Elstree, United Kingdom

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

94% (396 Member Ratings)

"Very confortable room. Food was very good. Would return"
Oct 23, 2016
Maidstone, 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 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.

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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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396 Member Reviews
(94% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Peaceful
Other Comments: High standards
Dhatampal Oct 23, 2016 Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Pleasant staff
Other Comments: Drinks expensive.
Brian Oct 23, 2016 Leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very confortable room. Food was very good. Would return
Simon Oct 23, 2016 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Not too busy
STEPHEN Oct 23, 2016 LEICESTER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Ambiance, food, staff, comfortable bed
Other Comments: Shower poor in bedroom - only a trickle
Emma Oct 18, 2016 Bedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very friendly staff
Guy Oct 18, 2016 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly atmosphere
Niki Oct 17, 2016 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: No
Other Comments: Appalling service at lunchtime and evening meal, stale bread was served. No condiments on table Dirty lunchtime plates not taken away which we had to sit and look at Bedrooms tiny bed very small shower pressure pathetic
Jill Oct 17, 2016 Orsett, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Wonderful - just like with all Travelzoo experiences!
Other Comments: Superb service and lovely setting. Great staff.
Sarah Oct 17, 2016 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: We had an amazing experience
Other Comments: The staff are wonderful. They made our stay worthwhile. I'd definitely come again
Sarah Oct 16, 2016 Cookham, United Kingdom

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