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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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small quiet and friendly hotel located in the centre on Berkhamsted. The staff from the reception to chef were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean comfortable and the WI-FI was free and a good speed. I stated at the hotel with my wife and son, but most guests appeared to be business men and women.... More 

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

It’s so great to hear you had a lovely time with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review, it’s so nice to get feedback! I will pass on your feedback about the carpets. The Penny Farthing Team More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent accommodation, superb quality room. Centrally located and great value for money. Doesn't have a restaurant or any of the other trappings of a hotel and you have to cross a public footpath to get to the breakfast room which is tiny. All said and done it is a great place to stay!

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we’re so pleased that you had such a great stay with us. We also have a sister hotel up the road (The Kings Arms) that comes with a restaurant and bar. Guests staying in the Penny Farthing actually receive a discount for their meal at the Kings Arms too. The Penny... More 

Callington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent hotel set just behind the high street in Berkhamsted. Check in very easy staff very friendly. Room excellent everything you need. Bathroom to a high standard. Wifi in room. Breakfast freshly cooked and was excellent. Very near to the high street.

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

Hi Karen M It sounds like you had such a wonderful stay with us, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. I am delighted to hear that you were impressed with the excellent service offered by the hotel staff and enjoyed our delicious breakfast as well. The Penny Farthing Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good Hotel in Berkhamsted. Room is good and the breakfast is cooked on the fly. Calm and relaxing if you are traveling for business. Bathroom is clean and with a big shower. Close to restaurants in the nearby. A nice park behind the hotel for a walk before or after dinner. Train station is 10 mins walk.

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

Hi razorgil Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you had a comfortable and relaxing stay here at the Penny Farthing. We hope to see you again soon. The Penny Farthing Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tucked away behind Cafe Rouge is this nice hotel. Helpful reception staff and nice rooms. Lovely new bathroom in ours with a bath & shower. Just what we needed after a days walking. Breakfast is served in a small room below reception and is cooked before you in an open kitchen - I'd reccommend the omlettes!

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

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. The Penny farthing Team More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here recently and the staff couldn't have done enough for us. They were friendly and so helpful. Our room overlooked the courtyard. It was spacious and had a great bathroom. I highly recommend it.

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

Hi Jo j Thank you for your comments on the amazing service that you received on your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay. The Penny Farthing More 

Godalming, Surrey, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The shower was broken in our room which was really frustrating. Also 1 tea bag to share and a plaster in the shower tray. We complained and to their credit they moved us to a different room. However even in this the lever to switch between bath and shows was broken and there was only 1 towel. The room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice size room, very clean. Room was really hot and we could not get the A/C to work...as we were there just one night didn't bother to report it. We could not turn the heating in the bathroom off, which didn't help. Breakfast was very nice, freshly cooked to order...spotless breakfast room too.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I stayed here with a friend at the end of January. We booked this hotel as there was limited choice in Berkhamsted for the dates we had to visit. We did initially look at the sister hotel, which is a pub across the road but it was fully booked. The price paid was £120 per night, so £240 for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not that Berkhamsted has much to offer visitors, especially in regards to hotels, this place at least has a sense of luxury without it being overly expensive. As for advise, know the walls are paper thin, so anyone can hear you, just like you can hear your neighbour's conversations... The walls have ears!

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