Harrington Hall Hotel

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Harrington Hall Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 200

5 Harrington Gardens - London - England - SW7 4JW - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 020 7396 9696
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Very acceptable at the price

from glasgowgal15
I needed to stay in this area to access Earls Court Exhibition centre and as a fairly regular visitor to this area I am aware that there a handful of true 4 stars available within walking distance. I usually book the Rembrandt thro hotel-assist.com but in this instance the hotel was full so they offered me a similar rate at The Harrington. I was very pleased with it. The hotel is in a good location close to Glocester road metro which is always a bonus. Staff at the front desk were "ok", not brilliant. The bedroom was well furnished to a good standard and immaculately clean. The bed comfort was excellent. The breakfast was a nice civilised affair with much cup replenishing from the attentive waiters and the food although not served in huge quantities was well presented and cooked. At the discounted price that I was offered from the Hotel-Assist people this hotel is good value and I would stay here again without question - its very brit !

Nice hotel in a good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Pretty good experience over all. The room size was adequate and the room was clean and well furnished. The bed was fine - no "grooves" in ours as another reviewer pointed out. The location is great - short walk to gloucester road tube station. The street is quiet and very safe. There is not a whole lot around this area within walking distance. The staff was very friendly. The only real complaint i have about this hotel was that the conceirge was not very helpful. They gave us misinformation and I saw another guest get some odd info. The continental breakfast was good. Overall, I would recommend this hotel.
I would stay here again.

d taken the rubbish out!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My partner and I stayed at the overnight at Harrington last year and were quite disappointed. The room was basic but comfortable, nothing outstanding about it other than the fact that the rubbish bin had not been emptied from the previous guests!

The bar downstairs is actually rather nice, but the drink prices were extortionate even by London standards! Staff were pleasant but not overly so, and, apart from the fact that the hotel is so close to everything we were in London for, I'm not sure whether we'd return.

Bad atmosphere

from A TripAdvisor Member
Nice standard of fittings, good location, but ... Unhelpful staff, very noisy at night, non-functioning aircon, stale air, hot in December. We were advised to open a window - no apology, no engineer to fix things.
Also, looong waits for a table at breakfast, not that the place was crowded - just inefficient.


from Embers143
We stayed at The Harrington January 2-5, 2004. It is really well located and well furnished as the rooms are quite roomy by London standards. Their on-line pictures are very true to the rooms. So many of the pictures on line do not accurately reflect the rooms I have found in other instances. The staff were all gracious and helpful and just very nice and accomodating! Because of the unfavorable exchange rate, I was glad I had made a reservation in advance. My son who had been in England 7 months before was impressed that we got such a nice place for 109 pounds versus the dive of a telephone booth size room he paid 70 pounds for. The breakfast was okay, not nearly as nice as Michael Caines in Exeter's Royal Clarence Hotel, but good. The beds were not particularily comfortable and definitely need to be updated though.

The staff assisted with a post stay credit card problem expeditiously and graciously as well. I would definitely recommend the Harrington. It is an affordable English experience hotel that is also really very nice as well as convenient.

Excellent stay, but a few details you should know

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from a 5 night stay at Harrington Hall. We arrived Boxing Day and checked out on New Years Eve 2003.

I would echo all of the praise listed in other reviews and amend it with the following:

We were traveling with three young daughters (4,6,8), and everything was great for them. The staff was nice and understanding with no looks down noses at them. I would comment that we were in the minority there with kids.

Our room could have used new mattresses as there was evidence of heavy use "grooves" in them. Uncomfortable to be sure. Other than that the rooms were very clean and the staff was very diligent in keeping them clean.

Internet acces - High speed access is available on the 3rd floor only.
So, if you need that make sure that's where you book. They do have WiFi in the lobby, but the fee is 5 Pounds a HALF HOUR! This is twice the going rate and needless to say I took a stroll to the Starbucks instead. They should cut the price for tennants IMHO.

For breakfast - get your bottoms downstairs before 9:30 AM or you're gonna have to wait in line. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Loved the Harrington

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed 4 nights at Harrington Hall in late Dec 2003. Location was great, very close to the Glouster Rd tube. Room was very large (Exec King), and well maintained. Hotel staff very helpful with theatre tix and other resv. The full english breakfast was wonderful. A good start to our day. Would stay there again.

Excellent hotel!

from Dollene
My daughter and I spent a week in London last month. I think that all of Europe must have evacuated and gone to London! The city was almost overwhelming it was so crowded- however, the bright spot was our hotel in South Kensington- superb service; great included breakfast; beautiful public spaces with a lobby-bar- lounge offering light fare; lovely dining room; a large well-appointed bedroom; helpful concierge; quiet neighborhood with many choices of moderately-priced restaurants (especiallly All Bar One), a mini-mall with drugstore and supermarket, and a tube stop- all within 2-3 blocks. A charter bus line picks up in front for jaunts to the countryside and drops off at the tube around the corner. I will definitely stay there again when I go again with my husband. Oh, and another plus- terrific price found on alpha-beds this is a 4* hotel and I needed the price break!!

t understand the high rating

from mian11224
Just came back from London, stayed at Harrington Hall for 3 nights.
Before we left it was #11 in popularity (one of the main reasons I picked this hotel), now it's #5. I'm reading the last review - are we talking about the same place? I'm wondering what kind of shower the reviewer from Minneapolis has at home, without rusty curtain poles? The hotel is not bad, don't get me wrong, clean, nicely furnished - but what else do you expect from a normal hotel? It is a very good 3-star hotel, with larger than usual for a 3-star hotel rooms. One of two elevators has been broken all these days. As for the staff... I travel to Europe 2-3 times a year, and this was the first time, of practiaclly all European countries, that the room was not ready when we arrived - supposedly they had "a big check-out". There was a superior room available, for 25 pounds extra. What's interesting, while checking out this morning we overheard a conversation at the receiption: a German couple arrived, but the room was not ready. "We do have a superior room available immediately, though". Believe me, there was no "big check-out" this morning, and the hotel was not fully booked. The only time I encountered this ruse was in Cancun, Bahamas, and Dominican Republic - never in Europe. The bottom line: it's a nice hotel if you get a good rate, very conveniently located, but don't expect 4-stars.
And unless it's included, don't even think about having breakfast there - for 12.5 pounds you get practically nothing.

Very Pleasant Hotel

from RFJ
I stayed at the Harrington for 6 nights in Sept 2003. Location is excellent - only 1.5 blocks from Gloucester Rd tube station, with several cafes along the way. I was traveling alone and received a room far nicer than what I've seen for other single travelers. The decor was extremely pleasant, and the room layout was compact but extremely well planned, with ample closet space, hangers, AC, modern bath and an in-room safe. A few very slight negatives: 1) Continental breakfast was included in my room rate and the breads were excellent, but the staff seemed chitnzy about giving you more than 1/2 cup coffee and tea and the fruit was tasteless (though the color and texture were fine). 2) I did not appreciate the attempt to upsell me upon check-in, even though I hadn't even seen the room. Most staff were very good, but this one particular gentleman at the front desk didn't seem adept at customer service. For example, he hesitated in granting my request to cash a 20 pound traveler's check (passport in hand, and I was just asking for pounds, not dollars!). But overall a very nice facility I'd recommend

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