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“Christmas at the Cairn”
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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Pickering, United Kingdom
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“Christmas at the Cairn”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We have stayed here before but never at Christmas. The 4 day package termed 'House Party' certainly lived up to it's name. 23rd to 27th December.
The room was excellent, very clean and the house staff did an exceptional cleaning job every day which quite frankly we didn't expect over Christmas including Christmas day.
The whole of the Hotel staff performed extremely well including the manager who never stopped. Not quite sure where she gets the energy from!
Food as usual was excellent, as was the evening entertainment.
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would not hesitate to do it again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

just returned from a new year break. the hotel is near the town centre and an easy walk. the staff were all very good and the food was first class.harrowgate is a good base to travel to nearby towns of york and ripon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2011

4day Christmas package was worth every penny.staff were lovely very helpful. Entertainment was good, excellent manager sue. Hotel food was very nice with a good choice and child friendly. The hotel is abit tired on the landings but the rooms were very clean. The reception area is splendid. Lots of room for the kids to run around and the staff didn't mind at all. Overall a great break away. Sheffield clan 23rd-27th dec 2011.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

I especially recommend this hotel to lovers of the Gypsy Kings and high drama due to the never ending soundtrack and the fire drills at three in the morning. Apart from that, dodgy facilities but lovely service (especially Edina and Louise) and a hearty breakfast.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We have just returned from a five day break at the Cairn Hotel. We have stayed here before as a center to travel around.
This time we booked the Turkey and Tinsel break and it wasnt a turkey I can assure you!
We chose a Club room and were delighted to find a modern well appointed room with treats like wine fruit bottled water and assorted sweets and choccies all replenished daily. Dressing gowns soft and fluffy.
Evening entertainment of average hotel standard but everything was geared to allowing us to enjoy an early Christmas.
Food was well cooked and plenty of it. Breakfast was plentyfull, enough to keep anyone going all day.
The staff were VERY busy as each day the Hotel had functions from lunchtime onwards yet they made sure we were well taken care off.

My only complaint is regarding the TV reception in our room despite drawing attention to it on several occasions there was no improvement, other guests commented on it as well so
everyone seemed to be in the same boat.

All in all we had a great trip, just what we needed.

Room Tip: Go for the Club room well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We had an overnight stay in the hotel as part of a coach party and it very comfortable with helpful staff. The public areas were very festive and decorated with Christmas trees and the stained glass windows were stunning. Our double room looked as though it had recently been refurbished and was clean and comfortable. The evening carvery was nothing out of the ordinary, but well cooked and tasty with several choices in each course and breakfast was plentiful - again with a variety of choices. The situation is ideal if you wish to visit Harrogate, with a short walk down the hill to the centre.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

We just had one night at the Cairn Hotel, on a coach tour, and it was exellent value. The dining room is beautifully set out, red chairs, white tablecloths and dark green wall paper, a relaxing ambience. The dinner was excellent value, 3 tasty courses, and coffee, but the prices that would have been charged us otherwise seemed slightly high! Breakfast was also very good - self service, and beautifully hot and well presented.
Yes, the decor is tired in many places, and duct tape has been used in various spots on the carpet in the public areas, but the radiator in our room worked a treat.
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly - well done the Cairn!

Room Tip: We were on the third flloor, and our room was fine, but I only used the lift once - it never seemed...
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Property: Cairn Hotel
Address: Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2JD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This grand, Victorian hotel boasts private gardens, a gym, and classical decor. Its traditionally furnished rooms feature private bathrooms, while Harrogate’s centre is 5 minutes’ walk away. Each room at The Cairn includes a TV, along with 24-hour room service and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms offer luxurious bathrobes, wine, and chocolates. Free parking is also available as well as Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. The Windsor Restaurant serves a locally sourced traditional menu, with a carvery and an extensive wine list. With its classic pillars and arches, guests can relax with a drink in the bar and lounge area. Both The Royal Pump Room Museums and Betty’s Tea Rooms are a 10-minute walk away. Harrogate Theatre and Harrogate Rail Station are 15 minutes away on foot. ... more   less 
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