The Zetter Hotel

86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, England
Clerkenwell

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  • Service18.5
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Hotel Description

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, whose entire ground floor is devoted to Club Zetter and the Atrium as well as Club Zetter Wine Room and Bar. The former is a capacious, all-day staging ground for everything from a caffeinated breakfast to a relaxing glass of red, while the latter accompanies a diverse spread of wine, beer, and cocktails with noshable small plates.

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.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 59 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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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
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

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Pets are not allowed. Group bookings of 4 or more rooms at The Zetter Hotel adhere to a stricter cancellation & payment policy. Please contact Tablet Customer Service for group rates & availability.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Guest Room

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    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 172 ft²/16 m².
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    • flat panel television
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    • international channel
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    • phones
    • rain shower
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    • safe
    • wake up service
  • Superior Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • central heating
    • flat panel television
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  • Rooftop Studio

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 247 ft²/23 m².
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    Views: city.

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    • Bath with Raindance shower, Private patio
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    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • REN bath amenities
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
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    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • REN bath amenities
    • safe
    • wake up service
  • Rooftop Superior

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
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    Views: city.

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    • Bath with Raindance shower, Private patio, sunchairs
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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • patio
    • phones
    • REN bath amenities
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe Twin Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 280 ft²/26 m².
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    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Rooftop Deluxe

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Bath with Raindance shower, Private patio, sunloungers
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • patio
    • phones
    • REN bath amenities
    • wake up service
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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
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Group bookings of 4 or more rooms at The Zetter Hotel adhere to a stricter cancellation & payment policy. Please contact Tablet Customer Service for group rates & availability.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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