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The Pennyfarthing Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Berkhamsted
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little hotel ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

High quality room. Clean and smart. No restaurant however the Thai Cottage is just down the High Street. Loads of other places to eat nearby. They have a breakfast room and the breakfast is fantastic.. Cooked to order in an open kitchen by a lovely lady.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi JtheMan,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! Did you know that we own a restaurant just by Thai Cottage? Next time you’re down, please pop into the Kings Arms and let us know what you think! Hotel guests can receive 20% off their meal! We’re so pleased you had a great stay!

Come by soon!
The Penny Farthing Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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wakefield
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Myself and a colleague stayed at the Pennyfarthing Hotel,Berkhamstead recently and was very happy with the very nice room we were given and the great breakfast on offer.the staff were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble.As we work away from home quite a lot,and have stayed in many places,we can honestly say this place is one of the best we have been to.If we are down that way again ,we will most certainly stay there without a doubt.

Room Tip: All rooms good
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank travelersWakefield
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi TravelersWakefield,

Wow! What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback. We’re delighted to hear that you had a nice stay with us! As a busy traveller, if you’re ever in need of a hotel in the Oxford area we have hotels in both Abingdon (The Crown and Thistle) and also Whitney (The Blue Boar).

We would really love to hear what you think!
The Penny Farthing Team
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wales
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Stayed for one night as visiting relatives nearby.Very friendly and helpful lady on the front desk.She showed us to our room which was clean and fresh.Great bathroom with excellent toiletries etc.

The bed was a little firm but caused no problems.

Breakfast was good,cooked to order with a decent variety to suit all.Free parking was a bonus.

Definitely stay again hopefully in the summer.

Room Tip: Some rooms are on the ground floor,if you need a quiet night you may be better asking for a room ups...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank madge48
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi Madge48,

We’re so pleased to hear you had a nice stay with us and really appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback!

Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer!
The Penny Farthing Team
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Glasgow
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Well located off the High Street, and with very welcoming and friendly staff, this is a very comfortable and convenient hotel. Could be a little quieter as the rooms are off the main thoroughfare between Cafe Rouge and the Car Park, but generally after 11:00 it's OK.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank johnnysailorboy
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi Johnnysailorboy,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback, we’re delighted to hear you’re a fan of our little hotel.

We’d love to have you back again soon,
The Penny Farthing Team
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Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Was here before a couple of times and was never impressed.

But...things have clearly changed with the new owner :
1. rooms : remodelled/renovated with very good taste
2. extremely well equipped rooms
3. very friendly staff
4. yummie breakfast

I will be back !!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank No_Belgian
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi No_Belgian,

We’re so pleased that you like what we’ve done with the place! It’s always great to hear positive feedback about the renovations from a regular!

See you soon!
The Penny Farthing Team
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newark on trent
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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

A small friendly hotel right in the centre of Berkhamsted. Recently refurbished. Modern style and berhind Café Rouge so you will never be hungry .Good private parking at the back. The rooms are all Quiet.

Room Tip: Only bed and breakfast but a few steps from the café. Nice breakfast room and food cooked to order...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ann h
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi Ann,

Thank you for this great little review! We’re so pleased you had a nice stay with us. If you ever fancy a change from Café Rouge, our sister hotel the Kings Arms is just down the road and you’re entitled to 20% off your bill as a hotel guest!

If you do check it out, we’d love to hear what you think!
The Penny Farthing Hotel
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Excellent short stay at this hotel. Staff were very helpful and breakfast was excellent. Very convenient location handy for everything. We had dinner at the sister hotel 'the Kings Arms' in the evening and food was great with 20% discount as a hotel guest

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Chris B
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PennyFarthing296, General Manager at The Pennyfarthing Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi Chris,

We’re so pleased to hear that you had a nice stay with us, thanks for leaving your review! It’s also great to hear you enjoyed your meal at the Kings Arms down the road!

We hope to see you soon!
The Penny Farthing Team
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Property: The Pennyfarthing Hotel
Address: 296-298 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Berkhamsted
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Berkhamsted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pennyfarthing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Penny Farthing hotel is nestled in the market town of Berkhamsted, providing stylish, comfortable rooms perfect for a business or leisure stay. Our sister hotel just down the road, the Kings Arms, is available for fantastic food and drink during your stay. ... more   less 
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