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Sopwell House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cottonmill Lane | Sopwell, St. Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Rob K Benfleet, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a quick summary : beware if you are staying at this hotel when there's a wedding on - there's a good chance the noise will keep you awake! Full review: we've stayed here once before and I gave a it 5 * rating, so hopefully this review will be seen as balanced. Firstly the positives- as I have previously... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first time that we have come back to this hotel since we were married there 26 years ago, when it still a much smaller and undeveloped location. We were met by the very friendly and kind guest relations manager who showed us around . Good porter service to the room and a really lovely bedroom 155 in the main... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was looking for a spa hotel with availablility to stay the night and have a treatment and really struggled to find anywhere even with 2 weeks notice until found Sopwell House. Requested a nice view and if possible early check in as treatment was booked at 2 and ideally wanted to check in before it. Room was above side of... More

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Bishops Stortford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night at SopwelL House for a wedding. This is a hotel that obviously caters for mass crowds for special events and whilst service and food was OK it was nothing special. Main complaint was the size of the room. We were given a "standard double" but it was so small that the wardrobe door could not be opened... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review following the wedding you attended here at Sopwell House. I hope you enjoyed this very special occasion. I am sorry you found your room too small. We have 129 bedrooms of differing sizes, styles and room categories which are all priced accordingly and so your tip to check prior to booking is... More

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a Sunday night spa break with the girls in one of the upgraded deluxe rooms at Sopwell house. I found all the staff to be very friendly, helpful and polite. Although I did feel there was a bit of a language barrier on a couple of occasions in the restaurant. I had a back, neck and shoulder... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review and your very constructive comments following your recent spa break with your friends. I am delighted that on the whole you seem to love the hotel as much as we do and that you had such a relaxing and enjoyable stay with us. There are certainly a few things we can... More

Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed Saturday 9th August 2014. First and foremost - the Hotel itself is gorgeous, beautifully decorated with a calming atmosphere throughout. The Reception and front of house staff when checking in and out were wonderful. Everything was spotless and the gardens were beautiful and very well kept. The attention to detail when it came to the selection of furniture and... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Sopwell House following your recent visit. Your description of the hotel and the majority of your stay was very rewarding indeed and I was delighted with your very positive feedback in most areas. I am therefore very sorry and disappointed that the service in our bar and room service let down what... More

Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at sopwell for a work meeting. Stayed in the Mews rooms which were meant to be an 'upgrade' but I wouldn't call it that. I thought that the rooms were very dated. The room was large and the bed was comfy but felt a little basic. We did have a BBQ and the food was great, a really good... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your stay at Sopwell House and I am sorry you were not a fan of our spacious and popular mews apartments. In contrast I am delighted you enjoyed your corporate event and I will certainly pass on your lovely and rewarding feedback to our new Executive Chef and his team. I hope... More

Baughurst, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very nice hotel with good grounds. we held a corporate dinner and it was OK but nothing exceptional. Organisation was abit too relaxed for my liking. Nothing particular went wrong but it felt we had to keep chasing. Room & breakfast were very ordinary.

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Sopwell House and I am pleased you liked the hotel and grounds. Customer feedback is extremely valuable to us and so I do hope you will take the time to provide some more specific details regarding your stay on our personal guest survey in order to enable us to continually review and... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Sopwell House recently - the night before our 40th anniversary - and on arrival I had a slight issue with a restaurant booking but the rooms manager not only sorted the problem but personally escorted us to what was a first-class room but immediately had a bottle of bubbly delivered. The brasserie offered very good food &... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your fabulous review and may I offer my warmest congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary. I am honoured you chose to spend it with us here at Sopwell House. It is always highly rewarding when a member of staff is singled out for exceptional service and so thank you for taking the time... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there to get some r'n'r before our wedding and the hotel was perfect for this. The grounds and interior are stunning and our room was fabulous. We ate in the brasserie for lunch and dinner; both meals delicious but next time I would try the restaurant for dinner as it is probably more high end and romantic as... More

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Alessandro C, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Sopwell House following your recent stay before your wedding and may I take this opportunity to congratulate you both on your very special celebration. I am delighted you love Sopwell as much as we do and that you had such an enjoyable time. Thank you again for your fabulous feedback and we... More

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Address: Cottonmill Lane | Sopwell, St. Albans AL1 2HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St. Albans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sopwell House 4*
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Also Known As:
Sopwell House Country Club Hotel St. Albans
Sopwell House Country Club And Spa
Sopwell Hotel Country

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Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire is an elegant Georgian country house hotel and retreat to call your very own. Celebrate special occasions, conduct business, be pampered in the Spa, work up a sweat in the gym and studio, or simply let time drift by in one of the bars or lounge. The 129 tastefully styled bedrooms, suites and mews apartments offer something for all tastes and budgets - rest and relaxation is assured. Many bedrooms feture stunning views over the picturesque garden and many suites have a living area. Selected mews apartments have a kitchenette and lounge area for that added independence. Choose from the fine-dining restaurant or enjoy the impromptu atmosphere of The Brasserie. The elegant ambience of the restaurant sets the mood for any occasion, whilst the less formal dining experience that is the Brasserie offers an excellent menu and a vibrant atmosphere. In the warmer months, enjoy dining al fresco on the terrace overlooking the 12 acres of tranquil gardens and grounds. The Country Club & Spa offers some of the best leisure facilities in the county including two gyms, state-of-the-art studio for classes such as Zumba and Spinning, and luxury changing rooms. The Japanese-inspired pool area includes a 14.5 metre swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi, starlit steam room, glass fronted sauna, curved mosaic-lined showers, and a luxurious heated mosaic seat on which you can dry off and relax. From intimate meetings or interviews, to large events such as product launches, the flexibility of our 19 conference, meeting and training rooms give you a solution for all of your business needs. Combined with a Business Centre, a dedicated Conference Host and a walled garden for team-building activities, you'll be spoilt for choice. Sopwell House is licensed to hold Civil Marriage ceremonies. Our stylish function rooms offer flexibility, our picturesque gardens provide the perfect backdrop, and our specialist staff provide personal attention to detail from beginning to end. The backdrop of the vibrant and historic Roman town centre of St Albans is just minutes away and provides much to see and do on the rare occasion that you may want to venture away from the seclusion and memorable setting of Sopwell House. ... more   less 
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