- Very Good
- 27 guest reviews
"Bathroom was a really odd size. Toilet was so close to the wall and door, ended up standing side on. And the hand sink was far to small for..."
"Very nice hotel, room was very spacious, well decorated and clean. We had dinner in the on site restaurant food was amazing and staff very f..."
"A rather gloomy reception area and even gloomier bar. Not a place to crash out in a comfy< chair and relax with a coffee or drink. May be th..."
"We were very impressed by the beautiful surroundings and luxurious ambience of the hotel. The staff were welcoming and friendly, efficient a..."
"Plenty of parking (good), but the approach road could do with some repairs...."
About the hotel
Set in 160 acres of glorious countryside, yet minutes from the M25 and with excellent transport links, this Victorian Manor offers stylish dining, golf, free Wi-Fi and parking. Originally built in 1853, this magnificent property has been lovingly renovated and restored to the tune of 7 million pounds. Complementing the grace and elegance of its historic past with contemporary facilities and aesthetics, it creates a unique atmosphere of refined grandeur and relaxed indulgence.
What’s more, the manor house is surrounded by many acres of idyllic formal gardens and scenic countryside, further accentuating the well-cultivated ambience of peaceful tranquillity. Retire to comfort and style in one of the 70 magnificent en-suite bedrooms. Those in the original Manor House have all been individually designed and furnished, perfectly reflecting the timeless elegance of the buildings rich heritage. The rooms in the modern wing are all fully air-conditioned and provide warm contemporary styles with high-class furnishings and décor. All benefit from free Wi-Fi access, multi-channelled flat screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing station and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms also feature stunning far-reaching views across the countryside. Whether business or pleasure, there are room configurations to suit all requirements, including Classic Double and Twins, Superiors and Family options. For those sumptuous special occasions, luxurious king-size four-poster rooms are also available in the Manor House, featuring elegant roll-top baths and a separate waterfall shower. Dining at the Orangery, the Hotel’s delightful on-site restaurant, is always a first-class experience whatever the occasion. Passionate about serving quality food, the Hotel is committed to using fresh, seasonal ingredients that where possible, have been locally sourced and produced. Whether starting the day with a hearty breakfast, enjoying a light lunch with friends or feasting on an imaginative 3-course dinner, guests can expect to indulge in some truly mouth-watering and inspirational cuisine. As well as providing a stunning outlook, the glass panelled wall of the Orangery features sliding doors which open out onto the terrace, overlooking the formal Dutch gardens and grounds of the estate. It is the perfect setting for a spot of al fresco dining under the stars on a warm Summer evening. No country house hotel would be complete without its own golf course and Shendish Manor is no exception. The Par 70, 18-hole course is set with a mix of hazards through both parkland and woodland copses and offers an awarding game regardless of ability. There is also a range of state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities which can host most types of event. With such stunning scenery and quality service provision, the hotel makes a fabulous venue for Weddings and other ceremonies. Situated 25 miles North-West of Central London, the Hotel is in Apsley, just outside Hemel Hempstead and only a 5 minute drive from Junction 20 off the M25. What’s more, with ample complimentary on-site parking, it is both easily accessible and convenient. With such a close proximity to the Capital, it benefits from excellent transport links. There is a local train station in Apsley that offers regular trains to London and is just a 3 minute taxi ride or a brief walk from the Hotel. For those flying in, Heathrow is less than a 30 minute drive away, or there’s Luton Airport just over twenty minutes. The Hotel is located in 160 acres of scenic Hertfordshire countryside. Despite being on London’s doorstep, the area is a natural haven of hedgerows, open fields and picturesque villages with plenty of opportunities for all kinds of outdoor pursuits. The Hotel also benefits from its close proximity to a range of famous attractions and tourist spots. Just over a 10 minute drive away is the fabulous Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, including the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter Tour. Here visitors can walk the famous cobbled streets of Diagon Alley, explore Dumbledore’s Office and see some of the many iconic props and costumes from the films. For winter sports enthusiasts, The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead is designed to deliver the alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dream of. With the largest indoor slope in the UK as well as a huge 160m main slope, it also offers a wide range of lessons and passes, making sure there’s something for everyone regardless of ability. Hemel Hempstead is also home to the popular Leisure World, a large indoor leisure and entertainment complex. Featuring Aqua Splash (a swimming pool with slides and tubes), a cinema, ice-skating rink and a great range of restaurants it is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy. More fun can be had at Gadebridge Park and Nature Reserve. It offers a great selection of activities, including crazy golf, 2 bowling greens, a skate park and giant chess and draughts as well as scenic walking and cycling paths. PLEASE NOTE: From the 12th August 2012 guests will be charged a reduced rate of £7. 50 per person, per visit (Normally £20. 00) for the Virgin Active Hemel facilities.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
- In room facilities
- Air conditioning in rooms , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception , Limited Hours Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
- Family friendly
- Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available
- Wedding Licence , Ground floor bedrooms , Lift to all floors , Public Air Conditioning
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Business Centre , Secretary Service , Private dining services
- Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar
- Golf 9 Hole , Golf 18 Hole
- In room entertainment
- TV , Satellite TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens
- Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Conference Rooms , Wheelchair Access To Leisure Facilities , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces
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- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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85% would recommend it to a friend
Odd bathroom size and room view
Bathroom was a really odd size.
Toilet was so close to the wall and door, ended up standing side on. And the hand sink was far to small for the water pressure, once the tap was turned on it cover me and the floor with water. View out the window was a state. Stacked chairs with old water machines and tables with cables everywhere, Not what I was expecting to be looking on to. at breakfast food was good, however the fruit juices supplied didn't taste fresh
Special Treatment for Laterooms bookers?
Should have been great, but really let down by by the service and room selection Receptionist managed to check me in without actually making eye contact.
Room was at the very end of the last corridor, beautifully clean and well appointed but with an odd layout and small window with a perfect view of a hotel wall 4 feet away.
My guess is that booking through a consolidator site instead of paying the substantially higher rack rate was the reason. Book direct, pay more and you might do better but I won't be going back.