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Reviewed 1 week ago

After searching for a last minute hotel booking,I found via Hotels.com,The Watermill in Bourne End just a few miles out of Hemel Hempstead town centre. I knew of it before as used to pass it quite often when I lived there. I think it used to be owned by The Best Western group. It is built around an old working...

Thank poolehornet
Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I phoned in advance to request vegetarian breakfast and was told 'yes', when we got there we were basically told that vegetarian breakfast was essentially the breakfast without the meat bits. How hard is it to have a packet of Linda McCartney sausages in the freezer? Asking for soya milk for our cereal, we had to open handfuls of...

Thank mrsveggie2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the night after a wedding in the local area. A pleasant enough stay, the rooms are dated as is the accommodation blocks and the fold up bed provided to make a normal room into a 'family' room which we originally booked was pretty uncomfortable to say the least. However the night was mostly peaceful (always a bonus)...

Thank doug p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Watermill Hotel was reasonably priced. Parking was good. On arrival we were checked in but when we got to our room it was still being cleaned. We were checked into another room and it was still being cleaned as well. The cleaning staff showed us into another room that they had cleaned. 3rd time lucky! The room was comfortable...

Thank good7160
Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we have visited this hotel for New Year's Eve on two other occasions, we were appalled by the service we were offered on this occasion. Although the hotel rooms were still of a fairly good standard, the food was badly cooked and mostly inedible. The hotel had a large wedding on the same night and, in our opinion, should...

Thank joanking60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended 2 parties in December for 2016 - 1 was the Motown Tribute Night and the other a Christmas Party . On both occasions the staff food and aminities were excellent On the first event we stayed over the room was real clean and comfortable the breakfast in the morning was first class On the second event the same food...

Thank babyface4321
london county hall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a group of rooms called The Meadows, and access was made from the outside which consisted of a row of doors. Rooms need some modernization but everything was spotless. The radiator was efficient but very noisy. The plug in the bathroom sink had no release to empty it but apart from minor issues a good night was...

Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing relaxed afternoon tea. Sandwiches had tasty fillings and there were enough for all. Cakes were lovely too. The best thing was we were left to chat and enjoy ourselves and ended up staying for over 3 hours. The lady on the front was amazing and nothing was too much trouble she filled the tea up whenever we...

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Clean spacious room. Restaurant didn't open till 6.30pm. so we eat in the pub across the road as we were attending a family do in Hemel Hempstead. Breakfast left a bit to be desired, although it was busy due to a wedding on the Saturday night. With a little improvement this place could easily rate higher.

Thank Chris D
Sandeep C, General Manager at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, First of all we would like to thank you for your stay in The Watermill Hotel and do hope that we could fulfil all your expectations. We would like to express a special thank from all our employees for the time you spent to rate our hotel on tripadvisor. As you know, only your support and honest opinion...

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Would stay again even though the rooms could do with abit of tlc. The breakfast was self service + had a good choice for all dietary needs. It's set in lovely grounds + is easy access to the motorways.

Thank Doonkey
Sandeep C, General Manager at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'Doonkey' thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the Watermill Hotel We would like to apologize for not being happy with the rooms. We are in the process of upgrading our rooms step by step. Thank your for your appreciation Your positive feedback about breakfast and the beautiful settings around the hotel is...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Watermill Hotel, one of the finest modern Hotels in Hemel Hempstead is built around an old flour mill and offers excellent accommodations in Hemel Hempstead with a panoramic view of River Bulbourne threading through the property. Experience a serene, Old World retreat from bustling city life in this picturesque modern hotel. A convenient getaway venue with plenty of spacious free car parking. Watermill also offers wonderful amenities and hospitality for a relaxing stay, with convenient access to the area's tourist, industrial and commercial centres. Our hotel in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire include 71 tastefully appointed rooms, several with beautiful views of the lush green meadows and the River Bulbourne. A blend of refined luxury and and refreshing tranquility is sure to romance both leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Watermill Hotel

Address: London Road | Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RJ, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN The Watermill Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hemel Hempstead
Price Range: ₹ 4,475 - ₹ 7,599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Watermill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Best Western Watermill
Hemel Hempstead Best Western
Best Western Hemel Hempstead
The Watermill Hotel Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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“Upper floor or away from the sound of the mill”
 of 5 bubbles poolehornet, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just ask the staff they are more then willing to help”
 of 5 bubbles babyface4321, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not be surprised if there is no room”
 of 5 bubbles MoyaC297, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Enquire whether the newer rooms are available and whether they offer better ficilities than the older motel rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 104ianf, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you need disabled facilities - forget it”
 of 5 bubbles 588jaxc, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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