Stayed 11/12/2012 in the middle of winter.
I booked a double room (Double bed) for 3 nights mid week. The room I was allocated was a twin (two singles). There was a portable heater already switched on when I entered the room, this was because the radiators in the room & bathroom didn't work. I knew this because there were signs on them saying Out of order, Do not use. The room itself was very basic and dated. The flat screen TV was no bigger than my laptop screen so I didn't bother turning it on.
The bathroom was absolutely freezing. No toiletries. The shower was nice and big and worked well. There was only one small bath towel. The towels couldn't dry because the radiators didn't work so I couldn't have a shower in the morning. The extractor fan in the bathroom wouldn't turn off so I went to jam my tooth brush in it but had second thoughts when I noticed how filthy the fan was.
The free internet in the rooms that they advertise on their website doesn't work.
The room that the Hotel shows on there website doesn't resemble anything like room 307.
Breakfast was OK and staff efficient.
There is a sign downstairs displaying: Restaurant closed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
I mentioned all of these problems to the receptionist, who I might add was really nice and friendly, but couldn't move me rooms as the hotel was fully booked. I told her that I would be checking out in the morning because of all the issues and she totally understood.
There is a pay & display car park directly opposite that you have to use at your own cost.
I am doing the Hotel a favour by only rating it a Poor. The only reason I am not rating it a Terrible is because the young receptionist with the red hair was lovely and tried her best to help.
No apology from the the old dear on reception whilst checking out the following morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 2 minutes' walk from the centre the small market town of Ulverston, the family-run Lonsdale House Hotel offers a warm welcome to all those who visit. Originally built in Edwardian times, we have strived to retain that old-fashioned charm, mixed with modern convenience, that Ulverston is renowned for. Being just 10 minutes' drive from Lake Windermere, it makes for a perfect getaway from the crowds of central Lakes. The rooms at Lonsdale House Hotel include a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms all benefit from an en suite bathroom. Some rooms boast a four-poster bed and a spa bath. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and a lovely secluded garden or lounge to relax in, if you wish. In the mornings, guests can enjoy hearty full English breakfast. Central Ulverston is home to numerous shops and pubs, boutique and general, many of which are located on the stone paved main street. The town offers many country festivals, well known throughout the area, which are great for young and old alike. There is a public carpark just across the road, if you arrive by car, and the train station is just quarter of a mile away. The Lonsdale House Hotel is just 15 minutes' drive from the coast. Guests can visit the Manjushri Centre at Conishead Priory, which is 2 miles from the property. Coniston Lake is 12 miles from The Lonsdale House Hotel. The surrounding area offers the Wildlife Animal Park in Dalton in Furness, also the Dock Museum in Barrow In Furness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lonsdale Hotel Ulverston
- Lonsdale House Hotel Ulverston, Cumbria