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The Pennyfarthing Hotel

296 - 298 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights over the christmas period, so all we needed was bed and breakfast, as we had our meals (and the christmas celebrations) with famiy. For this purpose the hotel was fine. But if you are looking for a hotel to spend more time in, then maybe choose somewhere else. The rooms are small,... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The hotel room was very clean but quite a small room across from the breakfast room. Its more like a motel as doors open up to outside. Rooms are not very sound proof and could hear people walking in corridor or going up steps. No window wt a view either. Its a strange set up sort of tucked away between... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I booked this hotel to stay in when we went to dine at The Gatsby in Berkhampsted. It was a little difficult to find as the address on the High Street is actually a Cafe Rouge and the hotel is behind this via a car park for M&S and Waitrose, however after phoning for directions it was easy to find... More 

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PennyFarthing296, Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi MrsMingo, Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate constructive feedback and have acknowledged your comments regarding the directions. We are pleased to hear you like the décor of the hotel and that your husband was able to watch the Rugby! I am delighted to hear that you were impressed with the excellent service offered by the hotel... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We asked for larger bed option but it was a standard double (although soft) and the room was very small and very cheaply (except for a very large flat screen tv) and darkly furnished and painted dark olive green and maroon. Side tables were dark orange metal. Doors and walls are thin so you can hear neighbours pouring showers and... More 

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PennyFarthing296, Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 732anon, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, I hope I can help to address some of the issues you have raised. I am afraid we only have standard doubles, I apologise for the confusion that there was a larger option available but we are pleased that your bed was comfy. Futhermore, I am sorry you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nice and cosy rooms, comfortable bed and lovely decor. Good location in a middle of high street. Eqsy access to near restaurants and pubs. I was there during my work trip. What else do you need after all day spend at work...

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PennyFarthing296, Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michalek1979, Thanks for this promising review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Penny Farthing, and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, The Penny Farthing Hotel More 

Cheshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights - Friday - Sunday. The room was a decent size. The bed was very comfortable and the furniture fit for purpose. We had our own coffee making facilities and free wifi. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was awesome! Although sited between the high street and a public car park, we enjoyed... More 

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PennyFarthing296, Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pete_from_Kelsall, Thanks for such a wonderful review, we are delighted you and your partner enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to your return in the future. Warm regards, The Penny Farthing Team More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Slightly hidden off the high St , but with secure parking at the rear. Warm friendly welcome, efficient check in. Rooms well appointed. All you would expect Bed particularly comfortable and a solid nights sleep for me. Towels large and fresh, shower cubicle large and spotless with a good shower. This is better than many hotels I have stayed in... More 

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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Almosonof, I’m so pleased that your stay with us was a success, thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. It’s a shame you didn’t get a chance to sample our tasty breakfast but hopefully your next stay will be longer! Looking forward to seeing you soon! The Penny Farthing Team More 

Worcester, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lovely small hotel, friendly and welcoming staff. I was here for less than 12 hours, and didn't even eat breakfast as I was leaving too early !! Modern clean rooms, with an enormous shower. Its tricky to find, although the address is the High street, its actually behind Cafe Rouge, so drive past CR, and hang a right at the... More 

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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi KenrWorcester, Its wonderful to hear that your stay with us was a success, if a little rushed! Perhaps on your next visit you’ll be able to stay a little longer and sample our delicious breakfasts! We’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for the tip about finding it – we’ll definitely make sure to inform people of this... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is not a large place, but the location in the middle of Berkhamsted makes it very convenient. Like most UK hotels the rooms are not huge, but you also do not step into the wall when getting out of bed. I would go again. Parking at the back is very convenient and safe!

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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, I’m so pleased that you had a lovely stay with us, and we really appreciate you leaving your review. As the original building dates back to the 16th Century, the rooms vary in size throughout the hotel, but we believe that this helps add to the quirky individual nature of the hotel - we hope you agree! Looking... More 

Bristol
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I stayed last week at the Pennyfarthing as my usual hotel was full. I was a bit ambivalent about the hotel after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor as some people seem to have a strange view on what makes a good hotel. However the room was fine and well appointed. Bathroom only had a shower but had lots of towels... More 

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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review

Hi MassiveBH3, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback, it can be so disheartening to receive negative feedback and it’s lovely to hear that you think we’re doing okay! We also have a sister hotel up the road (The Kings Arms) that comes with a restaurant and bar, if you’re looking for something a little bit... More 

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Address: 296 - 298 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Berkhamsted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pennyfarthing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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