Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club

, Ware, United Kingdom
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Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club

, Ware
5 star

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Ideal weekend break

from Gav D
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely weekend break at Hanbury Manor. We stayed for 2 nights (Fri & Sat) and got the best rate from Expedia (after extensive searching). The building is magnificent and surrounded by a perfectly manicured golf course. We stayed in a standard double room that was exceptionally spacious. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a wide range of choices. We didn't eat in the fine dining Zodiac restaurant but enjoyed a nice meal in the more casual Oakes Restaurant. The afternoon cream tea and sandwiches served in the drawing room was fantastic. Prices were not cheap but services and facilities were in line with 5 star expectations and the weekend was a treat. There were many weddings taking place over the weekend but it didn't affect our stay at all. The only gripe was that the quality of the spa treatments/massages were just average, but the cardio and weights facilities were 1st class. For a luxury weekend break or short stay, this hotel is highly recommended.

Fabulous break with a 10 week old

from Frequenttravellers2
Hanbury manor was always a happy memory as I stayed here with my ushers the night befiore I got married in 2003. Fast forward to 2006 and I brought my wife and 10 week old for a midweek break in the depths of winter. Despite arriving to discover two conferences we had a great time. The staff were incredible with our daughter. Given the cold - one day we woke up to a snow covered golf course - we stayed put for four days. The Spa is a real attraction here. Great massages, friendly staff. The facilities are really world class and during the week surprisingly quiet! Our room was extremely spacious and the corridor served as an ample space for the travel cot - this effectively resulted in our little one sleeping in a separate room. We ate in the Grill every night - what on first impression looked quite a sterile room turned out to be very good. The only real criticism was a menu that did not change in the week. The thai coconut soup and delicious chocolate desserts were special.

If you are a young family I cannot recommend the Hotel enough. I would love to come back in the Summer and play golf. If you are a young couple looking for a trendy break then there are probably better alternatives but with genuinely excellent family resorts in short supply this has to be one of the best there is.

Ideal anniversary venue

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for a 13th wedding anniversary. Booked a one night dining and breakfast package based on:
a) suggestion by one family and one friend
b) web site description
c) location, - less than 1 hours drive from home
so was expecting something special, - and it was. Stayed in 'Executive Suite' in Garden Wing. Clean, spacious and well equipped. Only problem was that it was a hot day and the room did not have A/C or through ventilation.
Used pool/sauna and Spa bath (spa too hot but good otherwise).
Staff courteous but discreet.
Dined in Oakes Grill, few other diners so service and spece excellent. Food possibly a little unadventurous, but well cooked and good but not excessive portions.
The bed was the best that we have ever slept in.
Pool opens at 06:00 so had good opportunity for an early swim.
The breakfast was excellent, which when taken late, (after 11:00), makes an ideal al-fresco brunch.
We don't often repeat visit, but if something similar can't be found locally, would seriously consider going back.

Great Conference Location

from David777
Took a group of 10 to the Hanbury Manor Hotel this week using 24 hour conference package. Particulary recommend The Library as a meeting room - overlooks the golf course and only down side is the occasional squirrel running in through the door and stealing the biscuits! Faultless service throughout the day + for private dinner in the Library in the evening. Specified Manor House rooms after reading earlier trip Advisor reviews and these are certainly far superior to rooms in the newer wings. Great Spa + range of treatments. If you are looking for a UK conference location, would highly recommend Hanbury Manor.

v. expensive

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Hanbury Manor for 2 days over Easter 2006. First the good news, the most comfortable beds in the world, the pillows were just right and they must have a secret formula for the mattress. The bad news, the prices...£12 for a cocktail! Much better value is to be had at any of the 3 pubs in the nearby village. Still a lovely location just don't eat or drink there!


from Vantort
Lovely hotel for a relaxing break.

Friendly welcome from the staff on checking in.

We stayed in a suite (larger room with a separate sitting area)in the Manor House overlooking the Golf course. The room was very comfortable and had beautiful views. I would advise booking a room in the Manor rather than the annex as I think they have more character.

Staff are attentive without being pushy.

Food in the Oakes Grill was excellent. We booked a table in advance - yet it wasn't that busy and a quiet table was easy to find.

Zodiac Lounge - Drinks possibly expensive - but this is a cocktail bar and not a pub. Sit back, relax and enjoy the service.

Spa - very good and treatments reasonably priced.

There was a wedding on during our stay, however this did not impact our weekend. The hotel is large enough to accommodate a large party and individual guests.

