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Village Hotel London Watford
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elstree
Great Britain
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“Nice hotel, poor restaurants”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is a pleasant hotel, nice decor and the room was well furnished with a good bathroom. The room was clean but not spotless. Room itself was too warm though at night, even with the aircon on (in Winter!), perhaps the bedding was super insulated? Room was pretty quiet too.
Staff were friendly and helpful - a plus for the hotel.
The big let-down is the restaurants, the breakfast room was chaotic in the morning even though the food itself was good. The evening restaurant (same room) was rather poor, again staff were chaotic and the food wasn't so good.
I would stay again but eat out.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

had a Diamond Wedding luncheon at the Buca di Beppo restaurant at this hotel. The food and service were impeccable. Wonderful waiting staff, cheerful and helpful! the whole family stayed the night, very nice rooms, great beds etc. Good breakfast in the morning with the same cheerful staff on duty! A memorable celebration!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

For the money, this is a reasonable proposition. Good waiting staff and reception staff. Good facilities. Our room was good overall, only minor gripes would be lighting is a bit poor and shower gel dispenser was empty.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay here but that was due to the company rather than the hotel.

We booked in bed and breakfast and to say that breakfast is poor is an understatement!

The cold food where the Danish pastries are, are shrivelled up and dry and look like they've seen better days. Where the hot food is it is not replenished regularly and when the catering staff are asked if anymore is coming out you are told that it has run out!

Advice is don't book in for breakfast but go into the Starbucks which is located in the reception area.

The bedrooms are DARK and you need a torch. When wanting to put the heating on a torch is necessary so you can see what your doing. The rooms are also not that clean as dust deposits are all over the rooms.

Reception staff Britney and James are very helpful and work really hard.

I would stay here again as it suits my purpose but could be an awful lot better!

Room Tip: Take a torch and don't have breakfast
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Hotel is in a industrial estate but you would not know it when you inside.
rooms excellent hotel staff on reception were some of the most helpfull I have ever met also very pleasant when we arrived,nothing was too much trouble for them .
Room was fantastic

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We booked this hotel as we were meeting up with friends, our friends also booked for 1 night.
As my previous reviews will show we like to check our beds. Unfortunately the mattress cover was badly stained!! Not the nicest thing to see, we immediately reported it to the manager and to be honest she was a real
Jewel in the crown for this hotel.
We were swiftly moved, and lovely clean linens supplied and bed was just what I expect. We had complimentary wine and meal.
It's not about the free stuff, but we were made to feel like welcomed guests. The pool is nice, and so is the coffee shop. Staff were very helpful and manageress Nancy was brilliant. We intend to return as we are going to book a seminar here, it's very relaxing .

  • Stayed November 2013
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Used this Village Hotel as a base for a North London Family and Friends pre-Christmas weekend. Friendly welcome from efficient staff. Easy parking, stylish en-suite room, grand facilities for swimming, steam room and sauna, provided you choose the quiet times. Very good pub atmosphere at the Victory, been looking forward to burger and chips since our last Village Hotel visit in Hull. Breakfast service in the Italian Restaurant was efficient and trouble free, even though there were a lot of guests staying. Hot breakfast selection served on smallish dishes, replenished regularly, which meant nothing looked as though it had been hanging around for too long. They even managed to produce crispy bacon. If I'm planning any trip, my first search is always to see if there is a Village Hotel within striking distance. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Village Hotel London Watford

Property: Village Hotel London Watford
Address: Centennial Avenue, Elstree WD6 3SB, England (Formerly Village Urban Resort London Elstree)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Elstree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elstree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Hotel London Watford 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel London Watford is located just off Junction 5 of the M1, 1 mile from Elstree and Borehamwood Train Station and just 30 minutes from Central London. It is ideal for quick access to the M1, M25, A1 and Watford Junction Train Station. Nearby attractions include Wembley Stadium, Harry Potter Theme Park and Legoland. Village Hotel London Watford has 120 bright and modern bedrooms, a choice of stylish dining or a traditional pub, Starbucks Coffee Shop, Hair Salon, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, 25 metre Swimming Pool, Meeting and Conference Centre, Live Party Nights, Wedding Licence, free parking and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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