We stayed at the Alston House Hotel on bank holiday weekend in August. The village of Alston itself is abit non-descript, full of walkers/hikers etc. but there are a few pubs you can go to on a night for a few quiet drinks.
We used the hotel as a stop-over on the way to the Lakes and it met all our requirements. We wanted somewhere cheap, cheerful and clean to stay and this met all our needs. It was £70 for the room for one night and included cereal, fruit salad, toast & full english breakfast which was fantastic. The rooms are basic but are fine as somewhere to rest your head. The lady who seemed to run the hotel was very friendly.
We were warned by someone who had stayed there previously that there is sometimes noise on a weekend as the hotel does weddings/christenings etc. During our stay it was noisy the afternoon we arrived, but was fine (quiet) in the evening.
The restaurant in the hotel was fantastic (better than expected) but be warned it was fully booked so ring ahead and make a reservation. They offer two types of menus a set price menu which seemed good value for those on a tight budget, and then also an ala carte menu which was pricier. The surroundings were fantastic and definitely good value.
Overall I would recommend this hotel if you want clean and comfortable accommodation on a budget. I would go back and recommend to my family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Outstanding food at this family run hotel. There is a cafe, restaurant and bar and seven ensuite rooms. The cafe serves homemade cakes and scones with lattes, chill out and meet your friends. The popular evening restaurant has extensive menu catering for all. Most of the rooms are spacious with lovely fell views with comfortable beds. The service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. Situated in Alstonwith all its facitities and within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alston House Hotel Alston
- Alston House Cumbria