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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I attended this hotel with around 50 others as part of a quarterly contractor review meeting. The location was easy to find, parking was good and the room was of a good and well laid out. Tea, coffee and biscuits were provided on time and efficiently. Most of the people in attendance agreed that it was a good venue for...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your excellent review of Sopwell House following your recent corporate visit. Our passionate and dedicated team work hard to deliver a fantastic experience and it’s always nice to receive such rewarding feedback which I will pass on to them. Thank you for sharing your experience, and please do keep returning, we look forward...

Potton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Couldn't be more disappointed with our trip to Sopwell House for my best friends 50th birthday surprise. The room was very nice and reception staff smart and attentive, but it all went down hill when we entered the spa for our treatment. It looked like a waiting room of people in dressing gowns. The therapist I had was great and...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Sopwell House. It is always our aim that a guest leaves the hotel happy which is why I would always urge guests to contact any member of the management team whilst here on site to give us the opportunity to put things right where we can. I am...

Norfolk
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We booked our stay only a week before our arrival and were fortunate to be able to take advantage of their Spring Break offer which made our 2 nights BB very good value. We upgraded to an Executive Garden View room and this was well worth the extra as we were situated in the main house upstairs in a lovely...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your four star review of Sopwell House following your recent visit. Your review was a pleasure to read and I’m pleased overall you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel so enjoyable. I am pleased the team looked after you well and I am very grateful for your positive and constructive comments. I do apologise...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night but arrived early so my wife could have a treatment in the spa. The welcome and service throughout the stay was faultless. Our room was lovely. A highly recommended hotel to access St Albans and area. Food in the brasserie was excellent. The hotel has extensive grounds with mature trees and we loved...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your excellent review of Sopwell House following your recent stay with us. I am delighted you had such a lovely time and thank you for sharing your experience particularly for mentioning the welcoming service which we pride ourselves on giving our guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too...

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Sopwell House is a beautiful Hotel and Spa. We have visited several times over the years and even though we now live several miles away we always will make the effort to come back. This stay was for our wedding anniversary so we stayed in the mews suite (Heather). The suite is a split level self catering (if you wish)...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was so pleased to read that you have had a memorable time here at Sopwell House and had the opportunity to experience the Heather Suite, in the past couple of years Sopwell House has undertaken a substantial amount of investment and refurbishment including our most recently transformed 16 Mews Suites set within their own private courtyard, and...

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My sister got married last weekend and had her wedding reception at Sopwell house. We also stayed there the evening before and had a spa day. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at this hotel. They really did make our stay and the wedding experience the best it needed to be by looking after us. The service was...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your five star review of Sopwell House following your sister’s wedding, and firstly please do pass on my congratulations regarding her recent celebration. I was delighted to read your review and it’s clear that the team looked after you extremely well, and thank you for taking the time and trouble to mention some of the...

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was a Birthday treat and I'll definitely be asking for the same present again next year! The room was lovely & clean with a very comfy bed. Great spa facilities - really relaxed too. We had an exceptional meal in the restaurant with fabulous service, and a few cocktails afterwards in the bar - thanks to Tony and the...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was delighted to read that you had such a lovely time here at Sopwell House and particularly for mentioning Tony, I will ensure he receives your rewarding feedback – he certainly is a character and I am glad he looked after you so well including showing you his cocktail tricks! Thank you once again and I do...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were looking for somewhere to go for a late lunch / afternoon tea on a Sunday with my family and boyfriend. Since the weather was good, the conservatory at Sopwell House, which faces onto the pretty garden and water fountain, was perfect. There are few places similar in Hertfordshire.There was also the option of eating in the bar /...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Welcome back and thank you very much for your excellent review of Sopwell House following your recent visit. As a country house nestled in 12 acres of beautiful gardens, I am so pleased you chose to spend the afternoon at the hotel and you enjoyed the tranquility. As you mention we have a great location here, situated just...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Sopwell House (fri & sat) and had a wonderful time. Upon arrival on Friday evening, we dined at the hotel restaurant on Fri evening (the Brasserie), the service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We stayed in a one bedroom suite and our room was on the first floor which means we didnt...

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your five star review of Sopwell House following your recent two night stay with us. I am delighted you had such a memorable time and we delight in creating special memories for our guests and so I am thrilled that the whole team looked after you so well. Sopwell House has undergone extensive refurbishment to...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great quality, relaxed friendly staff, lovely location and layout of hotel, its bistro and the garden area for drinks, lunch and chilling. The spa was very busy and could probably be twice the size and still be viable! Great fully body massage as part of the package. Good value for money and will visit again.

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Derek H, General Manager at Sopwell House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your four star review of Sopwell House and I am so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I am delighted you had such a memorable time and am pleased you enjoyed your massage; we do in fact have in place for 2016 extensive plans for refurbishment of the spa area, which we are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in 12 acres of tranquil gardens Sopwell House is a 4 star hotel in Hertfordshire and the former Georgian country residence of Lord Mountbatten. Once you enter this 'home away from home' our attentive staff, family friendly service and luxurious spa facilities will provide the perfect setting to your stay or event. Our Country House hotel enables you to escape from it all and is within easy reach of London, St Pancras National & International Train Station and Luton Airport. With 128 stylish bedrooms and suites including 16 soon to be completed Mews Apartments to choose from, exceptional service, delicious food and our opulent spa you'll find it hard to leave. As well as boasting 19 flexible function suites, Sopwell House has recently been awarded winner of the 2015 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence in the category 'Best for Meetings' recognising their outstanding contribution to the corporate and social world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sopwell House

Address: Cottonmill Lane | Sopwell, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Price Range: $274 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sopwell House 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Sopwell House Country Club Hotel St. Albans
Sopwell House Country Club And Spa
Sopwell Hotel Country
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“The mews suites are really nice but quite costly.”
 of 5 bubbles Hoddtravel, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As the ground are so beautiful I think a window is a MUST! I have stayed in 3 rooms in and they were all lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Allyson21, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good rural position outside the city of St Albans”
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“Basic rooms are very small”
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