chic with litle extras such as throws, hot water bottle, books to read in the loo, neon dog(!) and excellent music through the TV which kept my husband entertained and very jealous!
The cocktails down in the bar are perfect and moreish, the staff always polite.
The room was large and comfortable, the bed as good as my own and the shower washes away any trace of a hangover in the morning.
We truely did not want to leave and hope to return soon. If you're looking for somewhere special this is it.

  • Liked — Pure indulgence
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Zetter and Rooms recently during a six day business trip. It was our first stay at the hotel and in the Clerkenwell area. In short, the stay was exceptional. However, when we arrived, we discovered (much to our chagrin) that the hotel could not honor our reservation for a Rooftop Suite because of a mixup. We thought, "Oh no, this is not good.". But the staff was apologetic and we were offered a smaller St. John's Square room for two nights until the mixup was fixed. The staff threw in a few perks, including a complimentary bottle of champagne and two days of breakfast at no additional charge. The restaurant is outstanding. The decor of the hotel is mod and tres cool. The staff is smiley and friendly. And once we were moved to the larger Rooftop Suite, it was dreamy. It had a balcony and immense space for a London hotel room. It exceeded our expectations in terms of amenties and decor. Granted, it's not cheap. But in the end, this is a very unusual, quirky, and delightful hotel and restaurant.

  • Liked — The decor
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2007

My partner and I were in London for the weekend to see a show. Having previously lived in London I was looking for something a bit different - away from the tourist trail but near enough to get about on foot.

The Zetter certainly delivered.

Although the room was quite small, it was imaginitively decorated and the designer touches (such as neon pink light and knitted hot water bottle cover) really made the difference.

The other great (due to it being surprisingly different than most other hotels) thing was the music library, free magazines and bottles of still and sparkling water provided free of charge and topped up every day.

The other jewel in the crown was breakfast - very good menu with loads of choice - and good value if you get a weekend deal.

I'd really recommend this to anyone who is looking for something off the tourist trail - a stylish, comfortable, cool hotel.

  • Liked — Breakfast!
  • Disliked — Internet access could have been free...
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#99 Luxury Hotel in London
#113 Romantic Hotel in London
#131 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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