Having seen the hotel derelict and been curious about it for sometime, it was a joy to visit and enter the beautiful spacious interior that has been restored faithfully to its former glory: attention to detail was incredible, even the rugs in the foyer had been re-created as those depicted in the books on the history of the hotel from its heyday to now.
We didn't have a balcony but, on a very windy evening this really didn't matter. Our sea view was lovely as whilst the town of Morecambe does need some TLC, the seafront and bay are just lovely.
A genuine nice touch in the rooms was the option to access a cine film found from the 1950s showing Morecambe including the hotel as a lively family resort. The film and soundtrack were really touching, we replayed it as a relaxing back drop whilst indulging in a bath deeper than one we've ever known - luxurious!...We flicked the news on before going for our meal and swiftly turned it off again not wanting to spoil the atmosphere!
Our meal was lovely though at first we were slightly disturbed by what sounded like a lawnmower in the background! We soon got used to the sound which was the wind absolutely howling along the front...with the restaurant being glass fronted to make the most of the view, the wind crept through a little, not drafty just a bit of additional background noise! the pace of service was just right and as said food lovely.
We headed for cocktails in the rotunda bar after dinner then collapsed into a very comfy bed.
We visited not Morecambe but the Midland hotel: it lived up to expectation and was well worth the indulgence. We've returned home today and already recommended it to family and friends - most people we've spoken with knew the hotel if not its name and were really curious to hear about the redevelopment and we've enjoyed telling them. A great short break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Midland is a beautiful Lancashire hotel that curves gracefully along the North West coast of Morecambe Bay. The Midland is an hotel with history and internationally renowned art deco building. Restored for the 21st century to become renowned as a modern day masterpiece and iconic architectural edifice that showcases the elegance of classic Art Deco design. Designed by Oliver Hill with interior decoration by Eric Gill, the hotel has a rich heritage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Midland Hotel Morecambe
- Midland Hotel Morecambe