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Review of The Straw House Serviced Apartments

The Straw House Serviced Apartments
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The Straw House Serviced Apartments
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I could live here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

My husband & I rented a 1 bedroom apt. here for 8 nights. Completely furnished, right down to a lovely welcome basket & milk in the fridge. We had #6 on the top floor, so quite a few stairs involved. We were given a packet of parking permits, but sometimes finding a space is very tricky. Centrally located to the heart of St. Albans, we did a lot of walking. Very near the historic Cathedral & loved hearing the chimes. No air conditioning, but they have fans & Wi Fi included.

Room Tip: #6 has large windows with lots of light. Most apts involve some stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lindastano
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

We are a family with daughters of 10 and 12 and used The Straw House Apartments as a base for seeing London. We were delighted with the apartment - it was extremely well appointed, roomy, and had a lovely outlook, with St Albans Cathedral directly across the road. There were some lovely touches with a basket of groceries and toiletry packs to welcome us. Pamela was happy to meet us early in the morning (after our lengthy flight arrived at Heathrow) to meet us at the apartment. St Albans itself is well worth a stay, and the trains to London are a 15 minute walk to the station, and a 20 minute train ride to St Pancras.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kiwifamily0f4
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Umm Suqeim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2008

This was our second stay with the company but the first time in The Strawhouse. The apartment offered everything we could possibly want. It was beautifully furnished, clean and very comfortable as well as offering those little touches that make all the difference such as a welcome bottle of wine, chocolates from M&S and toiletries from The White Company. Lovely!
The Strawhouse is ideally situated for discovering the town of St. Albans and of course, it's proximity to London with the rail connection is good.
There is only one negative about this property and it isn't something the owners can do anything about! Parking! It is on street parking with resident and voucher scheme. You do have a residence parking permit. It is just worth being aware of the fact that St. Albans has a good nightlife and once it reaches 7 - 8pm, parking can be a little tricky.
We would definitely use the property again!

  • Liked — Good quality, comfort and cleanliness!
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank UmmSuqeimSassy
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USA
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2007

I should not let this little secret go out to the world, but I have to share it with my fellow travellers.
The Strawhouse is a self catering group of apartements, which cradle you in the lap of luxury. Whether you are staying for a week or a month, your comfort is guaranteed.
Our unit, a one bedroom apartement, consisted of a living/dining/kitchen, a bedroom with a very comfy bed and snuggly bedding. A huge wardrobe completes the picture.
The bathroom sports a shower over the bathtub. For the brits among you, not the averag trickle shower but a powerful one to knock you of your feet. A nice range of toileteries helps your indulgence.
The Kitchen has all th basics and a bit more, incl. the so called welcome pack, wich includes coffee, tea, Hot chocolate and sugar. It also has a big fridge and freezer, washer/dryer and dish washer!!!!
A leather set of couches makes the living room nice and comfortable, one of which opens up into bed..
A plasma TV with satelite channels and a desk in the corner of the room, round off the goodies.
Beig the christmas period, a Poinsetia, card and delightful christmas cake waited for us.
Pamela, the lady we dealt with, is charming, vivacious and helpful from every aspect. She was even prepared to do our christmas food shopping for us.
All in all, we will be back and thank you Strawhouse for being.

  • Liked — comfort and location
  • Disliked — probably the stairs
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Straw House Serviced Apartments

Property: The Straw House Serviced Apartments
Address: The Straw House 1A Spicer Street, St Albans AL3 4PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in St Albans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Straw House Serviced Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Straw House is a collection of 20 luxury one and two bedroom serviced apartments and studios in the Cathedral Quarter of St Albans, a short stroll from St Albans Cathedral, the Abbey Gardens and city centre. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers. St Albans has excellent rail links to London, Europe and the airports. ... more   less 

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