St. Albans, Herts, UK: The Culture Arts Traveller decided to try one of the hotels in St. Albans. Last year, I’d written a series of posts on things that caught my attention in this city that is 25 minutes away from London, by train. The Comfort Inn hotel is situated on HolyWell Hill, and yes this is a little hill that I’ve walked up and down many a time (very good exercise!).
The hotel is comfortable, and definitely used by most of the tourists who frequent this city that was once a Roman town.
This is not a strict hotel review, but is used to give the reader a feel of the whole place.
Once you step out of the Comfort Inn hotel, there is no end of things to do because it is situated in the Town Centre. That means I didn’t have breakfast in the hotel itself as the town centre had so many places to choose from.
Here is the gist.
- The Old Town hall which has partly been transformed into the Information Centre, and the Merchant Coffee House is just up the road. I had written a blog post about the Art Symphony which had happened at the Old Town Hall last year. This was the same place where King Alfred’s Cakes had a recital last year.
- Rose and Dylan Gift Shop is at a walkable distance too.
- The Hotel is close to the train station. In fact, the train station is within walking distance from Comfort Inn. So if you love to walk, that would be around 10-15 minutes down Victoria Road.
- Some of the photos taken for the photo essay on the signboards are in the vicinity of the hotel
- The route towards the Verulamium Lake is on the opposite side of the hotel
- Pots of Art is on the same side of the Comfort Inn Hotel, but just a bit further down the hill if you wish to do some pottery.
- The Market happens every Wednesday and Saturday, in the market place
- The Library is in the Maltings place and is open for non members if you wish to read the papers or the books in situ.
- Lloyd’s banks and Barclays is in the nearby Town Center; so are BHS, M&S and more.
With regards to the hotel itself, there was one thing that I couldn’t understand – it was that the building itself seemed like it was perspiring. The corridors and the rooms were so hot. The windows were kept open at night and I had to use the table fan for ventilation. Using a fan to cool down in the UK was a strange thing to do but that’s how it was.
Visit the Comfort Inn hotel. http://www.comfortinnstalbans.net/
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