Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel - St Albans

ex. Sopwell House Country Club & Spa

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

Located close to the sanctuary and the cathedral, Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel offers a sun terrace, a spa center and an indoor swimming pool. Founded in 1969, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2011.

Situated in the center of St Albans with quick access to Beauport Beach, Watford Palace Theatre and The London Eye. This tranquil property is 20 minutes' walk to Highfield Park, Principal Health Centre and St Albans Central Library.

The hotel offers perfect location close to parks.

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

Rooms

Sopwell House Lifestyle Hotel provides 128 guestrooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator and a private balcony for a pleasant stay in St Albans. The spacious rooms feature the countryside view. They come with an electric kettle, a microwave and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The restaurant menu features international dishes. Guests can try cocktails, tea and coffee served in the night bar.

Services

The hotel offers a safe deposit box, a baggage storage and free parking along with a catering service, a meeting room and a photocopier for both business and leisure guests.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Active travelers will appreciate fitness classes and fitness center 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:   129.

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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 area
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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 Address:

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

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City Center
  • St Albans
    2.0 km
Airports
Underground stations
  • Watford Junction
    9.3 km
  • Watford High Street
    10.2 km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    129

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Rooms and availability

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First-Floor Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 30 m²
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    Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 44 m²
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      First Floor Studio Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 34 m²
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        Suite
        Size: 41 m²
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          Family Suite
          Size: 42 m²
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            Superior Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 18 m²
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              Deluxe Twin Room
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
              Size: 29 m²
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              Deluxe Room

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                Spacious Junior Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed
                Size: 35 m²
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                  Executive Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed
                  Size: 29 m²
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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
                      2.0 km
                    Airports
                    Underground stations
                    • Watford Junction
                      9.3 km
                    • Watford High Street
                      10.2 km
                    • Bus stop
                      600 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      129

                    Hotel Awards

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

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

                    Popular areas

                    • City Center - 1.9 km

                    Places of interest

                    • St Alban’s Cathedral & Abbey - 2.0 km
                    • Spielplatz Clubs - 3.0 km
                    • Bricket Wood Social Club - 3.8 km

                    Amusement

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

                    Museums

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

                    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

                    • Willows Farm Village - 4.9 km

                    Theaters

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

                    Local attractions

                    • Beauport Beach - 3.4 km
                      St. Aubin
                    • Aldenham Country Park - 8.9 km
                      Aldenham Road, Elstree
                    • Bhaktivedanta Manor - 9.1 km
                      Hilfield lane, Watford
                    • Harry Potter World Watford - 7.9 km
                      WD25 7LS, Watford
                    • Aqua Splash - 8.9 km
                      Leisure Park/Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      129

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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

                    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
                      2.0 km
                    Airports
                    Underground stations
                    • Watford Junction
                      9.3 km
                    • Watford High Street
                      10.2 km
                    • Bus stop
                      600 m
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      129

                    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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