Harpenden House Hotel - St Albans

Southdown Road 18, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL5 1PE  show map
 4 stars
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Harpenden House Hotel - St Albans

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Laundry
Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Harpenden House is a 4-star hotel offering a luxury accommodation not far from Knebworth House, The Place and Beauport Beach. Built in 1700 and remodeled in 2011, the traditional hotel combines Georgian architecture and modern facilities.

The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

Harpenden House Hotel is within a 10-minute drive to London Luton airport.

Rooms

Harpenden House Hotel is a property in St Albans that comes with 76 rooms and provides wireless internet, a safe, central heating, coffee/tea makers and a lounge area. Some rooms at Harpenden House Hotel have a view over the garden. They also have private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. Guests can try fine meals of Mediterranean cuisine in the magnificent restaurant onsite. The large bar serves a selection of cocktails and afternoon tea. Located in a market area, Bar Azita and The WinePress serve a wide range of meals.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 13.95 per person per night. 

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a business centre and a meeting room offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Harpenden House Hotel - St Albans St Albans location
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Hotel Address:

Southdown Road 18, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL5 1PE

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City Center
  • St Albans
    7.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bar Azita (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Spanish)
    250 m
  • The WinePress (cuisine: International)
    190 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    76

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Marketing Ltd3.4 km

Places of interest

  • Roman Theatre of Verulamium4.4 km

Local attractions

  • Beauport Beach6.4 km
    St. Aubin
  • Mill Green Museum and Mill10.8 km
    Bush Hall Lane, Hatfield
  • Partyman World Of Play13.8 km
    Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage
  • Aqua Splash10.1 km
    Leisure Park/Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo13.8 km
    Whipsnade, Dunstable

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar Azita250 m

    Address: 1a Harding Parade
    Phone: 01582 460448

    71% likes this, based on 172 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Spanish
    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 49

  • That Little Place280 m

    Address: 5 Station Road
    Phone: 01582-76-89-25

    73% likes this, based on 90 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Oriental Aroma250 m

    Address: 7 Harding Parade
    Phone: 01582712228

    81% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • The WinePress190 m

    Address: 18 Southdown Road

    63% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • New Taj Mahal260 m

    Address: 12 Station Road
    Phone: +44 1582 764188 ‎

    69% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AlbansHarpenden House Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Harpenden House Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Harpenden House Hotel

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 113 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
4.0
Value
8.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    Good size rooms ample car parking

  • Couple
    9.2

    Clean, comfortable, effecient and good value for money

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    If it were not for the empathetic and excellent approach of the duty manager, we would never recommend this hotel to anyone. However, because the duty manager displayed good problem solving skills which pacified us both despite the dreadful situation we found ourselves in, we would recommend this hotel with caution.

    Booked well in advance of stay. Booked dinner for 7-30pm. Arrived to find hotel hosting a wedding. Told we would n ot be able to dine until 8-45pm. Room allocated to us was a few metres from the wedding disco. Hotel fully booked so we could not be moved. Bad management. Our room should have been allocated to one of the wedding guests, and we should have been placed in a room well away from the noise as we needed a good nights sleep before a flight from Luton airport the following morning. Room was dark and smelt damp and there was no soap so had to use shower gel to wash hands.

  • Single
    7.4

    I chose the Harpenden hotel because of its proximity to the location I was working at near luton and because it is handy to the railway station for the trips into London I neede to make on several occasions.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    I arrived for a wedding and on arrival was told that they had not processed my order from this site and I did not have a room. I was then made to share with a married couple as the hotel was full. Several other guests from the wedding party had the same problem and were sent to another hotel near by. To say it was stressful was an understatement and it took the shine off what would have been a great wedding. Would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Single
    7.8

    The guy on reception at check-in was very helpful

    The room was too hot, no air-con.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The hotel was nicely situated close to shops, pubs and places to eat but in a quiet location. The executive room was lovely and big, nicely decorated, the bed was very large and comfortable with plenty of pillows. The bathroom was particularly impressive, large with modern fittings, a bath with shower over and a double walkin shower cubicle.

  • Single
    6.2

    Convenient location for Harpenden

    Lampshade in bedroom broken and at an angle. Buffet breakfast poor - cold bacon, spoons for serving fruit submerged under fruit juice in bowl, no fried eggs, marmalade, margarine .

  • Single
    8.2

    Size of room,efficiency of reception

    Service at breakfast was a bit hit and miss. Staff did not seem to have specific tables or duties

  • Single
    10.0

    Location of Hotel, Room Size, hotel facilities

  • Older travelers
    6.0

    The Hotel was convient for the purpose of our visit for a family celebration in Harpenden

    The location of the rooms up numerous flights of stairs & along corridors does not lend itself to older travelers & those who have difficulty walking & carring heavy bags. There was a long delay in obtaining a table for breakfast (30mins) & the food was only warm & limited selection of choice. When we went to pay our bill there was only one person delaying with this & each & ecery person had an incorrect bill issued.We were informed that breakfast was included but this was not the case. We would normally stay at the Holiday In in Hemel Hemsted for these visits but we were persuaded to stay with you.

  • Single
    8.8

    Excellent location right in the centre of Harpenden, with big rooms.

    Room right next to a very noisy train line into nearby station.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Situated within easy reach of Watford and St Albans, yet far enough away to escape the hussle and bustle, the Harpenden House Hotel is a perfect getaway location. With Harpenden Common situated just accross the way and the town centre less than 200 yards away the hotel is ideally situated.The rooms are basic but clean.

    The rooms towards the top of the hotel complex back onto a railway track, although the trains appear to stop running late at night, those with young children going to bed early may wish to request a room towards the front of the complex. If booking through Booked.net please note that breakfast is not included and at £14 per person per night could prove costly if you don't read the small print.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Great location, cleanliness and friendly bar staff.

    Everything was great until we paid, and were overcharged by £46 in our case and £38 in my sister's case, which I actually paid and realised when my sister queried. I had to fetch my Booked.net documents from the car to disprove their rate. One customer said she was not charged correctly but paid anyway whilst we were at reception. Breakfast not great, but hotel lovely and perfect for our weekend other than that.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The hotel was ideally situated for the town and suited us as we were at a family party. There was a wedding party booking in when we arrived which slowed things down but the staff were friendly and helpful.

    The room (75) was rather dark even in the daytime. They did not serve Red Bull in the bar. Breakfast could have finished later as it was a Bank Holiday Monday.

How to reach hotel

hotel Harpenden House Hotel - St Albans St Albans location
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Hotel Address:

Southdown Road 18, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL5 1PE

Get directions
City Center
  • St Albans
    7.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bar Azita (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Spanish)
    250 m
  • The WinePress (cuisine: International)
    190 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AlbansHarpenden House Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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