Best Western Homestead Court Hotel
“Well-equipped hotel in a quiet location” - AA Inspector
WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE
Our Inspector's View
This family-run hotel enjoys a quiet location and is a short drive from the centre of Welwyn Garden City and the major road networks. All bedrooms are attractively presented and very well equipped. An extensive choice is offered on the restaurant menu, and the cosy lounge is a popular, casual dining venue. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and there is ample secure parking.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 81
- Family rooms: 6
- Bedrooms Ground: 7
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- relationship with another leisure provider
- Christmas entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 75
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £49
- Double room, minimum price: £59
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 160
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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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