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Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Thermal imaging temperature checking device present at entrance of the hotel for all guests and team members. Ozone machine is being used in all rooms prior to guest arrival to ensure maximum cleaning standards. Fogging machine is being used at night in all public areas.

Our Inspector's View

Set amid 300 acres of rolling countryside, much of which is golf course, The Grove combines historic features with cutting-edge, modern design. The spacious bedrooms have the latest in temperature control, lighting technology, Bose docking stations and LED TVs; many also have balconies. Suites in the original mansion are particularly stunning. Championship golf, a world-class spa, extensive crèche facilities and family activities are available. Meals can be enjoyed in The Glasshouse and The Stables restaurants. The walled garden is also well worth exploring.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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5 Red Star Award: Inspector's Choice
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1-Rosette restaurant

Historic hotel with cutting-edge features in rolling countryside

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- AA Inspector
The Grove
CHANDLER'S CROSS, WD3 4TG
Phone : 01923 807807

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 215
  • Family rooms: 69
  • Bedrooms Ground: 23
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Children's play area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Gym available
  • Croquet Available
  • Spa Available
  • driving range
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 400
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 450

About The area

Discover Hertfordshire

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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