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"Have stayed at the Penny Farthing many times over the last 11 years. It used to be a little dated back then but very clean and great manager in Edward ... " More

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Hotel Description

At The Pennyfarthing Hotel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Rex Cinema and The Pottery Project. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 19 rooms feature dining areas, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Berkhamsted hotel, you'll be 16.7 km (10.4 mi) from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and 17 km (10.6 mi) from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Twin Room (Single Use)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Pennyfarthing Hotel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Pennyfarthing Hotel

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Disappointing

Cons: So some work on this Berko icon. Was expensive for the quality.
Have stayed at the Penny Farthing many times over the last 11 years. It used to be a little dated back then but very clean and great manager in Edward. I believe it was sold and renovated some years back. The last time I stayed here was 2011 not long after the reno and it was still ok. However, it looks like no maintenance has been done since. We were in room 21. The ceiling had what looked like water damage and pain peeling. The shower was dirty and mouldy. The bathroom blind near the sink was missing the cord to pull it up, so consequently, it was stained an mouldy. It is missing mod-cons you expect these days like USB connections. There is a lack of places to stay on the high street in Berkhamsted so are stuck with either the Kings Arms or the Penny Farthing. Both are owned by the same organisation so don't suppose either is better than the other.

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Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This 3-star Berkhamsted hotel is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1989
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Separate dining area
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Limited onsite parking

Transport

  • Airport: Luton Airport (LTN) (38.7 km / 24.1 mi)
  • Train station: Berkhamsted Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Pennyfarthing Hotel offers 19 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate dining areas and include desks. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Berkhamsted hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Dining room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 12:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 12:30 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.00 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pennyfarthing Berkhamsted
  • Pennyfarthing Hotel Berkhamsted
  • Pennyfarthing Hotel
  • The Pennyfarthing Hotel Hotel
  • The Pennyfarthing Hotel Berkhamsted
  • The Pennyfarthing Hotel Hotel Berkhamsted

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at The Pennyfarthing Hotel.
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