On arrival at this "hotel" I was immediately confused by a main door with a sign pointing to another entrance to the accommodation. After some confusion I realised you have to go inside the pub and go to the bar to check in. Some signage to this effect would be useful. I was offered no guidance re breakfast time the following morning. I was shown to room 4. As I walked through the door of the room I was transported to the early 80's with old cheap pine furniture, the toilet roll holder hanging off, vile carpet on the bathroom floor and helpfully, a tea and coffee tray directly beneath the bracket that holds the tv and I now have the knot in my head to show how usefully located that is. The hotel boasts 2 lounges, however, as I discovered these are only available when the pub is open. As a result I was told I would have to return to my room. After an average nights sleep on an exceptionally hard bed, we went down to breakfast just before 9.30 only to be met with a response that breakfast was 7.30 till 8.30 and there was a notice to this effect. Two of us had not seen this notice but guests in our party in 3 other rooms had not seen this. The manager did provide breakfast and whilst a decent breakfast, it was spoiled by the general surliness of those concerned.
Overall this was an unfunny Fawlty Towers experience with a cool welcome, shabby room and average food. The cost of the room was £72 for the night. My best advice, if you want to stay in Haworth stay elsewhere or alternatively, stay in keighley at the Premier Inm or Travelodge for half the price and come to Haworth by road.
- Also Known As:
- Bronte Hotel Haworth, Yorkshire