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The Pennyfarthing Hotel

3.0 of 5 296 - 298 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AH, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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62 reviews 62 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 

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Quite disappointed. Profiled as a high end hotel we spent that little bit extra which unfortunately didn't reach our expectation. The room was decorated well but very small! You couldn't even sit straight in the loo! You had to sit sideways. Missing condiments in the room and a very very poor breakfast. With what I can only describe as a... More 

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

Hi Carolyne, I’m really sorry that your stay here at the Penny Farthing did not live up to our usually high standards. As the building dates back to the 16th century, when it was used to accommodate religious guests making their way to the monastery at Ashridge, some of the rooms are a little smaller than the others. I’m sorry... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Reception nice and a cute looking place. Bedrooms look nice and are furnished nicely. Bathroom is very chic. However, I moved one pillow and there was a long black hair. So took closer look and pillow cases were not pristine - they may have been washed, but if they had been, they were stained. Then I checked to see if... More 

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

Hi MegaDancer, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we're always open to constructive criticism and it's really helpful for us to hear comments like this. I'd like to start by reassuring you that the bed linen is sent out for laundering and fresh sheets are put on the beds and I can only apologise and we will... 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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