My colleague and I spent a week at cedar court hotel. We had our rooms paid for by our company, of which I am glad otherwise I would have asked for a refund. I think the max I would pay now knowing the quality of the food and rooms would be £40 per night.
Although the Building is magnificent with a grand entrance and dining rooms, then venture upstairs and find a very disappointing yellow brick lined walls, ripped quilt covers and dated furniture.
I agree with JoeM83 regarding the main occupants being 20 BT engineers, I think if it wasn't for the large group, by the way looking as if every single engineer had a van each in the car park, the hotel would be in trouble.
I did however have to admit I had a scary experience that happened on three consecutive occasions at the same time every morning. I did ask to change rooms of which was granted. The front of house and cleaning staff couldn't do enough for you but the waitressing and catering staff lacked attention to detail for the price... don't get me started on the food.. My advice is there are plenty of restaurants a few minutes away with better tasting fresh HOT cooked food.
Now for the scary bit....
I would like to revisit this hotel (not for the food) but for the ghostly experience! yes thats what I said....Around 4:11am on 3 mornings I was awoken with the feeling of someone pulling the quilt off my bed, the feeling of my arms restrained, the feeling that someone was in the same room, the feeling that I had been given a needle in the arm, leg and hand.. OK your now saying that this guy is making it up or crazy...All I can say is I don't believe in the supernatural but what I experienced unnerved me to the point I packed my bags and moved rooms. especially when the staff informed me the hotel used to be a hospital, and was haunted! I was so intrigued I took a video sweep of the room with my iPhone which shows some really surprising images. I did the same with the new room and found nothing....go figure?
As i said I would think the same if someone had told me this adventure but all I can say is if you don't mind paying the price try it out.
It's the first time I've stayed in Harrogate so I can't compare hotels but the area is beautiful with very expensive buildings and friendly people.
To sum it all up, it was an experience that was fun but felt let down by the cold ready meal style hotel food.
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