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“Quiet location outside Hemel Hempsted, average all round.”

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The Watermill Hotel
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
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“Quiet location outside Hemel Hempsted, average all round.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

Asked receptionist which of the two pubs across the road from the hotel was best for food, she was English so presumably local, but was unaware there were actually two pubs even though they could be clearly seen from reception! Had to return to reception to get room swipe reprogrammed. Rooms are located in blocks around the site, are not overly-large but have everything you would expect. As noted by other reviewers not all TV channels work well.

The bar/restaurant area is totally souless, so I would recommend using the pubs across the road. I didn't eat or have breakfast. All in all average for £49.95 a night. If I was returning to the area I would probably seek out somewhere else to stay.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Come to wedding At end Of April had a nice gazebo setting and the day was nice, hotel was good we were able to check in early

  • Stayed April 2012
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watermillhotel, Manager at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay and visit to the hotel. It’s a pleasure to hear you liked the Hotel's Gazebo.

I would like to thank you for your kind comments, and I look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in the near future,

Kindest Regards

Manish Patel
General Manager
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We arrived at the Watermill and were met by friendly helpful staff. The foyer and bar areas were well lit, clean and tidy. However, whilst the rooms were also clean, bright and tidy, the corridors in the accomodation blocks (it does sound a bit like colditz doesnt it?) were very dark, bare brickwork and the carpets were very dark and dated almost looking like they had been there for many years and long past needing replacement. To be honest, they completely let down the rest of the hotel and almost give a very "sleazy" feel to the place. Had the rooms not been as clean as they were, we would definitley have turned right around and left this place. The staff seem to be predominantly asian and some did not seem to understand what we wanted when ordering drinks at the bar. It is such a shame that the sleazy looking corridors let this place down so badly as I am sure that the staff work hard. In short, not even close to the standard one would come to expect from a Best Western hotel!

Room Tip: I would not choose to stay here again I am afraid
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

Stayed here to come and see our Cousins in berkhamsted, and was perfect only 5 minutes away from there home. Good location and we had a large family room which done the job for a nights sleep,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Boxing Day 2011 was our third short stay at this hotel and as on previous occasions we were well received, the room was well appointed and clean and breakfast was a pleasure. The price was competitive and there is plenty of car parking space. Although situated in a village, the hotel is well placed for anyone wishing to explore the Home Counties North. Major roads and Railway Stations are only a few minutes drive away. Signifcant shopping facilities such as Watford and Milton Keynes are very reachable by road, as is Luton, not to mention Whipsnade Zoo. The canal and it towpath is only a short walk away.

Room Tip: A room at the front of the hotel and to the right as one enters the main entrance is quieter in my v...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Watermill Hotel

Property: The Watermill Hotel
Address: London Road | Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RJ, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN The Watermill Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hemel Hempstead
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — The Watermill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Watermill Hotel, one of the finest modern Hotels in Hemel Hempstead is built around an old flour mill and offers excellent accommodations in Hemel Hempstead with a panoramic view of River Bulbourne threading through the property. Experience a serene, Old World retreat from bustling city life in this picturesque modern hotel. A convenient getaway venue with plenty of spacious free car parking. Watermill also offers wonderful amenities and hospitality for a relaxing stay, with convenient access to the area's tourist, industrial and commercial centres. Our hotel in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire include 71 tastefully appointed rooms, several with beautiful views of the lush green meadows and the River Bulbourne. A blend of refined luxury and and refreshing tranquility is sure to romance both leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Watermill
Hemel Hempstead Best Western
Best Western Hemel Hempstead
The Watermill Hotel Hemel Hempstead

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