The Grove

5 bubble lux 2016
Five bubble luxury spas are seriously special. Expect spectacular facilities, soothing and enriching treatments, award-winning cuisine and flawless customer service. 30,000 bottle wine cellar? You bet. Diamond facials? Of course! Michelin stars? Absolutely. Be prepared to be impressed

At a glance

  • Tennis


    There are 300 acres to run, walk or cycle around as well as an outdoor pool, tennis courts, volleyball, croquet and if the weather is nice – grab a deck chair at the Urban Beach in the Walled Garden!

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    The hotel is surrounded by the golf course and set into the surrounding aesthetic of rural Hertfordshire making for a particularly pleasing view.

  • Location


    Though you would never know it once you are there, the hotel’s proximity to London and easy access from the M25 are a factor in its enduring popularity.

  • Golf

    Golf Resort

    The Grove’s own 18-hole golf course is a unique, purpose-built, tournament-standard facility where there are no members, so every visitor gets a country club-style experience.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    The hotel offers a complete luxury experience from guest rooms to leisure facilities and treatments.


The Grove

The Grove Hotel London's Country Estate, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire,

3 miles NW of central Watford

Spa & Leisure

On a hilltop surveying Hertfordshire, The Sequoia spa at The Grove has an Ayurvedic influence – think natural materials and holistic treatments but set alongside the best of modern amenities and design. The black mosaic-tiled, ozone-filtered pool (avoids the use of chlorine) is very much a place to relax, and there is also a steam room and a Jacuzzi.

The piéce de rèsistance however is the treatments menu using ESPA products, and in particular the couple’s suite with a king-sized bath, steam shower and two treatment beds – basically your own private spa.

Please note: the outdoor pool is open between April and September (weather permitting)

Hotel & Accommodation

The Grove once played host to the house parties of Queen Victoria and her entourage – its location within easy access of London making it the ideal destination for a weekend jaunt, and frankly, not much has changed. Today the updated interiors in 217 rooms and oft featuring art installations – all looking out onto the surrounding golf course, continue to make it a favourite destination of 21st Century trend-setters.

There are several options worth sampling when it comes to food – fine dining at Colette’s, Lounges for afternoon tea and a leisurely morning reading the papers, wood-fired pizzas in The Stables and for theatrical cooking and delectable Bircher muesli breakfasts – The Glasshouse – open for all meals and pleasingly casual.