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Hobart Hall Hotel
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Richmond
Limassol
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were looking forward to our stay after looking at their website. But as we approached by road I wondered if we were heading for Fawlty Towers. I almost made a joke to that effect to my wife, but decided not to.

Once inside, five minutes was enough to convince us to walk out and refuse to stay. The beds were dirty and not made properly. The sheets on the single bed in our family room had not been changed. There were bloodstains on the pillows (though not on the pillowcases). The room had an odd smell. The bathroom looked adequate, but we didn't stay long enough to try it. To their credit, the manager was apologetic, and did not charge us.

Luckily for us, one of the MUCH better nearby hotels had had a cancellation and we found ourselves in vastly superior accomodation - for the same price.

I will never recommend this place.

Room Tip: Use a different hotel!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Steve C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Everything about the structure, stairways, doors, windows, decoration, furnishings, confirm that it is tired and in need of a great deal of renovation / attention. Constant Road noise.
Serve continental breakfast unless you order cooked breakfast night before, costings don't match information supplied in room. Only one waitress, very pleasant but doing cleaning in between service.

Room Tip: Ensure room is at rear of property facing river.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon D
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Clun, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

I loved staying at this hotel.

Great location, magnificent gardens, views across the river, a grand and stately old building, a warm welcome with discreetly excellent service.

What I like most is the faded, almost colonial, feel to it all - a bit like staying in the E&O in Penang or the Galle Fort in Sri Lanka (in the good old days).

Yes it's a bit creaky. But, again, that's part of the charm.

Not to everyone's tastes but, if you're after sterility, I think there's a Premier Inn down the road.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 007peter
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Skelmersdale
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Stayed here for one night having seen pictures on their website. Thankfully it was not longer.
The only good things about this hotel are the location and the free parking, although don't park here if you want to use the car during the stay or have to get up early.
The rooms are very run down and tired. The decor although trying to be period, is just shabby.
I paid £140 for a double room with breakfast. On arrival we were pointed in the general direction of the room and left to it. Breakfast was cold bread rolls, cheese and yoghurts. No cooked breakfast offered at all.
Will not be staying again or recommending anyone else does.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Phil H
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

3rd visit to the Hobart ....old quirky but full of character ....good helpful staff , great position for exploring Richmond and further afield, once your parked everything is in easy walking distance

Room Tip: try and get a river view room about middle floor
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob L
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Buckinghamshire
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed in the Emperor Suite at this hotel. The room was accessed up the original stone staircase in a hall covered in murals and ceiling paintings. Inside was one of the largest high ceilinged rooms you will find in London other than in a 5-star hotel. A beautiful antique 4-poster bed which was actually very comfortable, and a wonderful view through the garden to the River Thames made the room fabulous. A quick walk along the to bath in the morning and then into breakfast in the most quirky dining room I have visited, in subtle shades of pink but with paintings on every panel around the room, it takes your breath away. The continental breakfast was quite adequate, but the cooked breakfast was extremely good and well worth the extra £6. The staff were all very friendly. If you want to explore Richmond, Kew and the surrounding area, do try booking this room for the night - you won't be sorry.

Room Tip: Obviously the cheaper rooms are not in the same category, but people in the family and larger double...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wewozthere
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

This guest house doesn't look like it has had a penny spent on it for 30 years. There's nothing like a comfortable clean hotel that's good value for money,and this is nothing like a comfortable clean hotel that's good value for money! £110 per night? They are having a laugh - never again!!! Location however is great for town centre, for a pleasent evening though, I would rather sleep in my car - do not stay here unless you can get the room for £30 - that's all it's worth!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Stormer49
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Property: Hobart Hall Hotel
Address: 43-47 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 6UH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > Richmond
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hobart Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Hobart Hall Richmond

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