The Watermill Hotel - Hemel Hempstead

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London Road, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 2RJ  show map
 3 stars
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The Watermill Hotel - Hemel Hempstead

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

Fishing

Hiking

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The traditional 3-star The Watermill Hotel provides bright rooms with a spectacular view of Grand Union Canal. Renovated in 2009, the hotel combines innovative architecture with ultimate comfort.

This hotel is situated 5.3 km away from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Pottery Project and The Drawingroom. You can find Watford Central Library, Principal Health Centre and Chorleywood only 10.2 km from the property.

Guests can visit the castle and the cathedral as well as a stadium, bars and a zoo close by.

The venue is notable for the central location within a 20-minute drive to London Luton airport.

Rooms

The Watermill Hotel is a property in Hemel Hempstead that comes with 71 rooms and provides a dressing area, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV, multi-channel TV and a work desk. A shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can breakfast in the restaurant. Riverside bar is available on site.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 10.50 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers a cash machine, free parking and a safe deposit box as well as a conference room, a business center and a copier for guests' comfort.

Relax

Such sports activities as hiking and fishing are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Watermill Hotel - Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead location
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Hotel Address:

London Road, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 2RJ

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City Center
  • Hemel Hempstead
    1.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Amersham
    6.4 mi
Underground stations
  • Amersham
    6.4 mi
  • Watford
    7.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Ski areas
  • The Snow Centre
    2.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    71

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Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Rooms and availability

The Watermill Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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  • Private bathroom
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Standard Double Room

Room facilities
    The Watermill Standard Suite
    Standard Suite
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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    • Private bathroom
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    This room comes with a TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

    Room facilities
      The Watermill Family Double Room
      Family Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
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      Family Room - Room Only

      The Watermill Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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      Superior Double Room

      The Watermill Executive Double RoomThe Watermill Executive Double Room
      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Large, modern room with enhanced workspace, designed for business. Breakfasts are available from room service from 04:00.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Watermill Hotel - Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead location
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        Hotel Address:

        London Road, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 2RJ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Hemel Hempstead
          1.7 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Amersham
          6.4 mi
        Underground stations
        • Amersham
          6.4 mi
        • Watford
          7.4 mi
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • The Snow Centre
          2.3 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          71

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedHemel HempsteadThe Watermill

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Watermill Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Simpson Fine Art - 1.9 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.7 mi

        Places of interest

        • Boxmoor Social Club - 1.1 mi
        • Cotterells Club - 1.6 mi

        Amusement

        • Laserquest - 1.7 mi
        • Luminar Leisure - 2.3 mi
        • Odeon Cinema - 2.3 mi
        • Jarman Park Indoor Bowls - 2.3 mi

        Parks

        • Aqua Splash - 2.5 mi

        Theaters

        • Boxmoor Playhouse - 1.4 mi

        Local attractions

        • Aqua Splash - 2.5 mi
          Leisure Park/Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead
        • Harry Potter World Watford - 5.6 mi
          WD25 7LS, Watford
        • Natural History Museum at Tring - 7.1 mi
          Akeman Street, Tring
        • The Pottery Project - 3.3 mi
          6B North Bridge Road, Berkhamsted
        • Cheslyn House and Gardens - 6.8 mi
          Nascot Wood Road, Watford
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          71

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedHemel HempsteadThe Watermill

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Watermill Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Watermill

        Average guest rating

        6.6out of 10
        Good
        Based on 43 reviews

        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          6.4

          Helpful staff.

          There is nowhere to put this point, so I put it in this box. The only thing that does annoy me is having warm breakfast food, instead of hot food. The breakfast bar should be switched up to a higher setting so all customers have hot food.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The facilities were very good. Lovely patio are which overlooked a river. Didn't eat there so can't comment on the restaurant. The rooms were very pretty, clean, comfortable. Ours had a little window seat which gave a view of the river. Tea/Coffe and bottled water available in the room. Pleanty of towels, nice flat screen Tv. Plenty of car parking. All in all we would recommend this hotel. We enjoyed our stay.

        • Single
          6.2

          Motel style so straight from car to room with cases.

          Luke warm buffet style breakfast and having to ask for my tea topping up at breakfast repeatedly, much prefer my own teapot!

        • Older travelers
          6.4

          Staff very helpful

          They did not make up our room for the second night stay

        • Couple
          4.4

          Room was not clean.No hot water.. Moved to another room with no heating and 2 beds pushed together. Very uncomfortable as matresses kept moving apart

        • Couple
          6.6

          Quality of food poor. When we asked for what we had actually ordered from room service rather than what we were given we were made to feel like we were being awkward. Hotel also tried to charge for an extra breakfast.

        • Single
          4.4

          Where I needed to be

          No hot water in the room. Tepid Staff did not repond or offer compensation or alternative arragements. Shower head poor flow. Wireless internet did not work... again complete lack of urgency by the staff to sort this out so I never had it working over the three days. The wired internet connection offered in the business centre was heavily firewalled; blocking port 22 (SSH) VPN connections and Skype. This is no good in a hotel purporting to be a busienss hotel and making the calim of internet connection meaningless.

        • Older travelers
          6.2

          We were attending a wedding reception nearby so did not spend much time in the hotel. On arrival a wedding was taking place with children running around in the reception area, so did not think it was appropriate to sit and relax and went straight to the room. The room was in a building next door which was like a rabbit warren to find, however the room was clean and acceptable for one night

          We requested a double room but found two single beds pushed together! on leaving another guess complained about the same and managed to get a discount. I felt like requesting the same, but we had already paid. I can appreciate why the hotel does this but this arrangement is not a double bed as suggested. I have stayed in worse

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Difficult to identify anything that we liked best - the staff were friendly and helpful, so this is probably the best feature

          The stay was characterised by a series of irritations - the tap water in the room was not drinkable and bottled supplies had to be requested from reception; service in the restaurant in the evening was very slow - we had to wait 40 minutes for our meal; newspapers ordered did not arrive; by 4.45 pm on the first full day of our stay the room had not been serviced; checkout procedures were unprofessional - bill not presented until after payment had been taken. On average, I stay in about 40 hotels per year, all with a similar rating, and this was the most disappointing.

        • Single
          6.6

          The hotel provides value for money accomodation and is located near to both Hemel and Aylesbury. The room was clean and quite large - perfectly adequate for a business traveller

        • Single
          7.8

          The excellant service began from booking in to booking out. Room was comfortable. I will stay again.

          early closure of restaurant.

        • Older travelers
          3.2

          I am sorry to say that there were few pluses to highlight my stay at The Watermill.

          Attitude of staff very poor, room not ready at agreed time. Bar service terrible, tumblers were used to serve wine!

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          The attention and efficiency of the staff

          Pity one side of the bed in 105 was against the wall.

        • Older travelers
          3.8

          it's geografical location.........

          it doesn't have any attraction or activities facility..... it needs a convinient store; and a better active Bar / coffee shop where people can hang out if they do not want to go out.....

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Location, free parking.

          You could smell stale cigarettes in our room and we are both non smokers.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Watermill Hotel - Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        London Road, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 2RJ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Hemel Hempstead
          1.7 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Amersham
          6.4 mi
        Underground stations
        • Amersham
          6.4 mi
        • Watford
          7.4 mi
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • The Snow Centre
          2.3 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          71

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedHemel HempsteadThe Watermill

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge