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.
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I would liketo give this hotel a better star rating as on the whole it was a nice place. Room was clean and looks like it had recently been referbised. Not sure about the painted floor boards and i noise carries. Breakfast was good but the waiter could have explained that fresh eggs were available to order. The issue i had, at 04.30 the plumbing started making an awfull noise. I didnt report it untill 08.00 as teh only alternative would have been to change rooms which at that time of day i didnt fancy. So it is a poor rateing based on a poor nights sleep. I will give this place another go.
Outstanding! Could not fault the hotel at all! We arrived got to our room and found we was right next to the extractor fan coming from the kitchen that was rather loud, so we went down to reception to discuss what times it would be on if it turns off extra and without hesitation the lovely receptionist moved us rooms straight away to avoid a sleepless night which is my eyes is amazing customer service and just makes you feel nothing is too much trouble, which is always nice!
The restaurant is spotless and the staff greet you straight away and have you seated where ever you would like (we liked the booths) the food was full of flavour, fresh and the presentation was very appealing to the eye, even the room service in the middle of the night was fresh and flavoursome! The kitchen staff in the open plan kitchen were inviting, friendly and funny (normally moody looking chefs that don’t give eye contact!) Giovanni especially made my experience dining in the restaurant he was funny, smiley and could see he was passionate about his food! The drinks are a bit pricey but you don’t mind when you’re getting that kind of service! Thank you to the restaurant manager as well on her knowledge about red wines very very helpful! Thanks to her we now enjoy a Malbec with dinner! The spa was unfortunately a bit of a let down as we couldn’t get fitted in during our stay you have to book quite far in advance and our whole reason for going there was the spa.. so we booked somewhere else in the town centre for our treatments. Over all I am really happy with my time there, thank you to you all you’re all doing a great job!
booked via Wowcher deal, BB & evening meal for £99, a steal in my opinion. nettled in the quite village of Little Wymondley. was greeted by a warm and friendly receptionist. we were in room 65. room overlooking the front of the hotel facing the car park, although a lovely green space between the car park and hotel. Room a fair size, all the usual tea & coffee making facilities. bathroom small, due to a rather large shower, so I wasn't complaining. Although the sink tap was loose and in need of repair. every time you ran the water: shower/toilet/sink, the pipes made an awful racket!!
Our evening meal was really tasty, not a massive choice of food, we had scotch egg to start and it was amasing! followed by a burger and it must have been one of the juiciest home mage burgers I've had. came with think cut wedges and slaw. great!!
bar drink was very overpriced. 2 pints of cider £11, hence we only had the one.
breakfast very disappointing, we went down relatively early for a Sunday, 8am (breakfast started at 07:30) and it was obvious it has been sitting there for a while, very tepid in deed, and felt rather let down.
The staff were great, nothing was to much trouble. overall a good stay.
would I come again - yes
would I recommend - yes.