Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans

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Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQ  show map
 4 stars
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Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

Overview

Situated in the center of St Albans, the 4-star Sopwell House Lifestyle offers the top-floor restaurant serving international cuisine. Built in 1969 and remodeled in 2011, the tranquil hotel combines Roman architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is set in a perfect location 3.4km away from Beauport Beach, Watford Colosseum and Bhaktivedanta Manor. The distance between St Albans city center and the property is 2km.

A sanctuary and a cathedral are set within walking distance.

London Luton airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Sopwell House Lifestyle.

Rooms

This property offers 128 designer guestrooms complete with a minibar, a patio, individual climate control, a private balcony and Wi-Fi. They also have separate bathrooms with a walk-in shower, bathrobes and a Jacuzzi.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The large restaurant serves light meals. The Conservatory bar features free Wi-Fi and an open fire.

Relax

Guests can unwind using a steam room, a hot tub and a sauna available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   128.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Countryside view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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 2 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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hotel Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans St Albans location
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Hotel Address:

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQ

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City Center
  • St Albans
    2.0km
Airports
Underground stations
  • Watford Junction
    9.3km
  • Watford High Street
    10.2km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    128

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Size: 30m2
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    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 44m2
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      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 34m2
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        Size: 30m2
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          Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or Double Bed
          Size: 41m2
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            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 30m2
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              Bed type: Double Bed
              Size: 42m2
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                Bed type: Double Bed
                Size: 25m2
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                  Bed type: King Size bed
                  Size: 30m2
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                  "The Ivy Suite" is an open-plan one-bedroom suite situated on the first floor. This suite offers a super king-size bed, lounge area with sofa, dressing table and a flat-screen TV. A large bathroom is also provided. All Mews Suite guests have exclusive access to the award-winning designer gardens and communal hydro pool. Complimentary use of bathrobes & slippers is available to all residential guests during their stay.

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                    Bed type: King Size bed
                    Size: 30m2
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                    "The Honeysuckle Suite" is a one-bedroom suite situated on the second floor. This suite offers a super king-size bed, lounge area with sofa, large flat-screen TV and feature fireplace. A large bathroom is also provided. All Mews Suite guests have exclusive access to the award-winning designer gardens and communal hydro pool. Complimentary use of bathrobes & slippers is available to all residential guests during their stay.

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                      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
                      Size: 29m2
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                      These chic and modern rooms have a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi access. Bedding can be set up as double or twin, please request when booking.

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                        Size: 29m2
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                        These spacious rooms have a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi access.

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                          Size: 35m2
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                            Bed type: King Size bed
                            Size: 44m2
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                            "The Lavender Suite" is a duplex one-bedroom suite. The ground floor consists of a spacious lounge complete with high-end kitchenette, dining area, sofa, large flat-screen TV and feature fireplace. The top floor offers a king-size bed with spacious en-suite shower room. The Lavender Suite also benefits from its own secluded terrace and spa bath. All Mews Suite guests have exclusive access to the award-winning designer gardens and communal hydro pool. Complimentary use of bathrobes & slippers is available to all residential guests during their sta

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                              Size: 29m2
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                              These spacious rooms have a flat-screen TV including full Sky Sports package, a separate seating area, tea and coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi access.

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                                Bed type: King Size bed
                                Size: 30m2
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                                "The Lilyturf Suite" is a one-bedroom suite situated on the first floor. This suite offers a super king-size bed, a separate lounge with sofabed, dining area high-end kitchenette, large flat-screen TV and feature fireplace. A large bathroom is also provided. All Mews Suite guests have exclusive access to the award-winning designer gardens and communal hydro pool. Complimentary use of bathrobes & slippers is available to all residential guests during their stay.

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                                  How to reach hotel

                                  hotel Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans St Albans location
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                                  Hotel Address:

                                  Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQ

                                  Get directions
                                  City Center
                                  • St Albans
                                    2.0km
                                  Airports
                                  Underground stations
                                  • Watford Junction
                                    9.3km
                                  • Watford High Street
                                    10.2km
                                  • Bus stop
                                    600 m
                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-In:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-Out:
                                    until  11 am
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2011
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    128

                                  Hotel Awards

                                  UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSt AlbansSopwell House Lifestyle

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

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                                  What's nearby

                                  Tourist attractions

                                  • Studio Fabrica - 1.9km
                                  • Gallery Rouge - 1.9km
                                  • Graphic Plus - 2.0km

                                  Popular areas

                                  • City Center - 1.9km

                                  Places of interest

                                  Amusement

                                  • Village Arcade - 1.9km
                                  • Splash Park - 2.6km

                                  Museums

                                  • St Albans Organ Museum - 1.8km
                                  • Museum Of St Albans - 2.0km
                                  • Verulamium Museum - 2.8km
                                  • De Havilland Aircraft Museum Trust Ltd - 4.5km

