Former monastery opens as luxury hotel

Stanbrook Abbey, a former monastery located in worcestershire, is set to open as a luxury hotel with the introduction of 57 bedrooms. The multi-million pound refurbishment, which has taken two years to complete, has included knocking its tiny nun cells into larger bedrooms, installing central heating and plumbing throughout the new suites.

The hotel’s Cardinal Suite, its most expensive room, features a king-size bed, private lounge area and a balcony with views over the surrounding grounds. The abbey also feature four dining rooms for private dining and two banquet halls for “large feasts” or afternoon tea. The site, which will is expected to open on Friday, April 17, is part of of the Amazing Venues portfolio of properties.

Mike Clare, founder and chairman of Amazing Venues said: “We are very excited to now offer our guests overnight accommodation in the historic abbey building at Stanbrook Abbey. The opening of the luxury bedrooms marks an important point in the development of the property and gives more guests the chance to experience the magic and heritage of the venue.”

Built in 1625, the abbey is set within 21 acres of countryside, and features a bell tower, private lake and orchard.