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3.9 out of 5

"Lovely breakfast, comfy bed " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 11 Sep 2022

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Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£196* Per night/room 19 Apr - 20 Apr

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Sopwell House. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of St Albans Cathedral. Enjoy features like free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking.

  • Free English breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine at The Brasserie, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the comfortable guestrooms and the helpful staff
  • 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from St Albans Cathedral and 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Elstree Film Studios

Sopwell House ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sopwell House

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Lovely breakfast, comfy bed

Posted by , from Huntingdon on 11 Sep 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Sep 2022 by Front Office Duty Manager

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sopwell House and I hope that we will see you back at the hotel very soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Aug 2019

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2 out of 5
Hotel focuses on non-hotel guests at expense of hotel guests. Hotel lounge fully booked out to locals coming for Afternoon tea, with no where to sit for hotel residents. Spa manicly busy and so, not peaceful or relaxing. Sauna not Showers smell. Steam room has no menthol smell. Bullying bistro restaurant managers, rude and disrespectful to staff and guests. Poor service, more akin to Travelodge.

Posted by , from London on 7 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel. Cocktail bar is not that great

Rooms clean. Breakfast ok (what you would expect from hotel buffet. Cocktails in bar not amazing. Spa is adequate, didn't do treatments. Luxury but not uber luxury. I would go back

Posted by on 24 Jul 2017

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4 out of 5

jaccuzi too small, steam not working!

Pros: Friendly staff, food fantastic clean rooms all great apart from spa as mentioned.
Cons: very expensive, went there specially for spa experience. One tiny jaccuzi waited half hour to use, steam room ( our favourite) was not working but you could sit in there! I took my partner there for his birthday this was upsetting especially as it is supposed to be a spa break.
Location: The location is nice good for shopping and restaurants.

Posted by , from Essex on 27 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Just so nice

Pros: Spa, pool, food, lovely staff and the place looks great
A lovely spa hotel. Great for a short break. Grounds, facilities, rooms and food were excellent. Staff were efficient and nice.

Posted by , from London on 24 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel, very busy

Pros: Room, meal in brasserie, grounds, swimming pool and sauna
Cons: Booking for mealtimes Attention to detail on booking in
Location: Near St Alband The Verulamium Lovely local walks Beautiful grounds
We booked the hotel to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary as we held our wedding reception there. We were dismayed on arrival that we were unable to book the restaurant for dinner as it was fully booked, unless we wanted to eat after 9PM. However, later, an extremely helpful member of staff booked us a table in the brasserie, and even gave us a free glass of champagne then and there (I had been in tears), and after our lovely dinner, we were given a very nicely decorated plate with chocolate pudding with 'happy anniversary' written on a piece of chocolate. The swimming pool, sauna and spa were lovely. Suggest you arrive as early as you can for booking in so can take advantage of this (I would have been in it all afternoon!) Unfortunately, the air conditioning went on and off all night, without us turning it on. We woke up at 5AM and called reception. A man was sent up and turned it off (we told him we had been doing this constantly), and didn't wait long enough to find out that it came on again v quickly! Sunday Times not brought to room in morning, and in fact had not been entered onto the computer, despite the receptionist being told twice on booking in. Breakfast lovely, though dining room and overflow conservatory VERY full up, busy and noisy. I wouldn't recommend this to people who would like a quiet weekend away from it all, though the grounds are lovely. Overall we enjoyed our stay, once our evening meal had been sorted! The bed was very comfortable and shower fab!

Posted by , from London on 12 Oct 2016

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Property Features

Sopwell House offers its guests an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Sopwell House. Self parking is free. This 4-star St Albans hotel is smoke free.

  • 128 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed


Free self parking


  • Train station: St Albans Abbey Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sopwell House offers 128 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. This St Albans hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free English breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Brasserie – This brasserie specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Omboo – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine. Open daily.

Conservatory & Terrace – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Cocktail Bar – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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 hot tub.

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

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 14
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available


Optional extras

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

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

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

Hotel Names

  • 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

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.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.