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“It's not quite like the picture”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Whyte Harte Hotel

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Whyte Harte Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Bletchingley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It's not quite like the picture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Always be aware that what you see is not always what you get. I know this place is full of history but it is also full of dirt, missing paint, musty smelling hallways, missing bits in the bathroom and a lack of customer service. It is highly priced because of its location and no one seems to be interested in any feedback. The WiFi only works in the centre of the bar area and not in bedroom #7. Not the sort of place you expect for 100 pounds a night!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Thank you to the managers, Samantha and Brendan for making our stay extra special. We felt spoilt by your service and hospitality. Not your average meal, with such exciting choices and beautifully cooked and presented food. The room was perfectly suited to our needs and my husband and I definitely left rested and feeling like we had had a great vacation. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rijen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Recently returned here for a one night stay. We were really looking forward to it as our first stay was impressive.

We were very disappointed; room was tiny and very shabby, wallpaper falling off the walls.

Staff were friendly but they did not appear to be able to find our booking when we arrived!

Very nice breakfast although floor was being washed around us!!!

We slept very badly because a group of people were talking and shouting somewhere either under our room or outside the back door into deep into the night . This was definitely on the hotel premises.

We will not be returning.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

I write lots of reveiws but sadly this is the first negative one I've ever written . We stayed here prior to a wedding so really looking forward to it . We were as it seems very unlucky and left extremely disappointed . Dinner the first night was very slow we were told that we would have to wait over 30 mins for food so we said maybe we could have a little bread to keep us going as we were so hungry. Bread cost us £15 for 6 and dinner arrived an hour later. The drinks are very expensive £5 for two small soft drinks. The room we must have picked the short straw very small not pleasant to get ready for a wedding in the shower didn't work not much fun when getting ready for a wedding had to get a key to another room with towel wrapped round us to shower ! Was told plumber would come but the next night the room was let out again to our wedding party as we stayed elsewhere and guess what !! Shower didn't work again and half the wedding party had no hot water in morning as it ran out. I had to walk downstairs to get tea bags and milk as none in room alongside a cafeteria but empty dirty jar coffee. Room very shabby no bath mat if had managed a shower and no sleep . Very noisy room above bar had to listen to loud musc and bar conversations till after midnight then had to endure noisy guests and then next room not been able to get in room at 3.30 am trying to break in , Not hotels fault but with no sleep was icing on cake ! Admittedly we chose to sleep in a pub !!! Never again !! Food on the other hand was very good and well presented so no complaints there for dinner and brekfast . But def won't be back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Summerfield, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

While doing geneology search for my husband's family in Surrey, we stayed at Whyte Harte. It turned out to be the exact English experience I wanted for my husband. The staff was over-the-top helpful at every request. The room was fine - this is an old hotel - we didn't expect the new "suite" sized room. Good mattress and clean. The pub is wonderful - quiet enough to for reading and working in the middle of the day, and friendly fun at night. Perhaps the best part of the stay was the food - it was exceptional! When back in England, not only will we stay at Whyte Harte again, we will extend our stay to enjoy this lovely place.

Maggie M

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed at the Whyte Hart recently and were pleasantly surprised. We have a child with special needs. The staff were fantastic with her and very patient and so welcoming. It is not often we go away to a hotel where the children are treated as people. The rooms were full of character which one would expect in a hotel of this age. Being able to see the pictures of the history of the hotel was very interesting. The food was fantastic and the chefs did an amazing job with what I can only describe as a difficult order. The deserts were mouth watering and on the second night I had two ... The price we paid for the service and hospitality we received was very reasonable. As a family we will defiantly be back and can only thank everyone there for giving my children and ourselves such a memorable experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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zambia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is a very old hotel with lots of beautiful old features, old beams and so on. However we were given a room at the back of the hotel which was very noisy during the night so we didn't sleep ( a manager's flat next door maybe?) the room had a small bathroom with tiny shower. This may have been bearable for one night but we had 7 nights booked and could not stay there comfortably. There was a pleasant young man who tried to get us to stay another night and showed us another room, which was much bigger and in the main part of the hotel, and the room next door(there was 4 in our group) which had a small double bed pushed up against the wall. It did not have the noise problem but there was no place to put our luggage as the room was so small, again with tiny shower. However we stayed another night and then left the next day as it just was not comfortable and the lady manager was very ungracious so we were relieved to get away. The pub itself may be nice for a meal and a drink, but not for a family of our size to stay.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Whyte Harte Hotel
Address: 11-21 High Street, Bletchingley RH1 4PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Bletchingley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bletchingley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Whyte Harte Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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