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The Zetter Hotel

86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, England, UK
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell

18.0

  • Rooms : 18.0
  • Service : 18.5
  • Public Spaces : 18.0

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From £150 (approx. $232)
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Clerkenwell, neighboring on decadent Soho, the buttoned-up City and art-damaged Shoreditch, is ground zero for London’s design and creative communities, chock full of imaging labs, ad agencies, and design firms. Many of our customers will have business in and around Clerkenwell, and now they have a convenient place to stay as well. Not that there’s a shortage of hip new hotels in London—this is still the most competitive hotel market in the world—but there’s always room for another good one, especially in this once boutique-shy neighborhood.

Supermarket heir Mark Sainsbury has gutted one of Clerkenwell’s grimiest Victorian warehouses to make room for this hotel, and the entire ground floor is devoted to the restaurant, in order to draw as many local diners as possible. In this it is a success; the atmosphere is less that of a hotel dining room and more that of, well, exactly what it is—an excellent and smartly designed Modern French Bistrot populated by impossibly cool locals.

The rooms are no afterthought, though. A bright, five-story atrium greets guests on their way to rooms that are equally bright, if not quite as spacious and airy. The Kubrickian whiteness of the decor is mitigated by sparing splashes of bright color, and the occasional piece of antique furniture. Penguin paperbacks and web-enabled satellite TV provide the diversions, and once it’s lights out you’ll appreciate the duck-down pillows and duvets.

Equally noteworthy, though perhaps less immediately apparent to the casual observer, is the sustainable approach taken to the building’s conversion. A reclaimed industrial district known for its derelict printing presses and its run-down warehouses is not perhaps the first place you’d look for eco-friendly architecture; nevertheless, the Zetter carries some impressive green credentials.

Architects Chetwood Associates, best known for their sustainable Sainsbury’s supermarket at Greenwich Peninsula, have worked their environmentally conscious magic on this site as well, using cold water from the near-forgotten London Aquifer to absorb waste heat, saving space and electricity by eliminating the need for a massive central air-conditioning apparatus, and to flush waste water, reducing the demand on London’s clean drinking water. Access to pressurized water at a constant temperature also means less space need be given over to water storage, thus increasing the number of guest rooms, a bottom-line benefit you don’t have to be a Greenpeace member to appreciate.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Daily complimentary 'Conti Breakfast' per guest (a value of £9.50 per guest per day)
  • One complimentary cocktail per guest during stay (a value of up to £10.50 per guest)
  • 20% discount on lunch and dinner at Bistrot Bruno Loubet during stay
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  • The Zetter Hotel
  • 86-88 Clerkenwell Road
  • London, England, UK
  • Neighborhood: Clerkenwell

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

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