Lovingly restored to stunning effect, the property fuses contemporary design and original period architecture with exceptionally caring and professional service. It is a historic mansion, once owned by the illustrious Earls of Clarendon. There are restaurants, and the ‘Walled Garden' with urban beach and extensive leisure facilities. This air-conditioned country house hotel has a total of 217 rooms. Guests are welcomed to the family-friendly business hotel in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service, as well as a hotel safe, currency exchange and lift access to the upper floors. Younger guests can let off steam in the games room, kids' club (fees apply) and children's playground. There is a bar and a restaurant and guests will appreciate the conference facilities and Internet access. Guests can also take advantage of the room, bicycle hire and laundry services. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park.
This hotel is set in the Hertfordshire countryside in the south of England. Nearby places of interest include the Harry Potter Studio Tour (10-minute drive), Waddesdon Manor and Whipsnade Zoo (both around 25 minutes' drive). Watford town centre is roughly 10 minutes by car and St. Albans is approximately 15 minutes away. Heathrow and Luton airports are within a 30-minute drive of the hotel and the train to London Euston takes 20 minutes.
All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, and offer a king-size bed. The rooms also come equipped with a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Internet access, a safe, minibar, ironing set and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Further standard features of accommodation units include individually regulated air conditioning and a balcony/terrace.
There is an outdoor swimming pool on the hotel grounds with a children's section, poolside snack bar and sun loungers and parasols laid out for use by the water's edge. Spa facilities are also available, with two indoor swimming pools, aqua fit classes, a gym, hot tub, sauna, and massages and spa treatments. The nearby beach is sandy.
A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed buffet-style, taken à la carte or selected from various menu options.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at the hotel.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed