My wife and I together with our younger son and his partner stayed at this hotel on the night of 9th August 2014. The reception staff were very helpful and couldn't have been more obliging.
The room for my wife and me was clean and comfortable but we would have preferred a larger one. All the expected soaps/shampoos and good quality towels were provided.
Car parking was a bit of a problem. There was limited space at the hotel and the exit was partially blocked by a 4x4 during our entire stay. My son was on crutches and when he arrived no parking spaces at the hotel were available. His car had to be parked some 400 yards from the hotel.
Breakfast was good with good range of options available. Overall pleasant stay and very reasonably priced.
- 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