To be fair to the The George, once upon a time it would have been a luxury hotel offering the very best amenities, however, that time was circa 1865 and it has not seen a paint brush or hoover since
The common theme running throughout the hotel is one a tired and dilapidated nature. The paintwork is terrible with cracks, exposing wood which leaves both bits of wood and paint on the floor.
The carpets are straight out of the 1950s and appear to be held together with gaffer tape. In my short time in the hotel room I wondered if the entire hotel was held together by one big ball of tape ... pull it and the hotel would implode like a fleur de lys clad neutron star.
There was also an overwhelming smell of what my colleague told me was shake and vac spread over the room. This was used so liberally that my senses thought I was under chemical attack to which my only response was to run.... rather than stay in this hellish nightmare of an excuse for a hotel I chose to drive the two hours back to the midlands.
I can only liken this hotel to Fawlty Towers but with an underlying smell of self loathing and disdain for it's paying customers.
i would suggest that the hotel invests otherwise go out of business but it seems to make a trade out of pulling in coach loads of old dears and entertain them with karaoke, which I could hear from my room. End the exploitation of the aged and upgrade this hotel!!!!
Oh and the car park is small ... if you value your car and health find another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, the St. George is a magnificent Edwardian property situated in the heart of this historic spa town. Its location, adjacent to the Harrogate International Centre’s Exhibition Halls and the Royal Hall, makes it ideal for both leisure and business travellers. The Royal Baths, with the newly refurbished Turkish baths and a range of elegant restaurants, are situated immediately opposite the hotel. As well as the delights of Harrogate, the hotel makes an ideal base for those wishing to visit Leeds, York or the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Alternatively, visit the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, and for those who like to shop, enjoy the exclusive small boutiques and various antique shops situated in the Montpellier quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint George Harrogate
- Hotel Saint George
- St George Hotel Harrogate
- The St George Hotel Harrogate, Yorkshire