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Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From checking in through to checking out this was the perfect hotel. We booked the family room and had two adjoining rooms for our family of five. Very clean and tidy and hugely friendly! Breakfast was worth it, plentiful with a good selection . We will be returning as we used the hotel to visit Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night great location right in the centre of St. Albans. The room was clean and comfortable the hotel overall is very nice the reception staff were very welcoming and friendly.car park is a bit of a walk away but at least it was free to park, the hotel was very close to some nice pubs too!

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed Saturday night first impressions ok the room seemed clean however the back of the toilet needed cleaning the reading lights was like a strob and you couldn't turn the TV over, told the night porter and he did report the problem

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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112 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had looked at this when it opened and from photos of downstairs it looked interesting. having stayed in their hotels in Norway which we enjoyed we decided to book. To cut a long story short- it was the hottest night of the year...we fried in our tiny room even with a fan and opening windows did not help. Limited parking... More 

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Thank christel
CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Dear Christel Thank you for sharing your comments on your last visit to Clarion Collection St Albans. Unfortunately we do not offer air-conditioning in our guest bedrooms and I do apologise if the fan provided was not sufficient to your requirements We are investigating the possible installation of air-con units for our guest rooms to meet with guest expectations. Thank... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel, fantastic location, lovely staff, clean room, comfy bed, power shower. When arriving, park in the side road to the hotel, drop your bags off a of there is no parking there, they have 2 other car parks behind the hotel. Highly recommend.

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Thank Zoel23
CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Hi Zoel23 Thank you for your comments on your recent visit. Your kind words are very welcome and will be shared amongst the team. I pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your trip to St Albans and your stay with Clarion Collection St Albans We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Crawley, West Sussex
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74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night just before Christmas to visit relatives and see the Cathedral and Christmas market. Lovely, welcoming staff. Room was downstairs with a view of a brick wall, but was comfortable and clean. The bar was a pleasant meeting place and we enjoyed drinks there both before and after dinner. Breakfast was good. The hotel is just across... More 

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CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Dear Grahambear St Albans has a wealth of history and some fabulous attractions to please all mixes of visitors. Due to our central location facing St Albans Cathedral some of our bedrooms have a more ‘urban view’ of the exterior buildings. Our bar offers the perfect setting for relaxing drinks and I am pleased you decided to enjoy the ambience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stopped in this hotel over Christmas every was excellent from the reception to the maids the staff were very friendly and helpful. The Christmas Day breakfast was excellent it also included Buck's Fizz.

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Thank Ian Y
CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Dear Ian Y Thank you for your comments on your stay. We tried to add a special touch on Christmas Day with breakfast and I am glad you enjoyed the Bucks Fizz. I will pass your kind comments to all off our team. More 

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67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

From booking to staying at the hotel we had a great time . Staff are helpful and friendly and professional service given . Room good was very suitable. Breakfast was excellent and the lady very helpful and good service.She also made a lovely waffle. Good and central position.

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CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay. We pride ourselves on offering a high level of customer service and I am pleased to read that you experienced this on your recent stay. I will ensure your comments are shared amongst the team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to St Albans. More 

Essex
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed as a couple for one night in December, simply to see the Christmas Market and do some shopping. The town itself is a nightmare to drive around and the hotel is not particularly easy to locate and or find the parking. When we eventually found the car park it was full, so had to leave our car overnight... More 

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CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent stay. I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Market and the all the other wonderful offerings St Albans has available. We have 3 car parks available free of charge for guests. The nearest onsite car park fills quite quickly but a further 2 sites are available for guests... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed over Christmas and had a really good experience. Staff were friendly and helpful, room and all communal areas were clean and well maintained. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice too. Would highly recommend.

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Thank LancsAlison
CharleneScanlon, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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