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4.3 out of 5

"Loved the tranquil setting and the beautiful historic building and grounds. Friendly and helpful staff in the dining room and on reception. Really enj ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 04 Apr 2022

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Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£130* Per night/room 15 Jul - 16 Jul

Executive Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Down Hall Hotel. During your stay, you'll be close to The Gibberd Garden. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a full-service spa. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking and extended parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at The Grill Room
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served weekdays for a fee
  • Indulge with Swedish massages, body treatments or body scrubs at Eden Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court, a gym and a steam room
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and spaciousness
  • 8 minutes by car from Hatfield Forest Country Park and 11 minutes from Pishiobury Park
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Down Hall Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Down Hall Hotel

Everyone (6) Business (1) Couples (2) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 May 2024

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Apr 2023

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5 out of 5
Loved the tranquil setting and the beautiful historic building and grounds. Friendly and helpful staff in the dining room and on reception. Really enjoyed the treatments in the adjoining spa.

Posted by on 4 Apr 2022

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3 out of 5
Interesting building. Comfy bed but small room. Only serviced if requested but this was not communicated. Disappointed that bar/lounge being renovated so not able to sit with open fire. Toiletries had to be requested. Service in makeshift bar very slow. Staff in restaurant polite friendly and efficient in comparison.

Posted by on 29 Jan 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jan 2020

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5 out of 5
Lovely venue, amazing staff, great rooms and one of the best Buffett breakfasts have eaten in a long time. The stafff here are very customer focused, friendly and professional. Would strongly recommend

Posted by on 13 Apr 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful grounds and very well maintained hotel. Location is not so easy to reach without GPS.. Be aware, for clients who have problems with stairs they should request ground floor accommodation. My room was two flights of stairs!! Otherwise extremely good.

Posted by , from kent on 24 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel in lovely grounds

First impressions were so good. The long drive up to the hotel is stunning as is the building itself. We booked 3 rooms - classic, executive and delux. As we wanted a twin - the hotel confirmed that only the executive could be converted. This room was in a different part of the hotel to the other 2 rooms and was a bit dated. Still comfortable and very very big. To be honest there wasn't much difference between the other 2 rooms and they were absolutely lovely.

Posted by , from london on 22 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in lovely grounds

Pros: The decor, grounds and pleasant staff.
Cons: evening meal could be larger or more reasonably priced. I had a tastecard or I would have been disappointed with portion size and I have a small appet
Arrived early but could check in, lovely room with patio door leading to a small table and 2 chairs. meal was lovely however small and expensive. Breakfast was also lovely a buffet with plenty of choice.

Posted by , from Essex on 23 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Great fancy hotel away from most things

Pros: Serene environment. room was beautiful.
Cons: heating in the room for cold days and nights.
Location: villages are around, restaurants and shops within 5 minutes drive. its really great for a quiet getaway from the hustle
Overall, quick check in, not so difficult to find. but really out of the way. However some good restaurants in the villages around. Room was very well presented. However, could have been warmer for a very cold night. same with the bathroom. floor was very cold as was tiles, could have done with providing some slippers for this. Gym was ok for the hotel. enjoyed running on treadmill watching tv. wifi connection not very good here. Also in the hotel, mobile connection is dicy. Quick check out

Posted by , from UK on 19 Jan 2017

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Property Features

Down Hall Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 9591 square feet (891 square metres) and includes conference space. A sauna, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the eco-certified Down Hall Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Bishop's Stortford hotel.

  • 98 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Conference rooms
  • 9591 sq ft of conference space
  • 891 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1322
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Train station: Sawbridgeworth Station (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Down Hall Hotel offers 98 accommodations with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down duvets and premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays.

The Grill Room – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and a health club are featured at the hotel. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

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

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

Eden Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a hot tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 40.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Online penalty collection


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: from approximately GBP 19.50 per person
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 40.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Down Country Hall
  • Down Hall Country
  • Down Hall Country Hotel
  • Down Hall Country House Bishop's Stortford
  • Down Hall Hotel Spa
  • Down Hall Country House Hotel Bishop's Stortford
  • Down Hall House
  • Hotel Down Hall
  • Down Hall Country House
  • Down Hall Hotel
  • Hotel Down Hall Country
  • Down Hall Hotel Bishop's Stortford
  • Down Hall Hotel Hotel
  • Down Hall Hotel Bishop's Stortford
  • Down Hall Hotel Hotel Bishop's Stortford

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme
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