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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2012

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Fern Cottage, we were greeted with great warmth by Dorothea, she was very accommodating and helpful (despite our late arrival!) Fern Cottage is a beautiful, very well kept Victorian cottage, it has all the charm, style and soul of an older property. Our room was a good size, clean, fresh with...

1Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I only stayed at Fern Cottage for one night but was hugely impressed with the facilities, a comfortable room with bags of character and delicious breakfast. I would recommend Fern Cottage to my friends and family.

1Thank BenThornton-Walker
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2012

When i first booked Fern Cottage i thought i was onto a winner but although Dorothea is nice i think she has taken her eye off the ball.I was told i she would expext me around 4pm but when i arrive Dorothea was having her hair done. Room was nicley decorated but very dusty, and in the evening cold. I...

1Thank silverjet52
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Nice place to stay run by Dorothea who is very nice and helpful. It's an old cottage and looks a bit dark and worn. Lots of natural wood and dark varnish. It feels like it needs a good airing and some daylight letting in. I was booked in for 2 weeks but had to cancel the second due to a...

Thank mannymantel
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Great place, friendly service and bent over backwards to accommodate dog.

2Thank Housemate
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I visit dear friends every year in St.Albans. Us 3 chaps (sans wives) have a boys afternoon culminating in a curry. I have stayed over the years in several B&B's In St.Albans to varying degrees of success. Fern Cottage met my high standards. Room spotless and welcoming. Landlady so very sweet. Well done Fern Cottage.

1Thank Dominic M
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2011

We recently stayed at Fern cottage as we had a family wedding in St Albans. The room was just what we needed, comfy bed, and clean and cosy ensuite. Our host Dorothea and Basil were very welcoming and enjoyed our stay.

2Thank tassietourer
Reviewed 29 October 2011

was disappointing as I requested per mail at least twice that no air freshner was to be used in our room as I am allergic to it and I was assured tht would be attented to, when we arrived after a 24 hr flight I found 3 lots of air freshner in the room and loo and I just got...

Thank Nearyfamily
Reviewed 12 September 2011

myself and my Labrador Alfie had the ground floor twin with en suite and it was comfy, warm, clean and friendly. What more could any man and his dog ask for!!!

1Thank Anthony R
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2011

I have stayed here for 4 nights for the last year as i work away all week and stay in the room mentioned in a review below i think he stayed somewhere else ???? Dorothy is very welcoming and the rooms are very clean and tidy tea and coffee in the room tv radio nice en suite off street parking...

Thank pip797

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fern Cottage, a charming 19th Century dwelling set in the conservation area of historic St. Albans. On business or pleasure, a warm welcome awaits you at this 4 star rated establishment.We have Wireless Internet access and off-street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern Cottage

Address: 116 Old London Road, St Albans AL1 1PU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Price Range: $47 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you prefer cooked breakfast, then don't order the breakfast, but go into town for breakfast or ask Dorothea if she will do one for you. I am not sure if she does this. If you need to sleep during the day ask for a room to the rear of the property as Old London Road can be noisy during the day, but its completely quiet after dark and I had no trouble sleeping whatsoever. Don't forget to ask for off street parking if this is something you want as it's limited.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkF594, 24 Dec 2012 | Read review
“A difficult question really, we've stayed in two rooms and found them to be equally good. Best to ask Dorothea for advice if you want something in particular. She offered to fill our water flask without being asked and we appreciate that sort of friendly help.”
 of 5 bubbles AlistairR610, 7 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Don't take room at top of and left of stairs”
 of 5 bubbles Paul_East_Wittering, 11 Jun 2011 | Read review
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