I stayed at the Clarion Collection in St Albans for a business trip and if I go back to this part of the world, I will stay there again.
The staff were fantastic, the breakfast EXCELLENT and my room was spotless. I had a very comfortable stay which represented excellent value for money.
My only niggle was the parking. There was a *very* small car park at the hotel which was difficult to manoeuvre into. There is an over flow car park but as a lone female in an unfamiliar town, I ended up doing a painfully slow and embarrassing 27 point turn to get into the only remaining space rather than doing the 5 minute walk on my own.
Overall a very positive experience! I'd recommend this place to any potential business travellers and if I go to this part of the world for fun, I would spent my own money on a stay in this hotel.
- 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