Down Hall Country House - Bishop's Stortford

Matching Road, Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS  show map
 4 stars
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Down Hall Country House - Bishop's Stortford

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Overview

Down Hall Country House is a 4-star property only 18.0km from Hylands Park, Audley End House and Old MacDonald's Farm. The historical hotel was built in 1540 and refurbished in 2007.

A castle and museums lie a short distance from the hotel. Nestled in the museum district and 9km from the city center.

The property is ideally located next to London Stansted airport.

Rooms

All non-smoking rooms at Down Hall Country House are fitted with a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a minibar and a laptop-size safe. They come with coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle as well as bathrooms with bath sheets, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. At the restaurant British dishes are served. The traditional bar serves a selection of coffee.

Services

Down Hall Country House boasts internet access, a meeting room and a photocopier for business needs and provides dry cleaning, ironing service and 24-hour room service.

Relax

The on-site SPA facilities include a hot tub, a hydrotherapy pool and a sauna. The hotel’s fitness center has a gym, a rowing machine and fitness classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   99.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room
  • DVDs/Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

Matching Road, Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS

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City Center
  • Bishop's Stortford
    5.4 mi
Airports
Underground stations
  • Epping
    8.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    99

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Size: 195 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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        Size: 220 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Down Hall Country House - Bishop's Stortford Bishop's Stortford location
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          Hotel Address:

          Matching Road, Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bishop's Stortford
            5.4 mi
          Airports
          Underground stations
          • Epping
            8.1 mi
          • Bus stop
            1.0 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            99

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBishop's StortfordDown Hall Country House

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          What's nearby

          Places of interest

          • Sawbridgeworth United Services Club - 2.7 mi

          Local Attractions

          • The Gibberd Garden - 2.5 mi
            Marsh Lane, Harlow
          • Rye Meads Nature Reserve - 8.7 mi
            Rye Road, Ware
          • Old MacDonald's Farm - 12.4 mi
            Weald Road, Brentwood
          • Pets Corner - 3.9 mi
            Harlow Town Park, Harlow
          • Weald Country Park - 12.2 mi
            South Weald, Brentwood
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            99

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBishop's StortfordDown Hall Country House

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Down Hall Country House Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Down Hall Country House

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 139 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          7.0
          Value
          7.5

          Individual guest reviews

          • Single
            10.0

            Beautiful, iddlyic location. Very friendly staff. Can't recommend high enough. Will return with my wife for weekend sometime soon.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            I particularly liked having afternoon tea in the garden area and admiring the serene horizon...

            I was disappointed that the whole of the hotel had been booked out for Sunday, my partner and I were planning to go for a swim and we were told that we could not use the pool...I would like to have known about this before hand.

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            Lovely room and great location.

            It would be nice if more gym equipment.

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            Good value for money, good breakfast. Good room as we had a dog and patio access was ideal. Nice grounds.

            Room decor very tired and dated, staff all totally miserable. They focused on their tasks, engaged with guests as little as possible. You definitely don't go there for the sparkling service!!

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            Good value, (flash offer). Large bedroom. The hotel is very smart, roomy, with large, well apointed public rooms. It has a feeling of prosperity, ie. it looks as though there has been a large and recent capital investment. The staff were extremely courteous and friendly.

            The restaurant menu was priced slightly below fair and the wine list was a little limited. No wines represented good value for money.

          • Single
            7.8

            There was 5 dead and 2 angry live wasps in my room !

          • Single
            10.0

            Excellent! I stay at the hotel one day, for business reason, but it was a very nice place, very relaxing. I have very appreciated.

          • Couple
            7.8

            The restaurant was somewhat of a disappointment. The menu was limited and despite it being called 'The Grill' only had one selection of steak on the menu. The sirloin steak itself was very average, with the main problem being it's thickness and the way it was cooked. I ordered a rare steak and it was presented as medium to well-done. Very poor considering that the prices reflect a much higher standard of restaurant. Also, I travel to South Africa regularly and I know how steak should be sold and served. Also the bread was stale with no offer of replacement and the wine was removed from the table whilst still a quarter full. Not good. It is a shame because the restaurant could be stunning but is sadly very under-par for the prices.

          • Single
            9.6

            Great Hotel, great location, friendly staff, great breakfast all round a great experience.

            The shower was mounted a little too low.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Excellent location. Grounds and buildings were beautiful. Room facilities were first class and bed extremely comfortable. Private balcony.

            Buffet breakfast - good choice but as with all buffets some of the cooked food was cold/lukewarm. Noise outside room - continual droning noise outside from ?air conditioning system or something similar. Would not take room 201 again because of this, but apart from this it was excellent. No lift facility.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            I love staying at Down Hall as its surrounded by beautiful countryside and is peaceful.The staff are wonderful & professional.Its a beautiful building with alot of history.

            My friend stays at Down hall alot but on this occasion we had to get 2 single rooms as all doubles were booked.Sadly I have to say it was an awful experience as during most of the night I could hear doors banging which shakes all walls.It felt like I was in the closet of other rooms.I appreciate its a Hotel with weddings but it was a complete contrast to double rooms or singles on the main 1st floor.As we use this hotel for easy access to work sometimes starting at 6.30,the constant noise was an awful experience to an otherwise beautiful place to stay.I will continue to book at Down hall but never in a single room again.I would only recommend double rooms (see next question)

          • Single
            7.4

            Location and peacefull position!

            My reservation made on line was not in the system when I arrived.Luckily you had a out of order room available!

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            A lovely room with pleasant views. Friendly , helpful staff. A beautiful building with lovely gardens. My partner and I enjoyed the stay.

            The only minor problem I had was that the water pressure on the bidet was minimal and it was unusable. I never complained as I only had a one night stay.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            the beautifully maintained grounds and gardens and spacious room

            the noise made by guests returning to their rooms in the early hours after attending a function

          • Single
            10.0

            From the moment I entered the hotel I was treated like a highly valued customer. All the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless.

            The shower head was set a bit too low for me and the flow from the shower was a bit feeble. It wasn't a big deal, and at the price I paid for the room through Booked.net it would have been churlish to complain.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Down Hall Country House - Bishop's Stortford Bishop's Stortford location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Matching Road, Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bishop's Stortford
            5.4 mi
          Airports
          Underground stations
          • Epping
            8.1 mi
          • Bus stop
            1.0 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            99

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBishop's StortfordDown Hall Country House

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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