I have just read the previous review and starting to really doubt making my judgements on hotel choice based on Tripadvisor.
I have just returned from a couple of nights stay and found the hotel one of the better places to stay and I stay in a lot of hotels. The hotel is in a good location for motorways. It has easy parking which is free unlike a lot of hotels these days. The staff at reception were friendly and efficient. The room I was given was pretty much faultless. Air con worked well and the bathroom was spotless and new. Maybe some of this hotel needs updated but to be honest I found my room and all the corridors etc clean and decor that you find in any hotel. It all looked as if had been redone in the recent past.
I was with a colleague who did say his room was very warm...this ties in with the other reviews about rooms without aircon. Maybe you should ask for a room with this.
We had dinner two nights in the restarurant. The lady called Natalie was absolutely fantastic. Very friendly, bubbly and efficient. We were going to eat somewhere the second night but decided to stay in the hotel to eat as Natalie was so friendly and welcoming. She is a real asset to this hotel..well done.
As for the food, to be honest I have tasted better but never really expect much in hotel restaurants anyway. The food was a bit overpriced for what it was and as most glasses of wine (250ml) were around £9, this was a bit expensive as well. Food was nicely presented but could have been warmer at times. The restuarant is bright and spacious and quite a pleasant place to have dinner.
Breakfast was fine, just standard hotel fayre, nothing special, nothing bad.
The leisure centre is good. Friendly staff, clean and functional. One of the better ones that hotels have. The pool is not massive but does the job.
Checkout was efficient and they got the bill right first time. Which sometimes is a novelty.
Only in an airconditioned room all the same.
- Also Known As:
- Thistle St Albans Hotel St. Albans
- Thistle St Albans Hotel
- Noke Hotel St Albans
- Thistle St Albans Saint
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Noke by Thistle St Albans is a traditional Victorian hotel, located in Hertfordshire it is accessible via the Thameslink train from London. Just off the M25, the M1 and close to the A1, it’s a popular venue for business meetings & weekend breaks. There are 110 bedrooms, including 44 deluxe bedrooms and suites and six meeting rooms, the largest seating 250 people theatre-style. With our landscaped grounds, easy accessibility and ample free parking on-site, Thistle St Albans is also a popular wedding venue and convenient for business meetings. ... more less
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