This is our second visit to the Boxmoor, both have been for two nights. The rooms although slightly dated are very clean and warm even over the recent cold spell. On both occasions we were greeted at reception by Mark the manager. Soon shown to or room ,of which there are 25; on two levels.
I preferred an upstairs as in the one below , you can hear the water draining away from the services. Our room had a king double bed , alarm clock with "I " pod docking station, Wi-Fi and satellite TV ( This didn't work bur we put it down to the amount of snow that was falling. The bathroom was large enough with a powerful shower over the bath and plenty of toiletries. They do have walk in showers in certain rooms. There is ample storage for your clothes and Tea coffee and biscuits are provided. The rail station runs close by but noise is kept to a minimum , it is only when the very odd one sounds it's horn that you remember it is there.
The hotel has ample parking and a disabled bay right in front of reception. Andrew , the owner was always available on our visit and very approachable as were all his staff.
Breakfast had everything you could want to start the day, fruit, cereals and variations on the full English , with all produce sourced locally. We were also there for the evening meal and although I did not have it , after trying it wished I had. Mr Waller' s Aylesbury duck is a treat, only available in a few establishments and mouth watering. A good selection of wines are also available starting around £15.50 mark.
Tips. If approaching via the infamous 6 roundabouts within a roundabout , just follow the sign for the rail station and you will find the boxmoor on the left just after passing under the bridge.
Phone up reception and ask for a price , we did and they duly obliged.
The grand union canal is just across the road and down the lane 400 metres being is a great walk either way across the various lock gates and bridges.
Finally the main station is within easy walking distance approx 2 minutes and a short 25 minute journey has you in the centre of London
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- Also Known As:
- Boxmoor Hotel Hemel Hempstead