The Grove

Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG Watford United Kingdom Hotel
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    The Grove

    The Grove

    Watford, 2.3 miles to City centre

    Excellent – 87 / 100 (390 reviews)

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    This is the top rated 5-star hotel in Watford

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About The Grove

Set within 300 acres of leafy Hertfordshire parkland, The Grove is one of the finest manor house hotels on the fringes of London. A championship 18-hole golf course and outstanding leisure facilities only add to this luxury five-star hotel's appeal.

Guest rooms are sumptuous and fuse period style with contemporary design. Each room features a king size bed, HD LED TV, and complementary Wi-Fi as standard.

As well as two large swimming pools, the hotel boasts a Jacuzzi, steam room and state-of-the-art gym, and proffers a range of decadent treatments in the Sequoia spa. Outdoors, guests can enjoy a game of tennis, volleyball, croquet or golf.

Everything from light snacks to ten-course meals can be savoured in the elegant, 18th century environs of 'Collettes', the hotel's prestigious gourmet restaurant. Luxury buffet dining is available in the bright and airy 'Glasshouse'.

Central London can be reached in 17-minutes by train.


Chandler's Cross, WD3 4TG, Watford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1923)296010 | Fax: +44(1923)221008 | Official Homepage

Suitable for

  • Food Lovers,
  • Business People

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in the rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / sun umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness Centre / Spa
  • WiFi in Lobby
Room facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in the rooms
Wellness / Spa
  • Beauty Salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Jacuzzi
  • Accessible bathroom facilities
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
For Children
  • Childcare/ Babysitting
Sport facilities
  • Bike Rental
    (on-site, free of charge)
  • Billiards
    (on-site, free of charge)
  • Boats to Rent
    (within 3 miles)
  • Fitness / Aerobics
    (on-site, fee-based)
  • Golf Course
    (on-site, fee-based)
  • Hiking trail
    (on-site, free of charge)
  • Horse riding
    (within 3 miles)
  • Tennis court
    (on-site, fee-based)
  • Volleyball/ Beach Volleyball
    (on-site, fee-based)


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Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • A hotel with an immediate 'wow' factor

    Some luxury hotels can be a little underwhelming when you arrive The Grove is definitely not one of them With its grand mansion house, beautiful gardens, extensive views, ornate interiors, immaculate golf course, wonderful pools (indoors and out) and even a private beach, this luxury hotel will blow you away at every turn Perhaps this is why The Grove was chosen to host the G20 London Summit in 2009.

  • So much for kids to do

    As well as having an OFSTED approved kids' club and an on-site day nursery, little ones have everything from beach-based fun and giant jenga to five-a-side footy and the outdoor pool to keep them amused And even when the sun isn't playing ball, there are PlayStation 4 consoles, snooker and ping pong tables and even a giant Scalextric to ensure the fun never ends Oh and there's the small matter of having 300 acres of leafy parkland to explore, either on foot or by complementary bikes, too.

  • Luxurious yet unpretentious

    It is fair to say that many five-star luxury hotels like to revel in their high end status a little, reminding their guests and visitors on a regular basis how lucky they are to be staying in such refined surroundings Happily, you don't get any of that here Luxurious? Yes Impressive? Absolutely Pretentious? Definitely not And it's much the better for it.

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Rating Overview
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Reviewed August 2016 by Traveller

Fantastic hotel. Great facilities and perfect for family. Would highly recommend.

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Lovely hotel, very comfortable!

Reviewed January 2016 by Lee

Great stay, very comfortable.... freezing cold bathroom!! (I didn't tell anyone!!) Both radiators were disconnected!! Odd!

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Night away

Reviewed January 2016 by Steven

Loved our night away

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Ok place

Reviewed July 2015 by Traveller

Good service at times Reception service was very ordinary from two staff Tried to stay extra days was moved to a crappy room and charged more than I could get on Trivago Food good but not great

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Lovely hotel and really friendly staff

Reviewed April 2015 by Traveller

Lovely, relaxing stay. Beautiful gardens and spa. Great for families with slightly older kids or couples seeking a break. Good varied choice of restaurants ranging from fine dining to brasserie type experience.

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87 out of 100 based on 390 reviews
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