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).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Harrogate
- Majestic Hotel Harrogate
- The Majestic Hotel Harrogate, Yorkshire