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Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans AL1 2HQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 9 in St. Albans
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Nestled in 12 acres of tranquil gardens Sopwell House is a 4 star hotel in Hertfordshire and the former Georgian country residence of Lord Mountbatten. Once you enter this 'home away from home' our attentive staff, family friendly service and luxurious spa facilities will provide the perfect setting to your stay or event. Our Country House hotel enables you to escape from it all and is within easy reach of London, St Pancras National & International Train Station and Luton Airport. With 128 stylish bedrooms and suites including 16 soon to be completed Mews Apartments to choose from, exceptional service, delicious food and our opulent spa you'll find it hard to leave. As well as boasting 19 flexible function suites, Sopwell House has recently been awarded winner of the Best Independent Venue at the 2018 CHS Awards (Conference & Hospitality Show) recognising their outstanding contribution to the corporate and social world.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 3 more
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Joseph H wrote a review 24 May
London, United Kingdom40 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed for a spa break the brasserie staff were very attentive. Albino and his head chef Marilena ensured all our meals were to our required dietary requirements which resulted in us having wonderful meals. They are both a credit to the hotel. The spa and its facilities are exceptional and we look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Joseph, I am delighted to be able to share you lovely review with Albino and Marilena and they thank you for the personal mention. We look forward to welcoming yo back again very soon.
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NW22 wrote a review 22 May
St. Albans, United Kingdom11 contributions9 helpful votes
We visited Sopwell House for a spa weekend in May. The spa was incredible, the best spa we’ve been to and we’ve been to quite a few. The food at the restaurant was great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, made all the better by Albino’s attentive service. The hotel room was really comfortable with a comfy king bed. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Angelina Chua, General Manager at Sopwell House
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent visit to Sopwell House and for the recommendation. My team and I are delighted you had such and incredible time and Albino thanks you for the personal mention. We all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Anne wrote a review 19 May
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very keen to visit Sopwell House as soon as allowed during the Covid times. Unfortunately the experience was not up to the excellent standard we had received in the past and we were disappointed enough to make a complaint. Jane dealt with our complaint professionally and in a friendly manner. Her customer service was excellent. We were very pleased with the outcome which was totally down to Jane. Thank you Jane, because of the way you dealt with everything Charles has now become a member and is loving his time at The Club. You turned a very negative situation into a positive outcome. Sopwell House are lucky to have you.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
What a lovely review to be able to share with Jane and thank you for taking the time to write. I am delighted that due to Jane's diligence and assistance Charles has now joined The Club and enjoying the facilities and his visits to Sopwell House.
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Patricia W wrote a review 17 May
Sydney16 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely afternoon tea followed by a drink in the garden. The staff were lovely and attentive. Sandwiches and tea were replenished and cakes we couldn’t eat boxed up to take home. Thank you also to the chef for making the dessert take away as well!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Angelina Chua, General Manager at Sopwell House
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Patricia, I am delighted that you had such a lovely afternoon tea experience with us and your feedback has been shared with the team. We all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Explorer_SHD wrote a review 17 May
London, United Kingdom52 contributions25 helpful votes
Unfortunately this hotel is not up to scratch anymore. The hotel is trying to be like an exclusive limewood or four seasons and sadly it is not there. The new executive rooms are okay, not worth the price tag. The bathrooms are very small and barely functional. The shower is not big enough for a tall person. Room service is horrifyingly bad - 2 hour wait for breakfast one morning, 30 minute wait for coffees one afternoon. The hotel is very understaffed, especially when there is an event on. The real icing on the cake is: no children allowed in the swimming pool, not even during set times AND you are not allowed to use the spa facilities after checkout. Keep in mind, checkin is 3pm and checkout is 11am… there isn’t a lot of time for anything really. Food quality is sub par. Staff at reception are extremely arrogant, uptight, rude and sadly extremely stuck up. I can understand if it was the Ritz but it’s Sopwell house so the attitude needs to be taken down a notch. The hotel needs new management, they are not prepared for the hotel to be fully booked. We had housekeeping knocking on our door from 8.30am… plus a fire alarm drill at 11am. Definitely will not be recommending this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid going with families, if you have £800 for a mews room stay there if you have to. Otherwise...
