We stayed at the St Michael's Manor Hotel on 11 and 12 October while we attended a wedding elsewhere. The location is very central, with St Albans city centre less than 5 minutes walk away. The hotel and grounds are beautiful, with a lovely lake and trees all around. The public areas are smart and comfortable. We had a room overlooking the lake on the side. It was large and luxurious with a huge bathroom (bath and large walk-in shower). Lots of lovely little extras and plenty of wardrobe space. We ate in the restaurant on the Friday evening. It was sadly relatively empty which was a shame as the food is delicious (but perhaps a little over-priced for the size of the portions). The wine list is good and prices reasonable compared to London. Breakfast was also delicious, with an excellent choice, including crumpets. My haddock on the Sunday morning was miniscule (and as I didn't have egg this was a shame). The food is of good quality and we found the front of house staff to be very friendly. Tables were cleared quickly. There is also plenty of car-parking space with a small loading area right outside the front door. The directions to the hotel on the website are excellent and other hotels should take note.
We would stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel St Michaels Manor
- St Michaels Manor Saint Albans
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent town-house hotel, set in five acres of beautiful English country gardens with lake, is remarkably close to the city centre. The Newling Ward family converted the 500 year-old building in 1965, and continue to own and run the hotel. Bedrooms are individually styled, many overlooking the lake and gardens, with the award-winning restaurant sharing the same views. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, bar snacks, cream teas and dinner served in a choice of dining areas. ... more less
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