Our daughter had a last minute gymnastics competition in Hemel Hempstead and the hotel where her team mates were staying was full. Being a bed and breakfast kind of family, I Googled for B&Bs in and around Hemel Hempstead. This B&B was a bit hidden from the WWW but so glad I found it!! Not only was it only 2.5 miles away from the gym, Sandra, Rob, their daughter, Snowy, the room, facilities and breakfast was WAAY better than what we would have gotten at the hotel. The house sits on 2.5 acres and there is a public path right next to it. We didn't have time to walk around but really wish we did! All the rooms are detached from the main house and while we never mind it when the rooms are inside the main house, it's extra convenient to have direct access to the outside right from the room. Really convenient for those who stays here on business and working late. Ok, so out daughter missed out on some giggles with her gym friends, and the mums with myself, but in exchange we got fantastic sleep and breakfast. The room, Serrento, was large and immaculately clean. There was a tea/coffee facility, TV with satellite service and wifi. Unlike most B&B, Rob provided the password right there and then. Unlike most places where the rooms are away from the main house, the signal was strong. Again, another perk for business people, or those who needs to figure out where to go using the Internet.
We hope to stay here again if our daughter gets chosen to compete in Hemel Hempstead again. I hope next time we'll stay for a couple of nights and try Sandra dinner. She's a chef and I heard many positive reviews on her cooking and I am a huge foodie :)
Thank you for your hospitality! Oh, and the pink elephant! Em's team got 8th place :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fir Trees Bed and Breakfast is a family owned and operated guest house which offers visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere. It is a true home from home and is set in an area of outstanding natural woodland beauty, yet close to all amenities. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic weekend or marking a special event, Fir Trees Bed and Breakfast can cater for your every need, including excellent food choices. If you are conducting business in Hertfordshire, the tranquil yet accessible location is ideal for unwinding close to nature. There's even a large Hot Tub in an Alpine House where you can relieve the stresses of modern-day living. We have two king size ensuite double rooms (Sorrento and Venetian) and one ensuite queen size double room (Capri). All three are equipped with satellite TV, WIFI and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is completely self contained and separated from the main house by a courtyard. There is ample parking is close to the rooms. ... more less