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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

what an utter disappointment! No staff to welcome you on arrival or through out our stay. Found our room by ourselves. Carpet covered in long dark hair all through bedroom & bathroom. Leaking toilet cistern & deafening shower. Very poor cleanliness & totally impersonal visit. Only plus was that it was close proximity to town. Soon took our money tho!

5 Thank Daw391
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Please avoid this place its appalling and dirty and a total let down to Harrogate.i honestly don't know how they are still in business.total let down feel ripped off and ruined our wedding anniversary.

1 Thank michelle h

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Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed here for the weekend of the country living fair, which was excellent. We let ourselves into the room, only to find a nasty big wet patch round the toilet (which spread as the night went on). We went down to report this but there was nobody about. we went back to the room and tried the phone, which... More 

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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were at a charity ball at the Royal Hall which is only 150 yards away so the location is excellent. We arrived late at around 8.00pm & there was no one there to greet us. Having pressed all three bells a lady who (I understand) rents a flat or room from them buzzed the door open. Our keys were... More 

Thank BruceYork
Devizes, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2014

I booked its sister hotel Azalea Living. When I read tyhe awful reviews I rang up to confirm the details. The had no recollection and had lost my credit card details. They offered me this hotel which I declined after there awful booking. Then I found they had taken a wooping £660.00 out of my account a month later. Avoid... More 

4 Thank Andrew D
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not even worth 1 star.......keys left on table for you to let yourself into your room and all your bank details including security code left for anyone to view or use! After waiting around over an hour I decided to make a quick exit but was chased down the drive by the owner who pursued me to return and promptly... More 

2 Thank Ruth P
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

My impressions of Harrogate were shattered by this experience. We come to Harrogate most Christmases as we like the variety of shops and when our friends suggested staying a night in the town we jumped at it. As soon as we arrived we knew this was a down trodden hotel. The hotel sign was broken, the outside was littered with... More 

2 Thank CliveandGillie
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked this hotel in January and the rating was 9.5. On our arrival 23rd August as we drove into the car park we were met by building rubble furniture and dirty sacks of laundry. We went into the reception or should I say hallway. There was a table with a phone and a notice saying that breakfast was no... More 

5 Thank Stephen S
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2014

No staff at this hotel had to check in via telephone a builder working on the hotel had to show me to my room. The rest of the hotel was un occupied and in darkness and large amounts of building material and rubble around As a woman travelling alone I was not comfortable and within 5 minutes made the decision... More 

2 Thank Sheila973
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Fortunately we went prepared having read the reviews on here, otherwise we might have been a little shocked. We chose this place as we were on a budget & there wasn't much else available in the area. On arrival there was some confusion with our booking and we, like others on here, were moved to Ashley House (which looked more... More 

1 Thank sparklyflipflops
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Additional Information about The Ruskin

Address: 1 Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SS, England (Formerly Ruskin Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Price Range: $107 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ruskin 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Ruskin Harrogate, Yorkshire
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“do not go in room 6”
 of 5 bubbles karenwP1481SY, Nov 30, 2014 | Read review
“Room 5 was OK”
 of 5 bubbles BruceYork, Nov 8, 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in the single room.....dirty and unkempt”
 of 5 bubbles 469ruthp, Oct 5, 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel entirely.”
 of 5 bubbles CliveandGillie, Sep 29, 2014 | Read review
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  • At least the bed was a four poster
 of 5 bubbles 672stephens, Sep 2, 2014 | Read review
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