We just got back from a 2-night stay at the Washington Central with my boyfriend's parents (we purchased the Groupon offer). The hotel was perfect for our needs and we were all very impressed with the service of the staff (they were extremely friendly and helpful), the comfort of the rooms (the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in) and the general quality of the hotel.
Breakfast was varied and tasty. The cooked breakfast was delicious and was served fresh and hot. In addition there was toast, yoghurt, fruit, actimels etc.
The rooms had everything we needed and were well decorated and clean. We had no problems with the wifi or television. One of our rooms was at the front of the building on the main road and I was concerned about the possible noise from the bars below but the windows were double glazed ensuring a peaceful night's sleep!
We parked in the overflow carpark across the road which is attached to the Royal British Legion club. This was perfectly adequate (especially given the fact that the hotel is really in the very centre of Workington).
We didn't use the pool as we had great weather and so didn't spend much time in the hotel at all. However, it looked very inviting and didn't seem too busy - I imagine that if the weather had been less good we would have enjoyed warming up in the pool on return to the hotel!
The only downside to this lovely hotel is the location. Workington is not pretty and not somewhere to add to one's list of places to go in the Lake District! However, we used the hotel strictly as a base from which we could explore the region and it is perfect for this purpose. It is on the A66 so it is very easy and quick to reach Cockermouth/Keswick. We arrived late on Friday so we drove 10 minutes to Cockermouth which is lovely and had a range of restaurants.
Overall we had a great stay and I would recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This excellently maintained and well appointed modern 4 star hotel, boasts 57 en-suite rooms and enjoys a town centre location. The hotels convenience to the West Cumbrian energy coast, and close proximity to The Lake District make it an ideal location, for both business clients and holiday guests. This luxurious hotel offers genuine hospitality and excellent facilities, which include suites for banqueting, weddings and conferences for up to 300 guests. Locally sourced food is presented with flair and imagination in the contemporary Central bistro & Bar. The Coffee shop and Caesars Pool & Leisure club are all open to residents and locals alike. The comfortable Lounge Bar offers a varied selection of fine wine, beers and spirits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Washington Central Hotel Workington, Cumbria