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“An excellent hotel , would stay again”
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Lord Lister Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
London
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“An excellent hotel , would stay again”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I stayed here for a birthday party in town, this is a family run hotel where the staff are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful ordering cabs etc.

The room was an executive ground floor double in the rear annex it was spacious and clean and I could find no fault with it . The bar area is small but the lounge is cosy and as most that stay are likely to visit the town and not spend too much time there not a problem, on production of your room key you can get a discount in some local restaurants. Breakfast was really good with a selection of hot/cold options , even had Marmite on the table. Wifi is free and ample parking in the car park or on road opposite after 6.30pm

I can't really fault it, the only minor point is that the celling to my room was not sound proofed and I could hear the conversation/coughing/footsteps of the couple above me into the early hours , but as I always travel with ear plugs soon sorted.

I would choose this hotel again if in Hitchin

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Cozy room - a bit small but very charming. All the staff were friendly and helpful.The young lady at the front desk went out of her way to help us make a dinner reservation for Valentine's Day. Plus they helped us get the bags out of the room and down the stairs. I don't especially like the separate hot and cold taps in the bathroom, but it's not uncommon in the area. The breakfast was much better than what you get in the chain hotels. My only complaint is that I contacted them via email regarding a sweater that was left in the room and I did not receive a reply.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Golden Cross, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Enjoyed a lovely nights stay at The Lord Lister. Welcomed by the lady owner who was very helpful and chatty.
Romm was very comfortable and the entire hotel was spotlessly clean. Room 5 was a little small but had everything you needed in it. Linen was spotless. Would choose a larger room next time.
Breakfast was to die for, beautifully cooked and served by a very pleasant member of staff. There was an excellent choice of ceral, fruit juices etc. We did not need to eat until tea time ! Good time when breakfast was being served, so we had a great flexibility for our day.Did not serve dinner but offered a number of hotels in Hitchen who offer guests a discount.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Callander, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

On arrival my suitcase was carried upstairs for me. My specific dietary requirements were no problem and they were able to provide breakfast at 6.45 earlier than advertised. The room was well equipped and clean although the bath and bath towels were very small. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We "upgraded " to an executive room in the hope that this would mean a larger than double bed, unfortunately it didn't . The hotel is old, but clean and quirky, the small bar is cosy and there is a pleasant outside area for warm days. Breakfast was ok, they don't serve dinner but are happy to accommodate guests who wish to order takeaway and eat in their dinning room. Our room was pleasant, although if we had stayed more than one night we would have asked for another room as the bed was very hard and the nicely decorated bathroom did not have a shower curtain on the bath. For the price a good value stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

This was my third business trip to the area and the best hotel I stayed in. The Lord Lister is not a grand establishment and the charges are modest compared to the other places I looked at but actually it's a very well-run and comfortable hotel. To begin with, the bedroom was immaculate including the carpet and the window sills. The bed was very good and everything worked. It was really helpful that the wi-fi was free of charge (so many places advertise free wi-fi but actually you have to sit in the lounge to get it for free) and the TV had loads of working channels. Breakfast was excellent; freshly cooked hot food and a basket of fruit every day. They don't do evening meal but they offer a range of discounts on local restaurants and I ate at several during the course of the week. Altogether, a well-run and comfortable hotel and one I'd definitely return to.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We stayed for one night as we were attending a charity event in Hitchin town centre. The hotel was ideally located. The owners were friendly and welcoming and did a great breakfast.
The room was cosy and had everything that we required.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Lord Lister Hotel
Address: 1 Park Street, Hitchin SG4 9AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hitchin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Hitchin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lord Lister Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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