On arrival the parking advice on the website is out of date, you actually park diagonally across the dual carriage way, not in the now defunct 'Hitchens'.
The receptionist booking us in seemed unaware of the location of rooms in the hotel, which is hard to understand as it is not that big!
We had to change room to the third floor to avoid noise from the function room.
It is a shame that the lift goes up the middle of the fabulous staircase.
There is a vibrant bar popular with the locals with a great range of beer.
However there is no residents lounge if you just want a quiet sit down.
We were kept waiting for over an hour for our evening meal main course, the staff said they were surprised it was so busy.
Breakfast was not great, greasy, small servings and unhelpful staff, we had to ask for extra scrambled eggs to make a reasonable portion, be prepared to pester staff for your tea and toast!
The bed was very comfortable and we slept well, the shower was good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barrow's famous town centre hotel. Bought by Lancaster Brewery in 2006, the Duke has been completely reinvented and is now a luxury, town centre hotel with fifty one ensuite rooms/suites, a stylish cask ale bar, resident's dining lounge and stunning cocktail/restaurant cellar bar. The hotel bedrooms include flat screen televisions, Egyptian cotton linen/towels, free wifi, over-sized beds, room service and contemporary bathrooms. A new addition to the Duke in 2017 is the arrival of acclaimed, Michelin 3 star winning chef Steven Doherty. Having run Cumbrian gastro-pubs since the 1990s, Steven is now Lancaster Brewery's Executive Chef and ensures that we produce really first class dining experiences for all our guests. The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the heart of Barrow, 100 yards from the train station, a couple of minutes walk to the town centre, accessible for the Lake District by train or car and less than 5 miles from South Lakes Safari Zoo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Of Edinburgh Hotel
- Hotel Duke Of Edinburgh