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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Harrogate
Reviewed 12 March 2012

A lovely old hotel with character. Spacious lounges and entertainment room. Good choice of menu with well cooked and tasty food. I had a very large double room for a single person with huge bathroom complete with bath and walk in shower. Very clean. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. There are bus stops right outside the hotel going into Harrogate bus station/ Ripon
and direct to Harewood and Leeds in the other direction. Not too difficult to walk into town even with some mobility problems. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

stayed there for 4 nights last week as part of a group of 100 people. From the efficient check in on arrival to departing the staff could not do enough to assist in any way possible. The food was excellent very pleasant staff who served it. The bar prices were good for a 3 star hotel. Rooms very claen. Would return again. Only a short walk to town centre

Room Tip: We did not have any club rooms but no need as the rooms we had were very good
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3  Thank kingarthur1951
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Harking back to days of yore. Work in progress to return it to its former elegance. Nothing wrong with this hotel. Food good, room fine, price was right, staff were pleasant, minutes from town centre. Yes, I would return.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Dailaffin
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

I booked a 3 night D B&B for February with Easy-Break.com but didn't take our insurance. Later I read other reviews and took the advice given and contacted Easy-Break to upgrade to a Club room which was as the reviewers said well worth the extra £20 per night. However because I had not taken insurance I also had to pay an additional £24 to upgrade, my mistake for not reading the small print which stated "any change to booking would incur an additional charge". This is not a grumble, just a warning.
The staff were pleasant and helpful. The meals were tasty with a good selection to choose from and the wine was not overpriced. Our bedroom & bathroom were clean, the bed comfortable with cotton bed linen and a decent supply of towels. The carpets and decoration in the common areas are rather tired but appear to be in the process of being upgraded, this did not detract from our enjoyment. The main reception area of the hotel is very elegant with comfortable seating arranged in groups. If I was being critical I would suggest it could do with much larger plants to bring it back to its former glory as it’s a beautiful space in which to sit and enjoy a relaxed break. Our stay was excellent value for money, we will return and use it as our base to explore more of this interesting part of Yorkshire and I shall certainly recommend the Cairn Hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Pickyannie
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

stayed at the cairn hotel for 1 night in a club room, which was 70 quid and came with chocolate, robes, fruit and newspaper. the hotel is never going to win any design awards and to be honest needs a bit of an overhaul, tho the lobby and restaurant/bar areas have a certain faded elegance which is really quite nice. the room was very clean, comftable, lovely shower with lots of products provided. its also in a fantastic location, literally a few minutes walk from the centre of harrogate, but was really quiet at night. breakfast was average as far as a help yourself buffet can be, but value for money wise the hotel is great.

Room Tip: club rooms come with extra freebies but probably not worth the money.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank owlbeonholiday
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We held our first ex veterans reunion in the Cairn in October 2011, there was nearly 50 of us, and it was unanimously agreed that we return again this October for our second reunion. The pre communications and level of customer service was outstanding and was no less when we were there for the weekend.Yes the hotel is a little old fashioned - but that only added to its charm. It was warm, friendly and welcoming. The staff were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms and food top class. Our event culminated in a Gala Dinner in the Mountbatten Suite and was faultless. Well done guys!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank geofrankie
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Added luxury for a romantic getaway. The 4 poster surround on the bed topped a great weekend away in Harrogate. The Cairn is comfortable and homely despite being a little dated.
The staff are excellent!

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3  Thank Lynton B
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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 28 Hotels in Harrogate
Price Range: £50 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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