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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 79%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 563 reviews

Bright and stylish rooms and well equipped and comfortable

AA Inspector

At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Wheelchair accessible
Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

Ideally situated just a short drive from the A1(M), Needham House is set in well-presented grounds and features a spa, gym, open-plan lounge bar, a range of meeting rooms, and a function suite. The hotel was totally refurbished and reopened in early 2016; the bedrooms are modern and well equipped, some rooms have private terraces.

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  • En-suite rooms: 80
  • Self-catering available
  • Wi-Fi available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 80


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, Turkish hammam
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 200

Getting here

3 miles from Hitchin and Stevenage.

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Nearest motorway junction

A1(M) junction 8
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