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The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel

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#4 of 12 hotels in Barrow-in-Furness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Barrow in Furness' famous town centre hotel. Acquired by Lancaster Brewery in 2006, the Duke has been completely reinvented and is now a luxury, town centre hotel with fifty one en-suite rooms/suites, a stylish cask ale bar, resident's dining lounge and stunning cocktail/restaurant cellar bar. The Duke is the only "full service" hotel in the centre of Barrow with extensive bar, function, restaurant and business facilities. All our hotel guests are given free parking in our private car park. The hotel bedrooms include Egyptian cotton linen/towels, free wi-fi, over-sized beds, room service and contemporary bathrooms. As important as our hotel accommodation, is our drink and food offering. We employ some of the very best chefs in the area to produce quality, well presented and enjoyable meals either casual or more fine dining. Our bar has over 50 whiskys, ten cask beers (including the full Lancaster Brewery range plus guest ales), lagers, wines, craft beers and cocktails alongside coffee/tea from Farrers of Kendal. Located in the heart of Barrow, yards from the train station, a couple of minutes walk to the town centre, within a comfortable driving distance from the Lake District and 10 mins from South Lakes Safari Zoo.
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mollyrobinson785 wrote a review Sept 2020
Morecambe, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is right next to the train station which was perfect as we started in Ulverston and stayed in Barrow. Location wise this hotel is about 10 minutes from Ulverston (which is one of my favourite South Cumbrian towns) and probably 20-25 minutes from the Lakes. Barrow itself is a very large Victorian town that has quite a few bars and restaurants. This hotel is great. We stayed in one of the older rooms, so they weren't quite as jazzy as the newer ones I saw on their website but it was still great. What we really liked was the bar and restaurant which has an amazing choice and brill food.

Very covid aware and efficient. There's plenty of room here to socially distance.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Flyn wrote a review Jul 2021
St Helens, United Kingdom47 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wish to compliment 'John' the general Manager on ALL his wonderful staff. The cleaning girls were lovely people and also the young ladies who served us breakfast nothing was too much trouble for them and they were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is quite old but full of character . Its position in Barrow is well situated for walking around the town and places of interest. They also supply a free parking space opposite the hotel. Thank you everyone. R. O'H
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Would presume all rooms are nice
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Campbell R wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great little hotel offering good sized rooms with nice decor. Everything you'd expect including comfy bed and TV but also a sofa and plentiful tea and coffee.
Modern bathroom and great shower and really really helpful and friendly staff.
Nice old building tastefully decorated and a good location for exploring the southern lakes of Coniston & Windermere about 20-30 mins drive.
The restaurant is also well worth a visit for dinner an serves excellent continental and cooked breakfasts.

