Needham House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This Edwardian country house is in a quiet village near Hitchin
  • The hotel re-opened in 2016 following a 3-year renovation
  • There's a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant & an ESPA spa
  • It's 25 minutes' drive from Luton Airport & central London is easily reached by train

Enjoyed This
(90 Member Ratings)
"Staff were polite and attentive, especially the two young ladies at reception. Room was nicely appointed, clean, tidy with all amenities. Hotel had a lovely reception and bar area. Hotel was placed in a large area with green well kept gardens."
Dec 23, 2017
Beccles, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is five minutes' drive from Junction 8 of the A1(M), and 25 minutes' drive from Luton Airport. Parking is free. The journey from London King's Cross to Stevenage takes 25 minutes by train, and Stevenage railway station is 10 minutes by taxi from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Needham House Hotel is an Edwardian manor in Little Wymondley, a quiet village near the market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. The property re-opened in 2016, following a 3-year renovation, and now has bright boutique-style interiors.

The hotel is easily reached from central London -- the train journey from King's Cross to Stevenage takes around 25 minutes, and it is then 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel. The 120-acre Fairlands Valley Park is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (open daily; the sailing centre is open Tuesday-Saturday). The property is less than 40 minutes' drive from the city of St Albans, with its "host of crooked Tudor buildings" and "elegant Georgian town houses" (Lonely Planet), and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, where you can see behind the scenes of the "Harry Potter" movies.

The hotel's SG4 Brasserie holds two AA Rosettes for its British dishes, served in a relaxed setting. Hertfordshire Life reviewed the restaurant and praised its "attentive" service and "good solid fare". The adjoining bar and lounge offers a selection of over 30 different gins. There's also an ESPA spa with a Turkish hammam, a Swedish sauna and treatment rooms.

Bedrooms are modern and have views of the hotel's grounds.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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 baby cot and extra bed on request and only available in some Executive Rooms and must be requested upon booking. Please contact the Hotel directly to arrange it. There is no extra bed for children aged 13 and over or adults. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £30 per night for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(90 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stevenage Conference Centre Ltd (t/a Needham House Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff were polite and attentive, especially the two young ladies at reception. Room was nicely appointed, clean, tidy with all amenities. Hotel had a lovely reception and bar area. Hotel was placed in a large area with green well kept gardens.
Other Comments
Food was not up to scratch. We had a turkey dinner but it was turkey roll, a bit like school dinners. However, this may be cost cutting because of the deal we had. It was very good value, but next time I would expect better cuisine.
Davina Dec 23, 2017 Beccles, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
joy Nov 27, 2017 Swansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the staff and chilled out atmosphere
frances Nov 21, 2017 Stevenage, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The lighting in the bedrooms, whilst appreciating it has been styled towards an ambient atmosphere, the lighting level is very dim to the point of depressive dullness.
Geoffrey Nov 13, 2017 Hove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic hotel, great location, beautiful views. Friendly staff, gorgeous decor, nicely laid out. Our room was stunning, spotless, spacious, lovely bathroom, fabulous toiletries, comfy bed. We had dinner and breakfast and both were extremely high quality. The bar had an extensive selection of options, including a 40 item gin menu. We had a relaxed drink in the comfortable stylish lounge before our meal. Can't wait to go back. It's the perfect place to relax. Looking forward to trying out the spa next time as well!
Other Comments
I'm a vegetarian and we had a set menu as part of our stay. The veggie option was a salad, which was nice, but not a great dinner option when the others were fish, chicken and a burger. There needs to be a proper hot option for people who don't eat fit and meat, especially at this time of year! While the drinks from the bar were reasonably priced, the wine was very very expensive. We'll definitely go back but while the quality of the food was good, the options weren't impressive.
Katharine Nov 03, 2017 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded to an Executive Room on our arrival.
Other Comments
The room was immaculate, a good size and tastefully decorated. The restaurant, staff, bar staff and food was outstanding. I couldn't find fault with anything.
Sarah Oct 30, 2017 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly attentive staff
Other Comments
The evening meal was excellent
David Oct 28, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff, delicious food especially the afternoon tea. Many thanks
James Oct 18, 2017 PeterboroughMarket deeping, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Food generally very good, but I thought the filleted beef rib was very small, the mashed potato was very runny and the two thin slivers of leek were unacceptable as a portion of vegetable. The other meals were fine, which is why we didn't comment at the time. Strange strong smell in the room was unpleasant, but we decided it was some sort of cleaning product.
Edna Oct 17, 2017 St Leonards on Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food great and friendly staff
Lisa Oct 16, 2017 London, United Kingdom

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