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Laura Ashley The Manor, Elstree

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star property is part of the Laura Ashley Hotel collection
  • The Cavendish Restaurant has an AA Rosette
  • Good Housekeeping says it's "perfectly placed for a peaceful weekend retreat" 
  • Previous guests include Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise & John Cleese

"The service is brilliant" -- The Times
Enjoyed This
(142 Member Ratings)
"Excellent customer service. Lovely rooms. Superb meal in the restaurant."
Nov 01, 2016
Wirral, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The property is 11 miles from central London or 30 minutes by train from St Pancras to Elstree railway station. It is close to the M1, A1 and M25. Parking on site is free. 

Rooms & Rates

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The 4-star Laura Ashley The Manor in Hertfordshire offers boutique accommodation in the countryside just 30 minutes from London. Owned by the Laura Ashley brand, it is listed in The Times's Cool Hotel Guide, which praises its "elegant" style and "excellent service".

Tucked away at the end of a curved driveway in Elstree, the Tudor Victorian house is surrounded by 10 acres of manicured gardens. It has a large terrace that overlooks a pond, and there's a big chess set on the lawn.

The hillside manor retains many of its original architectural features, including the dramatic wooden fireplace in the centre of the grand reception hall. The décor, designed by the Laura Ashley team, features neutral colours, rich fabrics and ornamental pieces.

Dine in the Michelin Guide-listed Cavendish Restaurant, which recently received an AA Rosette and sources its ingredients locally and serves modern British dishes. We like the sound of the seared mackerel with garlic mayonaise and beetroot salad, the braised featherblade of beef with mashed potatoes and wild mushrooms, and the bread and butter pudding with crème Anglaise. The Terrace Bar overlooks the gardens and has panoramic views of London on a clear day. It's an ideal spot for afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.

There are 49 rooms: Standard Double rooms are in the contemporary wing of the hotel. Most Superior rooms (also in the contemporary wing) have direct access to the terraced garden area and views of the hotel grounds. Deluxe rooms are in the main house and some have views of London. Some Suites also have views of London. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

The property has featured in The Guardian, Country Living and the Evening Standard, as well as television programmes and films. Previous guests include Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise and John Cleese.

From the press:
  • "Period features, friendly staff and rooms that showcase the Laura Ashley brand" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "The style is elegant and sleek, with gentle, soothing colours... [and the] service is brilliant" -- The Times



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in Superior Rooms and above categories only, limited availability. Please use the Special Request field to request one. Cot/crib on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. Extra bed on request: £20 per night for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast only. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(142 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The decor
Abigail Jun 28, 2017 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent customer service. Lovely rooms. Superb meal in the restaurant.
Other Comments
Great location when visiting Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Julie Nov 01, 2016 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it. The room , service and the food
Other Comments
It's a beautiful setting, building and the staff are very friendly.
yasmin Nov 01, 2016 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Size of bed, room was very hot had to have windows open all night, water pressure in shower was very low! Was not offered our glass of proseco never got it! Very limited beer on tap available,only 2 in fact!
Nick Oct 31, 2016 Upminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself. Lovely hotel, beautiful location. Lovely rooms.
Other Comments
Food was ok in the restaurant, don't go for the rib eye as very chewy, other than that enjoyable evening.
dawn Oct 31, 2016 Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner was superb. The room was spacious. Breakfast was good.
Other Comments
Our whole visit was delightful. The staff were courteous and welcoming. We would definitely return.
D J Oct 31, 2016 Basingstoke , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Value for money... luxury at an affordable price!
Jill Oct 30, 2016 Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff and lovely quality in venue and food. Bargain price for what we had!
Jill Oct 30, 2016 Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly and helpful staff and the little extra touches like slippers in the bedroom.
Other Comments
Much of the standard dinner menu was unsuitable due to allergies etc but the hotel was very willing to go off menu to resolve this at no extra cost.
Richard Oct 30, 2016 Ware, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We have stayed here several times and always request the same room which though not terribly big is absolutely lovely! Fabulous views from bedroom and bathroom, and large well lit bathroom
Other Comments
Service in dining room not up to normal standard -- a bit slow, and food not sufficiently hot. A shame since excellent choices on the menu
Sheila Oct 30, 2016 Horningsea, United Kingdom

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