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Melbreak Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Workington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had an extended stay here and the hotel is FANTASTIC. All the staff are a credit to this establishment, they were very welcoming and could do no more to make our stay better.
The room we had was very clean and homely, breakfasts and evening meals were of excellent quality and enjoyed in beautiful surroundings.
Excellent access from all major routes, and plenty of car parks even when the hotel was full!!!

THANK YOU Melbreak for all your help.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Caroline H, Front Office Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Thank you very much for your generous review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay; it makes all our hard work worthwhile.
Regards
Caroline Hughes

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed for one night and were very comfortable. We had room 5 which was fine for us. As a few previous reviews have stated, the room was dated and the kettle should be out of the way of children (as it's a family room) but apart from that, there were plenty of extra pillows, the beds were comfortable, there was a modern tv with childrens channels and tons of lovely thick towels. The bathroom was spotless and the shower was very powerful. We also had a gorgeous view of the mountains.

Staff were very friendly, breakfast was lovely and the conservatory was delightful for dining, especially when the sun shone.

For the £99 that we paid for our family to stay, it was well worth it and we would definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank MrsS723
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Caroline H, Front Office Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2013

Thank you for your kind review; I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. The staff at the Melbreak are constantly striving to improve standards in order to make our guests' breaks enjoyable experiences; to hear that you have enjoyed your stay makes the hard work all the more worthwhile.
Kind Regards
Caroline Hughes

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

A really friendly and accommodating hotel. We stayed before climbing Scafell Pike next day. Menu and choice of drinks were both excellent as we're the staff and management. We were upgraded to a fabulous suite at no extra charge. Extremely clean and comfortable and a great breakfast to send us on our way

Room Tip: A great base for the Lake District
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ian D
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Caroline H, Front Office Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

So glad you enjoyed your stay and, more importantly, that you managed to scale Scafell Pike safely and successfully! Good luck on your Three Peaks Challenge and hope to see you agin soon - perhaps on a more relaxing break.

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Lovely conservatory restaurant where we were served excellent meals by friendly and efficient staff who were genuinely interested in us and the reason for our visit. Comfortable and well equipped bedrooms, I had a really good nights sleep.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank janesandwith
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Caroline H, Front Office Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay; hopefully you will revisit soon.
Kind regards
Caroline Hughes

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

It's the third time I've stayed here. It's a good location if you must stay in the area - from a convenience point of view.
BUT - the road is very noisy throughout the night and the water pressure provides just a trickle, especially when you need it first thin in the morning.

The breakfast area is nice, but when I asked for a vegetarian breakfast, I got the same as everyone else, but without the Black Pudding, Sausages and Bacon. I think that's quite pathetic.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Caroline H, Front Office Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at the hotel. I am sorry to learn your stay was not enjoyable and will certainly look into your comments regarding the lack of water pressure in the room you stayed in. I can only sympathise with you on this point as I also prefer a powerful shower.

However, I am quite perplexed with regard to the traffic noise as that particular room is to the rear of the hotel and thus furthest away from the road; the only explanation I can think of is that the A595 is currently being used as a diversion for the A5086, which is currently under going repairs, and thus resulting in an increase in traffic volume.

Thank you also for pointing out our failings over a vegetarian breakfast. We do offer a good choice of cereals, yogurts, fruits and porridge, and we also offer eggs cooked in a variety of styles, as well as a plentiful supply of toast. However, we do not offer vegetarian sausages or hash browns and will look into offering these as an alternative to bacon and pork sausages.

Hopefully you will choose to stay with us again when you are next in the area allowing us to make amends for our shortfalls this time

Regards
Caroline Hughes

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We visit this hotel to meet a friend who stays, his experiences of staying are always enjoyable. Not only is the hotel very well situated, it offers easy access to all the towns in West Cumbria with ease. The staff are always very friendly an the bar/ restaurant area is fantastic with a great conservatory offering brilliant views on a summer night and a welcomed warmth on a winter night. The food is always cooked to a high standard and is well worth a visit just for a meal. The menu is a little small but the quality far than makes up for this. All in all this is a fabulous hotel and well worth a visit. Head and shoulders above the others in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Caroline H, Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Hi there,

Thank you very much for your review; so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the hotel and staff lived up to your expectations.

I appreciate your comments about our menu which is about to change in the next few weeks. Hopefully the next time you visit you will find there to be much more choice?

Regards
Caroline

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Reviewed 31 January 2013 via mobile

The good bits:
Easy to find just off the A66. Grand views over open countryside. Lovely conservatory (even on a cold winters night). Very personable staff. Breakfast cooked fresh.

The not so good bits:
Quite expensive for what you get. Room (5) was basic and a bit cramped - 2nd person in double bed has to clamber to get in or out of bed. Small tired bathroom. Breakfast was basic with traditional fry-up. Main meal choice was quite limited especially if you stay 2 or more nights - 3 vegetarian choices including a risotto that was more rice pudding than paella.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Caroline H, Manager at Melbreak Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2013

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Melbreak.

I can only agree with your comments regarding room 5; it is rather cramped, particularly for a family. This is something we hope to address this year as we are planning a long overdue refurbishment of our bedrooms and bathrooms, and plan to make some of our rooms adjoining to accommodate families in a more spacious way.

Likewise, we are also in the process of rolling out a new menu which should hopefully offer a more varied choice of dishes for all types of diets.

Once again, thank you for your comments. Hopefully you will return in the future to sample our refurbished rooms and our new restaurant menu.

Regards
Caroline

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Address: Winscales Road, Workington CA14 1XS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Workington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Workington
#5 Business Hotel in Workington
Price Range: £49 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbreak Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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