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The Whittington and Cat Hotel
Ramsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

Had the twin room closest to the landing. Room basic and cramped. No toilet roll holder wardrobes you could not open due to beds pushing onto them. After the first night room not serviced. No staff on premises out of pub opening hours. On the second night returned at 9.20pm to find pub in total darkness. Letting ourselves in the burglar alarm went off. Had one meal food not good, steak pie which seemed to have been reheated from frozen in the microwave, tinned sweetcorn, tinned peas, not quite the fresh home cooking as advertised. In summary Fawlty Towers but with no staff.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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warrington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

stayed here while on business with a colleague very friendly staff iris was chatty and fun the rooms were superb great bed great bath and shower very clean continental breakfast was good for us as we were leaving early nothing bad to say about our stay will go back and recomend to our collegues

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank ste225858
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2011

It was a pleasure to stay here, fabulous room (I was given the Master suite with 4 poster bed) and breakfast was complimentary cereals and fruit which was fine for me.
After arrival and a lovely soak in the huge bath, I sat in the bar most of the evening, had a basic but very well prepared dinner and the staff were really jolly and friendly!
As a frequent business traveller I would much rather stay in these little B&B gems that have some soul, rather than the "corporate battery hen" chain hotels any day!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2011

Stayed here whilst going to Biffy concert.
Couldn't believe how close to the arena, station, shops and restaurants we were.
Staff really friendly and welcoming
Would definately stay here again if in Hull and recommend it to friends.
Stayed in te Emerald Room only £49 bargain!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Debra0808
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2011

From the outside, this looks a little disheartening, being a traditional old pub in an area that has been largely redeveloped (trading estate, etc). However inside the B+B is fantastic
My room was spacious and decorated in what can only be described as boutique style. Lots of little trimmings (sweets on the dressing table, etc).
Breakfast is on a help yourself, cereal, tea, coffee, juice, fruit basis and there is an honesty box if you want to help yourself to chocolate, coke, etc from the fridge.

Food is served downstairs. Good selection and freshly cooked (not re-heated). I had fish and chips/ Nice haddock in crisp batter and home made chips....Big portion too and very reasonably priced. The bar is well stocked with real ale on hand pump. Price was about £50 per night via laterooms.

I will be back when next in Hull

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank sowie
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

I read the Trip Advisor reviews before I booked at the Whittington and Cat and was very happy with my choice. When I arrived however, I have to say that my heart sank as I drove round the roundabout approaching the Inn. From the road it did not look very promising! Located by a big road and nestling next to a retail park. Undaunted I went in (having parked in the retail park!) and was met by a cheery smile and a very warm welcome.

It transpired that due to booking issues, I had been upgraded and was to stay in what was called the apartment. So climbing to the second floor I was shown round a fantastic room with a full size kitchen off he lounge, a large leather sofa and a huge LCD TV. In the bedroom a large and very comfortable double bed and a nicely appointed shower room.

As a previous reviewer has said, breakfast is cereals and fruit along with tea and coffee, but this is fine.

This is a fantastic little B&B / Inn and I really can't recommend it highly enough. As and when I am back in Hull, I will certainly stay here again. Try it, it's good value and a super place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Leeds, UK
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

- 5 mins walk from the train station
- Lovely rooms
- Great, friendly service
- Wonderful Fish & Chips
- Fantastic value

If you have to be in Hull, stay here.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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2 Thank John_Kelly123
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Additional Information about The Whittington and Cat Hotel

Property: The Whittington and Cat Hotel
Address: Commercial Road, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > East Riding of Yorkshire > Kingston-upon-Hull
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Kingston-upon-Hull
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Whittington and Cat Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 4 star sliver hotel above a modern city pub. The Whittington & Cat provides a range of different hotel rooms, from single suits, luxury doubles and apartments. Only a 5 min walk from the train station and the centre of hull. We are located a 2 min walk from Hull Ice Arena. We are a family run business and have been described as a hidden gem in the city. ... more   less 
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