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Number One Port Hill

1 Port Hill, Hertford SG14 1PJ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Hertford
Travellers' Choice
The beautiful residence of Number One Bed & Breakfast, built in 1812 and acknowledged in Nikolaus Pevsner's Building 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.Number One Port Hill has been awarded a place in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Places To Stay’ Guide for the third year running and The Good Hotel Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016 to which we are thrilled.We are the only hotel in Hertfordshire to be given these accolades and have been featured in The Times Weekend Supplement as number 3 in their ‘Guide to Great British Weekend Breaks'. We have also been featured in The Sunday Telegraph three times as their Venue of the Week and in Conde Nast Dream Destinations magazine and in May 2013, 2014, & 2015 received the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in consistently delivering hospitality excellence. To continue this marvellous news, we have been nominated for an Exceptional Service Award by Trip Advisor reviewers and it was announced in January 2016 that we have won Luxury Travel Guide’s Global Award for Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year so really pleased with all the wonderful media exposure!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Dec 2020
Loved staying at this fab Georgian house - apparently the famous Pevsner liked the building very much. The interior is eclectically furnished, but so cosy and stylish. I especially liked being able to leave our bedroom and chat with wine in the first floor drawing room. Our welcome was so nice, like visiting a friend, and then breakfast cooked by Issie was delicious. A great trip and a fab place to stay. thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 14 Dec 2020
How wonderful of you! And thanks for taking the time in these most pressing times to write such a glorious review. Will definitely pass on your complements to Issey and the team. Hope to look after you again soon. Thanks very much again.
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Tour135000 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Beautifully furnished room, excellent bed. We only stayed one night but would stay again without hesitation. Delicious vegetarian breakfast with every thing we wanted. Charming hostess, very welcoming and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Only 3 rooms to choose, we had the largest and best room
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. It's so kind of you. It would be a delight to have you both back! Thank you again so much. x
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Alexia E wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent two nights at Number One: the night before my wedding (with my family) and the night of my wedding (with my husband). From the moment I walked into the house, I knew it was going to be a magical weekend. Everything was so beautiful, the rooms were luxurious and the beds were so comfortable. My family and I had a delicious three course dinner, and my husband and I had an amazing champagne breakfast. Annie was so kind, hospitable, friendly and absolutely lovely. The house is a gem in the middle of Hertford and I highly recommend visiting this place which has clearly been set up with a lot of love. Thank you Annie!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 5 Oct 2020
How fabulous!! We so enjoyed your wedding! Your family were absolutely wonderful to look after - you felt like friends after just a short while. You looked so beautiful and the smile on your face when you walked down the stairs to leave for your Special Day was truly magical. You made your weekend so magical because you were:) Please send our love to your parents too and hope that your honeymoon was full of Italian love and hugs. xxx
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Helen wrote a review Sep 2020
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Annie is a wonderful warm host and made us feel very at home on her beautiful house. We stayed in room 1 which has the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Immaculately clean and beautiful decorated. Bathroom also a real treat. The wonderful drawing room is a great place to have a drink before popping into town for dinner. Annie was able to help us pick somewhere really good with her local knowledge. Breakfast was delicious in the fabulous dining room. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and that Number One met all your expectations. Really hope that we see you again. Thanks!! x
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Leslie M wrote a review Aug 2020
Reading, England, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 2 nights over our daughters wedding and thought what a fantastic little gem it was! Annie was so lovely and couldn't have made us more welcome The breakfasts were feasts and I particularly loved the garden - a beautiful calm oasis which was so lovely just to sit in and relax Thanks Annie! Leslie and Dave Maynerd
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 21 Aug 2020
Oh fantastic! So glad you had a lovely time in the midst of your daughter's wedding and everything that that entails, especially now. You both were lovely to look after and really appreciate your kind comments, thank you both so much. Hopefully we will meet again. Best wishes. x
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Frequently Asked Questions about Number One Port Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Number One Port Hill?
Nearby attractions include Hertford Theatre (0.2 miles), Hertford Museum (0.3 miles), and Hertford Castle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Number One Port Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Number One Port Hill?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Number One Port Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Siam, Dinnio Restaurant, and Turkish Kitchen Hertford.
Is Number One Port Hill located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Hertford.
Are there any historical sites close to Number One Port Hill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scotts Grotto (2.2 miles), Hertford Castle (0.3 miles), and Panshanger Park, (3.8 miles).