The County Hotel - first impressions. Good parking, great central location in the centre of Carlisle, on a busy main road. However, after 7pm? they close the road and it becomes a pedestrian route. Great I thought! Ah ... bars, clubs, stag and hen do's, and thumping base music ..... so hot in the bedroom that I had to have the window open .... and then finally when all the drunks have gone home they bring out the cleaning equipment. Huge lorries up and down, bin men, etc, etc.
The hotel itself is tired. A former great elegant hotel run down and neglected. Its a listed building and deserves better. My single room was clean, had everything I needed in it, soft, clean towels, etc. Free WiFi was an added bonus. Receptionist (man) friendly and helpful.
Would I stay again? Not with a front facing room, NO! For just one night and passing through ... perhaps but far better places around I think. Cheap and noisy I think I'd say!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful listed building, the non smoking County Hotel still retains its Georgian Grandeur as well as providing modern spacious accommodation, free wireless internet access in all bedrooms and public areas and conference facilities. Situated in the heart of Carlisle, this 3 star hotel overlooks the splendid twin towers of King Henry VIII's historic Citadel and is opposite the railway station. With 2 miles from junction 43 on M6 the hotel is an ideal base for exploring nearby Gretna, north Cumbria and the Lake District. Open daily for breakfast and dinner the Gallerie Restaurant offers a choice of a la Carte or table d'hote menus, complemented by a good selection of wines and liqueurs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- County Hotel Carlisle, Cumbria