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Hill Foot Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ulverston
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“excellant stay”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This hotel had a very warm feel to it . It is a family run hotel and on arrival we were made to feel at home and welcome . The room was lovely, clean and tidy and a lovely big window which made the room lovely and cool considering it was over 25 degrees whilest on our stay .

Plenty of parking facilities at the hotel and although there is a very small garden centre opposite it didnt get in the way of peaceful surroundings , the main road was at the bottom but that again didnt bother the whole stay .

We had a key for the main front door so we could let ourselves in whatever time when we returned from the party .

The bathroom was small but it was immaculate with a lovely shower .

The breakfast was at a time that suited us oviously check out was 11am so had to be before then . We just had to let them know what time we were coming for breakfast , the english breakfast was a choice that we made off the menu and all was freshly homecooked , there was also a choice of cereal . The dining room setting was really lovely and the tables were set out to perfection .

The travelling distance from ulverston town centre was only about 10 minutes drive away .

All in all this stay was lovely and I would have pleasure to stay there again .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

I couldn't of found a more perfect place to stay for the weekend, we didn't want to leave!!

The room was very big, lovely furniture. Felt more like a room then a hotel! The bathroom was to a very high standard. Perfect amount of freebies, even extras in the hall way.

The woman who greeted us from start to finish couldn't of been more nice, we was pains! We asked for extra forks in the room and plates for a birthday cake. She helped us find a food place in town. Couldn't of been more hopeful when 10 o'clock at night trying to find a local take away let us borrow her phone and internet, she even paid for it and bought it up to our room to pay for the next day!!! ABOVE AND BEYOND!
I hope anyone reading this understands how nice this place is and the people who run it! Whoever has said something bad about this place are being unrealistic. OH and before we left at 11.30 (didn't want to get out of the comfy bed and lush room) she asked if we wanted breakfast! Most places pray you don't come down never mind still offering bless her!

Me and my boyfriend loved it and want to go back to the same place next year. Number 6 best room ever :)!!!

Room Tip: number 6! Best room for double bed :)
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

My family and I were visiting the South Lakes Animal Park and decided to make a night and day of the trip. We chose this hotel due to its rating on TA and agree with both the good and the bad in some of the other reviews.

The staff - amazing, very helpful and friendly
The location - good access to all amenities, a great base for discovering the local attractions and plenty of restaurants / shops near by
The price - it is expensive for what it is, however we did stop during half term and paid £95!
The hotel - it looks in a transitional period at the moment. The bathroom was done up to a very high standard with very swish high tech taps! The decor is tasteful and looks like an ongoing project with some finishes not completed. It was a little chilly but there is central heating for people like me. The TV was tiny, but, we were not there to watch it so it was not an issue for us.
The food - yum!

All in all a very good stay, the cost of the place was eased by the friendliness of the lady on reception, the relaxed attitude to breakfast and checkout times and the great location.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This is definitely not a 3 star hotel as advertised. It is just an over-priced B&B with limited facilities. There is no phone, radio or tissues in the rooms, and there is a very small TV with limited channels and a plate of tea bags open to the elements. Room lighting left a lot to be desired. However, there was a warm and helpful welcome.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

I don't often write reviews - good or bad. I believe good value for money is a right, and should not be considered an unexpected surprise even in this day and age.

That said, I will make an exception for the Hillfoot Hotel.

We were greeted at the front door by a very polite and charming young woman who took our bags, checked us in with a minimum of fuss, showed us to our room, and returned minutes later with a pot of fresh coffee.

The room itself overlooked the gardens, had a big double bed with fresh white linen, and a spacious bathroom (newly renovated and very clean and shiny).

My husband and I changed and went downstairs to order a taxi into Ulverston town. A different young lady, Helen, wouldn't hear a word of it! She insisted we allow her to drive us. We happily agreed and, on the journey, learned all the best places to eat and drink.

Before dropping us in the square, Helen gave us her personal mobile phone number and told us to call her if we had trouble finding a taxi later in the evening.

We had a lovely Indian meal and decided to walk back to the hotel. When we got there the fire was lit in the guest lounge and we spent a happy hour playing Scrabble before turning in.

As we began to ascend the stairs, Helen came out of the kitchen to tell us that breakfast was served 'whenever we wanted it', and that we could enjoy a lie-in (there was no fixed check-out time, which is a pleasant change).

In the morning we showered (excellent and powerful) and went down for breakfast. There were no menus and we were told to order whatever we wanted. We both ordered full English breakfasts as a rare treat and they arrived promptly.

Real Cumberland sausages, fresh eggs with very yellow yolks, proper bacon (not that watery muck you are so often served), and all the other trimmings. Delicious!

After breakfast we were invited to take our tea, toast and marmalade to the garden where we spent another very pleasant hour (Scrabble again - Me 2 - Hubby 0 ).

My husband and I have stayed in a lot of hotels all over the world. However, we have never felt so at home as when staying at the Hillfoot Hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 5. It overlooks the garden and is very well appointed. We didn't see any other...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Stayed one night. Hotel very tired but staff very friendly! No toiletries in room and no hair dryer. When advised staff on booking out I was told that toiletries were left out on landing (I wish I had been told at time of arrival) and that the hairdryer had probably been stolen. Breakfast was good but having paid nearly £70 I thought it was overpriced for the standard. I would not stay there again and should have listened to the taxi driver who told me that he hadn't taken anyone to that hotel for about eighteen months!

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

A wonderful stay at the Hill Foot Hotel over Easter. Really friendly, family run hotel. We were made to feel extremely welcome. Lots of information shared regarding things to do in the area from the owner. Suggested walks mapped out for us - the Hotel is close to start of the Cumbrian Way which is handy. Visited the Manjushri Kadampa (Buddhist temple) just down the road which was stunning. The town centre of Ulverston was near enough to walk to and explore (lovely shops and Market) and far enough away in the evening when it is quite lively! Room comfortable and well furnished with tea/ coffee making facilities TV and wi- fi. Breakfast was really delicious (even made my husband porridge on request) we would definitely recommend and will return again in the summer (if we ever have one!)

Room Tip: Room 4 has lovely view over the Garden and is sunny in the mornings
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hill Foot Hotel
Address: Pennington Lane, Ulverston LA12 7SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ulverston
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ulverston
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Number of rooms: 7
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