Ashness was recommended to us by family members living in the area. Harrogate is a beautiful town, and Ashness is right in the middle of it all! It's a very convenient location for bus transport and a cab is relatively inexpensive to go from the apartments to the end of town. But parks and shopping are definitely within walking distance, too. Grocery shopping is nearby, and is a good idea upon check in.
We were given a two-bedroom flat on two levels with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. I felt that the apartment was roomy and well-equipped, and for the price, such a great deal! Everything was clean and it truly felt like home! Board games, a videocassette recorder, and DVD player were great additions.
There was a smell pervasive throughout the two bedrooms that smelled strongly of either mold or something like a pet store. We slept in the living room area to avoid it. Also, bring your own washcloths or loofahs, as none were provided. I was tempted to give a three-star rating, but the location, price, and value couldn't let me do it. We did inform management about the smell, and they said they'd look into it. Given the apartment's age, it may not be an easy fix, but the charm of this place really overrides most negatives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ashness Apartments is superbly situated in St Mary's Avenue, a nice quiet road of Victorian town houses very near the town centre and close to the Exhibition and Conference Centre. These serviced apartments are beautifully furnished and designed for both the holiday maker and the business visitor. They are suitable for short breaks as well as extended periods. All the accommodation is equipped with a widescreen LCD TV, DVD player and broadband internet access. Wireless internet access has been installed in the Apartments and we offer the option of 6' beds in some of our one bedroom apartments.Excellent shops, restaurants and cafes including the renowned 'Bettys' are just a short walk away through Montpellier Gardens; and Harrogate's famous 'Stray' and Valley Gardens are both just around the corner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ashness Apartments Harrogate, Yorkshire