Every effort has been made to preserve and restore the original ambience and this is reflected in the attention to detail with which each individual room and suite has been decorated and furnished.
Luton Hoo certainly sets the standard for all the other luxury hotels to follow. There is a wide range of room and suite options to suit your taste and budget, and each one has been individually furnished and decorated to reflect its unique character, sometimes featuring silk lined and panelled walls, marble fireplaces and ornately decorated ceilings. Nearly all of the rooms also afford stunning views of the gardens and rolling parkland beyond.
From grand and gracious dining to a more informal and intimate experience, Luton Hoo offers superb cuisine in the manner of a bygone age.
THE WERNHER RESTAURANT
For exquisite fine dining there can be few more spectacular settings than The Wernher Restaurant, named after one of Luton Hoo's most distinguished former owners. This part of the Mansion House was extensively remodelled in the early 20th century by the architects of the Ritz Hotel in London. It's exotic marble panelwork and richly coloured fabrics are reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles.
THE ADAM'S BRASSERIE
Housed within the historic Stables building, designed by the distinguished 18th century architect Robert Adam, is the Adam's Brasserie, offering a slightly more informal style of dining compared to The Wernher Restaurant. The decor of the Adam's Brasserie is bright and contemporary, its walls lined with stills from many films and TV shows which have been shot on location at Luton Hoo.
Heavy silver cutlery, crisp white linen and the “clink” of a fine bone china tea cup being returned to its saucer, all help to make afternoon tea at Luton Hoo very special. Tea can be enjoyed either in the regal setting of one of the period lounges or drawing rooms, under gleaming chandeliers and in the comfort of period sofas and armchairs.
Luton Hoo’s emergence as a luxurious five-star hotel, golf course and spa was as recent as 2007. The house has been restored to its former magnificence, while also preserving its original historic fabric.
Spanning across 1,065 acres, the estate and gardens have been sympathetic to the original vision of Capability Brown, the legendary 18th Century landscape architect who first designed them.
After almost a decade’s worth of passion and patience, guests now arrived to enjoy 144 bedrooms and suites, a spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course, fishing and boating on the 50-acre lake.
Not that you will need to leave Luton Hoo’s vast estate, but should you be looking to what is beyond the 1,065 acre boundary you’ll find plenty on your doorstep.
From the beauty of the Dunstable Downs (National Trust) to the magic of Harry Potter, at the nearby Warner Bros. studios. Step back in history with a visit to Hatfield House or try to predict the future with a night at Towcester races.
Luton Hoo is surrounded by impressive countryside and historic market towns and cities, most noticeably St Albans. St Albans stands out as a unique English cathedral city. The city’s colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture. There are lush green parks and countryside, fabulous shopping and a delicious choice of restaurants.