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The Watermill Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection

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A calm riverside retreat in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Built on the site of an old flour mill on the banks of the River Bulbourne just outside Hemel Hempstead, The Watermill Hotel offers serene surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Our 71 tastefully decorated bedrooms offer modern home comforts, with several boasting beautiful views of the surrounding lush green meadows and river.

Whether you're here for leisure or business, you can take advantage of ample free parking and WiFi throughout the hotel and relax in our Riverside Bar and Lounge when your day is done.

We're within easy reach of London and a host of top attractions, like Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Abbey. Harry Potter fans can follow in the footsteps of the adventurous boy wizard on a magical day out at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, while ski and snowboard enthusiasts can take to the indoor slopes of The Snow Centre.

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Location

London Road
Bourne End

Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 2RH
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01442 349955
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 12:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

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Riverside Restaurant

Our elegant Riverside Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, so you can start your day with a full English and end it with a three-course evening meal accompanied with a glass of fine wine or two.

Our skilled team of chefs use the freshest local ingredients from the surrounding natural larder in their menus, which offer a tempting mix of traditional British favourites and carefully chosen international classics. Perhaps a seasonal soup of the day, followed by slow cooked duck leg and lemon cheesecake?

Want to celebrate a special occasion? Our restaurant can also be hired exclusively for private events.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
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Riverside Lounge & Bar

With panoramic views of the river, the Riverside Lounge and Bar is a wonderfully relaxing place to kick back with family, friends or colleagues and mull over the day's events or enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif. We offer an extensive range of wines, beers and spirits, as well as snacks and light bites, including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, curries and pizzas. Our cocktails and mocktails are not to be missed either.

During the day, you can also treat yourself - or someone special - to a sumptuous afternoon tea, complete with dainty finger sandwiches and homemade scones. True indulgence.

Opening hours

10:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

At The Watermill Hotel, we strive hard to give you the day you always dreamed of. Our venue could hardly be more scenic - our gorgeous countryside location and perfectly manicured grounds will certainly provide you with a stunning backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

We're licensed for civil ceremonies, and very experienced in hosting ethnic weddings as well as traditional English marriages.

Our first-floor Willow Suite seats up to 90 guests and is perfect for small, intimate ceremonies. For larger celebrations, The Garden Suite can accommodate up to 200 guests. If you're planning an outdoor summer wedding, our beautiful gazebo located near the banks of the river is a wonderfully picturesque option.

Our dedicated wedding team will be on hand to assist you every step of the way with the planning and preparation for your special day. They know that every wedding is uniquely personal and will pull out all the stops to make it a truly memorable occasion.

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Registrar

Registry office:
Dacorum Council
The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN
0300 123 4045




For any enquiries please call Rachel Wilson on 01442 349955

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M1, J8, 4.50 miles
Nearest train station: Hemel Hempstead, 1.50 miles
Nearest airport: London Luton, 14.50 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)

Address
London Road
Bourne End
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 2RH
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • The Snow Centre (3 miles)

  • Watford Football Club (8 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour, Warner Bros (6.9 miles)

  • The Haunted Museum (8 miles)

  • St Albans Cathedral (6 miles)

  • Champneys (5 miles)

  • Cassiobury Park (8 miles)

Shopping

  • The Intu Shopping Centre Watford (7.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

With six conference rooms, The Watermill Hotel is the ideal place for business meetings and training events of all sizes, from two to 200 delegates.

We're conveniently located just off the M25 and M1 motorways and minutes from Hemel Hempstead station, which has direct rail links to London.

Your guests can enjoy inspirational surroundings, and benefit from free onsite parking, delicious food, attentive service, audio-visual aids and free WiFi.

We're well equipped to host everything from residential conferences and product launches to workshops and one-to-one meetings. In addition, our marquee and extensive grounds can be used for exhibitions, corporate events and teambuilding exercises.

We pride ourselves in paying close attention to detail, and our dedicated conference management team will go the extra mile to help make your event a big success.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garden Suite 280 140 92 92 170
Orchard 50 50 30 20 20
Grove 50 50 30 20 20
Board Room 24 8 12 10 0
Kingfisher 80 40 26 28 40
Marquee 1 450 240 125 250 400
Marquee 2 350 160 120 150 300
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 505 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 114
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Rating: 2 62
Rating: 1 80
Rating

Good value clean hotel but lacks atmosphere.

09/01/2019 danhorr, Swindon, United Kingdom

The Watermill has a lot of good features, the river running through the hotel complex is really nice. The rooms where really clean and tidy and well appointed. The decoration throughout the hotel is ... more

Owner Response
watermillhotel, Guest Service Executive at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. Further, I would like to assure you that we are currently in the process of structure refurbishments and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Thank you once again for your feedback and will make sure to forward your kind comments to our staff. Regards,
Rating

New Years Eve Party

04/01/2019 PRBento,

We went to this New Year’s event two years ago as well, it was a great night out then, but now it has even improved even further. The food was very good, well prepared and served hot and tasty. Table ... more

Owner Response
watermillhotel, Guest Service Executive at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the New Year's Eve party with us and we do want to thank you for your kind comments, I will make sure to forward them to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another party in the near future. Kind Regards, Ioli Mazgaltzidou
Rating

Good Location

31/12/2018 StamfordBridge1905, London, England

We stayed one night at this hotel when visiting family in the area. The staff were friendly and helpful when required. The room was clean although could do with some TLC (end of the curtain was off ... more

Owner Response
watermillhotel, Guest Service Executive at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we really appreciate your feedback. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Ioli Mazgaltzidou
Rating

Good hotel for business traveller

19/12/2018 RichardB3994,

Comfortable, clean room, comfortable bed. Despite being on a main road it was very quiet and peaceful thus ensuring a good nights sleep. A good breakfast to set you on your way. Whilst not a 'Buffet' ... more

Owner Response
watermillhotel, Guest Service Executive at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Richard for taking the time to review our property. We are very happy to hear that you had a comfortable and peaceful stay with us and enjoyed our breakfast. We look forward to welcoming back again in the near future. Kind regards, Ioli Mazgaltzidou
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Business Christmas party

17/12/2018 Coastal34872680128, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Room was ok but water not very warm for a nice bath plus the times I got woken up made me tired for the rest of the day not worth the money I paid also quilt very thin got cold during the night even w... more

Owner Response
watermillhotel, Guest Service Executive at The Watermill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologise for not exceeding your expectations and I am sorry to hear that you didn't have a comfortable stay with us. We would like to assure you that we have informed our maintenance team regarding the issue with the hot water and has now been resolved. We will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly on 01442349955 Thank you once again for your feedback Kind regards, Ioli Mazgaltzidou