What We Love
- A charming boutique hotel near historic Hitchin in Herts, with breakfast and welcome proseccoGetting a gang of friends and holing up in this rustic escape
- Being just a 30-minute train ride from central London
- Choosing from more than 30 varieties of gin at the stylish bar
What To Know
- Executive balcony bedrooms overlook the hotel gardens
- The Needham House Spa has a hammam and Swedish sauna
- Free WiFi
Having recently re-opened following a full refurbishment, this hip sleep in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Little Wymondley is a cool pick. Not only will you have both the medieval market town of Hitchin and the ancient Roman settlement of Stevenage on your doorstep, but you’ll be an hour’s drive from central London – or just 30 minutes if you take the train.
But location aside, it’s the on-trend guest rooms that give the hotel its modish edge. There’s boutique-chic decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and super-comfortable beds swathed in designer bed linen. Days can be spent visiting the gorgeous gardens at nearby Knebworth House. Equally worthy of your attention is the sleek Brasserie SG4 with its show kitchens and booth-style seating, and the too-cool bar with its top-notch gin and champagne menus.
How to Get There
First impressions were good, the bar and staff at reception were welcoming.
However as you walk to your room the stained carpets and scuffed wallpaper reveal not all is good.
We stayed on a very warm night when their was a wedding so with no air con and a wedding on we had to choose between boiling or noise, we had to choose noise as the rooms were so hot. We did get a fan from reception but a 20cm fan did little to alleviate the heat.
Bathroom was nice and modern but not sure it was installed by a qualified plumber as a lot of the water never made it to the shower head as it sprayed from every joint.
Not sure why this has so many high ratings, would go to Premier Inn if going back to area.
Lovely room, great location, attractive gardens and wonderful food. Wedding was in gardens which was very picturesque. A beautiful setting and a perfect Wedding Venue. Hotel staff were helpful and polite. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed here for a weekend break with family and had a wonderful time away. The hotel is perfect for a weekend get away; set in beautiful grounds away from the hustle and bustle, it’s a lovely place to escape to.
We hired the lodge for a family gathering and it was ideal for what we needed. The lodge gives you an ideal space for a group get together but with all the benefits of a hotel stay; robes, slippers, toiletries etc. The lodge is beautifully decorated with all the amenities that you might need. All members of our group were very impressed.
We spent some time in the hotel having drinks and service was excellent. Staff are extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
We also had breakfast in the hotel which was absolutely delicious. Breakfast included a lovely selection of hot and cold items and everything was very high quality. It’s definitely one of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had.
In summary, a wonderful hotel which is presented really nicely with excellent staff who provide top quality service. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.