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Firs Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

I have been lucky enough to stay at this compact but excellent family run hotel for extended periods due to work.

this hotel has some very capable and very helpful long serving staff, who are friendly and welcoming.

the food provided by both the evening and breakfast menu is traditional and not small in portion size.

only 15 minutes from the A1 this also provides geographical convienience for the area

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Having grown up in the area, I'd always dismissed the Firs Hotel as being old, tired and (therefore) a little bit dodgy. How wrong I was. I'm glad I checked the reviews on here, before booking a hotel for a family party, or I would have ended up paying more than necessary and for no good reason. The Firs decor is old, it is dated and it could do with a refurb but it was clean, friendly and everything worked.

If you're looking for 5 star comfort, you're not looking for this but if you want somewhere reasonably priced, in a good location for access and the town centre, with free parking then it's great. The bed was comfortable, the room was big enough and I experienced no problems what so ever whilst there. The breakfast in the morning was acceptable, nothing to write home about, but good enough and the desk staff were polite and helpful.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel for anyone who's looking for just-above-basic, clean, reasonably priced accommodation for a few nights.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Illayda7
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I stay at a fair few lower end hotels with my job, this place ranked towards the top end. I was met by polite desk staff who put me in room 30. The whole place is a little dated, but pretty clean and tidy. I booked a single room, got a single bed which was reasonably comfortable. The room had a nice big tv, tea and coffee stuff etc. shower a big plus point, loads of pressure.

Breakfast was well cooked, they advertise a full english and a double full English, although I would consider the latter to be regular size. Would have been better with decent quality sausages but can't complain with how it was cooked.

If I was working here again I would probably consider coming back

  • Stayed: June 2012
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2  Thank Teddy_ward
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting relatives in Hitchin. Convenient for the town. Has a car park. Room quite small for a double and the loo did not always flush properly (noticed low pressure out of cold tap.) Good cooked breakfast. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank gansonwheels
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stayed at Firs for one night this weekend. Very good location - short walk to the town. Easy free parking. This hotel is old school in that it feels and looks like a hotel from the eighties, but has traditionally high standards of cleanliness and great, friendly service. Room was a little small but I loved the comfy bed, flat screen and free wifi. There was everything you could want for breakfast including full English. At the price, I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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1  Thank mimtwin
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Stayed there Sat night, pleasant place, greeted by Debbi who was very acomadating and showed us a
Few rooms so we could decide which one we like (very nice).

We had a double room which had all
We needed with a plasma TV + Free view also had a bath with shower attachment unsuite ( great water pressure ).

Bar was nice for a social drink and breakfast was also good. Overall pleasant hotel and would stay there again. Ticks all the boxes.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stated here for a couple of nights while visiting friends - all we wanted was somewhere comfortable, clean and welcoming. The Firs is all of these and for the rate that is being charged, you really can't complain.

The room is a decent enough size, it had everything you need, the guest information is the best I've seen, everything you need to know.

Breakfast was good, not greasy and freshly cooked. Very nice.

All in all, the Firs is a very nice place, perfect for our needs.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank Adam N
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Additional Information about Firs Hotel

Address: 83 Bedford Road, Hitchin SG5 2TY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hitchin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
Price Range: $92 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Firs Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located Hitchin hotel with a large free car park and patio area. All bedrooms are en-suite with a spacious licensed bar. Free wifi available throughout the hotel. All breakfasts are cooked to order. If you prefer the individuality of a smaller hotel, the Firs Hotel provides a friendly service. ... more   less 
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