We stayed 8 nights at the Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans and had a splendid time. Staff were always--at any time of day or night--available and courteous, and the building is clean and welcoming. The bar area and lounge is a great place to sit, drinks at the bar are reasonably priced, and the "full English" (breakfast) is great. We loved our room, which was spacious and provided everything we could have expected, and you can't--CAN'T--ask for a better location than right in the heart of St Albans. Highly recommended! Thanks for a great time.
- 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