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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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Cheshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 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

London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed here for our friend's 40th party. They kindly put a gift and message in our room for our friend and continued to be lovely for the whole stay. The ladies on reception were incredibly helpful when we went out and very sweet. Comfy room and parking. (We struggled to find the place at first, it's behind the Cafe... More

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

Hi Omegacds, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we’re so pleased that you had such a great stay with us. It’s so lovely to hear that all these little touches had such a wonderful impact on your time with us, and I’ll definitely make sure to pass on all your kind words to the whole team. We’re... More

Salisbury
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights recently and found the hotel. Staff. Breakfast etc excellent. Would Definately recommend it to other guests We ate in the kings arms restaurant both nights and enjoyed the food very much. Although there are lots of choices on restaurants near the hotel as it's pretty centrally located

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

Hi Trisha, We’re delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We’re really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals at the Kings Arms too, and if you’re ever back in the area again and fancy a change then might we recommend our... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed here to be near to a wedding to which we had been invited. The room was ok but nothing special. It was a small room lacking any decoration with a bathroom which was impractical (for example a difficult higned glass panel to the bath). The view was pathetic in that the two windows to the room looked onto... More

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

Hi David, We’re really sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to our usually high standard. Unfortunately, as the building dates back to the 16th Century where it was originally used as accommodation for religious guests passing through Berkhamsted or on to Ashridge Monastery, the rooms can vary in size. For example, the rooms in the lower... 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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