Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Bushey 1.8 miles (2.9 km), Tube Station: Watford 2.9 miles (4.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 5 1.3 miles (2.1 km). Located almost alongside the M1 and actually on the A41 the Mercure London Watford hotel provides a good base for quick access down to central/north London (around 20 minutes drive for a clear run) with the amenities of Watford town centre (and Harlequin Shopping Centre) are just 2 miles away. Also close by is Aldenham Park (1.6 miles) where you will find a 65-acre reservoir and 175 acres of woods and meadowland. The area includes adventure playgrounds, wild life, angling, a nature trail, horse-riding and refreshments. A little further on finds the Royal Palace at Hatfield House (9.4 miles) where Elizabeth I spent her early years. Major attractions such as Whipsnade Zoo are within 15 miles. Five theatres within 2.5 miles and eight golf courses within 3 miles. Woodside Leisure Park is 3 miles away where you can enjoy ten pin bowling. 6 miles to the north is the Cathedral city of St. Albans where you will find a Roman Verulamium, cobbled streets and busy town centre.
Hotel in Detail:The Mercure London Watford Hotel offers budget accommodation with good access into central London by road or rail.
All bedrooms offer a Hypnos bed with duvet, hospitality tray, flat screen television with radio and on-demand movies, hairdryer, desk, trouser press, iron, broadband internet access via TV, direct dial phone,
All rooms are en-suite with shower and supplied toiletries.
Executive rooms at the Ramada Watford are larger than standard, have biscuits, still & sparkling water, multimedia package, newspaper, check-in from noon and upgraded toiletries.
Suites have extra space, separate lounge, extra TV and garden views.
24 hour room service. Some adapted rooms for improved accessibility are available.
Dining Options:Arts Brasserie Restaurant: Traditional and international dishes served in this modern restaurant decorated with contemporary art. Dishes include slow-cooked beef ribs or fish of the day complemented by drinks from the wine list.
Breakfast: 06:30 till 09:30 (Saturday 07.30 till 10.00, Sunday 07.30 till noon), 12.30 till 14.30 (Sunday only), 19.30 till 21.45 (Sunday from 19.00).
The Arts Bar: Decorated with sports memorabilia including signed shirts and pictures. Service buttons to call staff from the garden and the heated terrace. Serves a full range of drinks including beers, wines and spirits. Also serves light meals.
Lounge Menu's snacks are available 24-hours in your room.
There are seventeen meeting rooms. The largest room can handle 200 delegates theatre style.
The Mercure London Watford features an onsite health club with spa, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium (exercise cycles, treadmills, cross trainers, rollers, stepping machines, resistance machines and free weights). The spa offers a range of beauty treatments including massages, tanning, waxing, back treatments, hand and feet treatments, body wraps and hot stone treatment.
Free wireless internet access is available in the public areas (broadband chargeable in-room). The reception is open 24 hours a day.
Bedroom Numbers: 218
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Free public parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Mercure chain your choices nearby include:
Mercure London Bloomsbury: is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £106.
Mercure London Bridge: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 83% and base rates begin at about £99.
Mercure London Hyde Park: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 79% and with rates from around £118.
Mercure London Paddington Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 73% and with rates from around £114.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 64% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Mercure Hotels across the chain average 74% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Mercure hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 802nd from 866 London hotels, 7th of 7 Mercure Hotels, and 293rd of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Mercure London Watford Hotel and not too far away (2.1 miles, 3.3 km) would be the 3 star Jurys Inn Watford, where prices begin from around £55 and which has an 85% guest satisfaction rating.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Travelodge Watford Central London. 2.1 miles away (3.4 km), has scored 70% from former guests and has rates from around £37.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (A41 Watford Bypass, WD25 postcode) which we list extend for a 9.9 miles (16.0 km) radius. Consisting of 15 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 32 three star hotels (average rating 79%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 64%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 91%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Greenford at 90%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Bay Tree House B&B (4 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £64 per night. Starting from £33 at Travelodge Wembley High Road (3 Star, 80%) with top rates of £140 at Premier Inn Wembley Park (3 Star, 88%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £79, Three Star average: £56, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £118.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Mercure London Watford Hotel 48th of 50 nearby hotels and 31st for the 32 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 20th of 50 (18th (joint) of 32 three star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 39th of 45 for pure value for money (Bay Tree House B&B was top).
History:Was called the Ramada Watford till 2011.
In May 2010 the Mercure London Watford Watford hotel hit the media when a guest asked to move room because of a ghost. They stayed in room 307 and claimed to have seen the face of a weeping girl in the mirror and actually managed to take a snap shot of the figure. News.com.au claimed the photograph was a fake taken with an iphone application for creating ghostly images.