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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Zena N Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff here are so friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome and special. The food, spa rooms and all other facilities are great. The beauty therapist was excellent. The grounds are of a very high standard.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sopwell House is what you imagine an English country manor would be--if you were "to the manor born," which few of us Americans are! Gracious, welcoming, professional, not to mention a simply gorgeous property. Bring some classic novels you've been putting aside for too long and transport yourself to another time and place.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd booked into the day spa and a night in the hotel by myself after birthday plans had fallen through and was very disappointed with the spa experience - after reading descriptions such as 'calm', 'tranquil' and 'soothing' on the website, I didn't expect to have to share the pool with 5 unsupervised children (parents nowhere to be seen and... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of girls stayed here for one night and we had a fantastic time. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and the rooms themselves were luxurious. We had afternoon tea and then breakfast the following morning, both of which were lovely. The staff in the morning prepared a table for the whole group especially and we were really pleased.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 of us stayed for a 2 night break for 40th Birthday celebrations. The rooms were beautiful and I had the best nights sleep in a long time(have a small child!). All the hotel staff from the receptionists through to the waiting staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful. It was pricey but to be expected in a hotel of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights, on arrival we were upgraded which was nice! Staff were attentive and looked after us, Mo took us to our room and even helped unload our car as we had lots of baggage for a wedding. Ate in the brasserie for the first evening, this was excellent. Breakfast was of a high standard especially when... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous stay; our twin room was lovely with very comfy beds, we had a lovely light lunch in the cocktail lounge and had two great treatments at the spa. The therapists we had at the spa were excellent, especially Jessica and Holly who provided amazing facials and massages. The spa in general was very good, lovely swimming... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a short one night stop over stay. The staff were extremely polite and everyone from the gardener to the chef greats you and smiles. There are also lots of staff at hand especially at breakfast. The last 'posh' hotel we stayed in, there was just 2 staff at breakfast, I counted 8 from where I was sitting at breakfast.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend, his daughter and granddaughter recently stayed a night at Sopwell House in order to visit Harry Potter World. We were all impressed by the grounds and overall look of the hotel. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, despite it clearly being a busy day for them with a wedding and what appeared to be a "hen" party.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing visit (twice now). The good things are the food is great and the gardens are lovely. On the negative the staff are not particularly friendly and the spa is particularly badly managed with far too many people let it at once which leaves it cramped and busy). Shame. Will not be visiting soon.

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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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