The Grove

Chandlers Cross, Watford, England

Action Bar

16.5
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  • Rooms14
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service15.5
  • Overall16.5
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Hotel Description

The Grove is an attempt at blending the best of both worlds, in more ways than one. Here is a country house hotel, offering all the charms of rural living, yet just 30 minutes from Heathrow and 20-odd miles from central London. And in terms of execution, the Grove is part traditional, part modern—the 18th-century mansion that once played host to the likes of Queen Victoria is still visible, but a new wing has been constructed and the hotel’s design team has not been shy about mixing daring modern elements into the brew.The public spaces are whimsical, with typical country house antiques alongside modern art and contemporary muted colors. The guest rooms are particularly urbane, forsaking Jane Austen kitsch for a sort of Manhattan-inspired décor, all crisp clean lines and subtle Orientalisms, with plasma-screen TVs and DVD players. Of course out here in Watford there’s quite a bit more space, and in terms of sheer volume these rooms have little in common with New York boutiques.Golf, so we’re told, is a big draw as well—but not being devotees of that diabolical game, we can only report what we’re told; that The Grove is one of England’s most highly regarded public courses, and in fact offers the private clubs some stiff competition. And though (thankfully) nobody is forced to play golf, everyone must eat—fortunately there are three fine restaurants at the Grove, serving everything from casual brasserie fare to Colette’s modern international cuisine.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 227 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking. Pets not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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