No faults on our stay. It was a great stopover and I'd highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian MacDonald wrote a review Oct 2020
Dalkeith, United Kingdom17 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to take a break in the lake district, and decided to try this hotel.
We booked through booking. Com and it said breakfast included. Be careful it's a continental breakfast that's included, £6.50 is charged if you want a cooked one.
I decided to have the cooked breakfast on Sunday morning, my wife stayed with the continental, 1st my wife, she went for some cereal, they had only 2 boxes left, my wife asked for something different and was told that they were busy and some would be brought to the table. After 10 minutes waiting she went back through and the cereal had been topped up, just hadn't been brought to her. She then asked for milk, and was told there was none left, that someone was getting some.
Eventually she had her cereal however it was terrible service. She was told that the croissants were in the oven, however 20 minutes later another guest was told the same thing. She ended up with coco pops for breakfast.
My cooked breakfast arrived 40 minutes after i ordered it. When it arrived it was minus sausage, the bacon was solid, black pudding, I couldn't cut through and an egg totally undercooked. In short breakfast was a disaster. So much so we had ordered dinner later that night, but I cancelled because of the standard of breakfast.
After spending the day on lake windermere, we came back to the hotel to find the room not made up or cleaned, by this time my patience with the place had disappeared.
We are not difficult people to please, but this was ridiculous.
Don't get me wrong, the hotel room was lovely, bathroom, stunning so no problem there. I think the biggest problem is lack of staff, but if you are expected to pay good money for a superior room, then you at least expect good service and food, unfortunately on this occasion it was not the case.
I'm afraid the next time I'm in this area, I will be driving past this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flan1512 wrote a review Sept 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom9 contributions
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an executive room & there was nothing executive about it. It was a basic standard room. I've stayed in better travel lodge rooms. The bed wasn't even made properly and didn't even have any cushions or runner like the phots. It Certainly wasn't like the rooms advertised as executive on the website. It says online the executive rooms are 'our most beautiful rooms some with separate living rooms and lots of extra seating'. Beautiful our room was not. Thinking that we must of been put in the wrong room I went to reception and was told by the gentleman that it shouldn't say separate living rooms and extra seating and I was offered my money back if I didn't want to stay, that was it. I tried to look for other hotels for the night but with it being bank holiday everywhere was fully booked. I'm sure some of the executive rooms are nice, like the ones on the website but the room we were in certainly wasn't and its picture isnt on the Website. On our return journey we stayed at the stunning Abbey House down the road, and for £40 more we had one of their gorgeous large suites with views over the stunning gardens and breakfast the next day. I'd 100% reccomend staying there if you are visiting barrow. Don't be catfished by the 'example' photos on Duke website like we were. It ruined the start of our holiday. I will say though that the food was lovely in the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mehan wrote a review Jul 2021
King's Lynn, United Kingdom138 contributions69 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked here after looking at great reviews booked via booking.com where they had a good deal on an ‘executive suite’ so booked for a 2 night birthday stay. The hotel is pretty to look at from the outside a lovely old building. When we arrived we were met by a rather grumpy receptionist who seamed uninterested that’s we’d arrived. Went to the room and was underwhelmed, nothing more than a standard room, nothing like the pictures suggest, small room with a couple chairs big tv, glasses for water but no bottles of water in the room I thought that was pretty standard in any hotel good job it’s next to a Tesco express. The bathroom is nice and the best thing about the place was the big bathtub. We did pay an extra £25 to have breakfast my husband asked what time breakfast starts and we were told 7am only to go into the restaurant and be told oh actually it’s 8am on a weekend, didn’t seam to be a problem they took our order anyway. Breakfast was however only okay, which put us off having dinner in the restaurant too. We checked out fairly early after reviving an email at 8am asking us to do so even though check out is at 11am the man on reception was friendly enough but as uninterested as his colleague, he didn’t bother to ask if we had w hours our stay or if everything was to our satisfaction which is something else that should be standard in all hotels. Wouldn’t come back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Megan H wrote a review Aug 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom26 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed staying here. Being heavily pregnant I complained about the heat and got bought an AC unit for our room in the middle of the night. I honestly wanted to marry them! If it wasn’t for slightly miserable staff (more so in the bar than anywhere), this place would be 5 star. Barrow itself is not the best place to stay in but the hotel was lovely and extremely convenient for us to explore the lakes. Complimentary breakfast was included after I booked through booking.com, cancelled the booking and they matched the price so paid to them direct. VERY MUCH appreciated. The beds were huge and hotel was in a really really good condition. As a very fussy heavily pregnant woman they were everything I needed staying away from home. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Simpson, Owner at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded 29 Sept 2022
Thanks for taking the time to post the review. I'm sorry some of our staff were a little less than their usual happy self, but hopefully if you get chance to visit again at some point, you'll spot that this isn't their normal state! Appreciate the many kind words. All the best.
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Tommy B wrote a review Dec 2021
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A very good hotel but let down by seemingly poor COVID safety measures.

Hotel was a very good price when booking direct. Just £75 including a full English (you get this included if you book direct), and parking is free in a car park adjacent to the hotel.

From the outside the hotel looks welcoming and also inside it is a nice decoration.

The room was very spacious with a HUGE bathroom and roll top bath - an unexpected bonus! Their was even air conditioning in the room which was very welcome.

Food at the bar / restaurant in the evening was good and the full English was also very tasty.

