Close to St Albans with its Roman ruins and good local walks, there is a delightfully welcoming…
Aubrey Park Hotel
“Pleasant and comfortable hotel ideal for business guests” - AA Inspector
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The hotel is conveniently located a short drive from the historic Roman city of St Albans, close to the M1 and the M25, and is an ideal venue for both corporate and leisure guests. The hotel is modern with attentive staff, good food, ample parking and extensive, well-equipped meeting areas.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 137
- Family rooms: 10
- Bedrooms Ground: 65
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Gym available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 129
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £55
- Double room, minimum price: £55
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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