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The White House Guest House
Ranked #34 of 66 Penrith B&B and Inns
Edin.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Dissapointing”
Reviewed 17 April 2009

Pleasant enough welcome on arrival, although the owner had apparently forgotten on receiving the booking that he was due out early the next morning, necessitating an early departure. Very cramped and dated single room, compensated by the airy and pleasant bathroom - although this did not have a fixed or enclosed shower, a surprise and dissapointment. Room way over-priced, shoudl be £20. Breakfast poor and rushed - almost crisp bacon, tinned tomatoes and poor choice all round. Living and dining rooms could do with modernising.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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carrickfergus
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Reviewed 15 April 2009

Family room 3 lacking in character and is cramped. Poor ensuite facility with hand held shower over bath and little hot water for 1 use. Heating went off soon after arrival.
Poor tv reception.
No evening meal available as advertised and appeared to be a one-man show.On arrival breakfast order taken, full English not as on web site, tin tomatoes,no black pudding or fried bread. Cereals in tupperware and no selection of juices.All guests at one long table.Photo on web of dining room not actual.
Whilst location is good it is seriously overpriced and over-rated.
Overall an experience is one to be missed!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2009

I booked this guest house for its location as it is close to Penrith ( which is where I needed to be ) but in a lovely quiet village just a couple of miles away . The grounds are large and laid mostly to lawns. They could do with a bit of TLC though as they are quite neglected. My first impressions were not good and proved to be right. The public areas of this guest house are very old fashioned and tired looking, although fairly clean.
I was not impressed by the owners at all, they were very offhand and did not give me the impression at all that they were pleased to see me.
As I was was working in the area I was hoping to have an evening meal on my arrival as this is advertised on every site I have looked at , I even saw a review saying how good the meals are ,this was not so apparently they no longer can provide evening meals. I had to visit a local pub which although was good it was very expensive.
Breakfast was not bad , but I was limited to having breakfast only between a half hour window as that is the only time these people will prepare it.
My room was Ok but again very old fashioned and in need of a serious dose of updating.
I was very dissapointed with this guest house

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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Birmingham
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2007

A friendly stay in a nice enough place. Well worth a visit if you are
passing through Penrith. Built on lovely gardens and excellently maintained it feels like home from home. Service was fantastic with a
personal touch.

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  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: The White House Guest House
Address: Clifton, Penrith CA10 2EL, England (Formerly The White House Experience)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White House Guest House offers four star accommodation, and is ideal for families, couples and children. Whether on business or pleasure we offer guests comfortable accommodation for visiting the Lake District or a stopover on your journey. The Guest House can be found in the village of Clifton just two miles South of Penrith which is at the junction of the A6, A66 and M6. The property was built in 1765 and retains a cosy cottage feel. ... more   less 
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