We were booked here for two nights. So disappointed we only stayed one night. This place definitely has a 'wow' factor when you pull up, but it goes downhill quickly from then on.
Valet parking was the only option - but they parked our car outside the main hotel building when our room was in an annex a few minutes walk away. Signposting was terrible - trying to find our room, exits, Vardons bar etc was difficult (and we are not thick).
Vardons bar is very poor - think newly refurbished Wetherspoons premises with highly inflated prices. The 'cocktail bar' in the Oak Hall is just too staid and old fashioned to appeal to a younger audience.
Breakfast on the terrace at the Oakes Grill (on a lovely sunny day) was the best bit of the stay - although a very undercooked boiled egg had to be sent back.
Overall it was just terrible for the money - our benchmark is the Marriott in Norwich (Sprowston Manor) and this Ware establishment does not come close.
We would have fed this back at checkout - but nobody asked how we had enjoyed our stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its fragrant walled gardens, stately Jacobean country house and 200 acres of Hertfordshire hotel parkland, the historic Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club makes a lasting impression. As London's time-honored "Original Country Retreat," you'll find the obliging service and amenities expected from a luxury hotel in Hertfordshire, UK. It's a standard that extends from the richly paneled library warmed by an open fireplace to elegant guest rooms each designed offering plush new bedding, business-savvy touches, high-speed Internet and flat-screen LCD TVs. Savor our local culinary offers from Oakes Grill and Vardon's Bar, or enjoy the Hanbury Afternoon Tea in Oak Hall. Yield to the blissful pleasures of the luxury spa, workout in the fitness center or take on the championship golf course. For weddings, our luxury Hertfordshire hotel offers a distinctive setting that provides memorable occasion. When looking for luxury Hertfordshire hotels, choose the impeccable Hanbury Manor Marriott. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel And Country Club
- Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel Country
- Marriott Ware
- Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club Ware, UK - England
- Ware Marriott