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Cedar Court Hotel
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Harrogate
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Visiting the annual Christmas Country Fair in the International Conference Centre we decided to incorporate an overnight stay at the aforementioned hotel.
The Cedar Court Hotel is reputed to be the oldest hotel in Harrogate, it stands in an impressive position overlooking parkland, has easy access and is a ten minute walk into the town centre.
Having arrived early for our check-in we decided to have a snack in the bar / lounge, the décor and furniture in this area requires some serious TLC.
we ordered Yorkshire ham sandwiches with Yorkshire tea, sandwiches consisted of two slices of thin brown bread with a slice of processed ham, a few crisps and some wilting salad greens, presentation nil points. cost £17.60, you have been warned.
Checking in we were upgraded to an executive room, number 203 on the first floor ?
there are 2 very efficient lifts to access the upper floors, so good news for people with mobility problems.
The décor on our floor had been updated using modern brick cladding totally out of character with this historical building.
our executive room was clean and appeared to be recently decorated, although very small, a standard room by our experience at other hotels.
the highlight of our stay was the restaurant, smallish for the size of hotel, welcoming with a good choice of fare and friendly service. luckily we were allocated a table within a semi circular booth, some of the tables were far to close together making private conversation difficult.
returning to the bar / lounge area for a nightcap we found the bar littered with dirty glasses and empty bottles, the two barmen busy doing nothing seemed oblivious to the situation, not a welcoming situation for guests.
breakfast was good with efficient service with an overspill room available so plenty of room for everyone.
deciding on a change from our regular hotel when visiting Harrogate, on the assumption that a change is as good as a rest, would we return ?
personally the answer would be no, the restaurant apart, the hotel fails to live up to this lovely historical building.
if you are looking for a historical hotel with easy access and lovely outlook, give it a try.

Room Tip: sorry cannot help here, our first visit
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I booked two rooms on the 29thoctober for a stay on the 24th November, specifying that one of the executive rooms needed to be twin beds. After booking it through a travel company I also telephoned the hotel to relay this specification which they said was no problem.
When we arrived on 24th November we were informed both rooms were double beds even though on their booking form from travel company stated one room needed to have twin beds.
I was informed they had no twin bedded rooms as they were fully booked that night and because I had booked executive double rooms I should have known inside their rooms were only double beds!
No alternative options were offered and basically we had to put up with it which was not satisfactory. The room was adequate but small with small bathroom and we could hear every word on the television from next door and then at 3.00am the occupants in the room opposite could be heard returning to their room from the disco downstairs screaming and shouting for an hour. The don't care attitude of reception staff and the noisy parties which were not aware of made our stay very uncomfortable and would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although we booked an executive double room , it appeared more like a standard room compared to other Hotels we have stayed at . The Hotel felt slightly dated in the corridors and possibly in need of refurbishment . We had an evening meal in the Hotel and found the restaurant cold , even after we asked to be moved away from the doors . The service in the restaurant was average , lacked any personal service . The breakfast was buffet style but again average , would have preferred waiter service for the cooked breakfast as in other Hotels . The Hotel was in a fairly good location , only a short walk to town centre.

Room Tip: rooms with best view at front of Hotel .
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

2 night stay DBB in this lovely location bedroom very large and comfortable overlooking parkland and very clean , staff was very nice and friendly Breakfast was self service which we are not comfortable with but it was very busy so it was understandable. the Evening menu was very disappointed for a 4 star hotel the food on offer was similar to pub grub no flair or imagination with little thought for presentation however this did not stop us having a nice time would come back if food got better

Room Tip: room 227 room with a very good view
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Midweek bargain break via Travelzoo to enjoy the Harrogate Christmas market. Impressive building on arrival, nice grounds with own car parking a bonus for Harrogate where parking is a nightmare. Twenty minute walk into town centre a breeze.
Reception staff warm and friendly, explained everything . First floor standard room ready ,clean with all amenities in good order,spare towels and pillows.
Dinner included first night, efficient and again polite dining room staff, varied choice menu at reasonable prices.
Food was of a good quality, hot and well presented, enjoyed it so much booked to eat again next night which again was lovely.
Two excellent self service breakfasts,all items hot and hot plates always a good sign.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience will be back, but may upgrade the room choice as our standard was slightly small.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cedar Court Hotel

Address: Queen Building | Park Parade, Off Knaresborough Road, Harrogate HG1 5AH, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Cedar Court Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Harrogate
#5 Romantic Hotel in Harrogate
#7 Luxury Hotel in Harrogate
Price Range: $90 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedar Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Best Western Harrogate
Harrogate Best Western
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