We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Festive atmosphere in Harrogate”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Harrogate
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Festive atmosphere in Harrogate”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Although historic looking from the outside Cedar Court in Harrogate is comfortable and modernized inside. My room had a gigantic bath tub, comfortable bed and a lovely view to the Stray, a grassy parkland out front. Breakfast is your choice of FUll English or just toast and tea and everything in between. Lunch served all day, Dinner in several different dining rooms. Special requests are quickly accommodated such as Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich in my room on the first evening helped my jet lag.
Elevators were central to the lobby and quick access to your room. No miles of corridor marching like in some larger hotels. Choose Cedar Court for yourself or a group. I have also stayed in the smaller B & B s in H'gate which can be nice but if you want the special treatment stay at CedarCourt. You can walk to town including the rail station easily or reception will call you a taxi. 20 minute drive by cab (£27) from Leeds Bradford airport. Thirty minutes by train to brilliant York.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Beth88H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,195 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    869
    780
    343
    146
    57
See reviews for
298
1,138
54
297
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (472)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a two night stay 27th to 29th December 2013. Hotel generally was good. Pleasant surroundings and food was good.
Only complaint was the room 312. It was freezing! After complaining on the first night we were told to ensure the heating was on.......and then that there were no heaters available for us to have. To was advertised I the hotel info I the room...heaters are available upon request. Travelling with my 79year old Mum I hoped the staff would do better but........ Complained again on the second day and at the evening meal the restaurant manager told us that a heater had been out in to our room approx 8pm.
Upon return to the bedroom the heater was there. I am pleased that I turned this off when we went to bed as I discovered the plug was loose and the plug was red hot to the touch! However, at least someone had tried to rectify the problem.
I would return to the hotel as overall a pleasant stay, but please consider how efficient your heating system is as in the depths of winter I can only imagine!
I have used many a Best Western before and not had any heating issues.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank Chesvegas41
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nelson, UK
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed two nights as part of a group between Christmas and New Year. Large comfortable room but thin walls. Meals were excellent - breakfast comprised hot and cold buffet which was varied and well stocked - dinner was top quality food in large portions. The staff were excellent in all departments. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in the bar and lounge and is In a pleasant open location within easy walking distance of the town centre.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Dave P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Evesham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas. On arrival, first impression of the building very good, but that soon disappeared on approaching the checking-in desk! The young lady on duty did not seem to have any interest in her guests and just seemed to go through the motion. We were asked to fill a form with all our details, but when I said that surely the hotel had our details from our reservation, then we were told to just write our post-code and car details.

As a 4 star hotel, I would have expected at least to be asked if we needed help with our luggage and not just given directions to our room! 215. Again, first impression of the room was very good; but on closer inspection we soon discovered that you could not open or move the net curtains, (a shame considering the large bay window and the view over the front of the hotel!), and the only draws available, were 2 very small as part of the bed-side cabinets and the other under the writing desk. Coupled with the fact that the shelf inside the wardrobe had not been cleaned for a long time and bearing in mind that we had paid for a superior room! - I then went down to reception and asked to see the duty manager. Once I explained the problem, Scott the deputy manager, did offer us a more spacious room, although it was over-looking the rear car park! 208.

Dinner, well what can I say!.... it was a complete disaster. First of all, we were told by the young lady when taking our order, (not when we were given the menu'), that the Pie was not available any more, both our first choice as the rest of the menu was quite boring!

Both our starters were poor, the Black Pudding and Bacon dish looked as if someone had collected it from the breakfast buffet and the Lobster and Chicken Mousse was absolute tasteless. Things did not improve with the main courses, The only thing that I can say about my wife's Vegetarian Wellington is that: whoever allowed this dish to leave the kitchen, should be embarrassed! My fillet of Salmon was just passable, but again very bland.
But the best was left for last!... My Tart Tatin, (yes did say tart tatin on the menu!), it was a joke. The pastry was soggy and uncooked, the apples had not been peeled and completely uncooked and the ice cream, well...I could not put my observation on print!..

My only question to both the Head Chef and General Manager at the hotel, would be: does anyone check or even better taste the food, before is taken out of your kitchen and put in front of your paying guests?!

I am pleased to say that both our Christmas and Boxing Day lunch, were quite good, (especially on Christmas day!), and breakfast + Afternoon Tea, (or arrival), in general were OK .

Although, we made our comment quite clear to both the Food and Beverage Manager, (Amy), and the Deputy Manager (Scott), neither took any action in regards to our complains, which was in our opinion, very disappointing to say the least!

I would very much appreciate the hotel's General Manager comments.

The saving grace for this hotel, in my opinion, are the young staff in the Restaurant, Bar and some of the Receptionists. They are smart and with a very pleasant approach to their job and their customers. WELL DONE!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank italian186422
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Driffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Fab stay on Christmas Eve in Harrogate, a little treat to stop over when visiting friends for Christmas. Our room was beautifully decorated, the bed was so comfy and the bathroom was very clean with an excellent shower. Christmas morning breakfast was really good, plenty to choose from hot, cold, buffet etc with as much as you wanted to eat. All the staff were really pleasant too, especially the lady on the reception desk. Would really recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Harrogate. Lovely touch too as we sat eating breakfast overlooking the Stray to see Santa out for a morning run with his dog!!!

Room Tip: A room at the front overlooking the Stray.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steve I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Watford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Disappointing room - adequately equipped and comfortable bedding but such poor quality sound insulation you could hear a pin drop in the room next door. Breakfast was fine but dinner was uninspiring and the quality of service was good in parts.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Simon F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Solihull, UK
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed here as part of a Great Rail Journeys Yorkshire Holidays.
Big room with comfy bed and large en-suite. Food was divine and ample, congratulations to the chef! We stayed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Friday and Saturday (500 guests in hotel) nights there were large parties going on. This did not affect our dinner at all. We got a room to ourselves and good service. The staff were worked off their feet, but it didn't show.
Reception staff were helpful, friendly courteous and most of all efficient. We had a problem with the shower mixer which was fixed quickly.
Minor niggles - room was too hot, opening window helped but got road noise.

Room Tip: Ask for a quieter room at the back.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank OriginalDickieMint
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Harrogate hotels
0.7 mi away
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
#14 of 30 in Harrogate
1,275 reviews
0.6 mi away
Crowne Plaza Harrogate
Crowne Plaza Harrogate
#11 of 30 in Harrogate
135 reviews
0.5 mi away
The West Park Hotel
The West Park Hotel
#2 of 30 in Harrogate
592 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
The Majestic Hotel
The Majestic Hotel
#18 of 30 in Harrogate
2,716 reviews
0.7 mi away
Ascot House Hotel Harrogate
0.7 mi away
Kimberley Hotel
Kimberley Hotel
#7 of 30 in Harrogate
1,703 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel

Property: Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel
Address: Queen Building | Park Parade, Off Knaresborough Road, Harrogate HG1 5AH, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Cedar Court Hotel)
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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Harrogate
#4 Family Hotel in Harrogate
#5 Romantic Hotel in Harrogate
#5 Luxury Hotel in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Superbreak UK, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Priceline, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelQuickly, HRS, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Harrogate
Harrogate Best Western
Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, Yorkshire

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing