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
We stayed here at the start of June for a friends wedding and it was lovely. Tom who served us at the bar was a pleasure. He knows his job and does it very well. He was very polite and nice to talk to. All the staff were very friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. We would recommend staying here 5⭐️S. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
There were a number of issues with my room, the first being that the toilet bowl was full of brown water when I arrived. It appears that there is a plumbing problem with dirty waste flowing back as this always happened within an hour of flushing. I suspect the hotel know about this problem looking at how stained the toilet bowl is. Whilst there is clearly a problem, it looks as though this room is the lowest one in the hotel.
The fire notice had come off of the door and had been chucked on the desk. The main light didn't work.
The room is also right next to a dusty car park and the route used by staff wheeling the waste out. You need to have the curtains closed to get any privacy and of course that doesn't stop the noise from the car park or staff wheeling rubbish right passed the window.
There is no information whatsover in the room regarding facilities or contact numbers. Therefore, in order to contact reception, I had to dial the external number from my mobile phone. This was to request an iron and ironing board but they hadn't arrived after half an hour so needed to call again.
I have emailed my concerns twice to the hotel but have had no response.
The only reason I've given two stars rather than one is that the food in the restaurant was very good. However, the room was very poor with several issues. If you are offered room 33, I recommend you strongly decline.
My daughter booked us Sunday lunch as part of our Anniversary present. The staff were nice and friendly. There was not a lot of choice on the menu so opted for the butternut squash soup, which was absolutely delicious, had the roast beef for the mains and there was 2 thick slices of beef on the plate like 2 steaks which again was delicious as was the desert. Would definitely recommend
I have just come back from staying at the Needham house hotel for my partners birthday and we have an amazing weekend. I booked a wowcher deal which included dinner, breakfast and a late check out. The room was lovely, the food was amazing, one of the best steaks I have had in years. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. My partner had a massage which I booked for his birthday, again brilliant service, he loved it. I spent my time waiting for him in the steam room which was fab. I can not fault this hotel at all and would definitely come back.
Thanks for a great stay.
I arrived early for my spa afternoon to take some time to relax and read with coffee and look at the lovely quiet countryside views. I then had lunch which was included and was at a very high standard in a lovely quiet dining room. I then went to the Spa for my pre booked treatments and my therapist Abigayle was fab. I had the body exfoliation which was done first to get my skin ready for the hot stone massage which was amazing, then still in the zone I had a prescription facial. To finish I had a pedicure which allowed me to wake up from my relaxation coma. The whole time I was there I never felt rushed, Abi was attentive and I felt she really cared about me having a great experience.
I will return!