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Response from Angelina Chua, General Manager at Sopwell House
Responded 1 week ago
I am naturally disappointed to read your review and it is regrettable that we were not made aware of any of our comments during your stay or given an opportunity to be of assistance at the time. I am confident that our website clearly details our check in and out times and that Cottonmill is adults only, this is also on the confirmations that are sent to all guests once a reservation has been made. We take Health and Safety very seriously at the Hotel and we are required to carry out weekly tests of our fire alarms to ensure these are functional should they be required in an emergency for the safety of our guests and my staff. Your feedback regarding the Front of House team is much regretted and is not typical of the many great reviews received about my teams and I am sorry that you will not be recommending us.
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NICOLA S wrote a review 15 May
London, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Just home from a 2nd visit to Sopwell House and enjoyed a wonderful sunny luxurious spa weekend with a friend. We stayed in the Mews which was a touch more special than a room in the hotel (which are still lovely). Treatments were very nice. Facilities top notch. Service was brilliant. In particular Sarah (restaurant manager) and Karen from the brasserie. Thank you Sopwell. We will be back
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
My team and I are delighted that your second stay with us was enjoyable and luxurious and Karen and Sarah thank you for the personal mention. We look forward to welcoming you back for your 3rd stay very soon.
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Max wrote a review 15 May
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Had a lovely birthday lunch here with my wife and 3 year old. Our waiter Charles was superb! Had a sunday lunch and the salmon. Food was great and so were the drinks. All the staff were very kind. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us and I am delighted that you had such a lovely lunch. Your kind words have been shared with the team and Charles thanks you for the personal mention. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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The-Boils wrote a review 14 May
Essex61 contributions100 helpful votes
What a beautiful experience. Today we visited Sopwell House for afternoon tea. Food and service were second to none. We felt very special indeed. A special thank you to Yaelle who went above and beyond for us. Her service at the afternoon tea has now prompted us to return for a larger family gathering in the restaurant and a spa and overnight stay latter on in the year. Can’t recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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I am delighted that yo had such a lovely time with us enjoying one of our Afternoon Tea experiences and Yaelle thanks you for the personal mention. We are looking forward to hosting you and your family later in the year.
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notavee wrote a review 13 May
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Went for lunch with my girlfriend and Albino served us. It was so beautiful. He is very bubbly and very attentive. Recommended what order. Was just a beautiful experience. Very lovely service, quality from waiter Albino.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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My team and are are delighted you had such a beautiful lunch with us and Albino thanks you for the personal mention. We look forward to welcoming you both back again very soon.
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Sara wrote a review 11 May
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We celebrated our daughter's first wedding anniversary party at Sopwell House on the 1st of May 22. Ellie was our coordinator and planner. We were planning this event with Ellie for over two months. Throughout this period her professionalism showed through. We believe that she is an asset to the Sopwell House team and they must be very proud of her. We also want to say, a big thank you to all members of the Sopwell House team that were on duty on the evening of the 1st of May 22 at the Breakspear and Bacon Suite. Thanks also to the catering staff who prepared our enjoyable Indian dinner that evening. All members of the Sopwell House team we came across were friendly and helpful and made it a day to remember.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Than you for choosing to hold your daughters special celebrations at Sopwell House and I am delighted that you all had such lovely time and Ellie thanks you for the personal mention. We all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$278 - US$380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sopwell house country club hotel st. albans, sopwell house country club and spa, sopwell hotel country
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHertfordshireSt. Albans
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sopwell House
Which popular attractions are close to Sopwell House?
Nearby attractions include Locked Escape Rooms (1.2 miles), The Odyssey Cinema (0.9 miles), and The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sopwell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Sopwell House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sopwell House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sopwell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include DavVero, HATCH, and Bar Espresso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sopwell House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sopwell House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sopwell House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sopwell House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Sopwell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Albans South Signal Box (0.9 miles), St Albans Hertfordshire England (1.5 miles), and The Wallingford Screen (1.2 miles).
Does Sopwell House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.