i recently stayed at the old swan hotel, harrogate and ultimately i enjoyed my short stay.
the room was small and was quite poor. housekeeping need to up their game a bit.
breakfast in the morning was good. a lady who i assume is the manager was stood at the door and took our room number which she crossed off a list and told us to take a seat. she didn't look to do a lot else even when the staff members were clearly busy. we went down to breakfast early as we had been warned it gets quite busy later on. the buffet had a lovely selection of fruit, cereals, yoghurt & juices and we were served by a young waitress very quickly. she was very polite and made us feel very welcome. she took our order for hot drinks, toast & breakfast and the breakfast arrived very quickly. the food was lovely with the exception of the bacon which did not appear to have even seen the grill. when we had finished our breakfast the same waitress who took our order cleared our plates away. we dined in the restaurant that evening and noticed that the same waitress from breakfast was on again that evening though she did not serve us. the food was lovely. we retired to the bar after our meal but wish we hadn't. the girl behind the bar was so miserable and it came across that she would rather be anywhere other than work at that time. the restaurant staff were lovely and friendly and the bar staff need to take tips from them. i would definitely return to this hotel and i love its historic connections to agatha christie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1840, The Old Swan Hotel is one of Harrogate's oldest & most cherished hotels; its Victorian splendour and traditional elegance is complimented today by a modern & contemporary environment.The hotel boasts 136 stylish bedrooms and ten suites(Some featuring four-poster beds and roll-top baths),a restaurant and bar, nine conferences suites,free Wi-Fi access and car parking spaces.The hotel is in the centre of Harrogate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Swan Harrogate
- Hotel Old Swan
- Old Swan Hotel Harrogate, Yorkshire