Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Luton Airport Parkway 1.6 miles (2.6 km), Tube Station: Watford 13.3 miles (21.4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 10 1 miles (1.6 km). The Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa is some 2 miles south of both Luton Town centre and Luton International Airport (10 minutes drive). The name Hoo is the saxon word for spur of the hill. Despite being so close to major public amenities the hotel itself in set in 1000 acres of countryside and parkland (there are some Chestnut trees that are over 300 years old) giving a peaceful and relaxing feel to this country mansion house. The River Lea runs right through the hotel grounds creating two 50 acre lakes. The parkland was originally designed by England's most famous landscape, Architect Capability Brown, in the 1700's. The Luton Hoo Hotel is 1 mile from the M1 motorway which can get you to north London in 30 minutes or take you all the way up to the north of England. Luton Airport Parkway Station run services into central London and the city of London in around 30 minutes.
Its just over a mile from Capability Green Business Park and just under 2 miles from Stockwood Country Park home to the Mossman Carriage Collection. Less than 3 miles to the Woodside Animal Farm & Leisure Park with play areas and farm yard animals kids can view at close quarters.
Hotel in Detail:The Luton Hoo Hotel is a classic English country mansion with magnificent exteriors and sweeping driveway (through aged oak and monkey puzzle trees) leading to the hotel entrance where Liveried doormen greet you. Past visitors have included Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II (1947, spent part of her honeymoon as personal friend of Lady Zia), Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten. An 18 hole golf course and a £5 million pound Spa set the Luton Hoo Hotel apart from other hotels in the locality.
All bedrooms are en-suite and individually decorated with antique furniture. Room amenities include Minibar, Trouser Press, ironing Facilities, sofa, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Bath, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Satellite TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Heating, Work Desk and hairdryer.
The bedrooms are housed in separate wings of the hotel.
The Mansion House wing: 5 State Suites and 4 Principle Suites as well as Master Bedrooms, Mansion Suites, Junior Suites and Deluxe Bedrooms. Decorated in a period style matching the hotels history. Views over the surrounding English parkland.
The Parkland Wing: 38 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites. All rooms have LCD television and high speed internet access. Bedrooms and suites on the ground have private terraces. The Roof Garden Suite has panoramic views of the hotel grounds.
The Adams Wing: This is the Grade II listed Robert Adams stable building where you will find the golf club house, spa and other leisure facilities. The 12 bedrooms and suites are aimed at guests looking to enjoy the golfing and Spa facilities. Rooms have oak beam, vaulted ceilings, some with four-poster bed.
The Flower Garden Wing: 59 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites convenient for the spa and golf course.
Warren Weir: Self contained private function and conference complex. 84 bedrooms with views of Warren Weir, on the banks of the River Lea.
7 bedrooms are adapted for guests with disabilities.
Limited room service.
Dining Options:Wernher Restaurant: AA rosette holder. Fine dining restaurant in a grand and opulent setting, named after one of the hotels former owners (a diamond magnate). The same architects that worked on the famous Ritz Hotel London worked on this part of the hotel in the first part of the 20th century. This was originally the state dining room and is decorated with exotic marble panelwork and richly coloured fabrics. Serves locally sourced traditional British classics with a modern twist.
Open: weekdays 12.30 till 14.00, weekdays and Saturday 19.00 till 22.30. Open Sundays 13.00 till 21.00 (all day 3 course lunch)
The Adam²s Brasserie: The restaurant is located in the Stables building (designed 18th century architect Robert Adams). Offering a more relaxed and informal dining experience that the Wernher Restaurant with banquettes along one of the walls. Dishes such as salads, fish, risottos, pasta and the Luton Hoo burger with thick cut chips. Snacks and sandwiches available in the adjacent bar. Modern and light decor and decorated with photographs from past films made on location at the Luton Hoo Hotel which include 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10.30 till 17.00, 18.00 till 22.00, Sunday 10:00 till 17.00.
Great Drawing Room: This is where tea is taken.
Business travellers to the Luton Hoo Hotel will be able to make use of the 17 meeting/conference rooms fitted with the latest A/V equipment and WiFi internet.
The hotel grounds includes 2 tennis courts and a fully restored Victorian grass tennis court with its revolving pavilion (to track the sun). The Serpentine lake allows for fishing and boating. There are mapped walking and jogging routes around the surrounding parkland. Clay Pigeon shooting with the grounds.
The Spa at Luton Hoo (converted from the original Bothy building) has an indoor swimming pool (under an oak-beam roof overlooking the Flower Garden Wood), 6 Treatment Rooms, Relaxation Lounge, rain soak showers, Hydrotherapy Pool, Heat Therapy Suite (sauna, steam and solarium) and fully equipped gymnasium.
The hotel has its own 250 acres 7,107 yards long (ladies course 6,143 yards) par 73 championship golf course.
Bedroom Numbers: 144
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 82% is 8% above the 74% average guest rating for the area around Luton. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 400th from 847 London hotels, 9th of 21 Luton hotels, and 106th of 126 five star rated hotels.