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Hotel The Penny Farthing (Berkhamsted, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Penny Farthing (Berkhamsted, United Kingdom)

About The Penny Farthing

Hotel The Penny Farthing Hotel offers modern, boutique accommodations in the centre of Berkhamsted. The hotel is less than ten minutes on foot from the railway station, offering regular connections to London and Milton Keynes. En suite guestrooms feature a stylish bathroom with toiletries. In-room amenities include flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel offers private parking, while guests can also acquire a free pass to a local gym. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning. Guests will find lunch and dinner options at the hotel’s sister site, The King’s Arms, located 450 metres further along the High Street. Located on Berkhamsted High Street, Hotel The Penny Farthing Hotel is within walking distance of the town’s shops, bars and restaurants. The Rex cinema and the remains of Berkhamsted Castle are within half a mile. The Grand Union Canal’s picturesque towpath is five minutes away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Good  (7.6 / 10)
  • Service
    Excellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Excellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Good  (7.7 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Clean and tidy property.

The Penny Farthing Hotel is a clean and tidy hotel, according to reports. Past guests have praised the modern hotel for offering clean accommodations, reporting that the good standard of cleanliness makes for a more comfortable stay.


Convenient location in town centre.

The hotel is located on the High Street, in the heart of Berkhamsted. Past guests report this location is convenient when it comes to visiting the town's shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a number of local attractions.


Welcoming staff on hand.

Reports suggest that the hotel is manned by a friendly reception staff. Past guests are complimentary in their assessment of the front desk team, praising the warm welcome offered upon arrival.

Negative Reviews


Hotel can be difficult to find at first.

While guests agree that The Penny Farthing Hotel is conveniently located, some experience difficulties finding the hotel's car park on arrival. The hotel's car park is located just off the Waitrose car park, which travellers will find located behind the High Street.


Some noise from outside.

A number of guests find themselves disturbed by outside noises during their stay. Common complaints include early morning deliveries, supermarket foot traffic, late night revellers, and, on Saturdays, street market preparation. For a quieter stay, guests recommend requesting a room to the back of the hotel.


Rooms sometimes cold on arrival.

Several guests have arrived to a cold room. According to reports, radiators - which are very much needed during the colder months - are often turned off between guests, while several visitors have complained about poorly heated bathrooms.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Express check-in
  3. Parking
  4. Terrace
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. Fax/Modem access
  7. Doctor on site
  8. Free WiFi (public areas)
  9. Free WiFi
  10. Breakfast
  11. Hand sanitizer provided
  12. Masks provided
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Satellite TV
  7. Desk
  8. Sitting area
  9. Free WiFi (rooms)
  10. Coffee machine
  11. Flatscreen TV
  1. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


296, 298 High Street , HP4 1AH , Berkhamsted , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1442 872828 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Penny Farthing

  • Is there a pool area at The Penny Farthing?

    No, The Penny Farthing doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Penny Farthing?

    No, The Penny Farthing doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Penny Farthing?

    Yes, The Penny Farthing provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Penny Farthing?

    Check-in at The Penny Farthing is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Penny Farthing located?

    The Penny Farthing is located in 296, 298 High Street, HP4 1AH, Berkhamsted, United Kingdom.

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