We would definitely stay again.


from Tracy
My Wife and I stayed at the Hanbury Manor during the week of the 14th of Febuary. We stayed in the main house and had a room overlooking the golf course, the room was very spacious and decorated in very good order, the bedding was also brand new and was only put on that day – due to this there was a slight delay on being able to check into our room which was not a problem as we were happy to use the pool & gym. When we did check into our room the management had left a bottle of champagne & card to apologize for the room delay! This is the sort of service you can expect at the Hanbury Manor. Everywhere you go you are greeted with a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ or ‘good evening’. I couldn’t praise our stay highly enough, the pool & gym are excellent, there is also a sauna and in the pool area there is free coffee & juice. There are two main restaurants & the sports bar & a superb cocktail bar, which is excellent. This is a five star hotel so expect five star prices, we ate in the sports bar mainly because the two main restaurants had set menus which we didn’t fancy, the sports Bar has a much more casual menu. Overall we had an excellent time here.


from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I have just returned from a weekend at Hanbury Manor, I was looking forward to it following previous reviews.

The building and grounds are quite impressive. We stayed in a superior room in the manor house, the decor and views overlooking the lake were exceptional. Words cannot describe how comfortable the bed and pillows were.

We had afternoon tea in the oak room, the service was extremely slow and the sandwiches were very poor and overpriced.

We dined in the Zodiac Restaurant in the evenign, it was overstaffed and a little chaotic. The food was delicious, however we felt that it was overpriced as were drinks at the bar.

My husband and I normally stay at SLH or independent hotels, Hanbury Manor did not have the ambience or level of personal service that one would experience at other hotels.

Overall we felt that food/drinks were over priced. Having stayed at lords of the manor and fawsley hall on several occassions, both of which have similar prices to Hanbury - there is no comparison. If you like standard 5 star you will enjoy this, if you like something with a personal touch / ambience then Hanbury Manor is not the place for you.

A wonderful stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from a long weekend at this charming property on lovely, large grounds located roughly a half-hour north of London.

The ambiance of the original, historic sections exude English warmth at its best--from the mahogany panelled walls to the crackling fire and the ancient tapestries. The newer wings are, as many have reported, done in tasteful, complimentary style. The large bedrooms come with the new, deluxe "Marriott bed" and linens, and marble baths. The newest addition--the Spa--provides excellent fitness facilities, a lovely indoor pool and Jacuzzi, along with all of the traditional spa treatments.

While February is not the nicest of times to see the grounds and gardens, they are clearly fantastic. I'd like to return just to see the walled Victorian garden in full bloom!

But best of all was the service. We are seasoned travelers and can honestly say that we were treated with more genuine warmth and care than any hotel we can recall.

It is true that the food is quite expensive--although all very good. For dinner, you may want to get a bit more local flavor and try "The Anchor"--a quaint pub with wonderful meals, just a minute or two up the road.

Great job, Marriott!

Picturesque on the outside, stately within.

from MidlandsBlonde
What a beautiful hotel - perfect for a special event or occasion. My partner and I stayed here for my birthday treat in October and were extremely impressed with everything we experienced. The building itself is picturesque from the outside and stately within - even the modern addition is approriately styled. The lounge (through the righthand door in the reception area) is beautiful and when we expressed interest in the building a passing member of staff willingly unlocked the library (used as a conference room) and Zodiac Restaurant to show us round.

If, like us, you don't take your evening meal in the hotel, turn left on exiting the hotel grounds and drive into the nearest village. The cream-painted pub-restaurant on a lefthand corner at the bottom of the hill has an enormous menu covering both traditional and more interesting fare and, although fairly busy at the weekend, provided us with an excellent meal.

Breakfast in the hotel Oakes Grill was excellent. An enormous offering of dishes, including the usual English cooked, was topped off in my eyes with a fabulous fresh fruit buffet. Strawberries and melon to start my day!

The hotel rooms are large, well appointed and come complete with fluffy bathrobes and slippers, which we used to go down to the pool / sauna. The jacuzzi was the biggest I've ever seen in a hotel and meant you didn't feel you had to "cosy up" with strangers and could therefore truly relax. Towels are available from a huge rack on the poolside and free orange, lemon and lime squash in the corridor opposite the gym. It's these little touches that make a hotel experience a one-off! What a shame we were only there for the weekend ...

Top Local Tips for Ware

Ware You can easily get a cheap taxi (£5) to Ware or a little more for Hertford and there are some nice restaurants in both places.

Hotel functions Be aware that this hotel hosts many functions /weddings / golf tours with the associated noise... if that bothers you, ask for a quiet room or book somewhere else.

Booking Afternoon Tea If you want to sample the afternoon tea book in advance. Whilst there are tables kept for hotel residents booking in advance letsyou select a table location. I would suggest in fron tof the fire or one of the window bays.


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  • Address: Ware - Ware - England - SG12 0SD - United Kingdom
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