Nothing Works at The Harrington Hall Hotel
Stayed for two nights, September 2-3, 2004. Staff was rude and indifferent. Nothing works -- first room the door lock was broken. Second room, bathtub did not have a stopper in the drain (not a big deal unless you really want a bath!) and the AC did not work (a big deal, especially since the windows could not be opened). The third room -- the phone did not work. The staff, including the manager was rude. They must have a lot of problems since most clients in the hotel were complaining about one thing or another. The breakfast was not inlcuded and was very expensive.
Great area - but stay elsewhere where they appreciate your business!
Exciting trip! Had a good time. Harrington Hall was very nice.
Kim, my travel agent with AAA did a great job on my trip. I thoroughy enjoyed the trip with Trafager
Tours. Kim picked a great location for me to stay &
Harrington Hall was fun. Most people at the hotel
were very helpful. I had a good time!
Stayed at Harrington Hall on April 9 & 10, 2004. This is a lovely hotel. It had the best hotel shower I have ever had. Lots of little comforts make this hotel a wonderful place to stay. I would recommend it to anybody.
Clean, Quiet and convenient
We spent 9 nights here in July, with a room on the top floor at the back. We found the room to be well appointed, clean, comfortable and quiet and our stay there was very enjoyable. The location was excellent with the Gloucester tube station around the corner and many restaurants within walking distance. We had friends staying a few blocks away and were comfortable walking in the area at all hours. Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, Albert & Victoria Museum all within blocks. We found the staff to be very accommodating and friendly. Overall, our experience at Harrington Hall was very good and I would stay there again with no hesitation.
Would definitely stay again.....
Just returned from a 6 night stay at Harrington Hall. Absolutely loved it! Able to check in early, which was very welcomed after an overnight flight from the US. Hotel was elegant; lovely facade, doorman, polished brass elevator (lift) doors, warm and inviting lobby, elegant (and large) off lobby bathroom, and pretty restaurant. Rooms were very nicely furnished with a victorian motif, and very clean. Bed mattresses appeared new and very comfortable. Marble bathrooms with towel warmer were especially nice, and shower had good water pressure. Only initial problem was with AC on arrival. Room was hot and stuffy, and AC did not seem to be woking poperly. A phone call promptly brought an engineer to the room, however the AC did not seem to work any more efficiently. Had to make another call, which again was answered promptly, and the second"engineer" was able to get AC running fine. Did not encounter lines at breakfast, no matter what time. Continental breakfast was adequate, and wait staff efficient and polite. Safe and pleasant location, close to several attractions and 2 short blocks to Glouster Rd. tube station. Hotel staff all pleasant, respectful and helpful. Concierge(Eddie) absolutely teriffic! Had the patience of a saint, polite, extremely helpful, and had a good sense of humor. Able to book several attractions directly from hotel, which saved time from having to stand on a que. Hotel was quiet at night, and I was pleasantly surprised, after having read several mixed reviews prior to going to London. It was a great experience, felt like a "boutique" hotel, and I would definitely return to Harrington Hall.
Great location and room - but the staff left something to be desired
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Harrington Hall. We flew in from Rome, and the relatively quiet and elegant Harrington Road was a welcome change. First the positive - the room was comfortable and tastefully decorated, with every amenity, and the doormen were helpful and friendly. Continental breakfast was included (a limited variety of cooked selections was available for an extra charge). The concierge was adequate, though not overly helpful. We were able to buy tickets for the bus tour and some attractions at the hotel, which helped us avoid some of the long queues. The Gloucester Road Underground station was just a two minute walk from our hotel. London was unseasonably warm during our April 2004 stay and, unfortunately, so was our room. At night, the temperature in our room was 78 degrees Farenheit. Since we were on the first floor, I was leery of sleeping with the window open. The staff were unresponsive to our requests to adjust the temperature. I overheard another guest with the same complaint. We had a couple of issues with the reception desk, including a very confused staff member at checkin, and being rushed along when checking out. We requested a one hour checkout extension from the reception desk. They did not respond to our request, but did approve it when we asked again. Unfortunately, the front desk and maid kept phoning us that morning asking when we planned to leave, even though we had made specific arrangements just the day before. Aside from the incompetent reception staff and sauna-like room temperature, this was a great hotel in an excellent location.
Harrington Hall Hotel
I'll be in London at the end of December. It's my first time there so understandably I'm rather excited about it all. Anyway, I'm booked into the Harrington Hall Hotel in South Kensington. Just wondering if anyone has stayed there before, and can offer some comments about the place, like its standard, location, etc.
Thanks in advance!
Re: Harrington Hall Hotel
Out of curiosity, I looked up this place on the web. I used to stay right next door and know that area very well. It's a great location, and I think that hotel had a different name a few years ago. I can't say much about the rooms, but I'd guess it's been fixed up some. As I said, it's a great neighborhood and within walking distance of the South Ken museums and one block from the Tube.
Re: Harrington Hall Hotel
I was thinking of staying there as well in March. Did you get a good deal? Where did you book it through? Thanks.