Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Sawbridgeworth 2.6 miles (4.2 km), Tube Station: Epping 8.2 miles (13.2 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 7 4.9 miles (7.9 km). The Down Hall Country House Hotel is an historic country house Hotel located on the Hertfordshire/Essex border within easy reach of London and Stansted Airport and with a history dating back to 1540 (the site itself dates back to 1322 when records show a monastery stood on this site). he major motorways of the M11 and M25 can be reached within 15 minutes.
Set in over 100 acres of scenic countryside, park, landscaped gardens and woodland, you will discover a Victorian mansion brimming with charm, style and elegance. A genuine English country mansion in an Italianate style, now used to provide hotel accommodation for the guest looking for something out of the norm. The front of the hotel faces the winding drive that guests will access the entrance by as they reach this honey coloured mansion. Once inside you will first be greeted by the high and richly decorated ceilings and views out over the hotel grounds which even includes a helicopter pad.
Hotel in Detail:The Down Hall Hotel offers a traditional setting with real log fires and tapestries decorating the walls.
Enjoy any of the 99 bedrooms and feature rooms, designed to complement the elegant surroundings. In-room you will find complimentary WiFi high speed internet access, desk area, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee facilities, television and radio.
Each bedroom has its own private marble bathroom with bathrobes, shower and bath.
There are a range of room type including executive class and some feature bedrooms. The feature rooms have 2 and 4 poster beds, many enjoy views out over the hotels landscaped grounds and garden. Some bedrooms on the ground floor have their own patio access.
24 hour rooms service. Dry cleaning service.
The Grill Room is the main restaurant and a bistro-style venue with informal dining throughout the day and serving modern British seasonal dishes. Here the menu is seasonal with the chef using locally produced fresh produce. Sample dishes include breast of corn fed chicken on risotto of wild mushrooms or pumpkin and goats cheese tortalloni with asparagus, rocket and parmesan. The setting is contemporary with Italian wood flooring, dark wood tables, red leather seating and an abundance of natural daylight from the large windows.
The Ibbetsons restaurant is a 2 AA rosettes holder and has an intimate setting for fine dining.
Open: Thursday till Saturday, 19.00 till 21.30.
Open: 12.30 till 14.00 (closed Saturday, till 14.30 Sundays), 19.00 till 21.45.
The hotel lounge serves traditional English tea. In winter a real log fire blazes creating a warm atmosphere. Tea is served between 14.00 and 17.00 and consists of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, pastries and cakes. (unlimited tea or coffee is included in the price)
26 meeting/function rooms means there something to suit all types of events. They have high tech amenities including WiFi and make use of natural daylight. The largest room candle up to 200 guests.
Leisure facilities at the Down Hall Country House Hotel include a full size heated indoor swimming pool (06.00 till 22.00). Guest have complimentary use of the leisure facilities.
Bedroom Numbers: 99
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free public 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 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 82% is 7% above the 75% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 350th from 866 London hotels, 8th of 28 Stansted hotels, and 148th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Down Hall Hotel Bishops Stortford and not too far away (5.6 miles, 9.0 km) would be the 4 star Novotel Stansted Airport, where prices begin from around £79 and which has an 85% guest satisfaction rating. The Novotel Stansted Airport also offers: free WiFi.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel. 4.9 miles from the Down Hall Hotel and Spa (7.9 km), achieving a rating of 74% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £59.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Little Bullocks Farm ticks many of the right boxes, although it's 5.4 miles (8.6 km) away. The Little Bullocks Farm has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.