Harpenden House

Harpenden HouseRelax in this former 18th Century Georgian Convent School, situated in the picturesque town of Harpenden. This attractive Grade II listed building overlooks East Common, accessible to London, St. Albans and Luton airport. The hotel gardens are particularly attractive, while stylish public areas include a restaurant with an impressive decorative ceiling. Some bedrooms and a large suite are located in the original house although most of the accommodation is in a more recent annexe. Our hotel is located with easy access to the M25 motorway network, just within 25 minutes of Central London, with easy access from the M1 junctions 9 and 10 or by direct train to Kings Cross.
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Hotel details

Following a GBP 2.5 million refurbishment in 2007/8, the Harpenden House Hotel now features fully modernised conference and event rooms; the Garden Suite and the Evergreen Room. All of the 76 bedrooms were also refurbished to provide modern, comfortable facilities. In the main house, the individual feature rooms include air conditioning. Dramatic changes took place to the Georgian Restaurant, Welcome Lounge and bar areas, to enhance their original charm and bring both modern comfort and character. The majority of rooms and meeting rooms are adjacent to the main house in the Garden Courtyard and Hertfordshire wing.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 76 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

After a long day, take the time to relax with a drink in the Cocktail bar, which also serves food all day. The Georgian Restaurant provides the opportunity to enjoy a fixed price menu or the specialities of the a la carte menu in a more formal setting.

Group Bookings: Reservations for 6 or more rooms made under the same name and for the same arrival date will be classed as a group booking and may require a deposit or full pre-payment before the date of arrival.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


18 Southdown Road
AL5 1PE Harpenden


Travel information

By Car: From the north: - Take the M1. - Exit at junction 10. - Follow the A1081 to Harpenden (approximately 5 miles). - Go straight on at the mini roundabout through town centre. - Go over the next mini roundabout. - Turn left at the next mini roundabout. - The hotel is 200 yards on the left. From the south: - Take the M1. - Exit at junction 9. - Take the A5183, signposted St. Albans. - Turn left to Harpenden on the B487. - At the next roundabout, turn left onto the A1081. - Turn right at the next roundabout and the hotel is 180 metres on your left.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast costs GBP 13.95 per person per night. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All children under 15 years stay free of charge for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy