Sopwell House - St Albans

ex. Sopwell House Country Club & Spa

Cottonmill Lane, , St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQshow map
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Overview

Sopwell House is a 4-star hotel offering a golf course and a barber shop. Built in 1969, the hotel was renovated in 2011.

St Albans Cathedral is located just 2 km away. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from St Albans city center.

The hotel is set next to a museum and a cathedral.

London Luton airport lies within 25 minutes' drive away from Sopwell House Hotel.

Rooms

It offers luxury rooms equipped with an in-room safe, TV, a private balcony, a fridge and a dining area and kitchens with a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms have the countryside view. They provide large bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Sopwell House Hotel can sit down to a complimentary breakfast.

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, parking and a beauty shop for general needs and a meeting room, a catering service and a photocopier for corporate travelers.

Relax

Guests are pampered with a nightclub, a sunbathing terrace and an indoor swimming pool as well as the on-site a spa area, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   128.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Countryside view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out10:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
London Luton (LTN)9.8 mi
Northolt (NHT)13.2 mi
Underground
Watford High Street6.4 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  50  reviews

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6.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
9.0
Location
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Stay was just to sleep so no comment

    Newspapers not delivered Stairs too narrow lack of lifts lift too far from reception

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We thought the Staff were fantastic very friendly , professional and courteous .

    we liked the hotel very much ,however we were not impressed with guests walking around in their bathrobes all around the house bathrobes should be only for Spa use and in the spa area only.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Situation is good - handy for meeting friends and family. Room is comfortable but see below.

    Having stayed their previously was looking forward to my stay. However whilst the room was comfortable, the light on the fridge keeps you awake during the night! The shower - one of those overhead ones- was not particularly powerful. I felt that the standard has deteriorated since our last stay.. We also made use of the restaurant - brasserie - for our family get together - my husband has complained about this separately and his complaint has been dealt with. We did not feel that we were a particularly valued customer - even thought there we more than 26 of us spending a fair amount of money.

  • 10.0
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    Room excelent and comfortable quiet as we had just landed at heathrow from New York from a night flight staff at reception were very very good our room was ready she said so we didnt see much of the day as we were asleep. The food in the evening was excellent service etc was very good, all in all a very good short stay. Thankyou

    There was nothing to dislike.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Posh! Great entrance, well trained staff and a feeling that you have come away to the countryside, great pool, comfy beds and a really tasty breakfast

    All was great except water was so hard in the room the tea was like soup and there was no coffee in the welcome tray.Bring your own water :)

  • 9.6
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    Excellent service from every staff member. Food very tasty and delicious. Our room was fabulous, but others were not as nice. The conferencing facilites were fabulous. Breakfast was sumptuous and there was an excellent choice of hot food and cold. Our room was quiet and overlooked countryside. It was extremely comfortable, with a sofa and chair and a huge bed.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The attention to detail and c omfort of guests always come first.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    very good hotel, lovely rooms with that extra touch, we were at a wedding and the food that was served to about 120 people was excellent. lovely grounds and pool etc really a very good and relaxing hotel.

    very little seating(one Sofa) in the bar that served the function room so unable to sit in the bar area to chat to friends, the bar area was large could have taken more than 50 seats and tables

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel is situated in the beautiful countryside of St Albans, extremely professional and friendly service, excellent restaurant, comfortable rooms and free internet, ample free parking

  • 6.6
    Good

    The Spa & Restaurants are excellent

    The rooms are in need of updating as some are tired and dirty.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly staff whatever their role. Good Location for most of the northern outskirts of London. Some interesting walks over the water meadows.

    Noise of A414 if the window was opened, but one came to ignore it. Lack of sufficient drawer space for storage - replace bedside tables with small chests?

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff. They are very hard working & nothing is too much trouble & everything was always done with a smile. The location is pretty too.

    Parking was difficult at weekends as there are always weddings etc at this time of year.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    This was our 3rd visit to Sopwell & we like it purely for quality time together and for a re-charge of the batteries! We stayed in room 210 which was very light & airey with a four poster bed & separate sitting area & patio doors out onto a balcony which was extremely private! We also had a lovely bath & separate shower. The restaurant manager was very accomodating & looked after us superbly & the food was just delicious. I dont eat red meat & he gave me 4 alternative options which was very pleasing. Also the blonde lady in the leisure club was very friendly & helpful. All in all a fantastic relaxing hotel

    The only down side we would say is that the clientel has changed drastically which is a real shame as we are not sure if we will ever plan a 4th visit!!!! Suggestion to management `Hen Do`s` is not your way forward if you want to keep a certain standard & repeat guests!!! Other guests we spoke to were also not impressed which is a real shame! When we went through to the leisure club on Saturday morning to crash out for the day & have a quiet read if it hadnt of been for another couple leaving we would have not had a sunbed! Every bed was taken by `Cackling Hens`so not the peaceful day we had planned! Then when we went off for lunch just for some sandwiches we waited 40 mins! My husband in the end decided to get our drinks himself because again a huge table in the centre full of `Cackling Hens`! Also in the bar in the evenings it was difficult to find a cosy seat for 2 because again `Cackling Hens`so to say it was annoying would be an understatement! If you are planning a visit suggest you call the hotel prior to find out if any `Hen Do`s` are taking place! Having said that there was a wedding on the friday & saturday but they were in a separate part of the hotel so they didnt disturb resident guests...you got that part right management!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice location, bar and restaurants and garden are well set up

    Looks a bit dated in places. Very noisy radiator in bathroom. In general could be better maintained

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel was nice, the staff were kind and looked after people, the grounds - gardens and surround were lovely and made my stay in the hotel as it seemed to be more in the countryside.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  50 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out10:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London Luton (LTN)9.8 mi
Northolt (NHT)13.2 mi
Underground
Watford High Street6.4 mi
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