Luton Hoo Hotel
Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ
Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire
Set in over 1,000 acres of Bedfordshire countryside and dating from the 18th century, this place is renowned for its rich history.
A striking location set among attractive parkland through which winds a sweeping driveway leading up to the splendid façade of the mansion house. Luton Hoo is just 10-minutes by cab from Luton Airport Parkway railway station.
Style and Character:
The past owners of Luton Hoo have a strong influence on how the hotel looks today. One such owner, Sir Julius Wehner, commissioned the architects of the Ritz to redesign its interior in 1903. Elegantly preserved, the lavish Edwardian style remains in the choice of décor with intricate rugs on the floor, large gold-plated mirrors hang above ornate fireplaces and antique furnishings scattered among the pillared interiors. High ceilings are a key feature throughout and large windows with heavy floral curtains shed light into the often dimly lit rooms.
Service and Facilities:
Renowned for its facilities, Luton Hoo offers a first-class spa complete with indoor infinity pool, a heat therapy suite and treatment rooms. A eighteen-hole golf-course spreads itself over the undulating grounds and clay pigeon shooting lessons.
With 35 rooms in the mansion house and 109 additional rooms in the Parkland, Flower Garden and Country Club, the aim is to cater for everyone. Mansion house rooms are authentically styled and incredibly spacious. Decorated in rich colours, many feature paneled walls, ornate ceiling decoration and traditional furniture. Minibar, Nespresso machine and tea-making facilities are all available. Head for the Parkland, Flower Garden or Country Club bedrooms for a more subtle colour palette with far less frills, offering instead a contemporary design with airier interiors.
Food and Drink:
The Wernher restaurant, named after Sir Julius Wenher, is the most heavily decorated room in the building. With views over the immaculate gardens, the marble paneled room is nothing short of impressive.
Breakfast is a good spread of breads, cheeses, cold cuts, cereals, and a more extensive à la carte menu is available. The Wernher restaurant (three courses for £42.50) offers the likes of potted shrimp and crayfish with lemon puree, olive oil crostini and coriander salad followed by wild mushroom and spinach risotto with poached hen’s egg and black truffle foam.
Price Per Night