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Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in St Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent - Very Pleased”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

All staff were friendly, polite and helpful, room was clean, spacious and recently refurbished. Proper English breakfast was great! I needed somewhere to work during the daytime and was able to use the dining room where wi-fi was perfectly adequate and coffee levels were maintained at required level :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

I was very pleased that your stay was very comfortable and enjoyable

Thank you for choosing the Clarion Collection Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon

Kind regards

Andrew Antoniades
General Manager
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London, UK
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Cozy hotel with great rooms. Room and bathroom is very clean and seem to have been recently refurbished. Room size is also adequate and comes with a lot of storage space, fairly large TV, tea/coffee facilities, etc. And the wi-fi was great for hotel standards!
Staff were wonderful throughout the stay and very helpful.
Breakfast was more than adequate (Full English with a great selection of cereals), although may get a little boring after a few days.
Location is just off a side street from St Albans town centre, a great selection of restaurants are 5-10 min away and the Cathedral is just less than 3 minutes away and is a must see.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your positive comments on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

I was really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and I will pass on your feedback to all our staff

Thank you once again

Kind regards

Andrew Antoniades
General Manager
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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Arrived late in the evening, the receptionist/ bar man was more than accommodating. Sat at the bar, met with some great couples and had a great night. Lovely place to stay, great location, clean rooms, and helpful and very pleasant staff. Would be delighted to visit again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

I have passed on your feedback to all our staff

Thank you once again

Regards

Andrew Antoniades
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

A great little hotel, in a convenient and central location. All staff at this hotel were friendly and very helpful. The newly refurbished establishment is smart, clean and well appointed.

The staff at breakfast are very friendly with a great sense of humour, making the stay enjoyable and relaxing.

My only criticism was the hard-as-rock pillows, but this is not a game changer. Ground floor rooms could be problematic for those wanting to leave their windows open during the night, as they are on the car park ground level. If so, ask for the higher floor accommodation.

Recommended if visitings St Albans.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your valued feedback and comments on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

We have noted your feedback on the pillows and are just in the process of ordering a softer pilow range and we will be combining the two together

We look forward to welcoming you back to the clarion Collection Hotel St Albans soon

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Andrew Antoniades
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I stayed in this hotel one day a week for about 3 months as was I was working in the area. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a clean, modern hotel in a great location.

Pros
The hotel is right slap-bang in the centre on St. Albans – with all its bars, shops and restaurants on your doorstep. The hotel is only 5 – 10 minutes away from the M25, so it’s in a great location
The rooms are to a good standard – I’ve stayed in many of the rooms in the hotel and they are consistent across the board. They’re all decorated in the same modern and clean way, and have everything you’d expect in a decent 4-star hotel – kettle, biccies, flat-screen tv, shower gels, etc.
The hotel has had a bit of a facelift in the Summer of 2013 – the reception and bar area in particular have been much improved.
Free wi-fi is provided in the hotel too. This was great for me as it meant I could use my room as an office!
I didn’t eat there as there were so many good restaurants in the area

Cons
Parking is definitely an issue due to the lack of spaces in the car park. I found that if I came back to the hotel before 5 I would usually find a spot, otherwise it was a matter of parking on the street (and paying a few quid).
If there is any criticism of the rooms it would be that some of the bathrooms ceilings can be a bit grubby. Probably due to heat and condensation from showers, but it’s a minor complaint.

Overall a great, clean hotel in an ideal location. I'll be back for business or pleasure (St. Albans is a lovely town.)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback and comments on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

As part of our ongoing refurbishment we have completed the cielings in the bathrooms just this week.

Our carparks which we have three of should of provided space for your car during your stay as we have enough bays for all our guests. I am sorry if this was not explained fully to you. All our carparks need is a parking permit from reception, which is free to all our guests.

Thank you once again

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Andrew Antoniades
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

There's not much to fault about this hotel, it's ideal for my purposes when I'm travelling for work in the area. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are quiet and have the necessary facilities, and is only a short cab ride or walk to the train station

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel

Kind regards

Andrew Antoniades
General Manager
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

After a long day in London we checked into the hotel , lovely modern interior, Julia on reception made us very welcome lovely lovely lady, rooms excellent, breakfast tasty, all staff brilliant. We will definatley be going back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Andy809, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback and comments on your recent stay here at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans.

I was very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel very soon

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General Manager
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans
Address: Ryder House Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in St Albans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans is situated in the heart of St Albans historic City Centre, opposite the magnificent Abbey and close to some excellent shopping, restaurants and traditional pubs. St Albans has a wealth of history dating some 2000 years including Roman Occupation. With St Albans Cathedral, Verulamium Park, Roman Museum, Butterfly World, Warner Bros Studio tour of the Making of Harry Potter, Whipsnade Zoo and the Gardens of the Rose so close by, there is something for everyone. Conference Rooms in St Albans This grade II listed landmark building was built in 1911 by Samuel Ryder, donor of golf's prestigious Ryder Cup, to house the business of his successful seed company. It retains many original features including leaded light room screens, sweeping staircase and a magnificent mahogany and stained glass dome. Samuel Ryder's original fireplace surround complete with hand carved initials still stands in his private office which is now the principal meetings/function room. Samuel Ryder Bar & Restaurant, St Albans At the rear of this beautiful building, 60 modern guest rooms were built in 1999 to create a superb hotel. The Samuel Ryder building has been sympathetically refurbished in a contemporary style, yet retaining the period features, to house the reception, our Samuel Ryder Bar & Restaurant and three meeting rooms. The hotel has undergone refurbishment throughout. The public area refurbishment was completed end July 2013 and the hotel is now upgraded to Clarion Collection brand of Choice Hotels International ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Hotel St Albans
Comfort Inn Saint Albans

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