Retirement is wonderful - a day course in Lancaster, then time to see the area before returning home. So day course duly enjoyed, then 3 nights in the Royal Kings Arms. As many have already said, an excellent location with super staff - special mention to the lovely Charleen who went out of her way to be helpful. I was lucky - had a room at the back with working windows. Yes the paintwork's peeling and the carpets past their best, but very clean - and revamp anticipated later this year. Breakfast too was good, though very busy / slow on Sunday morning. And an excellent central location: ideal for what I wanted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We always offer the best prices to our guests direct through hotel reception so be sure to call us first. Fantastic all round venue in a central location, ideal for weddings and functions, everything under one roof. In the heart of the historic city of Lancaster, with views of its famous castle, stands the Royal Kings Arms Hotel. Originally built in 1625 and later rebuilt in 1879, the hotel was immortalized by Charles Dickens in his tale of "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices". This Grade II listed hotel has 55 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, including the luxury Castle Suite, with its four poster bed and views of the castle, the entrance to which is just 50 yards away. With origins dating back almost 1,000 years Lancaster Castle, a Grade 1 listed building, occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts and has been described by English Heritage as "not only the North-West's most important historic and archaeological monument but also of international importance". Other historic buildings in Lancaster include the Judge's Lodgings and the Doll Museum. The sea plays a big part in Lancaster's history and the Maritime Museum is a fascinating place to visit. Beyond the city, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach, while the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool are a short drive away. Breakfast is available when checking in at reception, we do have car parking facilities at £5 per car per stay at the rear of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Lancaster