We booked a 2 night stay here as we were going to Cartmel races.
I don't like to be too negative of the place because the downstairs bar and dining area was lovely, and the owners & staff very warm and friendly, but we were very disappointed with our room (Winster). However, it may be one of the rooms yet to be renovated.
It's a dog friendly hotel, so if you're a dog owner you can take your best friend with you.
The owners/staff are very warm and friendly, and they provide great evening entertainment (Evie Plumb - singer/pianist) & relaxed atmosphere.
There is a lovely garden, and the hotel is set in a lovely peaceful location.
Breakfast was good - and the sausages (as per other reviews), were really tasty!
The breakfast/dining area is light and airy, which good decor.
If you're not a dog owner, and allergic to pet hair (like I am), this is not a good place for you.
I think the previous guests must have had a dog with them, and although the room and bathroom looked clean, I found animal hairs behind the door in the bathroom. And, despite taking anti-histamines and nasal spray daily, I was 'extra-itchy' during this weekend.
The room itself (Winster) was also very small, with a low ceiling (although looks bigger on the website), and in need of renovation.
There were cobwebs in every alcove (inc. inside the 'built-in' wardrobe/cupboard) and as the ceiling is very low, this was hard to miss, and wouldn't have been difficult to clean. I counted 4 live spiders (3 in the bedroom and one in the bathroom).
I don't particularly like spiders (something I'm not alone in, hence my mentioning it), but thankfully am not an arachnophobe so didn't have a melt-down!
Also, there was no headboard on the bed - maybe it's just me, but I thought this unusual.
After dropping off the bags, we decided to go outside to enjoy a drink in the sun, but unfortunately all the seats were taken on the patio, and despite there being a huge lawned area, there was no-where else to sit (there was one table on the lawn, but it was occupied).
The evening meal was disappointing too, but perhaps it was the chef's night off (as other reviewers have raved about the food).
Finally, and this is no reflection on the owners of the hotel, but if you want to walk into Cartmel, you are dicing with death! There are no pavements on the road, which is very narrow, and often no grass verge either - the road is very busy and the drivers drive very fast.
I really don't like to be negative, and much prefer to give positive reviews for places I've been, but Trip Advisor is designed for honest reviews and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Sadly, our first impression was not very good, but other rooms in this hotel look lovely, and have obviously been refurbished.
I have seen that the owners respond to all their posts, which is to their credit, and I hope that they can improve on the things I have mentioned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just above the village of Cartmel, the Uplands Hotel & Restaurant offers stunning views of the local countryside and the Furness Peninsula. Originally a large residential house, the Hotel benefits from two acres of peaceful gardens which are perfect for walking your dogs, al fresco dining, summer sunbathing or just taking in the views. A large car park covered by CCTV security is also onsite. The hotel is in the ideal location for visiting South Lakeland and the stunning Cumbrian coast. It is also a top choice for those visiting local events such as the Cartmel Races, the Steam Gathering Festival and the many events held by Holker Hall to name but a few. Furthermore, as the hotel is only a short drive from the M6 Motorway guests travel comfortably from a range of locations between Scotland and London. For guests, there is a choice of five comfortable double bedrooms, two of which benefit from the stunning countryside views. All rooms feature a modern en-suite bathroom and Freeview Television as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is also available throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Uplands Hotel Cartmel, Cumbria