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The St George Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2SY, England (Formerly Coast & Country St George Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Harrogate
Westbury
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Don't Stay Here!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This rates as one of the poorest hotels I've stayed in. The owners have let it become tired and worn out, and have clearly not spent any money on upgrading, or maintaining it. NO hot water, small poorly furnished room in need of a complete makeover, air conditioning units outside my window humming all night, 2.5" gap under the door. TV not working correctly, stingy on tea bags and biscuits, etc.......I could go on! You've been warned.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birkenshaw, W. Yorks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

The staff were polite and friendly. The hotel, a once grand place but now needs refurbishing, which does appear to have started. The room was comfortable and warm, the bathroom an experience. The shower switched from boiling hot to freezing cold just as you thought you'd got the temperature right, good if you like to play 'shower roulette'! When the bath was used in the room next door, the water came up through our plug hole - so had to remember to leave the plug in. Hopefully the plumbing is on the list of jobs for modernisation. Nice leisure facilities - a lovely warm swimming pool. Food was extremely good and waiters/waitresses polite, friendly and efficient.We would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Todmorden, West Yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Having first booked this hotel, and then looked at the reviews, I was in a state of panick by the time I arrived. This was a planned break for my elderly mother, and I wanted it to be a pleasant stay! Despite all the reviews, on arrival, we found the staff to be extremely helpful,kind and considerate! The rooms ( we stayed on the 2nd floor) were small, but very clean and comfortable, with crisp white linnen and lovely fluffy white towels, the beds were very comfortable, with lovely matress toppers, the curtains were nice and heavy to keep out the early morning sun. Bathrooms were VERY clean and scrubbed, nice toiletried were provided. Yes the hotel is in need of a bit of decor renovation, but on the whole it is a lovely hotel. We paid £58 per night for a double room and £35 for the single room. But for this you also get full use of the gym, steam room, sauna and pool. The Turkish baths are just accross the road and the hotel is in walking distance of everything in the centre of Harrogate!
Breakfast can be bought at whetherspoons just accros the road for £2.60 for full english!
Although we didnt eat in the hotel, we were told the food was great!
Come on folks...............what do you want for your money!
I travel extensively, I have stayed in amny hotels, not half as good as this one!
We are planning a return trip

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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as far north as you can go
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

This was the worst hotel we have ever stayed in. The bedroom had lovely views of the fire escape. the bed must have been used by a herd of elephants as a trampoline, peeling wallpaper, unkempt, lightshades hanging off fittings. Could not find tea/coffee making facilities initially (then found out they hide them in the drawer). Blankets on bed im sure were recycled from the harrogate ambulance service. Deciding to have a bath after a long journey I quickly jumped out as had hairs off previous guests in. Shower was a disgrace stretched and hanging off ranged from freezing cold to scalding hot without warning and had the pressure of the yorkshire fire service hoses! Decided to have a drink in bar downstairs shabby decor, dirty throws on worn out sofas, 1980'2 decor no music/tv. Bar staff really was not enjoying her job. European staff although pleasant enough looked tired and fed up! Food ok for bar snacks. Had to use lift due to heavy bag but had to squeeze in as tiny. Noise from club next door until early hours which in fairness was mentioned when booking. No good for young people (us!) generally the older generation we felt as if in saga magazine. Generally really bad, good location but how it passed its inspection i realy dont know. Wheres the hotel inspector get her in to sort them out!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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shropshire
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

unless you don't mind a shabby dirty place.All the bad comments are true and I don't know how anyone can say good things about it especially as it's supposed to be 3 star.Harrowgate is a beautiful town and I would have paid extra for alternative accomodation.Visit at your peril.
I have given 1 rating because you have to put something in the boxes and cannot rate a minus

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mold
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

I must say that the St George Hotel has character and very friendly staff. Even though the hotel is a bit dated it did offer very good food and the dining room sort of takes a person back to the 30's. Our stay was a very pleasant one and the offer of a gym and pool also made it that extra special. The rooms are dated and some in need of repair but clean bedding and a good service outweighed the negatives of this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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merseyside
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Thisis our 3rd stay at this Hotel. We can not fault it, good accomodation,clean room, a very clean and tidy spa, good food,excelent staf who could not do enough for the guests. Hotel is only minutes away from Harrogate Town centre. - Harrogate has all the major outlets, and if you get tired of shopping you are only minutes away from the 1000 acre park land which is on 3 sides of the town

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2SY, England (Formerly Coast & Country St George Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The St George Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, the St. George is a magnificent Edwardian property situated in the heart of this historic spa town. Its location, adjacent to the Harrogate International Centre’s Exhibition Halls and the Royal Hall, makes it ideal for both leisure and business travellers. The Royal Baths, with the newly refurbished Turkish baths and a range of elegant restaurants, are situated immediately opposite the hotel. As well as the delights of Harrogate, the hotel makes an ideal base for those wishing to visit Leeds, York or the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Alternatively, visit the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, and for those who like to shop, enjoy the exclusive small boutiques and various antique shops situated in the Montpellier quarter. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Saint George Harrogate
Hotel Saint George
St George Hotel Harrogate
The St George Hotel Harrogate, Yorkshire

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