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Loved Hotel du Vin
Booked last minute (same day!), this was without doubt the best hotel we have ever stayed in: the receptionists and bistro staff were efficient but friendly and, as one reviewer said, "without attitude"; our room was not the largest ever (exec room) but was superbly equipped with an extremely comfortable bed. The absolute highlight however, was the bathroom: roomy with deep roll-top bath and an incredible walk-in shower.
We never got round to using the CD or DVD players - Harrogate was too interesting - but both CDs and DVDs were available to borrow. The lounge areas were extremely comfortable and welcoming and the snooker table was good fun. The bistro was exactly the same - friendly, efficient and serving excellent food. This was a real treat and we arrived home relaxed and desperate to return. Do try!
So enjoyed staying at Hotel du Vin and Bistro
A lovely hotel in a great location we would return here in a heartbeat.
The room and especially the bathroom was very high specification and really luxurious. The Bistro food was also excellent. If I had to find anything I would change it would be the reception desk area which wasnt clearly defined. We had a suite at the top of the hotel (Tattinger Room )which overlooked the Stray (Green common land). It was just lovely.
Brilliant, I want to go back NOW!
Hotel is situated in a lovely part of Harrogate, the reception area beautiful and the room which was just a standard was fabulous. Lovely view of the front, big comfy bed, roll top bath and massive shower. They invite you to take the big bottles of shower gel and shampoo, mini bar reasonable in cost and well stocked. We had a meal in the bistro which although very busy was good. Chateaubriand was lovely. The bar was a little too busy with an older version of Footballers Wives but ok. Breakfast in the morning was excellent - huge choice. Only complaint was the receptionist tried to charge us an extra £40 but it was soon rectified.
I want to try all the other Hotel Du Vin's now!
What a wonderful hotel
We stayed at the HdV Harrogate in June, 05 and what a pleasure it was. Arrival late Saturday meant that the parking spaces were already full but we did get the last space outside the hotel entrance. Throughout the stay the staff were helpful and friendly with no "attitude" that a swish hotel sometimes brings. We stayed in a standard double one night and in the fantastic Dom Perignon loft the next. Both rooms were lovely, modern and had small touches which were appreciated. In room tea/coffee, proper kettle, nice big mugs, fresh milk, a huge selection of teas, decent prices on the mini bar items, fluffy duvet/towels, nice bathroom products, flat screen TV's with DVD player and the hugest shower head I've ever seen. The loft of course had double rolltop baths and walk through double showers. The 10 foot bed was a little OTT but fun for the novelty factor. We had one meal in the bistro and thought it was very good. The bar was a little busy with locals on the Saturday night however there was plenty of room in the cellar snug downstairs for us to relax on comfy sofa's and enjoy our wine. All in all, highly recommended.
We stayed in one of the suites, and the room was amazing! Bar was disappointing though, really uncomfortable bar stools, and not really suitable for a relaxed pre or post dinner drink. Bar staff were harrassed during busier time mid evening. Service at the restaurant was excellent, but food was disappointing, particularly the dreadful chips!
My husband arranged a weekend in Harrogate and a night in this hotel as a Birthday treat and what a treat it was. On arrival we were very impressed by the beautiful gardens at the front of the hotel and were given a reserved parking spot directly outside the front door. We couldn't check into our room until 3pm so left our baggage in the beautiful and stylish reception. Later we checked into the fantastic Moet loft suite with a 10ft wide bed, double roll top baths and walk through shower, WOW !
That night the meal in the hotel Bistro was superb, service and flavours topped off with a special Birthday desert which the restaurant staff arranged. The hotel was stylish, service faultless and a loft suite is a must if you're thinking of a stay in Harrogate.
Thanks Hotel Du Vin !
Very enjoyable stay.
We stayed in September 2004. The booking was done by internet and was professionally handled. Staff were very helpful even sending a Bistro menu to look at when we reserved a table for dinner. The arrival is a little awkward as parking is limited but staff were helpful in getting a space behind the hotel. Our room was very spacious and comfortable although the hallways and stairs are quite small but that is part of the hotel charm. The bed was large and very comfortable. The bathroom was also spacious with the best shower we experienced on our vacation throughout England and Wales . The food in the Bistro was superb although the service was a little eratic. The serving staff seemed to get confused as to who was handling our table. Overall a very pleasurable stay with no bad surprises and worth the price. We would definitley return.
we stayed at the hotel Du Vin in september 2004.
Our room was fabulous.It had an enormous bed, plasma screen T.V., double roll top baths and a walk in monsoon shower.What more could any one want!!!
Also food in restuarant was good and staff were helful.we recommend that everyone should stay their at least once in their life...
OK but not great !
Having stayed at the Tunbridge Wells & Winchester, Hotel du Vin we were slightly disappointed with the Harrogate hotel. The lift was out of order, there was a power cut and the fire alarm went off and no apologies were made. We felt the hotel rested on its laurels. Not so sure on the overall layout of the hotel as the front door leads straight into the lounging area which on windy cold day can be very uncomfortable for those sitting down. The food and wine were great and the rooms were super. Overall we enjoyed the stay but lots of little niggles made it rather annoying.
A welcome addition to the HDV family
I booked the HdV Harrogate as a wedding present for my sister soon after the hotel opened. The top loft suite is amazing and very cool!! with double baths, double showers, 8ft bed, 42inch plasma tv etc etc The staff were friendly and helpful and let me view the rooms to decide. My sis and her new hubby thought that it was a top wedding gift and also said that the bistro was excellent.