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Sopwell House

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Cottonmill Lane | Sopwell, St. Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Royston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I visited Sopwell House for a one night spa break. We were very impressed with our beautiful mews suite, which had its own courtyard garden with seating and a hot tub. The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The whole place is beautiful. Our one night break included a 3 course dinner on the... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at Sopwell again last weekend. As usual the service from start to finish was second to none. I was upgraded this time, and ended up in a mews separate to the hotel. I have to say that this room was superb. I would highly recommend these to anyone who stays. They are very private and have the use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had the most amazing day at Sopwell. Everything ran like absolute clockwork, our every need was taken into account, and all our guests commented on how amazing the day and venue were - despite the torrential rain in the lead up to the ceremony. Jane was our Wedding Coordinator and she was brilliant - as was... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all a huge congratulations to you and your husband from the entire team at Sopwell House on this very special occasion. We are thrilled you chose to have your wedding at Sopwell House and I know how hard our very passionate and dedicated team worked to create an amazing and memorable day. Thank you for sharing... More 

Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We attended a wedding at the venue and had a great time. The staff were amazing especially Danniella who took care of our every need and went that extra mile. We had two young children with us and she really tried to keep them occupied and seemed to understand the stresses that can occur with children and weddings! The food... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your fabulous review following your recent visit to us for a wedding. Daniella is a very valuable member of our team and I am so pleased she has been mentioned for excellent service which is always rewarding in our very demanding industry. I hope you will share your lovely feedback with others and we look... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited on Sunday 28th June. We had booked the indulgence day as we were gifted vouchers from friends and family for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, (£250, so we topped it up with an extra £160). The total for the two of us for the day was £410. Our first treatment at 12.30 was for a salt... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent visit and I too am very disappointed you did not enjoy all elements of your stay. I would always urge any guest to talk to any of our experienced Management team whilst on site rather than leave disappointed in order to give us the opportunity to take any corrective action... More 

Bucks. UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard one to rate this. Spa definitely 5 star. Service in Brasserie and Furnishings/ambience also. General service patchy and 3 stars at best, poor for a hotel of this cost. We arrived early for a spa treatment, not expecting our room to be ready. It wasn’t and we were checked in so that “we could collect our key after the... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. I would agree that it seems we could have done better in certain areas and I have shared your feedback with the Front of House and Cocktail Bar team in particular to ensure we improve on the points mention. I am pleased that you seem to enjoy the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the Orchid suite which has recently been refurbished. It was first class and lived up to its five star grading. The bed was to die for and has the best sleep ever. The private gardens are a nice touch and very tranquill. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The brasserie staff was so attentive especially Caroline... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your outstanding review of Sopwell House following your recent stay. Your review was a delight to read, particularly based on the excellent service levels you describe which the team work hard to deliver. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind... More 

Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the harpist at Clare and Tony's wedding on Saturday and I wanted to say a big thank you to Danniella and the rest of the staff at the functions section of the hotel. Even though I was technically 'working' at the wedding the staff at Sopwell House were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Catrin Thank you so much for taking the time to complement our team at Sopwell House. Personal thanks and recognition is always sincerely appreciated and I am delighted the team looked after you so well. Thank you for also contributing to such a wonderful occasion. I hope we will see you again at events in the future. Thank you... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start, Sopwell House excelled. They are very experienced at functions and the team (principally Joe and Lucy) were highly professional and very organised with the wedding planning. On the day itself, the team led by Mandy delivered food and service better than we have experienced at most 5 star London hotels. The wedding ceremony on the lawn was... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your superb feedback after such a wonderful and special occasion here at Sopwell House which we were delighted to host. I know how hard the whole team worked to create a very special day and so it is always so rewarding for us to get such fantastic and personal feedback. I am delighted you had... More 

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

Experienced a wonderful stay in one of the new privately gated Mews suites. Sublime comfort with tastefully chosen accessories - beautiful luxurious bathroom and comfy sitting room with a log fire. Delightful views onto the manicured gardens with settees on the patio, near the waterfall falling gently into the hot tub - magic! The dinner and service was superb, as... More 

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review of Sopwell House and our stunning new Mews Suites which we also love! I am so pleased you had such a fabulous time and that you took the time to share your experience, particularly as a regular guest. I hope we can continue to welcome you back time and time again. Thank... More 

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