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

95% (74 Member Ratings)

"the overall stay was excellent"
May 01, 2017
Chingford, 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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's baby cot and extra bed on request and only available in some Executive Rooms.
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. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Please contact the Hotel directly.
There is no extra bed for children aged 13 and over or adults.
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

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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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95% Positive
(74 Member Reviews)
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
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the overall stay was excellent
Other Comments
staff very professional
jodie May 01, 2017 Chingford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent.The public rooms were trendy but comfortable.All staff very helpful and efficient.
Other Comments
Perhaps another choice of draught lager would have been nice.
david May 01, 2017 Watford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Going to Needham House Hotel was a very enjoyable getaway for a night. Very nice restaurant and ambience. Staff extremely helpful.
Jeanette Apr 27, 2017 Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet relaxing stay
Other Comments
Great cocktails food comfy room great shower Staff very welcoming in all areas
Tina Apr 18, 2017 Barnard CastleBarbara Castle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and the hotel decor.
Other Comments
The staff were friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. The evening meal was very good and the breakfast menu was extensive but unfortunately this was only available to us on one morning, the other days a buffet breakfast was provided only. The room was good but could have been better organised. e.g. The tea making facilities were situated in the wardrobe with no plug socket nearby and more shelves for toiletries would be useful in the bathroom. The shower was very good and the room was clean and well decorated and was serviced daily. Altogether we had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely take another travelzoo experience there.
Sarah Apr 17, 2017 Cove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were lovely and very helpful. The food was exceptional.
William Apr 16, 2017 Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean, nicely refurbished hotel with good staff
Peter Apr 10, 2017 Sutton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Modern styling and attentive staff
Angela Apr 08, 2017 Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing and the staff were really helpful.
Other Comments
The rooms were of a very high standard.
Annmarie Mar 21, 2017 tharston, norfolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
No the hotel was lovely
Other Comments
The time of our meal it was 8.45pm it was very late and the steam room was not working
christina Mar 20, 2017 hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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