Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf And Spa
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf And Spa in Hyde, you’ll be near the airport and close to Hertfordshire County Showground. This 5-star hotel is within the region of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Verulamium Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 144 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as outdoor tennis courts and a health club. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We had a wonderful time at the hotel and found the standard extremely high. All the staff were a pleasure to deal with. The setting is truly magnificent providing peaceful walks and a totally relaxing experience.
Hotel is amazing. Facilities are exemplary. Rooms very spacious and everything you need. Staff very friendly and polite. Spa very luxurious. We only ate breakfast here which was delicious. The reason we ate out on the evening is that I felt £32 for a steak was vastly overpriced. Breakfast was very sterile you felt you had to talk in hushed voices and there was no atmosphere. Having to wear a jacket and tie for dinner is ridiculous. I have eaten in 4 Michelin starred restaurants and not had such a pompous dress code to adhere to. Luton Hoo just needs to be less up itself and it would be a truly great weekend retreat I would consider coming back to. The grounds are beautiful and the setting is magical.
Spent a lovely 24 hours at Luton Hoo (thanks to arriving a bit early, having a late check-out, then spending time exploring the grounds)
Our second floor suite was fantastic: the lounge had views in three directions and we enjoyed using the whirlpool bath (hint: add some shower gel to the water, then you get plenty of bubbles!).
The spa was busy on Saturday afternoon – but not too busy to use any of the facilities. In fact the only issue was were to put your robe and towel as there are only a few hooks on the wall, meaning that you must use a chair / lounger (thus resulting in no loungers to use as lot would have been free, but were covered with heaps of towels and robes). When we arrived (c.4pm) all the chairs and loungers where piled high, or in use, so we found a dry area of floor, put a towel down, then placed our robes and towels on top (not ideal!) – by 4:30 most people had left!
The spa swimming pool only allows children (under 16’s) from 9am to 11am, and from 3pm to 5:30pm - during that time we have never seen more than a handful of children in the pool. Outside of these hours, during the week, the pool can be deserted.
In the evening we had a very nice meal in the Wernher Restaurant (finished off with Coffee and Petit Fours in the Pillared Hall accompanied by live piano music). Breakfast was excellent.
- Do eat in the Wernher Restaurant – more formal that Adam’s Brassiere, and whilst more expensive I felt much better value for money
- Do have a walk in the grounds and visit the rock garden
- Do visit the spa for at least a swim and sauna (towels and robes provided)
- Do try and stay in the mansion house
- Do take morning coffee / afternoon tea in one of the lounges – we really enjoyed having a late morning coffee in the library which came with a homemade cookie each (N.B. from 1:30pm until 5pm most tables are taken with people enjoying the full afternoon tea experience which, at the weekend, needs to be booked many weeks in advance). Copies of The Times newspaper are normally available.
The level of service, and the friendliness / helpfulness of the staff, helped to make our stay very enjoyable.
The stay at this hotel was exceptional! The food was great. The spa facilities was 5*, it was clean. The size of the rooms were larger than average and clean. The grounds beautiful and the lounge with fireplace...well no words!
The property is quite exceptional and beautifully furnished and maintained. The staff are generally very polite and helpful.
The Spa: The pool and jacuzzi are superb. When we arrived on we wanted to book a spa treatment and were told that the Spa office only opens at 09:30. When we came then a (somewhat overweight and indifferent) young lady told us that “the system had crashed “ and she couldn’t make an appointment. She told us to call the hotel in an hour (she didn’t give us the direct number to the Spa until I asked) and didn’t offer to call me. I called back later only to be told that the system was still “down” and I should call back later. I then asked her to call me back , she didn’t and it was only when I called back again that I could make an appointment. Not good service.
The brasserie: We ate there on the first evening and were astonished at the poor service. There was lots of staff (about one per occupied table ) but NONE of them seemed to be looking at the diners to see if they need anything. After repeatedly waving at our waitress she was finally alerted to our need by another diner she was serving who had seen us waving. I asked 2 different waitresses a total of 3 times for some tap water and never got it. In the end I got up myself and brought myself a jug I saw on another table. Equally I had to get up and walk towards the exit to get my bill.