Traditional hotel in the cathedral city of St Albans
Located in the heart of the Hertfordshire cathedral city, the Comfort Hotel St Albans offers guests a modern and comfortable stay with a traditional feel.
Visitors can enjoy the calm of St Albans, which lies within the rolling greenery of the county of Hertfordshire, whilst having almost immediate access to London and its multitude of attractions.
Those staying at this 3-star establishment will be awed by the Grade II listed buildings architecture and design which features a sweeping staircase, a mahogany and stained-glass dome, and a number of other traditional touches.
Each of the 60 guestrooms, which are contained within a newly constructed building behind the original, features en-suite bathroom facilities as well as plenty of mod-cons. Telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press, fan, iron, hairdryer, and modem point are all included within. Guests are also entitled to free parking within the hotel grounds.
The hotels stylish Six Degrees restaurant serves food and drink throughout the day starting with a buffet breakfast service where guests can choose from a full English breakfast or a continental equivalent. Light snacks and proper meals are dished up during the rest of the day making for a convenient eating place. A lounge and bar area also provides a setting to rest or interact with other guests.
Conference facilities also make this an appropriate venue for those staying on business. The main meeting room includes the fireplace of Samuel Ryder, the builder of the house who also donated the prestigious golf trophy, the Ryder Cup. His initials are still hand etched into the fireplaces faade.
Guests staying at the Comfort Hotel St Albans for leisure will find a number of historical points of interest throughout the city. The Abbey, which dates back to Roman times and features the longest nave in any of Englands cathedrals, is opposite the hotel. The city was known as Verulamium during Roman time and was second only to London in size.
Elsewhere there are a number of landmarks to grab the attention of those visiting the region. The Clock Tower, a 15th Century structure, the remains of the Roman wall that surrounded the city, and the Royal National Rose Society Gardens (formerly the Garden of the Roses) all have significant historic value. The Roman Verulamium Museum, St Albans Museum, and St Albans Organ Museum also provide visitors with a touch of the past.
For those looking to get in touch with nature, the city is close to a number of different points of interest. Hatfield House and Knebworth House are both stately homes within the county whilst the Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade Safari Park and Woburn Abbey and Safari Park can all be found in neighbouring Bedfordshire.
Retail therapy is also an option with nearby Watford, Hatfield, and Luton all housing large shopping malls. St Albans excellent transport links to London (the M1 is only a few minutes away and the City train station is just 20 minutes from the centre of the city) also make a visit to the capital more than just an option for guests at the Comfort Hotel St Albans.