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“Majestic Hotel Harrogate”
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The Majestic Hotel
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Rosyth, Fife
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“Majestic Hotel Harrogate”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Went with my wife for a 5 night break but left a wee bit diasppointed. Hotel was fully booked,no problem but when we were asked if we wanted help with luggage (I have mild mobility disability), we were shown where a large luggage troley was located! Room was clean and comfy, 2nd floor but was in a corner part of building overlooking part of a roof & slight view of car park. Weather was very hot & sunny but window opened only slightly allowing no air to circulate freely.
First morning's breakfast was bit of a nightmare. Part of dining room sectioned off for a coach party resulting in queues and even when the group left no effort made tomopen the area up to reduce waiting time. Did not seem to be sufficient staff on breakfast duty as tables not cleared quick enough to be occupied again.
Dinner on 3 nights of the stay was generally well organised & presented, with staff pleasant and helpful. Bar staff were great, cheery and after first night always remebered our drinks. I enjoyed couple of treatments at the Spa centre while my wife went swimming. The pool is a bit small I felt for a hotel with 160-odd bedrooms but was not always busy, mainly due to the great weather I guess. Gym was ok for its size. There were tables outside the hotel at 2 locations if you choose to relax with a drink.
The hotel was built in 19th century to allow people to take advantage of the sulphur baths in Harrogate. In places the building shows its age and could do with some TLC. Some terrific artwork around the high walls in the patio bar.
It is about a 10 minute walk into Harrogate town centre, be aware, it is downhill from the hotel but uphill into town.
The hotel advertises large gardena but during our visit they were being covered in large marquees for a craft fair a couple of weeks after our trip.
Overall we enjoyed our visit but prefer a couple of other hotels we have visited within The Hotel Collection (formerly Puma Hotels).

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Mike317

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I do take your comments onboard especially regarding our breakfast service and guest service from our front of house team. I was pleased to read that overall enjoyed your stay with us.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Majestic in the future .

Kind regards, Steve
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Majestic, an era that has passed, The building and interior is a good example. The room we were allocated was extremely comfortable with an excellent shower and whirlpool bath but we weren't intending to spend much time there.

Dinner was excellent. 3 courses served quickly.

Breakfast was the usual hotel self service. The choices were plentiful but all the selections were warm as opposed to hot.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Jonboy13,

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back to The Majestic in the future.

Kind regards, Steve
Operations Manager
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I can imagine this hotel was a classic in its day. It is tired now but sufficient for a conference or overnight stay. Furniture is old,the only upgrade is flat screen tv's in the rooms.

The breakfast fare was impressive and staff were quick and attentive.
There is a small pool and gym area for the energetic.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear JuniperLodge,

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back to The Majestic in the future.

Kind regards, Steve
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Had high hopes for this hotel, had a deluxe room, apart from the size, nothing deluxe about it, only a double bed, in a massive room, shoddy furniture, windows filthy, the room was clean, and so was the bathroom. Breakfast was a nightmare, the queue's were horrendous, at least 20 people in front of us, food itself was quite good quality, just not hot enough, staff really good, on the ball, such a shame, wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Pauline99-11

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I do take all of your comments onboard especially regarding breakfast buffet and your room.. I was pleased that you found the team to be on the ball.

I do hope that you will return at some point in the future and when you do please contact me directly as I would like to oversee your reservation personally.

Kind regards, Steve
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Visit with my Mum on a LivingSocial voucher (surprise!) This has to be on of the best of these vouchers i've had so far. Everyone was so friendly. We went for the treatments first the. we both chiose a back massage, mine was fabulous Naomi worked out all the knots. Then we both had a pedicure and were actually sat together for this part. So many colours to choose from.
We went back to the fitness suite and collected our robes (these were so thick and fluffy) towels and slppers and had a mooch in the pool and jacuzzi, didn't realise there was a sauna as there was 2 doors into changing area. So we had a dabble before showering. Shame there wasn't a steam room.
The changing area is a really good size, with an area for styling hair and re-doing your make-up. Would have been nice if they had a spin dryer and bags for your swim wear.
Then we walked up to the bar area to have afternoon tea. Which included a glass of fizz each plus a hot drink. Definite value for money. (with the voucher)
The building itself is lovely with some great huge halls and corridors. Feels lovely and relaxing.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear InaTizzi

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I was delighted to read that you had a fantastic spa day with us, i will share your comments with the Spa team.

I look forward to welcoming you back to The Majestic in the future.

Kind regards, Steve
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Haddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

having stayed in many hotels in Harrogate over the years, the only hotel which is consistently good is the Majestic.I would not choose any other hotel because the lack of good service means that they would just be a waste of money.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Richardmilne,

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back to The Majestic in the future.

Kind regards, Steve
Operations Manager
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Wonderful old style hotel, large rooms and corridors with good view on Harrogate. Staff were very helpful and coped well with a very busy breakfast time on one morning. Stayed on a two night deal including one evening meal which was a good standard and an afternoon tea which ticked all the boxes.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vince J, Manager at The Majestic Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear DavidR,

Thank you for posting your review of the Majestic Hotel, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back to The Majestic in the future.

Kind regards, Steve
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Property: The Majestic Hotel
Address: Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Harrogate
#6 Romantic Hotel in Harrogate
#6 Family Hotel in Harrogate
#9 Luxury Hotel in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Majestic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian landmark, the four-star Majestic Hotel has 170 bedrooms and sits in 12 acres of landscaped grounds in the centre of the spa town of Harrogate. Just a mile from the train station and 10 minutes walk from the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, it’s the perfect location to enjoy Harrogate’s quaint shops and spas; and you can also venture out to the wild landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. With a pool, jacuzzi, steam room and beauty salon, as well as tea rooms, a bar and the Majestic Restaurant there’s everything you need to relax after a day of sightseeing. ... more   less 
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