                                  Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

                                  • Willows Farm Village - 4.9km

                                  Theaters

                                  • Abbey Theatre Trust St Albans Ltd - 1.6km
                                  • Cafe Nes - 3.0km

                                  Local Attractions

                                  • Beauport Beach - 3.4km
                                    St. Aubin
                                  • Aldenham Country Park - 8.9km
                                    Aldenham Road, Elstree
                                  • Bhaktivedanta Manor - 9.1km
                                    Hilfield lane, Watford
                                  • Harry Potter World Watford - 7.9km
                                    WD25 7LS, Watford
                                  • Aqua Splash - 8.9km
                                    Leisure Park/Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead
                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-In:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-Out:
                                    until  11 am
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2011
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    128

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                                  Sopwell House Lifestyle Reviews

                                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sopwell House Lifestyle

                                  Average guest rating

                                  6.2out of 10
                                  Good
                                  Based on 30 reviews

                                  Rating by category:

                                  Rooms
                                  6.7
                                  Service
                                  8.0
                                  Value
                                  9.0
                                  Location
                                  8.5

                                  Individual guest reviews

                                  • Older travelers
                                    7.8

                                    Very pleasant location, and good value for money restaurant.

                                    Lack of tea/coffee making facilities, or minibar, in rooms.

                                  • Group of friends
                                    9.6

                                    The setting was sublime

                                    The decoration of the bar area, it did not match the ambience of an old house. Also, too few staff at what was otherwise a good breakfast!

                                  • Family with children
                                    6.6

                                    Location rooms and facilities are good.

                                    I did not like that my 8 yr old son was not allowed to use the pool. We had booked here specifically because there was a pool and the trip was supposesd to be a treat.

                                  • Couple
                                    7.0

                                    Beautiful grounds and historical features

                                    Limited staff in/near bar during the day. but may have been a one off??

                                  • Older travelers
                                    4.2

                                    Sadly it is very tired. Rooms need upgrading and not value for money. We travel constantly internationally and locally and would not recommend hotel to anyone. Breakfast was OK and staff lovely. Bar staff had no idea how to make a cocktail, undrinkable and did not have a green olive for a martini in a hotel your size. I got served a drink that was brown when I ordered a classic dry martini with an olive. Not up to scratch at all for a hotel your size. Breakfast had lots of staff but bar on a Saturday night hardly any staff and none with any bar knowledge - very strange!!

                                    ps got charged twice as well.

                                  • Couple
                                    9.6

                                    Only had B & B but everything was excellent!

                                  • Group of friends
                                    7.0

                                    Staff weren't overly attentive; getting seated for breakfast in particular was an experience in itself, taking around 15 minutes despite tables being free and only one couple being in front of us - the staff kept disappearing.

                                  • Couple
                                    9.2

                                    I liked the gardens, pool and room decor. Pianist was lovely.

                                  • Couple
                                    7.0

                                    Old fashioned and needs updating a liitle

                                  • Single
                                    7.0

                                    Gorgious surroundings and warm country atmosfere.

                                    no minibar in the room.

                                  • Single
                                    6.2

                                    The reception rooms were pleasant and the overall feel was good

                                    The bedroom was dated and I have stayed in much nicer places for less money

                                  • Couple
                                    5.0

                                    The hotel manager was unable to assist us when we complained about a full and very dirty trolley was left outside our door in the pouring rain throughout our stay. There were wet wrappers, wine glasses and food scraps on the floor. We also mentioned that a member of staff woke us up by banging on our door at 7.45am with a jug of milk that wasn't requested by us. The hotel manager simply told us that she'd make us feel 'special' if we came back another time. Shame that it was our wedding night which should have been the most special time of our lives. Still paid for the room but had no other choice. Very disappointing and definitely won't be recommending.

                                  • Older travelers
                                    7.0

                                    Location and old world charm

                                    Overcrowded with weddings, spa treatment guests and afternoon teas

                                  • Older travelers
                                    8.2

                                    Some of the furnishings and decoration were showing signs of age and a bit worn out! Eg furniture in room, floor of reception area etc:

                                  • Older travelers
                                    4.2

                                    The location

                                    The staff were abrupt at reception. They tried to overcharge vs the agreed rate. The room was poor at certainly not exec standard. In the mews and no outside light so difficult to enter. The bathroom was dirty and the facilities poor. The Breakfast service was like a school canteen!!!!

                                  How to reach hotel

                                  hotel Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans St Albans location
                                  Show big map »

                                  Hotel Address:

                                  Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQ

                                  Get directions
                                  City Center
                                  • St Albans
                                    2.0km
                                  Airports
                                  Underground stations
                                  • Watford Junction
                                    9.3km
                                  • Watford High Street
                                    10.2km
                                  • Bus stop
                                    600 m
                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-In:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-Out:
                                    until  11 am
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2011
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    128

                                  Hotel Awards

                                  UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSt AlbansSopwell House Lifestyle

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

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