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Ardmore House
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in St Albans
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Found this hotel on net.First visit and very impressed.Staff very helpful,polite and friendly.Italian restaurant very good.Service and food top notch.Garden and grounds very well kept and lovely to sit out in.All in all very good value and thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Chat to staff at time of booking.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

It's not the first time I've stopped here. The beds and pillows are comfy and the staff friendly.

The Italian Restaurant produces top quality meals within pleasant surroundings. On warm Summer evenings it's nice to eat out on the terrace.

If in St. Albans I can strongly recommend it but advance booking is advisable, it does get fully booked

Room Tip: I haven't slept in every room but all I've seen have nice views
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Really enjoyable stay - staff very personable especially Joe who was outstanding - everything you could ask for including free WI-FI, good food, very well tended gardens and first class accommodation with lots of nice little touches

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

From the outset of planning our wedding we knew we wanted something personal & very special where family & friends felt at ease but was well looked after. After being to Ardmore House for Christmas celebrations a couple of times, we knew the quality of the food, service and setting was exceptional. After our initial meeting with Maurice & Joe we knew we made the right decision to book our wedding reception at Ardmore. We only had to give them a brief of what we wanted for the day & they took care of it; nothing was too much trouble from the catering to our guests needs, to arranging accommodation; all of which was of a very high standard. The day went beautifully and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ardmore House for your special occasion. Our family & friends are still talking about our wedding weeks after the event; some saying it's the best wedding they have ever been to. Compared to other high priced venues in the St Albans area Ardmore House is a little Gem of a find with a lovely large conservatory for the wedding reception tastefully decorated & with a lot of light and a beautiful garden for your photo's, at a fraction of the cost! Thank you so much Maurice, Joe and all the team from the bar & waiting staff to reception and not forgetting Walter our Master of Ceremony, for making our wedding day such a special memory. Kindest wishes Karen & Richard Rose x

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Spent two nights in this nice hotel in a twin bedded room and no complaints. Both days were scorchers with very hot and sticky nights. Beds had heavy covers and duvets but fortunately spotlessly clean top and bottom sheets also. We were able to sleep under a single sheet with windows open (no air conditioning). But we both had a much more comfortable sleep than we expected because the beds were firm and well supporting. Hotel was crowded (all rooms occupied) but even although the staff were 'run off their feet' they served a lovely freshly cooked breakfast. Staff were very friendly and efficient. No trouble when we asked for more tea - in fact they really couldn't have been nicer. The towels for the shower were not bath towel size but adequate (and clean). Hot water was piping hot and the shower controls were very easy to use and to adjust to a comfortable temperature. The grounds are really very nice with lovely hanging baskets. If this hotel had air conditioning we would have rated it excellent. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: A railway runs close behind this hotel so rooms to the front will be quieter.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This hotel is a gorgeous little place! My husband and I enjoyed our wedding reception at this location and were incredibly pleased with the entire situation - not just the beautiful setting (lush garden, big windows, lots of light), but also the incredible food and the attention to detail.

There were a number of compliments from the wedding guests on the meal, both quantity and quality. Many of the wedding guests also stayed at the hotel, including myself before and after the wedding, and everyone was pleased with the cleanliness and accommodations. It was quite easy to get to from the train station, either by walking or a short taxi ride. It also provided relatively easy access to the center of St Albans, which many of the guests enjoyed exploring.

I would highly recommend this as a wedding reception location - as I was planning the wedding from abroad, I appreciated how little I had to do to make the day beautiful. Their toastmaster was excellent and accommodating of my funny American traditions, and they were very understanding and generous in their handling of my more difficult family members.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Quaint little place with a chef that sings ! Really fantastic good value food. High quality ingredients great presentation& really very tasty.

The staff were also very accommodating & on the ball. I would o again just to eat dinner.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 54 Lemsford Road, St Albans AL1 3PR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in St Albans
Price Range: £72 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardmore House 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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