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Royal Station Hotel

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#2 of 3 hotels in Carnforth
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Built in the late 1800’s, the Royal Station Hotel has been a landmark building in the small market town of Carnforth for almost one hundred and fifty years. The hotel has a prominent position on Market Street, directly opposite the historic station, made famous by Oscar-winning director, Sir David Lean’s 1945 film, ‘A Brief Encounter’, considered by many to be one of the most romantic films of all time. Overlooking Warton Crag, the hotel boasts thirteen en-suite bedrooms, ranging from cosy doubles to executive four-posters. The cosy restaurant and quiet bar area offer a selection of traditional, home-cooked dishes, made using local ingredients wherever possible, as well as a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The large bar to the rear of the Royal Station Hotel, ‘The Junction’, is Carnforth’s premier live music venue, with some of the North-West’s leading bands already lined up to play. The ‘Events’ area of the website will be regularly updated with our line-ups, a
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Evening entertainment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Gabrielle O wrote a review 7 Apr
Lancaster District, United Kingdom2 contributions
I go to the Station Bar for lunch many times because it is so welcoming and they always want to please of which is what is described as brilliant customer service.... but it is Bev who manages the Bar that makes that all possible.... without her the bar would not have the brilliant ambience that people go in to enjoy themselves.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael R wrote a review 6 Apr
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
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Excellent hotel. My room was just fine for me. I was offered a larger room but asked for a smaller one. Loved the skylight through which I could see the stars one night. Very comfortable bed. Room cleaned and bed re-made daily. Shower room / toilet very clean. Excellent tea/coffee/biscuits provided in the room. Also, a small fridge in the room was a very welcome addition. Superb selection of beers in the bar - six real ales on pump - all in great condition. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: A great hotel for anyone who likes a beer. I have eaten there before - excellent food and service.
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Maps48368862695 wrote a review 5 Apr
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I do like the restaurant part of the hotel however its not very consistent on what time of day its open. On several occasions I've come their in hope of having lunch there only to find there not open yet or not severing food till later, resulting in me having to find somewhere else to get food.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Nina C wrote a review 3 Apr
Surrey, United Kingdom80 contributions18 helpful votes
We had Sunday lunch in the Junction restaurant and it was superb. The staff were lovely and welcoming. My husband said his roast was one of the best he's ever had and I had the broccoli, asparagus and leek cobbler which was mouth-watering. The only thing I regretted was opting for the Mother's Day Set 3 course lunch as I ended up leaving uncomfortably full, not being able to resist the delicious food on offer. Two courses would have been just right - the portion sizes are very generous!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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carol wrote a review 1 Apr
Ambleside, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Fabulous! Food was excellent, good quality and really tasty. Shared the garlic mushrooms and duck egg to start (delicious) followed by surf and turf and chicken burger with onion bhaji, all really lovely! Looked after by a great guy called James, will definitely come here again
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rick L wrote a review Mar 2024
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good size room, great shower, great breakfast, good coffee, friendliest hosting we have seen in a long while, great team work Maggie and Lily, oh and of course Glen. Enough couldnt be done for you, we would definitely stay again just for the hosting itself, its onsite pub and food is perfect after travelling and arriving just wanting to chill
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: gorgeous canal walk all the way to lancaster, hour and half, £2 bus back, or train as station is...
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david t wrote a review Mar 2024
Stirling, United Kingdom132 contributions88 helpful votes
Just had B&B so can't comment on dinner (wonderful Full English breakfast!) Our room was fine (with our dog) in an atmospheric old building, adapted nowadays with ballroom and grand piano (I tinkled), bar, restaurant, a lift (!) and even one room is a part-time Barclays bank! BTW Carnforth is a good place to stop, all town facilities but everyone seemed friendly. Heritage centre opposite £2.50, great if you loved Brief Encounter, David Lean, and steam trains
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Parking is tricky - plan in advance. All shops you need a few minutes walk
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Alex B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Really surprising visit from the outside, food was faultless and James our server was really welcoming and I really appreciate the recommendation on the ribs, best starter other than the beef croquettes! All staff really friendly and attentive, and will be definitely coming back to try other bits on the menu! Thanks again!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Robert C wrote a review Jan 2024
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Restaurant looked great but a bit put off by the fact that a dog was allowed to walk and sit on a table in the dining area. Ok so it was a cute puppy but ON the table 😕? Dogs carry germs and parasites, and particularly puppies. Was going to eat but perhaps another time.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The Royal Station Hotel Team Station, Marketing at Royal Station Hotel
Responded 30 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We do have have dog friendly and non dog friendly dining areas throughout the hotel so please do inform staff where you would like to be seated. We apologise for the puppy , we do have signs and if staff had seen, it would have been dealt with immediately as dogs are not allowed on the furniture ! We do hope you'll you'll eat with us another time.
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Maggie may wrote a review Jan 2024
Carnforth, United Kingdom39 contributions38 helpful votes
Afternoon tea We had an amazing afternoon for our Mums 90th birthday We had a wonderful room to ourselves with bar The tea was lovely Freshly cut sandwiches, cakes galore and melt in the mouth sausage rolls Service was great Hospitality was the best, friendly and so accommodating especially with the small children. Value for money, definitely ! We had a lovely day all 40 plus of us Thank you so much
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Parking on road but car park opposite £1 all night Accommodation was great
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Response from The Royal Station Hotel Team Station, Marketing at Royal Station Hotel
Responded 26 Jan 2024
Thank you for your wonderful comments, we do hope to see you all again very soon!
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PRICE RANGE
£66 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLancashireLancaster DistrictCarnforth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Station Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Station Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Carnforth Station Heritage Centre (0.06 miles), The Snug Micropub (0.05 miles), and Carnforth Bookshop (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Station Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Station Hotel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a seating area, and a sofa bed.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Station Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Station Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Station Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Royal Station Hotel & Restaurant, Brief Encounter Refreshment Room Bistro & Bar, and Cafe Edelweiss.
Is Royal Station Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Carnforth.
Are pets allowed at Royal Station Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Station Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Station Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leighton Hall (2.3 miles), Warton Old Rectory (1.1 miles), and Arnside Tower (4.6 miles).
Is Royal Station Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.