Laura Ashley The Manor, Elstree
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
94% (301 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
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.
- "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
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- No pets allowed
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- 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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.
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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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