This is not a huge hotel. It is tall and thin and squeezed in between restaurants. It is 3-4 minutes walk from Kensington High Street tube station, 10-15 minutes walk from The Royal Albert Hotel and 2 minutes from Kensington Gardens. The room itself was on the 3rd floor and to start with extremely hot. It overlooked a more opulent hotel over the road, but was not that noisy as the secondary glazing kept out the majority of the noise. There is air con, much needed if you want a cooler room without the traffic noise. The bed is only a double, but ok for a couple of nights, There was also extra cushions and plenty of pillows. 2 chairs and a stool, plus an extra bed in an alcove and a dressing table. We were impressed by the bathroom which was clean and well set out. There was a bath with a powerful, very large, centrally positioned shower head and a hand held shower if all you wanted to do was rinse the bath or wash your hair. The plug and tap were in the middle so maybe not that comfy for a luxurious, lie down bath. The mirror was heated and did not get steamed up which was a plus, however the towels were small, particularly the bath towel so if you are used to a bath sheet then you will be disappointed.
Breakfast was poor. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate and to upgrade to full English is an extra £9.99 we did not see anyone participating with this. There are all the usual bits, fruit basket, fresh fruit salad, toast, tea, coffee, chocolate, cereals, yoghurts and a choice of either apple or orange juice, There was only milk (I presume full fat, although this wasn't labelled). There was cheese (in plastic packets) and some meat. You eat in reception/lobby. It is tight for space, this morning was busy.
Would I recommend this hotel, I am not sure. There are good points and bad. The breakfast is poor and the rooms, modern, clean but abit small, however the proximity to the sights cannot be beaten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built around an old flour mill, on the banks of the River Bulbourne, the hotel offers comfortable and relaxing surroundings, free parking and free wireless broadband internet access. In the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside, within easy walking distance of the Grand Union Canal, the Best Western Watermill Hotel has a convenient location from which to explore all of the local attractions and places of interest. Centred around the original watermill and with panoramic views of the river, the hotel provides a peaceful retreat away from the surrounding commercial centres. The Riverside Bar is open 24 hours a day and serves a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals. The Riverside Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers imaginative cuisine complemented by a carefully selected wine list. Room service is available around the clock. The 71 en suite rooms are modern, spacious and tastefully furnished with all the modern comforts and facilities you need. The hotel offers various accommodation and park & fly packages, all of which are competitively priced and available all year. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8 for a two-person trip. We speak your language! ... more less
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