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Good location. Lovely hotel.
The hotel is on a side street in the centre of Bath. It is on a fairly small scale - including the rooms. However, everything is clean and fresh, and the staff are welcoming and helpful. We travelled with a toddler and they provided an anteroom with a single bed and space for a cot adjacent to the main room. The restaurant serves good food from a short menu, but last orders are at 8pm. There are reserved spaces in a public car park about 10 minutes walk away.
Ideal for a short break or business trip and definitely child friendly.
The perfect location
While arranging a surprise birthday mini break for my boyfriend, Harringtons came up on a randon internet search. I instantly has a good feeling from the look of their website. Checking reviews on Trip Advisor confirmed that it was a popular choice. Email communications with the owners were prompt and friendly - they offered me a 'speciality' room (no 8) which, i was advised, was larger than the other bedrooms and complimentary bathrobes would be provided. The total cost for 2 nights b&b was approx £235. The location is just perfect - mere minutes from the main shops/restaurants and the Roman Baths and Pump Room. We loved the bedroom with its sleigh bed and cosy feel. The full English breakfast we had each morning was delicious. The only minor niggle was trying to unload bags and collect the parking permit (for the nearby Charlotte Street carpark, which has allocated spaces for guests at Harringtons) from reception when we first arrived. Queen Street is rather narrow and there's no room for other cars to pass if you stop outside the front of the hotel. In summary, a fab place to stay with friendly, welcoming staff. We will be returning soon, i hope!
Excellent, great, nice, fantastic, fabulous!
Stayed here for a night in Oct 05. Excellent location, great hotel, nice room with modern bathroom and cable TV, fantastic service from all the staff, fabulous breakfast. Thanks to Melissa and all the staff for a wonderful stay.
We have stayed at Harington's a couple of times, mainly for the great location in a small cobbled street in Bath. The service is great, everyone very friendly. Rooms are small but nicely furnished. I was disappointed in our bathroom, which needed an upgrade-our toilet was stained which is very poor for a hotel. The cooked breakfast is good, there are also cereals but no fresh fruit. All in all, Haringtons is a good base from which to explore Bath & reasonable value for money. It is not the sort of hotel where you want to stay long in your room, although the lounge & bar area are pleasant.
A Weekend to Remember
My self and my partner found haringtons on the web searching for hotels in bath. We then came across its reviews on trip advisor. At first we were worried about the recent review we read about the noise being very bad from a pub and people out on the streets. After looking at the other excellent reviews we decided to give it a go. In short we made the right decision as we had a great thime in Harington's.
We found the hotel to be ideally situated for exploring Bath. All the shops and the Abbey were only around the corner lierally. We never had any problem with noise even on Saturday night. Our room had a 20" LCD tv with all the movie channels and Sky Sports. This kept my husband occupied for hours.
The bar area is very funky and ideal for a pre or post dinner drink. All in all we had a great time here. We found the hotel modern with the old world charm maintained.
On checking out we mentioned the bad review we read on trip advisor about the hotel. The owner told us he was upset by it as it was referring to another hotel in Bath with a name similar to Harington's. He was trying to contact Trip Advisor to expalin the situation.
Anyway Make up your own mind. We did, and found this to be a really great hotel.
Agree with review on noise - far from the greatest hotel in Bath
We stayed here in December and must actually agree with the person who found it noisy. Perhaps they were referring to a different hotel but we definitely are not. There is a pub opposite and at the weekend people spill out of it and it is noisy. Get a room at the back if you want to avoid that. Having stayed at many hotels in Bath we didn't feel that the rooms were that great compared to others (yes, there is Sky, etc but that's available in many hotels and anyway we didn't come to Bath to sit in our room and watch the football). Breakfast was OK but as previously mentioned no fresh fruit (but overcooked and rubbery scrambled eggs) if you like that in the morning.
On the upside it is a very central location where you can drop your shopping off and continue sightseeing. Also the staff are helpful and friendly.
Lovely B & B in a lovey town!
My wife & I stayed 2 nights at Harington's for our 1st visit to Bath. The hotel is perfectly located on a lovely small street right in the middle of historic Bath. The town being quite small, pretty much all of the sights (Roman baths, Abbey, the Cresent, Jane Austen museum) were within easy walking distance, as were many nice restaurants & the main shopping street (Milsom). Bath seems to have become THE getaway destination in south England, so it has an over-abundance (at least for a relatively small city) of boutiques and fine dining. Our room was not large, but quite comfortable as was the bathroom. The lack of a lift (very common during our stay in the UK) may prove to be hardship for some. The breakfast room and public areas were small but comfortable, and the breakfast (included with the board, which was NOT alwasy the case!) was a combination of hot & continental buffet and quite good. The staff were quite friendly and helpful the few times we had questions for them. All in all, Harington's is highly recommended.
Nice cosy hotel
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in November.
The hotel itself is really lovely with a cosy welcoming feel to it. The staff are very friendly and helpful, it's clear that the owners take pride in customer service.
The lounge area is great and we spent ages lazing about watching the world go by, nursing hot coffee.
We had a Theme room at the front of the hotel leading off a huge spiral staircase. The bedroom room itself was very nice indeed, very clean and had alot of great little touches, including the fantastic TV, excellent shower, and fluffy warm towels. On the slight downside, our toilet was up another flight of stairs which although private to our room, wasn't ideal (especially in the middle of the night). Also, this particular room does suffer from noise from the pub across the road as it's directly opposite. However, it went quiet once the pub closed,so didn't keep us awake.
The car parking really is no problem - a brief walk is trivial compared to the benefit you get from the convenience of the central location of the hotel.
In balance we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it as an excellent base to explore a beautiful place.
Great Little Find - I'm coming back...
Great little hotel with all the great touches you forget you'd like on your stay in a mid-range hotel, the staff must be congratulated for their superb service and friendly atitude. I am staying tonight on business and find the choice of local resturants and bars a great plus, with the hotels menu offering quite stiff competition. Go for a superior room, its worth it.
Try the lamb shanks!
Very nice indeed! Friendly atmosphere. Mark was most attentive. We had dinner one night and it was very good value for money. Would stay there again!
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