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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Yelverton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Family half term”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed in a family room for 3 with our teenage son as a last minute booking. Spacious and comfortable, although the landing area was being decorated whilst we were there. Quite, no nocturnal disturbances. The hotel was built in the grand style with large reception, bar and function areas giving a sense of previous grandeur. The decor is now a little dated. Very good breakfasts if you're partial to a full English. The staff were friendly and polite. A good location for walking in to town and favourably priced.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

My partner and I have just come home from a weekend in Harrogate and were very happy with our experience of the Cairn Hotel.
I had requested a room with a view and we had a lovely view out over Harrogate. It was a reasonably sized, comfortable, clean room and we were very happy with it. There was tea, coffee and biscuits available in the room and fresh milk if requested. The bed was comfortable. The shower was rather difficult to get to the right temperature and if even the slightest amount of cold was added it would then become really cold but we got there in the end. The comprehensive instructions on how to enter the bath, place the non-slip mat in it and then carefully enter without slipping over gave us a laugh!
All the staff whom we saw or spoke to were very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was lovely. We don't eat meat but there were enough vegetarian things available within the normal breakfast menu. The porridge was particularly delicious!
The hotel is within very easy walking distance of Harrogate.
We asked the man on reception (Ryan?), who was especially helpful, if he could recommend a nearby restaurant and he suggested his own favourite Italian Restaurant which was easy to walk to and yet not one we would have found by chance. It was excellent and we would definitely go again.
Overall, the Cairn is unpretentious, comfortable, clean, good value for money and close to Harrogate. We would be very happy to stay again.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a view and this was provided.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
I am so proud that we are your favourite place to stay in harrogate and we can't wait for you to come back again.
Kind regards
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Warm welcome on reception. Had ordered club package and was not disappointed. Gowns. slippers. wine. exclusive toiletries and sweets. Fantastic ballroom - sprung floor. 100 happy dancers ;) hot food and plenty of it.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your dance break with us. It is fantastic to read that you are happy with our newly designed club package they seem to be very popular. Hopefully we will see you again very soon.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hotel was very regal looking and on entering, the high ceilings, grand furnishings and soft lighting, immediately brought about a calm and relaxing state of mind! With many features that should be really looked at and appreciated it's a historical gem and pleasure to stay within. Of course the age of the building may mean the odd draught or creaky floorboard, but that is part of the overall experience! And should be enjoyed.

The staff were wonderful and welcoming, and made sure all our needs were catered for, very professional and yet very approachable and genuine in their customer service skills.


We sampled the door stop sandwiches mid-afternoon and they were truly a meal in themselves! (So much so we needed no more until breakfast!) The breakfast spread was wonderful and very filling and catered for everyone.

All this and for a very affordable price. All in all, a wonderful night away on a very realistic budget. We will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank MWillman
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely and kind review.
I am so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Kind regards
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county durham
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights on a girls weekend package 15 of us excellent from start to finish had great rooms staff fantastic and the package is brilliant this is my second time at cairn and will definitely be coming again

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We have just updated all of our packages include the girls weekend so dont forget to ask about what new 'goodies' you can get the next time you stay.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Ideally located, only a 10 minute walk from the centre. Rooms are clean but could do with an uplift, decor a bit dated. Food excellent. Staff were helpful.

We stopped over for valentines and for £125 this included bed and breakfast, a 4 course carvery meal and a bottle of Prosecco, was a little bit pricey but it was worth every penny.


Anne and Dave, Nottingham

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne M
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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your valentines break with us and hope you will try one of our other fantastic value breaks throughout the year.
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed for a long weekend lovely building large entrance with marble pillars. Plenty of seating in bar area with comfy chairs n sofas ..some renovating n decorating has been done in the corradoors n new carpets .bedrooms n bathrooms clean n tidy ..staff very polite An food carvery style with several choices each night , plentiful breakfast too. On the main route through Harrogate a few minutes walk to town .overall an excellent stay ..would return .

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Gaynor M, General Manager at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards
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Property: Cairn Hotel
Address: Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2JD, England
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This grand, Victorian hotel boasts private gardens, a gym, and classical decor. Its traditionally furnished rooms feature private bathrooms, while Harrogate’s centre is 5 minutes’ walk away. Each room at The Cairn includes a TV, along with 24-hour room service and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms offer luxurious bathrobes, wine, and chocolates. Free parking is also available as well as Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. The Windsor Restaurant serves a locally sourced traditional menu, with a carvery and an extensive wine list. With its classic pillars and arches, guests can relax with a drink in the bar and lounge area. Both The Royal Pump Room Museums and Betty’s Tea Rooms are a 10-minute walk away. Harrogate Theatre and Harrogate Rail Station are 15 minutes away on foot. ... more   less 
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