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Grove End Hotel
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Watford
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Stay well away from this place. Even after making complaints the Hotel have accused us of lying.

Find somewhere else or book here at your peril

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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6  Thank experienced t
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Dirty and rotten room!! I have no bathroom and the bedroom I have is VERY small and old. The window is cracked and the wood of the frame is rotten. I went to have a shower at 22:30 and there was a beetle lay dead and soaked on the floor. Old towels soaked also just left on the floor. I do not know what the rooms with an en-suite are like but I would pay an extra £5 and stay in the premier lodge. Infact I would pay an extra £50 to stay there. This place is not good at all. On arival the guy at reception tried to give me a room with a single bed and NOT the one that was booked for me, so not trust worthy staff either. I know this because he showed me an e mail and the booking form that stated room 4 and not the room he tried to fob me off with. If you can afford to stay elsewhere please do. If not then be prepared for a very poor standard. Dirty bathroom and stains on my bed sheets. I hope this helps.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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5  Thank adam1111_11
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

stayed here for one night after a job interview. i had nowhere to store my case while at my interview so phoned ahead to the hotel and asked if i could leave it early while away, was told was not a problem and just to drop it in in the morning. when arriving back from the interview i was early for check in and was happy to wait but the lady, i think she was an owner, checked me in happily and ensured the maid finished cleaning my room before the rest.
the bedroom was a small single bed with a wardrobe case holder, dressing table and bedside drawers and an ensuite shower room with toilet and sink. the only objection i had to this was paying extra money to have my own shower and toilet. there was a tv in the room however signal was poor so decided not to watch it. had free access to internet but did not fond out until i had dinner that night in the bar. bar opened at 6pm and served some very nice meals. the waitress was lovely behind the bar and was very easy to talk to.

had a very pleasant sleep the bed was very comfortable and arrived down for breakfast in the morning where lady from reception served me and was very helpful when i asked about underground tube services for the day.

had a wonderful stay in the hotel and the staff were amazing. thank you all very much.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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3  Thank smithybabe88
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city, take a while to drop into the grove end, i was last here in 1978, and it has lost none of its old english charm, very cosy and comfortable and full of character, with its older style furnishings and we were waiting for basil faulty to jump out, the owner and staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome, the food is very good and a top little bar as well, so if you want some old fashion english charm , stay a night or two at the grove end

Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
3  Thank sjandmc
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Reviewed February 12, 2009

Clean Hotel with plesent staff, in need of a small refurbisment but otherwise for the price it was good value for money and a Full Old fasioned English breakfast thrown in as well, would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SazSt_Albans
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Reviewed February 16, 2008

For just £7 less than a clean, modern and large double-bedded room in the Premier Inn on Water Lane, the Grove End Hotel offers a tiny and hideous single room with a duvet cover from 'Abigail's Party'.

A smell of rancid fat pervades Reception.

My room (£62!!!) was a small single with the kind of furniture that would be spurned by Oxfam.

The optimistically titled en-suite, had two tiny hand towels in colours banned since the seventies. And a tiny piece of Palmolive soap - the kind you might expect to find in a prison cell.

I'm staggered this place exists in the year 2008.

I booked in, went to my room, almost passed out then left to book in somewhere else. (The Best Western in Watford. Dull and old-fashioned but felt like Claridge's by comparison.)

I forbid you to stay there.

Stayed: February 2008
4  Thank bonetti61
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Reviewed October 19, 2007

I have regularly stayed at the Grove End Hotel and enjoyed the experience. I found the staff very friendly, the food good and the bar excellent. I would stay there again

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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3  Thank WelshWizard069
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Additional Information about Grove End Hotel

Address: 73 Bushey Hall Road, Watford WD23 2EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Watford
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Watford
Price Range: $90 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grove End Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE GROVE END HOTEL is a small, welcoming family run establishment with 11 rooms that has been in business for the past 45 years. It is situated just off junction 5 of the M1 on the B462 and is ideally situated for the A41, A1, and M25, junction 19. It is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Luton and Elstree Airports. The centre of London is just 13 miles away by car or 20 minutes by train from Watford Junction or Bushey & Oxhey Station. ... more   less 
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