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A new family-run boutique hotel, the Devonshire is a five-minute walk from Hornchurch High Street, which has shops, restaurants, cafes and traditional English pubs. The Queens Theatre, which is a large performance venue, is 0.6 miles from the hotel. Harrow Lodge Park is just over half a mile from the hotel and is a pleasant green space with a lake, leading to Eastbrookend Country Park. Upminster Golf Club is two miles from the hotel. From Hornchurch it is easy to get into Central London, the City and London’s West End by tube or train for shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. If you are in England for the 2012 Olympics you can get to the Olympic Stadium by train in under an hour. The nearest large town is Romford, just over two miles away, which you can reach by car, bus or train. Romford has a market, Romford Greyhound Stadium, a multiplex cinema and Romford Ice Arena. From the hotel you can also explore the county of Essex, which has beautiful countryside, stately homes to visit and plenty of things to do.
With 12 individual bedrooms, all fitted with a desk and free Wi-Fi, Devonshire Hotel is suitable for holidaymakers and business travellers. The guest accommodation is inside a converted Edwardian building and has lots of individuality as well as modern comforts and conveniences. The guest rooms include standard, executive and superior single, twin and double bedrooms, as well as family rooms and a honeymoon suite. Each bedroom has a Hypnos bed - king size in executive rooms and super king size in superior rooms; a flat screen TV that is USB compatible with Freeview channels, radio stations and built-in DVD player; free wireless internet access, hot drink-making equipment; direct dial telephones; workstation; hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms are adapted for ease of use by those with physical disabilities.
The hotel facilities include dry cleaning service, ironing facilities, free internet Wi-Fi access, free parking, disabled access. Being a small family-run hotel, the Devonshire aims to offer a high standard of service.
Every morning the hotel prepares delicious breakfasts using fresh ingredients and also offers snacks throughout the day, including sandwiches, cupcakes and biscuits. Breakfast is served in the conservatory and you can choose from full English, Continental or American breakfast and other options – including a special Champagne breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, French pastries, 1/2 bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne, fresh fruit, tea/coffee and toast.
The hotel has a private, secure car park with CCTV cameras in operation 24 hours each day. There is also parking available off site in the surrounding streets if necessary.
On the edge of Essex and close to London, the Devonshire Hotel is just 0.2 miles from Hornchurch Underground station where you can catch the District Line and travel directly into Central London. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. The nearest mainline railway station is Upminster, 1.7 miles away, with trains to Fenchurch Street station in Central London. Upminster is also on the District Line. Romford station and Gidea Park station are about two miles away and have trains to Liverpool Street station in the City of London. You can also explore further into Essex and neighbouring Kent by train. By road, Devonshire Hotel is within easy reach of the A127, A12 and M25 junctions 28 and 29. The hotel has a car park. It is a 25-minute drive from London City Airport, a 40-minute drive from Stansted Airport and a 60-minute drive from Gatwick and Heathrow airports. You can catch a bus from near the hotel to Romford, Upminster, Lakeside shopping centre and East London.