- 12 guest reviews
"This is not your usual B&B experience. If you are looking for something unusual, eclectic and homely this is the place to stay with a welcom..."
"I booked this as a surprise for my son and his girlfriend. They said it was excellent. They loved the furnishings and it was spotlessly clea..."
"This is a super little bed and breakfast. 3 very comfortable guest rooms with lots of little extras. Annie is very welcoming and couldn't do..."
"Lovely house and the landlady was very sweet, friendly and most attentive...."
"We stayed at number one port hill for our wedding night and it couldn't have been any more perfect. Everything we needed was in the room, th..."
About the hotel
The beautiful residence of Number One Bed & Breakfast, built in 1812 and acknowledged in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of Hertfordshire, features an eclectic elegant mix of original grandeur and modern touches and offers truly first class accommodation in Hertford. From the moment you walk through the wrought-iron gate and through the award-winning garden, you know that you have arrived at somewhere really special. Shimmering chandeliers, corniced ceilings, huge mirrors and sculptures combined with modern art, roaring fires and vintage glassware, all make for a visually spectacular experience.
Off the main hall is the Dining Room – a treasure trove of glass, fabulous china and a stunning table setting. The gorgeous Georgian mahogany staircase leads you past the luxurious Drawing Room and upwards to the bedrooms. The Drawing Room provides a chance for you to lap up the history of the house in lavish surroundings. It is the perfect place to relax, read a book or just sit by the magnificent fireplace. All the bedrooms offer: New beds with our Luxury Room 1 offering a French gilt kingsize bed, with tempur and pocket sprung mattress and tempur pillows Free wi-fi and throughout the house Flat screen TVs Hairdryers Ironing boards and iron iPhone docking & sound system Full Sky package or Freeview 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen Sumptuous bathrobes Luxurious toiletries Bottled water An eclectic mix of reading material Teas, coffees and Belgian hot chocolate plus little extra treats for everyone. The secret courtyard garden provides an intimate, romantic retreat, be it to enjoy a coffee or just to sit in the sunshine under the dappled shade of the ancient wisteria. The obvious attention to detail in these surroundings is equally evident in the warm welcome you receive. We pride ourselves in going that extra mile just for you. We understand that our approach and our attitude is key to giving an individual and personalised service ensuring that your stay is unforgettable. Presley, the perfect boutique labrador dog, is resident at Number One Port Hill and is as gorgeous as his surroundings. Our delicious and much talked about breakfast menu comprises of the following: The Full English: Locally produced organic sausages and dry cured smoked back bacon from award-winning pedigree British Lops, Saddlebacks and Gloucester Old Spots, grilled vine tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms pan fried in Britanny butter and Italian home grown olive oil (courtesy of Gianni and Vania Dal Negro, our very first guests) and free range eggs prepared to your liking. The Vegetarian Full English: Portobello mushroom pan fried in Britanny butter and Italian home grown olive oil, topped with free range fried egg, served with grilled vine tomatoes and oven-baked hash browns. The Lighter Option: Organic granolas, mueslis and brans served with nuts and dried fruit, handmade yoghurt from a cooperative in London, fresh seasonal fruit platter, sourdough or farmhouse bread, warm French butter croissant or plain butter brioche. Homemade preserves and delicious honey. Fresh juices, Columbian/Peruvian/Sumatra ground coffee, English Breakfast tea and a large selection of herbal and fruit tisanes. Specialities upon request: Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled egg – £9. 00 Grilled Craster kippers with poached egg – £9. 00 Stacked pancakes, layered with mascarpone icing and fresh fruits drizzled with hot raspberry and maple sauce – £9. 00 We are also delighted that we have been awarded the Alastair Sawday's Special Places To Stay accolade for the third year in a row coupled with The Good Hotel Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016 - something we are truly proud and honoured to have been granted. We are the only B&B or hotel to be awarded these in the whole of Hertfordshire.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Business Centre , Secretary Service , Private dining services
- Massage , Beauty Salon/Manicure
- In room entertainment
- TV , Satellite TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Sky Sports , [Channels] Movies (Free) , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens , Radio
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
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- From 16:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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92% would recommend it to a friend
An eclectic stay!
This is not your usual B&B experience.
If you are looking for something unusual, eclectic and homely this is the place to stay with a welcoming hostess. Would definitely go back again.
I booked this as a surprise for my son and his girlfriend.
They said it was excellent. They loved the furnishings and it was spotlessly clean everywhere. .