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Rated from 2 to 4, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, silver stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 705 reviews

Fine country house with modern interior design and beautiful gardens

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

This fine country hotel is situated in 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and the house overlooks the hotel's golf course. Sopwell House was once the country home of Lord Mountbatten, and offers bedrooms that are all very well appointed, as well as impressive leisure facilities. Afternoon tea is served in the comfortable lounges and there is a choice of restaurants for dinner.

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  • En-suite rooms: 128
  • Family rooms: 28
  • Ground-floor rooms: 7
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 250


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


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


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, steam room, dance studio
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 199
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 450
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 110


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 380

Getting here

M25 junction 21a, 1st exit roundabout to A405. A414 towards St Albans/Hatfield. Slip road Shenley, mini-roundabout left.

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St Albans

Nearest motorway junction

M25 junction 21a
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