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“Delightful”
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Hartwell House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hartwell
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Wolverhampton
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“Delightful”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have just returned after a family birthday party for 40 guests. The staff were all most helpful throughout the planning process, and the attention on the day was highly professional and at the same time warm and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. The food was also excellent. All our guests, from 6 to 80 years of age, had a lovely time. Our most immediate family stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed spacious rooms, combining all mod cons with period charm befitting the style of house. We made use of the spa and spa cafe for good light meals, again very friendly service. The house itself is beautiful, and in a delightful setting combining formal gardens and casual meadows and trees. We left with a very warm feeling and would recommend Hartwelll House to our friends.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

After 17 years, we decided to abandon our teenage children alone with trepidation and escape to Hartwell House for one night.
We can only sing the praises of the hotel staff (except I can't sing), the chefs in the kitchen, who produced a truly wonderful dinner, without too much pomp or ceremony. The grounds were peaceful and well kept, our bedroom spacious and even the critters (squirrels?) living in the attic were not bothersome.We returned home rejuvenated to find both teenagers oblivious of our absence. Thank you to all at Hartwell house.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Special treat for son and girlfriend, his birthday. Arranged to pick up helicopter trip from here, tour over London and return for afternoon tea. (Thanks to Booker helicopter services). All went as planned thanks to excellent staff of Hartwell house and the helicopter hire company/pilot. Many thanks to all.
The tea was excellent with choice of various teas and coffee for those that wanted it. Time was happily given for us to bathe in the sun on the patio...it was the best day of the year so far.
Sandwiches excellent, scones to die for and cakes you can just about make room for. My daughter was even given a tour of hotel and suites...all round excellent

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

To experience a country house hotel at its best one must pay a visit to Hartwell House. Our stay from Thursday to Sunday was in celebration of our mums birthday. Dinning every day & using all the facilities. Mum stayed in a royal room (14), sister & I shared a twin standard (27). With the warm welcome and relaxed nature of the hotel one could feel as if visiting relatives, yet every high standard you would expect in a fine hotel is met. The public rooms are enchanting, restful and splendid in every way. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful, perfect for taking in nature and fresh air, in what ever fashion takes your fancy - a stroll, run, tennis, or a glass of something! We were highly impressed with the size, cleanliness and facilities in our bedrooms. Mums royal room had wonderful views, daylight in abundance and stunning decor. A grand yet understated opulence. Our standard room was surprisingly large, lots of windows & also looking out over the grounds. More than enough space to share. A walk in wardrobe each, comfortable seating and with plenty of mirror space, neither of us felt the usual restriction on sharing a twin room. Every aspect of service at Hartwell House is impeccable. Unobtrusive and seamless is how best to describe the manner in which staff conduct their duties. We frequent many a hotel and it is notable how staff at Hartwell achieve the perfect balance of friendly charm and professionalism, non of the snobbery other hotels often display. Hartwell House is pure class and sophistication. My last, and very important note is with regards to the restaurant. The menu delivers a divine choice and food served is stunning. Portions are of good size and in our opinion, priced very fairly. I come with strict dietary restrictions, and literally never before have I been so well catered for. Not a single mistake made. Further, every effort was made to factor out the usual stress dinning can entail. I was able to relax with pre-chosen meals and truly enjoy my experience of dinning with family. Our stay was made even more perfect by mum having the most special birthday time. We all agreed Hartwell House is a destination well deserving of a long drive just for the restaurant.... better still.... to stay the night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

With its swathes of daffodils, rolling parkland and warm, honey-coloured stone, Hartwell House is a perfect setting for any kind of rest and relaxation. Add a warm welcome, big squashy sofas and lofty rooms; and it's pretty much perfect. Afternoon tea is all that it should be; imaginative finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones (accompanied of course, by bowls of strawberry jam and clotted cream), eclairs, tiny sponge cakes and fresh fruit tartlets. Choose your preferred tea, which comes with plenty of extra hot water and a complete top-up just as you were thinking that a second pot might be nice.
Attentive, friendly staff make the experience neither fussy nor formal; and the only disappointment is having to leave.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were a large family party, ages ranging from 4 to 70 plus 2 dogs - and we all had a great time. The accommodation was as luxurious as expected, in a truly beautiful setting of natural parkland (National Trust). Our room looked out onto a woodland glade, with a door to let the dogs out - with masses of daffodils - and loads of room for them to go for walks. The food was very good, with plenty of choice, and my partner's allergies were well catered for - several courses specially provided very willingly without our being made to feel a nuisance. Our second night's dinner was a special celebration in the private Octagon Room. It really was special. The Spa is also a super-relaxing experience, one to be recommended for a good de-stress! Our only problem was a lack of hot water on the Saturday early afternoon in our room (we think the Spa was taking all the water,, as we could only get very lukewarm in our room) - however, very old buildings tend to have very old boilers............. all in all though, a stunning venue we all agreed.

Room Tip: The Hartwell Court rooms are large, most with sitting rooms, have fridges, and accept dogs.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Horley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We were here for our friends wedding. They had booked the house for the day and night so we had plenty of time to look around. The building and the setting is fabulous. also the grounds surrounding it look great. It is a superb venue for a wedding or suchlike. The service we received from the staff in the whole was very good. Minor criticism would be the bar, it's very small and the staff really struggled to cope. Other than that it was all great.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hartwell House
Address: Oxford Road, Hartwell HP17 8NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Aylesbury Vale > Hartwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hartwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hartwell House 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hartwell House is a beautifully restored 17th century Grade 1 listed stately home. The magnificent rooms are superbly furnished with antiques and hung with fine paintings. Many of the exquisitely designed bedrooms and suites are in the house and some in Hartwell Court, the converted coach houses or the Old Rectory. Royal rooms have high ceilings, fine fabrics and dreamy views over the extensive landscape, it is a truly idyllic setting.There are thirty bedrooms and suites on three floors in the main house each aimed at ensuring your comfort and enjoyment during your stay. In addition there are ten suites and six bedrooms in Hartwell Court, the adjacent 18th century indoor riding school. The Old Rectory Hartwell has a superbly appointed master four poster suite with a sitting room and three other bedrooms with bathrooms. ... more   less 
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