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County Hotel

9 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QP England
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#21 of 21 hotels in Carlisle
A beautiful listed building, the non smoking County Hotel still retains its Georgian Grandeur as well as providing modern spacious accommodation, free wireless internet access in all bedrooms and public areas and conference facilities. Situated in the heart of Carlisle, this 3 star hotel overlooks the splendid twin towers of King Henry VIII's historic Citadel and is opposite the railway station. With 2 miles from junction 43 on M6 the hotel is an ideal base for exploring nearby Gretna, north Cumbria and the Lake District. Open daily for breakfast and dinner the Gallerie Restaurant offers a choice of a la Carte or table d'hote menus, complemented by a good selection of wines and liqueurs.
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9 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QP England
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Rosemary C wrote a review Yesterday
chichester47 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a hotel that needs a lot of love and money spent on it. Stayed here whilst walking Hadrians wall. No bedside table on my side of bed and the 2 spare pillows in the wardrobe did not have pillowcases on . The restaurant was closed in the evening. Carpets are very worn and in some places a trip hazard. Hotels are not having the easiest of times at the moment . On a more positive note the breakfast was very good indeed and the hotel is very conveniently located for the railway station . There is an excellent Italian restaurant just around the corner .
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Date of stay: September 2021
Didi G wrote a review 15 Sep
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This hotel portrays itself as something completely different on its website. The whole place bore no resemblance to the advertising. Totally misleading. The entrance and stairways are worn and dirty. The hand sanitisers dotted around didn't work. The room was totally different from what was expected and was in an unacceptable state of disrepair. Trading standards would have a field day with this hotel. Constant sound of the extractor fan at the pizza place next door all night. The floors throughout were uneven and creaked so badly we were woken up by the people upstairs using the toilet. There were burn holes in the net curtains and on the windowsill. The bathroom sink was cracked and there were 2 part used toilet rolls left on the toilet. More like a £20 a night motel than an £80+ hotel The only good thing about this disappointment calling itself a hotel was that it was a stones throw from the railway station and central to Carlisle. Would give it 0 stars if I could.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
987heatherp wrote a review 8 Sep
Southampton, United Kingdom27 contributions4 helpful votes
would like to Thank Muhammad who was manning the reception desk especially on his customer service he went above and beyond ensuring all our requests were filled supplied us with a fan as room was very hot and information on local attractions and places to visit , lovely clean room ,comfortable for the 2 days we were here .would recommend staying here it is good value for money and nothing was too much trouble .staff very pleasant and welcoming .
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: had a back room reasonably quiet .
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Rebecca R wrote a review 5 Sep
Sunderland, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
The overall stay was absolute amazing! The rooms are massive. Staff so friendly! Especially the night receptionist (think his name is Tommy) always said if we need anything to come down. Spoke to us like we were friends, made jokes and laughed. Genuinely a lovely guy to come across! Couldn’t fault anything! Will definitely be back at this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking in the back of the hotel free.
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J W wrote a review Aug 2021
36 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights with a 3rd one booked for 7 days later. The reception and staff were friendly during our stay and that is what the 2 stars are for. The room was a typical hotel type room but the cleanliness of the room was not great, the bathroom had dirt on the floor that had been there for months( minimum), the bath had no plug, nor could it be used, as the shower attachment did not allow for the water to flow into the bath. We were on the second floor and at 05:45am we could hear staff talking outside about guests( not pleasant) and they did not talk quietly, this also happened the second morning but for not so long. The first morning for breakfast the bread for toast was mouldy( staff did change and was embarrassed). There seemed to be no regard for Covid-19 safety measures…..anyone could helped themselves to the buffet breakfast,e.g handling the ladels and lids and drinks facilities. We cancelled our third night and booked somewhere else. This place may have been grand back in the day, but it certainly needs a kick up the backside (and investment) to bring it back up to standard.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Don’t book one, there are plenty of great B and B’s in. Carlisle
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Frequently Asked Questions about County Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to County Hotel?
Nearby attractions include VR Gateway (0.2 km), Red Herring Escape Rooms (0.2 km), and Carlisle Rail Station (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at County Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at County Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at County Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to County Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alexandros Greek Restaurant and Deli, Padthaistr Eat, and Anazao Tearoom.
Is County Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Carlisle.
Are pets allowed at County Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does County Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to County Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cartmel Medieval Village Priory (13.0 km) and Kirklinton Hall & Gardens (12.2 km).
Is County Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.