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Thistle St Albans, The Noke

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Watford Road, St. Albans AL2 3DS, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at the Thistle Noke Hotel in St. Albans for a long weekend. Had we read the Trip Advisor reviews current when we booked we may well not have gone there. But we would have been wrong. I am sorry for my fellow contributors who did not have a great visit but we found the opposite. Initially we did... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arriving at Heathrow at 5am after flying for 36hours we were driving to Cambridge and could not check in for another 8 hours. We called into this hotel to ask about breakfast and maybe a chance for a shower. They could not have been more helpful. They offered a special rate room for several hours enabling us to shower,change... More

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Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting a friend who lives in St. Albans. The rooms were adequate and the beds were comfortable. We ordered a flatbread and hummus appetizer through room service. They were out of hummus, but were quick to accommodate us by offering an alternative and not charging us Oak Restaurant was also nice. The hotel is... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came to the hotel last Saturday for a wedding and we had mixed feelings on the hotel. Location is a bit strange and a bit hard to find, however we very much enjoyed the 'Oak restaurant.' Two kind young gentlemen on the bar were keen to help and delivered service with a smile, very easy to... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gifts were dropped of at the hotel on Saturday morning with clear instructions to the receptionist for the balloon/banners to be put up and the gifts put in the room, NONE of these items were in the room when myself and my husband arrived on the Saturday night. I contacted the hotel on Sunday to ask where the items were... More

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Michael L, Manager at Thistle St Albans, The Noke, responded to this review

Dear Hannah3332014, Thanks for your review. Firstly let me apologise that you are still awaiting communication from the hotel. Can I ask if you could email me directly so that I can get this issue resolved asap. My email is michael.lee2@thistle.co.uk. All the best Michael More

Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel would not get any positive recommendations from me. They overcharged me £34.00 for a room, I paid by cash and they used every excuse under the sun not to refund me even a member from their kitchen team was going to give me the 34.00 out of their own pocket bless them. The reception were absolutely snobby as... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for my family get together at my cousins, booked through booking.com, slight confusion at desk but help full. Our room was a bit noisy during night as we were near a door that guests went out for a cigarette in early ours. Didn't stay for breakfast as they wanted £10pp.

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Michael L, Manager at Thistle St Albans, The Noke, responded to this review

Dear MCT52, Thanks for your review. We hope to see you the next time you are in the area. All the best Micahel More

Gillingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was for my wife a pleasant visit and a good deal. The whole place was generally well thought out for the disabled. Rooms were clean and air con worked and a choice of pillow type,the provision of atable and chairs in the room was a nice touch. Food very good and bar service excellent. Breakfast was very nice well... More

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Michael L, Manager at Thistle St Albans, The Noke, responded to this review

Dear Ketles, Thanks for your review. It was very pleasing to read such positive comments about your stay. We look forward to seeing you and your wife the next time you are in the area. All the best Michael More

Crewe, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Noke is close to Luton airport good if you need to catch a plane, bad if your trying to get a good nights sleep and people are leaving at all hours. The standard of service is good, the food choice is limited and the decor in the rooms is tired like the reviewer.

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Michael L, Manager at Thistle St Albans, The Noke, responded to this review

Dear Andy C, Thanks for your review. It's disappointing to read such mixed comments. We clearly ticked many boxes during your stay but fell short in some areas that were largely outside of our control. I can only apologise if the hotel did not meet your expectations. I do hope the next time you are in the area you consider... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Bad experience on arrival as the couple in front of me we having some issues. Not enough staff on reception. Card key did not work twice so a long walk back to reception. Sorted after 10 mins. Gym was good but attendant slightly rude. Food very good and bar service excellent. Breakfast was very nice/

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Michael L, Manager at Thistle St Albans, The Noke, responded to this review

Dear Vaughan459, Thanks for your review. Apologies that you had a couple of small issues upon your arrival but I am glad to see that your overall experience was a good one. We do look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area. All the best Michael More

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Address: Watford Road, St. Albans AL2 3DS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St. Albans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle St Albans, The Noke 4*
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Also Known As:
Thistle St Albans Hotel St. Albans
Noke Hotel St Albans
Thistle St Albans Saint

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The Noke by Thistle St Albans is a traditional Victorian hotel, located in Hertfordshire it is accessible via the Thameslink train from London. Just off the M25, the M1 and close to the A1, it’s a popular venue for business meetings & weekend breaks. There are 110 bedrooms, including 44 deluxe bedrooms and suites and six meeting rooms, the largest seating 250 people theatre-style. With our landscaped grounds, easy accessibility and ample free parking on-site, Thistle St Albans is also a popular wedding venue and convenient for business meetings. ... more   less 
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