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“A ovely Hotel in a lovely village”

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Priory Hotel Cartmel
Ranked #5 of 15 Cartmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A ovely Hotel in a lovely village”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Prior. Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and very helpful. We could not fault the breakfast both in quality and quantity.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Priory H, Owner at Priory Hotel Cartmel, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with the Priory Hotel, and would like to thank you for your lovely review.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We stopped for an evening meal at the Priory Hotel in Cartmel on the recommendation of locals. Excellent menu - excellent cooking - will certainly visit the Hotel again. Go in and take a look. The decor in the Restuarant and bar is a treat too

  • Stayed August 2013
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Lapta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our visit to Cartmel was a present from our two adult sons for my Birthday. It centred on dinner at L'Enclume, a five hour car journey from our home, which remained a secret until we stepped into the restaurant with our sons and their partners. We arrived at the Priory Hotel at 2:00pm and were made to feel both welcome and 'at home' from the outset. This small and intimate hotel provides for a wonderful relaxed atmosphere in the most central position of the village, just a stones throw from every aspect of the village! We had three superb double bedrooms, which included an extra special king size room with separate bath and shower for my husband and I. All three rooms were tastefully decorated and equipped, with the most comfortable beds and linen. The Bath and Shower rooms were also beautifully fitted.

Before taking a brief rest late afternoon, essential ahead of a very late night at L'Enclume, we sat outside the hotel in the sun, enjoying excellent scones and clotted cream and watching a touring company of Morris Dancers.

Breakfast was plentiful, with a wide choice to suit all diets, and cooked to perfection. Also plentiful was the excellent smoked salmon!

This small hotel was a perfect fit for our adult family celebration and we found all of the staff to be helpful, accommodating and friendly.

I have now looked at some of the other reviews and note comments on noise late at night. It was pitch black and silent when we left L'Enclume after one in the morning but, if you don't want to be in the centre of a village where there might be night life in the pubs or in an hotel bar then look for a hotel in an isolated area as the centre of any thriving or tourist village in the Summer months might not be for you in the first place!

We would certainly stay at the Priory Hotel in Cartmel again, when in or anywhere near the area!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We had three nights here combining a trip to the races and dinner at L'Enclume and The Priory is perfectly placed for both. Julie and her staff could not have been more helpful, even when an electrical storm caused a power cut ! We will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shoreham by Sea
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236 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My wife and I enjoyed staying here very much. It is located in the heart of Cartmel Square, which is lovely. The hotel is spotless and the staff excellent. I liked the oldey wordly charm of the public rooms too. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
So why only 3 stars?
Unfortuanetly it’s a victim of it’s charming location and building. Being in the middle of the square is lovely, but with 2 pubs within spitting distance it can get noisy late on. Also, the bathroom was poorly designed and very small. For example there was no shelf in the bathroom so we had to put our toiletries in the bedroom. No huge problem and the bathroom was very small but shelf space needs to be found. But in old buildings there is of course a limit to space, so don’t come here if this might be an issue (or ensure you chose the best room with a proper bathroom!).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is a reasonably pleasant hotel in a good location but make sure you get your booking confirmation in writing. We specifically reserved a king-sized bed by phone - room 4 - but were shown into a room with a standard sized bed - room 2. When we demurred to accept it the management refused to refund our deposit. Apologies were in short supply.Also, although we were told the restaurant would be open on Sunday evening, this proved not to be the case. There are bigger rooms with better facilities at less money in the pub opposite where we shall be staying in future on our regular visits to Cartmel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Priory H, Owner at Priory Hotel Cartmel, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Thank you for confirming what I suspected at the time. You rang and booked room 4 which is the deluxe double room and that is the room you where show too on arrival. Room 2 is the twin room with zip and link beds that makes up into a super king bed which is the room you and your wife stayed in on your previous visit, but unfortunately that room was not available to offer you. So it was your mistake sir not the hotels. You also forgot to mention that you were offered the family room that has the super king bed that you were after, may I add at no extra coast. Which you then declined to take as you had found cheap accommodation elsewhere. As for the deposit we were well within are right to charge you for the full night stay because there was nothing wrong with the rooms you were offered, but out of good will as you had already made up your mind to leave we just took your deposit.
Thank You Julie Hotel Manager
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at this great little hotel. Great location for touring around the Lakes, great room (6) and a fab breakfast. We would certainly return again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Priory Hotel Cartmel
Address: The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands > Cartmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Cartmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Priory Hotel Cartmel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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