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The Harpenden House Hotel

18 Southdown Road Harpenden AL5 1PE

Hotel Description*

This beautiful and historically rich Grade II listed Georgian town house is set in the Market Town of Harpenden and offers free parking, free WiFi and an excellent on site restaurant, The WinePress. With features dating back to the 18th Century, such as the Welcombe Lounge’s fireplace, Harpenden House offers an intriguing tapestry of historical allure. Having been previously used as an 19th Century young ladies school and subsequently a Dominican Sisters convent, it was converted to a hotel in 1970 and has recently benefitted from a £2 million transformation. The Hotel now offers the most luxurious rooms, from standard to feature all have high specification and are extremely comfortable. Having undergone extensive renovation in recent years rooms provide every modern comfort expected of a four star hotel, while retaining a wonderful charm and character only found in such historical properties. All main house rooms are fully air conditioned and offer luxury furnishings, toiletries and relaxing décor to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The WinePress Restaurant offers simple, unstuffy service with delicious comforting food prepared with signature Michelin-style precision and intensity of flavour. As the name suggests, wine features prominently in the restaurant; a list handpicked by the Vineyard's Director of Wine offers over 40 wines and champagnes by the glass not to be found in the local area. Additionally, the Welcombe lounge and bar areas have been transformed to present a tranquil, modern setting. Business meetings and conferences can be a pleasure at Harpenden House Hotel. The hotel is the perfect setting for conferences, weddings, seminars and exhibitions and you are sure to receive the highest quality service. The seven stylish conference rooms, all with natural daylight, are versatile and can accommodate up to 150 people. Without doubt, Harpenden House Hotel is also a splendid venue for a wedding reception and whether you have 30 or 120 guests you will be treated with utmost individuality. Harpenden House Hotel offers easy access to a wide variety of nearby attractions sure to suit all tastes. The Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks, with over 2500 animals homed in 600 acres of parkland. The impressive Hatfield House displays superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship in the form of beautifully carved wood and a rare stained glass window. Additionaly, Knebworth House offers numerous interesting connections to such historical figures as Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill. Close by, St Albans has something for everyone from the Roman history and churches to pubs, markets and even ghostly happenings in the city's magnificent Abbey Church which dominates the sky line.

 

This hotel has 76 rooms and there are 5 rooms available today**

The normal room rate is 175.00. The current on-line offer rate is £94.00**

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*Description provided by hotel **Last updated February 21, 2014, 8:15 am