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 rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star The Watermill Hotel is situated a mere 5.3 km away from Harry Potter Studio Tour, The Pottery Project and The Drawingroom. This comfortable hotel dates from 1982 and was refurbished in 2009.

Its location next to an underground station allows to see a castle, a museum and a cathedral in Hemel Hempstead. The Watermill Hotel lies within a 30-minute walk from the center of Hemel Hempstead.

There are commercial centers and a market located nearby.

The Watermill Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from London Luton airport.

Rooms

The Watermill Hotel offers 75 guestrooms appointed with coffee/tea makers, wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe and a trouser press with all the sights of Hemel Hempstead within easy access. Guests will appreciate a spectacular view of the river from their rooms. They also have en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the dining area every morning. Guests can have special meals at the innovative restaurant. There is an onsite Riverside bar to relax in. The Three Horseshoes and Old Bell serve a selection of meals within 550 meters from the venue.

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

Services

Guests will benefit from an elevator, a free car park and a safe deposit box along with wedding services, laundry and dry cleaning.

Relax

Active guests will enjoy hiking and fishing provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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 2 may stay at the price of GBP 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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      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
      • Jarman Park Indoor Bowls - 2.3 mi
      • Odeon Cinema - 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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      Hotels nearby
      Jurys Inn Watford
      3 stars
      13 km
      Premier Inn Tring
      3 stars
      14 km

      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

      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