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Number One Port Hill

1 Port Hill, Hertford SG14 1PJ England
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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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Gillian C wrote a review Oct 2023
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What can I say about Annie and Number One Port Hill that will give a true tribute to the most amazing hostess and most delightful B and B accommodation. Meeting Annie is like meeting a long lost friend, she make you feel at home from the minute she opens the front door of her beautiful Georgian House called Number One. Her breakfasts are second to none they last for ages while sitting at her beautiful table,decorated with treasures from the past. The whole dinning room is a wonderland of crystal and silver so unique. Having spent 2 nights in the most comfortable bed with a pillow change on request, it has left us wanting more. So Thank you Annie for a wonderful experience in the best B and B ever. We shall see you again real soon Gillian and Steve
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: If you want a b and b in Hertfood book Number One Port Hill you won't be disappointed
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 5 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your kind comments. What a gorgeous trio of guests we had the pleasure in looking after! You all were amazing and such fun. Really hope you’re enjoying the rest of your holiday and maybe see you in Austin some day! I’ll bring a large suitcase… hahaha:)
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Mahoney wrote a review May 2023
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This is our second visit - what a find. If you are looking for a luxurious high end beautiful B&B then look no further. This is the most beautiful place to stay. Road parking outside the property or a carpark a very short distance away. It is spotlessly clean. It is beautiful from the moment you walk through the front garden packed with fragrant flowers and colour. It has comfortable beds with lovely linen. Bathrooms with all the essentials. It has a quiet location but is only a short walk to the main town with many bars restaurants and shops. The Millstream pub is a 5 minute walk if that and does great food beer and wine. The breakfast at Number One is outstanding cooked to order by the lovely Annie. If you aren't dashing off into Hertford and you are lucky enough to share her company you wont be disappointed. Thank you for a wonderful visit Annie
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 4 Jun 2023
Oh how wonderful! Thank you both so much for saying such nice things!! You know you are always welcome here and next time we'll do dinner here as well so that we can have a good old chat!! Thank you both again - can't wait until the next time. x
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Laura J wrote a review May 2023
South Devon, United Kingdom83 contributions67 helpful votes
We booked Annie’s B&B for two nights while we were visiting our Son who had just moved back from overseas. We arrived at No:1 Port Hill to be greeted by the wonderful Annie . The house is beautiful and very stylish and comfortable. We had everything we needed for a relaxed stay . Annie was very accommodating with Breakfast times and served delicious assortment of breakfast items. We are looking forward to returning soon . Thank you Annie
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 10 May 2023
Hi Laura - how wonderful of you to write such a fab review. Thank you so much. It is very much appreciated. You both were a delight to look after and I really didn't want you to leave! Next time, we'll arrange a dinner so that we can have a longer chat:) Look forward to hosting you both again very soon. Thank you again.
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Mahoney wrote a review Nov 2022
Cumbria, United Kingdom39 contributions19 helpful votes
Where do I begin. Number One is fabulous in every way. The property is a beautifully furnished Georgian town house. It is well situated a short walk from the lovely restaurants and bars of Hertford. Parking was available outside the property and there is also a small carpark a very short distance away. The property is warm welcoming and very comfortable. It has luxury balanced with practicality & fun. The breakfasts are delicious beautifully cooked with excellent choice in a stunning dinning room Annie our host was amazing. Nothing was too much effort & the attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We will definitely stay again it really was a very special visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Nov 2022
Oh my! Thank you so, so much! You both were wonderful guests and so accommodating too. I am really pleased that you had a great time at Number One. Can't wait to see you both again in the new year. And maybe with a few family members too! Thanks again. Very much appreciated.
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Norman J wrote a review Sept 2022
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We had a great stay at Number One Port Hill. House was lovely as was our room, clean and very comfortable. Annie, our host was lovely too, very welcoming and chatty. We always enjoyed our chats in her beautiful garden. Breakfasts were so tasty, cooked to order, with plenty of choice and set us up nicely for our activity filled days. Great location for a short walk in to Hertford too. All in all a very memorable stay. Thank you Annie.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 8 Sept 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure looking after you both and so pleased that you loved the food here too - including your favourite Anexo restaurant! I did finally make a visit last week and can confirm that it was amazing:) Hope to see you again soon when you come for another visit. Best wishes.
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CocoReview wrote a review Aug 2022
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Annie offered the perfect place for some very dear friends of mine who were visiting from Spain. Number One is absolutely stunning, absolutely beautifully furnished with every tiny detail thought about and every luxury provided to ensure complete comfort in every way. Breakfast in the delightful dining room was first class, so much choice and all freshly and expertly prepared by Annie who is an absolutely wonderful host. I'd highly recommend Number One if you are looking for a luxury and highly personal stay in a beautiful location.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 17 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your delightful review. I am sure that will be of great help to visitors viewing Number One Port Hill as a potential accommodation provider so thank you again.
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Cristina D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Estancia memorable en un sitio con muchísimo encanto. Su dueña Annie, además de mimar a sus huéspedes con su excelente cocina, ha sabido transmitir a su establecimiento la calidez y las buenas vibraciones que irradia, en el cuidado de cada detalle, para hacer inolvidable la estancia. Memorable stay in a charming place. Its owner, Annie, in addition to pampering her guests with her excellent cuisine, has managed to give her establishment the warmth and good vibes that she radiates, taking care of every detail, in order to make an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Annie Rowley, Owner at Number One Port Hill
Responded 31 Jul 2022
It was so special for me looking after you and your family. You all were delightful and made my job looking after you such fun. I thank you all for being so appreciative of our hospitality and really hope that you give us a chance to look after you again soon. Please say hi to 'mum' for me too:) The piano is missing her already and is awaiting her return.
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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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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
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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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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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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, Turkish Kitchen Hertford, and Dinnio Restaurant.
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).