This is only the second poor review I have ever given to a hotel, so I do not make it readily, and have given it a lot of thought.
However, the Harrison is NOT a hotel. It is a PUB, with four rooms, so really a bed and breakfast. There are no facilities, not even a mini fridge or safe.
By contrast, the bed and breakfast we recently chose in Florence (Antica Dimora Johlea) was a top end hotel compared with this, and cheaper.
My heart sank when I saw the room (no 4) as it reminded me of the horrible room I was allocated as a first year student at Oxford (University) 35 years ago, i.e spartan, dingy and not clean! The metal framed, single glazed windows in both bedroom and bathroom were badly corroded. This may make it cold in winter.
The plastic bath panel had a very obvious, old, jagged crack 500 cm long, which would be inviting, and dangerous to a small child. The (cheapest of the cheap) beige carpet had a rim of dirt all around the perimeter. The mattress was visibly lumpy.
Imagine that you decided to rent out your long unused back bedroom, and visited a charity shop for the fixtures and fittings...The tv was tiny.
We chose this place, on the basis of positive reviews, which I fail to comprehend. It was not even that close to St Pancras for our early train. Thank goodness it was only for one night. I told myself that it would make the Brussels Hilton, where we were headed, and a very good deal via Travelzoo, but for which there were many very bad reviews, seem good by comparison. As it was, that hotel surprised us by being excellent.
It is only fair to make positive comment - the Harrison was very quiet after 11pm, and the staff readily accommodated our request for a 7am breakfast (included in the price of the room, whether you wanted it or not). We had planned to eat in the room, but there was only one chair and a tiny desk, so had to eat in the bar, down two flights of stairs (no lift).
Neutrogena toiletries were nice. I cannot speak for the pub food as we did not eat there the night before. It would be very hard to forget any possessions on leaving, as there is no wardrobe, or chest of drawers, just a hanging rail and shelf.
i did take photos to evidence the above, which I'm having a problem uploading. If anyone wishes to email me, I will do my best to send them to you.
So, unless you have a desire to sleep above an English pub, I would go elsewhere, Travelodge/Ibis/Premier Inn, whatever.
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