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The Grove

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Chandlers Cross, Watford, England, WD3 4TG, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
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Restrictions related to your trip

United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • What a wonderful trip. Last before we are expecting a baby. I’d told them that and they…Dec 5, 2020
  • Standard room nice but a bit basic for this class if hotel. No mirror in bedroom? Nothing…Sep 26, 2020

The Grove

from £476
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Mansion)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (West Wing)
  • Executive Suite
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Mansion)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (West Wing)
  • Presidential Suite (Vice)
  • Presidential Suite
  • Family Room
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around The Grove

Landmarks

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - 34-min walk
  • The Snow Centre - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Rex Cinema - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Natural History Museum at Tring - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 20.7 mi / 33.4 km
  • Knebworth House - 23.2 mi / 37.3 km

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) 28-min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) 22-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 48-min drive
  • Kings Langley Station 6-min drive
  • Watford North Station 7-min drive
  • Watford High Street Station 8-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 215 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Deposit is payable by credit card or debit card and is due at the time of check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • 1 per room (up to 66 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

  • Free on-site valet parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Segway rental/tour on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Low-height desk
  • Low-height bed
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • Bulgarian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Dining

The Stables – Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

The Glasshouse – Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Lounges – Overlooking the garden, this café serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Colette's – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Segway rental/tour on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

The Grove’s small print

Also known as

  • Grove Hotel Watford
  • Grove Watford
  • The Grove Hotel
  • The Grove Watford
  • The Grove Hotel Watford
  • The Grove Watford
  • The Grove Hotel Watford

Policies

Use of the spa and walled garden facilities is permitted after 1 PM on day of arrival. Use of the facilities before 1 PM incurs a resort fee of GBP 30 per person.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to August.
  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

    Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

    Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: GBP 200.00 per night

    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night

    English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 28 for adults and GBP 14.00 for children (approximately)

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay

    Service animals exempt from fees

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 80.00 per vehicle (one way)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for The Grove

    • Does The Grove offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, The Grove does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is The Grove currently open?
      This property is closed from 16 December 2020 to 23 December 2020 (dates subject to change).
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Grove?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at The Grove?
      Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Electric car charging is available.
    • Is there a pool at The Grove?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Grove?
      Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 30 kg per pet. There's a charge of GBP 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Grove?
      You can check in from 3 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near The Grove?
      Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include The Stables (6-min walk), Nascot Arms (2.1 mi) and Lemon Grass (2.1 mi).
    • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Grove?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is GBP 80.00 per vehicle one way.
    • What is there to do at The Grove and nearby?
      Have fun with on-site activities such as hiking, and practise your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , pilates and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. The Grove also has 3 bars, a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness centre, as well as spa services, an arcade and a picnic area.

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.0 From 45 reviews

    Good 6.0
    Lacking Attention to Detail
    This could be a nice property but whether it is due to COVID 19 or other factors, it is lacking somewhat. The grounds are nice and the 4-mile circular bike route is a treat, but too many other factors need to be addressed. Calls to Room Service, Guest Services and even the Operator(!) ring endlessly and go unanswered. The main restaurant, The Glasshouse, has a very limited menu of relatively bland food and a weak wine list. We stayed in the West Wing and, while our room was very spacious and well-appointed, the hallways are lined with terribly designed closets featuring large protruding hinges. Like so many aspects of the hotel, this could have been done much better.
    DANIEL, gb3 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Staff are impeccable. Food at the newly built Glass House is delicious!
    gb1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Wonderful break
    Classic 5* service, wonderful food and great room
    Daniel, gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Beautiful building with beautiful surroundings. Indoors greets you with lovely warm atmosphere. The staff are all very friendly and always smiling making your stay welcoming. Had an amazing spa treat at Sequoia Spa.....although a little pricey! Dinner at The Stables Restaurant was of the best quality and everything was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Buffet breakfast at The Glasshouse Is really something to experience. Abundance in variety and extremely fresh. I wouldn’t hesitate a moment to visit The Grove again.
    LK, gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great pool, fantastic food, nice surroundings, friendly and helpful staff
    Nick, gb1 night romance trip
    Poor 2.0
    Major letdown due to certain staff members
    Trip ruined by the incompetence and rudeness of certain staff members. Check-in only available at 4 pm without even an apology. Then had an unknown man enter the bedroom where my baby daughter was sleeping as the front desk had mixed up the rooms, rather than an apology the duty manager accused us of being in the wrong room! Further, a leaking AC with a strong dripping sound throughout the night was an additional bonus.
    Gustav, gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved our stay.
    Lovely one night stay. Staff attentive and polite. Food was amazing. Only downside was a toilet that struggled to flush!
    Stephanie, gb1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    The only downside was the very deep bath impossible for a 75 year old to sit down and get up needs some rooms with a shower otherwise excellent
    Marc, gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    top drawer customer service on what was an extremely busy wkd with many expectant customers
    gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Perfect night away!
    So lovely. Friendly staff, our every need was catered for. The room and the grounds were beautiful. We will definitely be back, hopefully for longer next time!
    Katie, gb1 night romance trip

    The Grove