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“Great people, Great Bar, Great food, rooms not that brilliant”
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White Hart Hotel
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
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“Great people, Great Bar, Great food, rooms not that brilliant”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here on business recently. The meeting rooms are a tad quirky in terms of decoration, but clean, good size and a pleasant environment, and good parking facilities. The evening meal in the Fat Badger was really really good, with great attention to detail shown in the cooking and good ingredients. The traditional bar with great beer is also well worth visiting, lots of choice of good ales. The first room I got offered was incredibly noisy with the window open (it was hot) due to large extractor in centre of building, all the inward facing rooms the same. But on asking to be moved this was very pleasantly dealt with and the rooms on the front are far more pleasant. Overall I'd definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Reception staff great & room price attractive. Asked for a quiet room which it was but dingy outlook. Fat badger great, drinks expensive. Excellent location breakfasts are gorgeous & good quality produce. Booked again for sept and hope to get better room as it was a bit dark & tired.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We booked the White Hart Hotel as a stopover for a visit to Harrogate due to its excellent location within easy reach of everything including the train station. We had no problems checking in and had a double room at the rear of the hotel which we thought would be quiet but unfortunately was quite noisy early morning, due to what sounded like building works going on elsewhere and the refuse men making their morning collections. However being slap back in the middle of town made up for this and it did not detract from our stay. The shower was excellent as were the toiletries supplied which were Molton Brown. Breakfast was very good especially the hot breakfast which was included within the room rate of £89. We would definitely return and although we arrived by train there is a car park at the rear of the hotel. The other advantage is The Fat Badger bar and pub adjoining the hotel with outside seating, which was well used due to the wonderful weather we had.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Good location but a bit soulless and would avoid a room at the back as the kitchen fans are noisy throughout the night

First impression was good with the car park behind the hotel, some of the bays are small so a bit tight if you have a larger car . Reception was easy to find and the greetings was polite

The room looked ok, a bit tired but in good orde the bathroom was bright and airy a good shower but slippery bath, so suggest you ask for a non slip mat.

Good breakfast, cooked to order so does take some time but worth it ,

In summary good with nothing outstanding

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We make an annual pilgrimage to Harrogate and have, for the last 10 years stayed at The Crown. I do not like The Crown and have slated it in previous reviews.
This hotel is better than the Crown - Much, much better.
However, it is an example of the continual cost of trying to keep a very old building up-to-date and keep it maintained.
All public rooms are great. The centre of everything is The Fat Badger pub which attracts many locals and visitors and is always busy but with very efficient and polite bar staff. We spent several hours in there and with the weather being good, the outdoor area was rammed.
I had breakfast on two mornings and it was fresh, tasty and served politely and efficiently.
Now, the negatives:
- Room was large
- Room was dated with poor furniture and peeling woodchip paper
- Bath was too shallow
- Room was insufferably hot
- Bed was two singles pushed together. It was too hard.
- Bed had all electrical sockets behind the pillows (Because it was two singles pushed together) - Dangerous!
- Wifi was out if signal
- Taps on sink were wrongly positioned and too close to the edge
- Numerous fag ends in the gully outside the window.

This is a hotel with potential and with a great asset - A car park!
It just needs a bit more cash spending on it but I do understand why this would be an issue with such an old building!

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed here for one night this weekend as I was attending a trade show at the Harrogate Conference Centre and this hotel is within easy walking distance. My room was small and a little dated which was not a problem, however the extremely noisy and hot extractor fan right outside my bedroom window made for a very unpleasant stay. I complained as soon as I checked in about the loud humming noise and extreme heat in the room (I think caused from the extractor fan and being next door to the utility room as well as it being warm outside) however was advised the hotel was fully booked and I could not be moved. Receptionist arranged a small fan for my room which made a slight improvement. Had a very hot and bothered night's stay. Hotel Manager offered a complimentary night for a return stay in a newly refurbished room in another area of the hotel.. may take this offer up as Harrogate such a lovely place to visit but in no rush for another evening at the White Hart Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Our first time at this Hotel - probably not to be repeated. Looking a bit tired and shabby but clean and with pleasant helpful staff.
The main problem was that there was a wedding that night which we had not been informed of and our room was directly above the function room so was very very noisy until after midnight. Had we been informed of this when we booked, we would have made alternative arrangements as we had to be up early the following morning and had planned to turn in around 10pm.
Also - the lack of air conditioning and the very hot humid weather meant that we wanted to leave the windows open, but the cigarette smoke trailing up from the beer garden below meant that this was not possible.
All this needs explaining when booking so that the right options can be explored.
On the plus side, the breakfast was good and the staff we spoke to were always polite and helpful.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: White Hart Hotel
Address: Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — White Hart Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Harrogate's elegant Montpellier Quarter, this historic hotel offers both bedrooms and serviced apartments and is just a few minutes' walk from Harrogate International Centre. It has an award-winning restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms overlook The Stray and all benefit from complimentary toiletries by H2K of Harrogate, a flat-screen TV and 24 hour room service. The Fat Badger Grill boasts 2 AA Rosettes and offers an a la carte menu featuring classic British food with a contemporary twist. The Fat Badger Pub serves real ales and modern British pub grub. The majority of bars, restaurants and shops in Harrogate's town centre can all be reached within a five minute walk. Harrogate Rail and Bus stations are both within 10 minutes' walking distance. ... more   less 
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