The Penny Farthing

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Berkhamsted

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The Penny Farthing

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Desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Economy Twin Room
Economy Double Room

Overview of The Penny Farthing


Very good

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
296-298 High Street, Berkhamsted, England, HP4 1AH
Main amenities
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Laundry service
  • Bathtub or shower

Room options

Comfort Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Twin Room

  • 5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Economy Double Room

  • 5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - 12 min drive
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 33 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 44 min drive
  • Berkhamsted Station - 8 min walk
  • Tring Station - 9 min drive
  • Kings Langley Station - 11 min drive


  • Olive Tree Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Zaza - 5 min walk
  • Brasserie Blanc - 1 min walk
  • Thai Cottage - 5 min walk
  • PizzaExpress - 3 min walk

About this property

The Penny Farthing

When you stay at The Penny Farthing, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.


English, German, Russian, Ukrainian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 12:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi (speed: 50+ Mbps) in rooms*


  • Onsite self parking (GBP 4 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1989


  • Thin carpet in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge) (speed of 50+ Mbps)
  • Desk chair

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for GBP 4 per night (rates may vary)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night


  • Self parking costs GBP 4 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
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 major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Pennyfarthing Berkhamsted
Pennyfarthing Hotel Berkhamsted
Pennyfarthing Hotel
The Pennyfarthing Hotel
The Penny Farthing Hotel
The Penny Farthing Berkhamsted
The Penny Farthing Hotel Berkhamsted

Frequently asked questions

Does The Penny Farthing offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Penny Farthing does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Penny Farthing?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Penny Farthing?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Penny Farthing?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 4 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Penny Farthing?
You can check in from 3 PM - 2:00 AM. There's a charge of GBP 20.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at The Penny Farthing?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Luton (22-min drive) and Grosvenor Casinos (23-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Penny Farthing and nearby?
The Penny Farthing has access to a nearby health club.
What's the area around The Penny Farthing like?
The Penny Farthing is a short 8-minute walk from Berkhamsted Station and 9 minutes' walk from Rex Cinema.



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4/10 Fair

Diane, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel is basic and simple. If you go with a family be aware of outside dining at restaurant outside so you will hear diners until around 10pm.
kevin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dawn, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Brief visit
Not the easiest place to find, not helped by the Hotels email with parking/access arriving after we returned home. Parking is convenient. The hotel is convenient if visiting the area. The room was quiet despite the central location. It was functional/adequate for a brief visit. A little tired. The lighting is poor for reading unless you switch a lamp on/off at the skirting switch. The safe didn't work but it felt secure.
Alastair, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff
Clean room. Comfy bed. Staff very friendly.
Linda, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Karen, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very tired need money spent things were broken
John, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Tony, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value accommodation in popular area
Good,clean accommodation - rooms a bit tired but fine for a one or two night stay
Richard, 1-night trip with friends
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