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Down Hall Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hatfield Heath
Surrey
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18 reviews
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“Murder mystery overnight stay”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Bought a Groupon deal for an overnight Murder Mystery stay, including a 3 course meal, for £120. Down Hall is a beautiful hotel, with stunning grounds. We had an executive room, very spacious and comfortable. We had to meet in the cocktail bar and were taken into dinner by the 'cast' (actors) for a fab evening- the food was great...even though the only choice was vegetarian or non vegetarian- all 3 courses very tasty, the actors were great and we were on the winning table. Breakfast was good, plenty of choices and lots of it. The staff in the restaurant and for murder mystery were helpful and very pleasant. However, be prepared for extortionate bar prices- £2.50 for half a lime and soda, and a slightly snotty barman! overall a good evening, and I would go back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Voucher was 2 nights for $99, but we upgraded as my partner is disabled, $30. Per night.(sorry lost pound sign) and $15 per night for dog,but we had a lovely time, I have spent more and been unhappy- see my review of Farthings hotel, but we had a great 2 days, food was consistent, grounds lovely, room great, staff very helpful, dog loved it and all very safe and enclosed. Lovely venue and we did have a great time and we drove up from Somerset, took hours, better going home, but worth it. We enjoyed a lovely weekend with my nephew from this opulent venue with my nephew and I would recommend it

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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DownHallManagement, Manager at Down Hall Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Guests,<div><br></div><div>Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular the possibility to bring your dog with you.</div><div>We do hope we can welcome you back to Down Hall again in the future.</div><div><br></div><div>Kind regards,</div><div><br></div><div>Anna Snoep</div>
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Had a night away at Down Hall. The room was amazing could not fault with a really large comfortable bed. We were given a free glass of Proseco before our dinner in the evening. The Grill is the main restaurant, the food is fabulous.

The grounds are very pretty and quite large, good for a walk around. The breakfast was ample, all the usual fruit, cereals and cooked breakfast.

There is not much to do outside of the hotel as it is located on its own in a rural location. However, for a weekend treat, I would recommend going there.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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DownHallManagement, Manager at Down Hall Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Guest,<div><br></div><div>Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at Down Hall. The Chef and his team will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals whilst staying with us. </div><div><br></div><div>We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.</div><div><br></div><div>Kind regards,</div><div><br></div><div>Anna Snoep</div>
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

A beautiful hotel, set in lovely grounds. Magnificent room, very quiet. Enjoyed champagne and canopies on arrival. All food very enjoyable. Would recommend for anyone wanting quiet romantic getaway. Grounds lovely for walking on a nice evening.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DownHallManagement, Manager at Down Hall Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Guest,<div><br></div><div>Thank you for sharing your lovely comments with us, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Congratulations on your wedding and we do hope to welcome you back to Down Hall again soon!</div><div><br></div><div>Kind regards,</div><div><br></div><div>Anna Snoep</div>
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This hotel is in a beautiful setting surrounded by lovely grounds. The bedroom I stayed in was very comfortable and had a wonderful bed. What I like about the hotel is that it is rather quirky. A far cry from the 'chain' hotels with straight corridors and identical rooms. Great to see some individual character rather than safe similarity. Very welcoming and professional staff throughout.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Had afternoon tea here. Service was extremely slow.. Scones were dry and crumbled when trying to spread jam. Butter was hard. There was actually just 1sandwhich per person and no extra top ups.. Have had quite a few afternoon teas else where and this was by far the worst. Would not recommend.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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DownHallManagement, Manager at Down Hall Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear guest,<div><br></div><div>Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience on this occasion. I was surprised to read about your recent experience as we normally receive very positive feedback on our Afternoon Tea. Every Afternoon Tea is freshly made on the day and is served with 4 finger sandwiches per person. I will pass your feedback on to our Lounge Manager and our Head Chef to review and avoid this happening again in the future.</div><div><br></div><div>Kind regards,</div><div><br></div><div>Anna Snoep</div>
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Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Down Hall Country House Hotel
Address: Matching Road | Bishop's Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hatfield Heath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hatfield Heath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Down Hall Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Down Hall Hotel is one of England's most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall Hotel is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near London Stansted Airport. Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is an historic setting. The hotel's grand interiors, ornate ceilings and abundance of natural daylight combine to make Down Hall Country House Hotel an experience like no other. Down Hall has recently completed the refurbishment of 54 West Wing Executive bedrooms and added a brand new gym, sauna and steam room facility. ... more   less 
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Down Hall Country Hotel
Down Hall Hotel
Hotel Down Hall Country
Down Hall Country House Hotel Hertfordshire/Hatfield Heath

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