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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSt Albans South Signal Box3 min drive
    Popular LocationSt Albans Organ Theatre3 min drive
    Popular LocationSt Albans Cathedral8 min drive
    AirportLondon (LTN-Luton)24 min drive
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About this area

St Albans

Located in St Albans, Sopwell House is in a rural area and next to a golf course. Hatfield House is a notable landmark and some of the area's popular attractions include Elstree Film Studios and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Paradise Wildlife Park and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Albans South Signal Box - 3 min drive
  • St Albans Organ Theatre - 3 min drive
  • Verulamium Park - 5 min drive
  • Verulamium Museum - 6 min drive
  • St Albans Cathedral - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • St Albans Abbey Station - 2 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LTN-Luton) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Brasserie — 1 min walk
  • The Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Peahen - 3 min drive
  • Alban Tandoori - 3 min drive
  • Côte Brasserie - 3 min drive

About this property

Sopwell House

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and full-service spa
2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a health club and a sauna. All 128 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and laptop-compatible safes.
Sopwell House offers 128 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cottonmill Spa has 14 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of the World.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 14 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 2:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The property’s spa is available for use from 3 PM on the day of arrival until 11 AM on the day of departure.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 15 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or spa tub
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Sopwell House Hotel St Albans
Sopwell House Hotel
Sopwell House St Albans
Sopwell House
Sopwell House Hotel
Sopwell House St Albans
Sopwell House Hotel St Albans

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sopwell House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sopwell House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sopwell House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Sopwell House have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Sopwell House pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Sopwell House?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Sopwell House?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 2:30 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Sopwell House?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Sopwell House located?
Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Elstree Film Studios, Hatfield House and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The Snow Centre and Chiltern Hills are also within 16 mi (25 km). St Albans Abbey Station is 24 minutes by foot and Park Street Station is 29 minutes.
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4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
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We had a wonderful night at Sopwell House. We usually stay at the Grove in Hertfordshire however it was fully booked. The cleanliness of this hotel was excellent especially during Covid and we felt safe. The food was delicious with a varied menu in the Brasserie and all staff were wearing masks. The spa has been renovated and was beautiful. The only downside was that we couldn’t use the spa the following day after we checked out whereas we could in the Grove. We would definitely go back again.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Lovely 2 night weekend stay, great food and helpful staff. Room was very spacious, though abit dark due to location in the building. Be sure to ask for a reasonable window view on booking as the hotel is surrounded by beautiful green space - we got stuck overlooking the car park and there was no availability to be moved
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
We stayed at Sopwell house for 2 nights (25Aug to 27Aug-2020) in room 258. This was our first hotel stay in months because of Covid19 and regretfully it wasn't pleasant at all! The room we got was in front of the laundry room and there were two laundry trolley outside our room from morning till evening - this was a real disappointment to get such a room after paying so much!!We were happy to see all staff members were following health guidelines, but the level of service was not to the par. For instance, we wanted to do breakfast in our room on the 27th morning and left the breakfast leaflet on door nob at 11 pm the night before for breakfast slot of 9:15 to 9:30 am.  But apparently no one picked the breakfast leaflet from our room (not surprised because of all the laundry trollies around our room!). Then I went to the front reception at 9:30am (after realizing the leaflet was still on the door) where I was assured we will get the breakfast in the next 10-15mins (breakfast was porridge/cereals - nothing complicated). But we got the breakfast delivered to our room at around 10:30 am (which was after making multiple chaser calls to front reception and room services). We had our SPA treatment booked for 11am the same day. So we had to rush eat breakfast then show up to SPA room for a massage with our belly full!! This is not the level of service we expected from such a hotel and wouldn't dare coming back or recommend to anyone after such experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
We stayed at Sopwell house for 2 nights (25Aug to 27Aug-2020) in room 258. This was our first hotel stay in months because of Covid19 and regretfully it wasn't pleasant at all! The room we got was in front of the laundry room and there were two laundry trolley outside our room from morning till evening - this was a real disappointment to get such a room after paying so much!!We were happy to see all staff members were following health guidelines, but the level of service was not to the par. For instance, we wanted to do breakfast in our room on the 27th morning and left the breakfast leaflet on door nob at 11 pm the night before for breakfast slot of 9:15 to 9:30 am.  But apparently no one picked the breakfast leaflet from our room (not surprised because of all the laundry trollies around our room!). Then I went to the front reception at 9:30am (after realizing the leaflet was still on the door) where I was assured we will get the breakfast in the next 10-15mins (breakfast was porridge/cereals - nothing complicated). But we got the breakfast delivered to our room at around 10:30 am (which was after making multiple chaser calls to front reception and room services). We had our SPA treatment booked for 11am the same day. So we had to rush eat breakfast then show up to SPA room for a massage with our belly full!! This is not the level of service we expected from such a hotel and wouldn't dare coming back or recommend to anyone after such experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020