Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Ware 1.5 miles (2.4 km), Tube Station: Epping 11.5 miles (18.5 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 7 9.7 miles (15.6 km). The Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel sits in over 200 acres of its own parkland and grounds. This location is midway between north London and Stansted airport, less than 23 miles from the very centre of London. The nearest town is the amusingly named Ware (where) at just over 1 mile. This is a small town of around 20,000 residents. Perhaps its greatest attraction as a town is its direct connection to Liverpool Street Station from the towns train station, making it convenient for commuting into London while living in a cheaper and greener area. Ware is also home to the largest Groto in England, Scotts Groto (eighteenth century garden building). There also a small museum, Ware museum.
Hotel in Detail:Today the Marriott Hanbury Manor hotel is home to the Hanbury Manor PGA Championship Golf Course. A full 18 hole course covering 7,052 yards.
Each guest room has its own en-suite facilities which includes a bath and shower, robe and a hairdryer.
Bedroom amenities include high speed internet access, Alarm clock, minibar, Coffee maker/tea service, Iron and ironing board, Safe, Trouser press, Hair dryer and Cable/satellite TV with pay-movies and view bill facility and video check-out. Marriott hotels feature their own custom beds with extra fluffy pillows and a designer duvet. Some of the guest room have the added touch of a real fireplace.
Each day rooms are serviced by a maid with the additional service of nightly turn down. Complimentary newspapers delivered to room.
Dining Options:Oak Hall Restaurant and Cocktail Bar: Walls feature wood panelling and the restaurant has an open fireplace. Sandwiches served as well as afternoon tea. The bar affords the opportunity for pre-dinner drinks.
Oakes Grill: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and serving Mediterranean cuisine. The Oakes is a modern restaurant and has an intimate ambience complimented by its airy feel.
Vardons: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is an informal restaurant where light meals and sandwiches are the order of the day.
The Zodiac Restaurant: Is a fine dining restaurant in an elegant setting serving an International menu. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Marriott Hanbury Manor hotel has 14 meeting and conference rooms suitable for all types of events and with high speed internet access. The largest of these is the Assembly Hall which measures 156 sq metres and can can accommodate up to 120 delegates.
One of the major features of the hotel is the leisure facilities which includes an indoor swimming pool, Solarium, Whirlpool and Sauna. Within the hotel groundsis a jogging track and tennis courts. There is a well equipped gymnasium with free weights, cardio machines and indoor Romanesque pool.
The Spa at Hanbury Manor provides the following services: Body scrub, Body wrap, Facials, Manicures, pedicures, Massages, Plunge pools, Steam room and Waxing.
These are of course in addition to the hotel being adjacent to a championship golf course.
As a full service hotel you will find a dedicated business centre onsite where you can make use of the copy, fax and printing facilities along with internet access.
A concierge desk is located in the lobby to assist guests with luggage and information. A guest laundry service is carried out on the premises. The reception is staffed 24/7 and can assist with safety deposit boxes. Valet dry cleaning available. There is a gift shops selling newspapers onsite.
Public areas of the hotel have WiFi internet access. Guests can spend time if the wood panelled Library with its open fireplace.
Bedroom Numbers: 149 (12 suites) / 4 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% 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) . Marriott Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Marriott hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 81% is 6% 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: 433rd from 866 London hotels, 11th of 22 Marriott Hotels, 9th of 28 Stansted hotels, and 116th of 131 five star rated hotels.
History:The Marriott Hanbury Manorhotel was originally a Jacobean style mansion built in 1890 by Edmund Hanbury as a present for his wife. However a building has been sited on this estate since the 1300's. Between 1923 and 1987 the mansion was used as a catholic girls school called Poles before its use as a hotel in the 1990's. When the hotel development took place the aim was to both keep true to its original look while adding modern amenities and living areas. The kitchen was enlarged, a conservatory added, lifts installed, bedrooms were made en-suite and an entire new wing constructed. The transformation took 3 years of work and the hotel finally opened in 1990 .
Conde Nast "UK Golf Club of the Year" (2004)
Hotel of the Year East of England" (2000-2003);
ETC "Hotel of the Year" 2001