Now for the part that I believe warrants my 3 star review - COVID safety. At the time of writing Omicron variant is rife across the UK and extra measures have been widely adopted. I was quite shocked that all the members of staff I saw had NO face coverings. In every other shop / restaurant and hotel I have stayed in for the last month have had their staff wearing face coverings. I felt especially concerned when being severed dinner and staff members close in ‘personal space’ with no mask. Other guests and myself were wearing face coverings until seated at tables.

We take full precautions wherever we visit and I felt let down the hotel does not seem to do the same. I would however note that there was plenty of hand sanitiser available and the room appeared clean.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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N Coolen wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom9 contributions24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Rude ignorant Manager “John” with an attitude asked us to leave or have refund when we made him aware that the room had dry spit on Wall, spider webs hanging on top of the bed … disgusting attitude,
We had to requested several times to talk nicely and not to threaten us.
It was unbelievably ignorant and very unprofessional in approach telling us to use our “common sense” when made aware we had requested and confirmed early check in , also informed they ONLY do deep cleaning every two weeks and has 51 rooms to clean and we are “ annoying “ him.
Not very good approach to customers !!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t bother to book it Lot more hotels around with good attitude and price.
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Trevor C wrote a review Jan 2020
Kent, United Kingdom330 contributions34 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time staying here. A great Hotel ,well positioned for touring the area. Has a great feel to the place. The bar area serves a host of craft beers and excellent food.

Free parking across the road makes it all very easy to stay at this hotel

Large bedrooms. Well furnished. Each with their own style and character . All served by a glass lift that shows its old wooden staircase to the full.

Friendly and attentive staff.

Certainly would recommend this hotel.

The breakfasts are a must and included if you book direct at the hotels web site.

Nice and warm Inside especially round the log fire in the bar. All adds to the great atmosphere

Easy drive to the lakes and coastline.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Ellys B, Guest Relations at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Hi Trevor, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, and that you're a returning guest! We really appreciate your feedback, and hope you'll visit us again in the near future.
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Answer from LancasterBrewery
Lancaster88 contributions73 helpful votes
The mattresses are all pocket sprung and are, at most,18 months old. They’re quality mattresses and comfortable.
Melissa C asked a question Dec 2018
Great Sankey, United Kingdom
Do the rooms have hairdryers Thanks
Answer from Rose G
Preston9 contributions3 helpful votes
yes
Melissa C asked a question Dec 2018
Great Sankey, United Kingdom
Do the rooms have hairdryers Thanks
Answer from allertonlad
Northallerton, United Kingdom1,360 contribution436 helpful votes
I've stayed in several different rooms at this hotel, and all had hairdryers.
Answer from LancasterBrewery
Lancaster88 contributions73 helpful votes
Good evening, Barrow is on the south west corner of Cumbria, quite a long way (90 mins in a car) from Bassenthwaite and about 30-35 mins from Windermere. The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is located approximately 5 mins walk from the train station, but the trains around the Lakes are limited. Too many mountains. There is a train line running right along the west coast of Cumbria that can open up some possibilities and the other way heads along the south coast, stopping at places like Cark and Grange over Sands. Hope that helps. The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.
Answer from jim g
London, United Kingdom209 contributions73 helpful votes
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Pat J wrote a tip Mar 2024
Santiago del Teide, Spain5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the staff at breakfast.."
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John_from_NM wrote a tip Mar 2024
New Malden, United Kingdom228 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reserve a room direct and breakfast is included for free"
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Beeleyflyer wrote a tip Feb 2024
Chesterfield, United Kingdom25 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always book direct with the hotel to get the best rate which includes a hearty breakfast in the price."
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rt1205 wrote a tip Dec 2023
28 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very accessible from the Train station, literally over the road."
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karlsz wrote a tip Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room felt a bit cold when I arrived but there was a thermostat on the wall to adjust the temperature."
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£59 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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duke of edinburgh hotel, hotel duke of edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictBarrow-in-Furness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Little Subs (0.06 miles), The Duke of Comedy (0.2 miles), and Laser Quest (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salvanas Restaurant, The Duke of Edinburgh Restaurant, and Taj Mahal Restaurant.
Is The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Barrow-in-Furness.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Furness Abbey (1.7 miles), St Mary’s Church (3.1 miles), and Dalton Castle (3.1 miles).
Is The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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