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Dalston Hall Hotel
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Carlisle
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I have stayed at Dalston Hall 5 times now over the last year on business and every time has been memorable and extremelly pleasant. The rooms are all unique and quirky and i never know what to expect when i get my room key but am never dissapointed once i open the door, the rooms are huge along with the beds and are very comfortable. The hotel restaurant is top class, with the steaks my particular favourite and the typical Cumbrian portions mean you get a hell of a lot for your money too.
All in all the hotel is excellent and in a stunning part of the U.K, i would recommend it to anyone

Room Tip: All of the ones i have stayed in have been excellent. The room at the top of the turret is particula...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed one night it was very hard to pick a room as they all had something different and special but went for the tower room 6 with a real castle feel. Open the main door to 6 and there is a stone spiral stair case that leads up to the main room, wonderful experience, staff were warm attentive and friendly. The meal was fantastic with first class service. Without a doubt we will return here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We had lunch at Dalston Hall on the third of January 2013. We had never visited before and our first impressions were very good. The hall itself is beautiful and very atmospheric as others have noted. One feels one is going back in time, joining a weekend party at the turn of the last century, one expects the silent presence of uniformed staff with a butler at the helm. However we were shown to the gorgeous oak panelled bar and seated beside a huge fireplace and offered drinks before lunch. The girl that took our orders and served us at lunch was extremely helpful and friendly and really added to the pleasure of our visit with her attentiveness. Our lunch was served in a, sadly, modern dinning room, oddly with beautiful plasterwork ceiling. The food was exquisite, I have never in my life, despite dinning in the worlds best restaurants had roast lamb so tender, moist and utterly unforgettable, apparently due to a seven hour water bath. The chef really goes to a great deal of trouble and deserves a michelin star at least. My fellow diners also had a great gastronomic treat as everything we ate was utterly superb and very memorable. The portions were not those ghastly airy fairy tiny dinky little sizes that leave one wondering what there is to eat at home. The portions were generous which was lovely and makes such a change when dinning out.
After lunch we explored the public rooms of the hotel, which were decorated for Christmas. As a result the hotel looked quite magical and the best of all was what was being used a s a banqueting room with minstrel's gallery. It was breathtakingly beautiful and decorated with crystal chandeliers and giant crystal candelabra, glimmering icy swags and icicle laden trees which all shone out in the 17th century splendour of this magnificent and fascinating room. Dalston Hall is magical and despite a few out of place modern paintings that seem to have been bought by the yard, it was fabulous in every way, as were the staff. We look forward to returning for a much longer stay - permanent would be ideal...

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Stayed here for one night during a friends wedding. The hotel rooms were well appointed with large beds and a whirlpool bath in our room (12). The furnishings were luxurious with Bulgari cosmetics in the bathroom. Room service wasn't available due to the wedding, but the breakfast the next day was tasty and reasonable value at £10. I would stay again, though the location of the hotel being somewhat out of town makes it better for a romantic break than a night on the town. The staff were friendly and keen to help, service was excellent throughout our stay.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We attended a family wedding reception and stayed for two nights - one night at either side of the wedding. What a perfect place for a fairytale wedding! Everything about the wedding reception was perfect and it really did have that 'magical' feeling to it, especially with all the wonderful Christmas decorations. As it is a small hotel, the only people in it were in the wedding party. We have never attended such a beautiful wedding venue before, and we shall remember this always.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 9, which has a 6ft bed and windows on two walls. Even though we went to bed before...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

a stunning place to stay, evening meal was expensive, the owner or manager was very unfriendly towards us, we were a honeymoon couple and felt like we were not welcome there, we couldnt understand why, the place was freezing cold, but our room was the only place that was warm, as we turned the heating on ourselves. we had an evening meal there but it was a disaster the fillet steak was raw even though we asked for medium, the dinning room was freezing cold, we were the only guests in the dinning room, it might be ok for weddings but not very good for holiday couples and families. and the place is not haunted.

Room Tip: make sure the heating works and does not rattle all night
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

This is a charming old manor house. My room was extremely spacious, the view is very nice, there is a golf course there, but the highlight of my stay was dinner in the restaurant. The food was outstanding. Whenever I am in the UK I look for Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert, as it is my favorite dessert and perhaps the best dish to come out of the UK. Here it was so good that I actually ordered a 2nd!
The only reason I did not give it 5 stars for sleep quality was that I noticed you can hear the road traffic, which is heavy, in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Dalston Hall Hotel

Address: Dalston Road (B5299), Carlisle CA5 7JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carlisle
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carlisle
Price Range: £123 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dalston Hall Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique 4 Star hotel nestling in the heart of the beautiful Cumbria, just 10 minutes yet a million miles away from the vibrant City of Carlisle, this magnificent Grade II listed Hotel provides the finest luxury coupled with discreet yet friendly service from the resident owners and their team. The perfect place to stay. Thirteen individually designed, lavishly furnished suites and bedrooms. The perfect choice for fine dining. Exquisite cuisine complemented by a splendid cellar. The perfect choice for weddings and celebrations of all kinds, be they on a grand scale or rather more intimate. ... more   less 
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Dalston Hall Hotel Carlisle, Cumbria

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