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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lancaster House

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Lancaster House
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lancaster
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“very cosy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

clean, comfortable hotel, hot swimming pool, good breakfast, friendly staff, very quiet and great area for walk and relax, recommend for everyone, who looking for stillness, I and my family are pleased at our stay

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 30 November 2012
Thank you so much for your review.

I was delighted you had an enjoyable stay and managed to not only relax, but also enjoy some walks (my favourite hobby!)

If you are ever in the area again, please do contact me and I will not only assure you another great stay, I'll also show you some more great walks available in the region.

Kind regards

Tim Bell, General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

Our daughter & boyfriend were booked into the hotel for her birthday so we arranged to surprise her and have a meal with her the staff were excellent as was the service and food

We had a very pleasant evening from the minute we arrived the barman was very friendly and helpful as was the the lad who served us in the resturant everything was perfect

We will definatley be back

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 30 November 2012
Thank you so much for the glowing review.

I was delighted to hear that we manged to make your daughter's birthday a truly special occasion.

I will of course share your feedback with the team who always enjoy "making a fuss" for occasions such as these.

I do hope we can have the pleasure of helping you celebrate some more family birthdays in the future.

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Tim Bell, General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

We had a two night bed & breakfast break purchased on a kgb deal & thought it was excellent value. Our room was on the ground floor with a large bed, tea & coffee tray replenished each day & flat screen t. v. with freeview. The bathroom was clean & spacious with plenty of hot water & large fluffy towels.
We used the spa facilities on two occasions where you are provided with free towels & a locker. There is a pool, large steam room, sauna & an indoor & outdoor hot tub, all of which were clean & quiet at the times we used them.
We had dinner on the first night & found the prices to be a little expensive although the food quality was very good. Three courses cost between £22 & £35 depending on choice. Breakfast was excellent with a good selection of fruit, pastries, cereal & hot buffet.
There is a welcoming open fire in the lobby with comfy chairs & a nice bar for a quiet drink open throughout the day.
The hotel is in an excellent location five minutes from the M6 & Lancaster city centre & with easy access to the Trough of Bowland or the Lakes for walking.
We have already recommended this hotel to friends & family & would not hesitate in using this or one of the other hotels in their chain again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 30 November 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and comprehensive review following your recent stay with us at Lancaster House. I know the TA community always appreciate a good, balanced review rather than focusing too long on "minor" areas.

I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I very much hope we can have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.

Indeed, if you are ever planning another visit, do contact me personally and I will endeavour to deliver another great stay for you.

Kind regards

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We recently stayed at the Lancaster House only for 1 night - I wish it had been for more! Admittedly the hotel could benefit from upgrading the carpets & bedding as it is a little tired - but tired does not mean bad. It was very clean, the room was comfortable, bed comfortable, bathroom very clean & good water pressure in the shower. What made this hotel however is the restaurant! We had dinner & a full breakfast at the hotel and it was one of the best meals I have ever had! Top quality. They also have a great little bar where you can have a more simple meal & drinks if you want. Was a great place to relax - especially by the fireplace. Hotel has a fantastic huge wood burning fireplace in the lobby which is also wonderful to sit by. I would recommend this hotel in a heart beat & will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
Many thanks indeed for such a fantastic review following your recent one night stay with us.

Delighted you had such an enjoyable meal and were able to relax in front of the fire. At this time of year, what more could one want to make one feel cosy and content?

I hope we can convince you to stay a little longer next time so you can explore our beautiful area and learn about our historic city. Indeed, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are ever planning to be in the area again and I will ensure you have another superb stay.

Once again, thank you for becoming one of our "Raving Fans"

Kind regards

Tim Bell
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

The rooms were a bit tired but very clean, fit for purpose but a shame as from the reception area and Sandeman bar would have expected a bit more. the bed was very comfortable, but the room was rather hot. Good powerful shower which was over bath, plenty of hot water. No usual specific make up/shavng mirror in bathroom and lighting not ideal so suggest taking own makeup mirror. The rooms were not very soundproofed and could hear next door talking but there was an adjoining door so that may be why. The pool area was in need of refurb which i noted it said was in the next two weeks so maybe finished now. The hotel staff were extremely helpful, would rate highly on customer service. Central for Lancaster and easy access routes to explore the area. Regarding food, the breakfast which we had served in the room was excellent and generously portioned. If you want to leave the car it is just a short journey by taxi into Lancaster centre. All in all some good points and some average ones but had a satisfactory stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to post a comprehensive review following your recent stay with us.

Whilst I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay, I would like to for your benefit and the purpose of the TA community, address a couple of points you raised in your review.

As you mentioned, our gymnasium this week is undergoing a full refurbishment and will be re-open on Saturday 10th of November after a significant update with brand new state-of-the-art equipment which will be the very best available on the market currently.

Also, you were allocated one of our very few "inter-connecting" rooms and we have just this week addressed the issue you raised by increasing the sound-proofing in the 6 rooms we have that fall under this category, so this should hopefully prevent any noise travelling between these rooms.

I do hope these shortfalls haven't permanently marred your opinion of our hotel and we can hopefully look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Kind regards

Tim Bell
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

Excellent location when visiting any family members staying in the Uni. The accommodation is fairly basic, but clean and adequate. The bar area has a nice log fire and the selection of bar food and drinks good if a little on the pricy side. Pop across the road to the uni bars and food outlets for a less expensive choices. Breakfast in the hotel is very good.

  • Stayed November 2012
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Many thanks for the review.

I was glad that, overall, you enjoyed your stay and I thank you for your kind comments about the hotel and the team. If you're visiting for the purpose of the University, remember that you can apply for our "Unite" card directly here at the hotel or online at the English Lakes Hotels website. This FREE card gives you great food and beverage discounts on any future stays with us.

Hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Thank you again for the review.

Kind regards

Tim Bell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

Everything was great, the staff are so friendly and the rooms are fabulous with plenty of space this room was perfect for us. Although we did not try any other meals of than breakfast this was great there is a very large chioce of hot and cold food.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimBell, General Manager at Lancaster House, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Many thanks for the review.

I was glad that, overall, you enjoyed your stay and I thank you for your kind comments about the hotel and the team.

Hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Thank you so much for the great review.

Knid regards

Tim Bell
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Additional Information about Lancaster House

Property: Lancaster House
Address: Green Lane | Ellel, Lancaster LA1 4GJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lancaster House 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the balconied Reception Lounge, to the open fire you instinctively know that Lancaster House is a place to savour the good things in life, such as excellent cuisine from The Foodworks Restaurant, or a drink in the courtyard of The Sandeman's Bar. This relaxed elegance is also reflected in each of the 99 rooms. ... more   less 
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