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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 977 reviews

Historic hotel with cutting-edge features in rolling countryside

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Set amid 300 acres of rolling countryside, much of which is golf course, The Grove combines historic features with cutting-edge, modern design. The spacious bedrooms have the latest in temperature control, lighting technology, Bose docking stations and LED TVs; many also have balconies. Suites in the original mansion are particularly stunning. Championship golf, a world-class spa, extensive crèche facilities and family activities are available. The fine-dining Collette's has 3 AA Rosettes; more relaxed meals can be enjoyed in The Glasshouse and The Stables restaurants. The walled garden is also well worth exploring.

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Colette's at The Grove Awaiting inspection


  • En-suite rooms: 215
  • Family rooms: 69
  • Ground-floor rooms: 23
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • 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: 400


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Safe play area


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 18
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Walk and cycle trails, giant chess, driving range, kids club, games room
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 370
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 450
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 300
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 78


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 450

Getting here

M25 junction 19, A411 towards Watford. Hotel on right.

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Watford Junction

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Room prices from£290/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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