Situated on the outskirts of London in Waltham Abbey, Essex, the Waltham Abbey Marriott provides a great balance with its proximity to central London and gentler pace removed from the cramped inner city. Just a 20 minute drive from Stansted Airport and 30 minute drive from central London, the hotel enjoys a slightly rural location with Epping Forest and several golf courses nearby, as well as the old religious building of Waltham Abbey itself. Knebworth House, Hatfield House and Paradise Wildlife Park are also nearby, and both Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres provide ample choice for shopaholics. The nearest tube station is Loughton, which is on the Central line running right into the middle of London.
Visitors to the hotel are spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxing and keeping in shape, thanks to its very own fitness centre with fully equipped gym and personal trainers. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, kids' pool and whirlpool on the property with an additional sauna and solarium, creating a perfect retreat from the outside world whether you want to swim some laps or just wind down in the water. Business travellers have access to copying and faxing services as well as printing and delivery options, and the conference centre contains an impressive 14 different meeting rooms accommodating up to 220 delegates. Audiovisual equipment, wireless internet and conference packages are available. Other hotel amenities available to guests include a laundry service, outdoor barbecue and picnic area, beauty shop, concierge, foreign exchange, newspapers in the lobby, shoeshine stand, dry cleaning service and several vending machines.
There is complimentary parking on-site for hotel residents.
Every room at the Waltham Abbey Marriott is contemporary and stylish, with a simple cream decor punctuated by shots of colour. There are 162 deluxe rooms within the hotel, offering a choice of two twin, two double or one king sized bed, all sharing the chic and modern aesthetic. If you require a little extra space, there are also 4 one bedroom junior suites, complete with a large bathtub and rain shower. All hotel rooms have first rate amenities including luxury bedding, high speed internet access, telephone, flatscreen satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities and work desk.
If you don't feel like exploring the various dining options in Waltham Abbey or nearby central London, the hotel's on-site restaurant and bar offer a good selection of filling and tasty meals within walking distance of your bed! The Thyme Restaurant is a spacious and modern offering that injects a bit of theatre into proceedings with the open air cooking area, and serves international cuisine throughout the day. Alternatively, the Tempo Bar is also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and dishes up lighter bites in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with cream tea and traditional or champagne afternoon tea on the menu as well as a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Service animals are allowed into the building for those with disabilities.