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The George Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SU, England
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Ranked #7 of 12 hotels in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Jimmy B Atherton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atherton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just left the George in Penrith after a one night Secret Escape deal. We booked in and went your room, it was lovely. Spotless, the large bed was sumptuous, along with all the toiletries (which we didn't use) and even bath robes. The weather couldn't have been Better, which added to our break. We had... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jimmy B What a wonderful review and thank you for your time taken to post it upon Trip Advisor. It is Lovely to find that you found the service and food excellent and saw the value of the secure parking that we provide at The George. I am also delighted to say that the weather has been fabulous too!... More

Hertfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything as promised on the website. A warm welcome and fantastic tea. Cannot believe how much was included. Sampled everything but couldn't finish it all. A great deal with Travelzoo but would have been good value at full price. Hope to return one day

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jules1949 Many thanks for your time taken to post a review upon your Afternoon tea here at The George I am delighted to find you found everything to your complete satisfaction and look forward to your next visit with some more of the same. Once again thank you Kind Regards More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the George Hotel and my mother and I decided to have afternoon tea, we thought we would have been seated in the main restaurant with the other customers having afternoon tea, but we where left in the reception area. Being served tea with water jugs and left, not one staff member approached us after this, the water... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 121Weggers Thank you for taking time to write a review of your experience with your afternoon tea. I would like to speak to your directly so that I can investigate the circumstances and hopefully restore a little faith. I can be contacted on 01768 862696, where I assure you of my best attention Kind Regards More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, hotel full of character but our afternoon tea was disappointing. The staff are very friendly and helpful but the tea was not a patch on some of the other hotels in the Lake District hotels group.

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bramble22 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and I am pleased that you found the hotel full of character and the staff very friendly and helpful. If could please contact me directly on 01768 8862696, I would like to discuss your experience in further detail Kind Regards More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just spent 2 nights at the George Hotel and Friday 11th July and Sat 12July and can honestly say it was the worst food I have experienced. On the Saturday night we were served a Roast Beef dinner and the roast potatoes were dry and hard and tasted as though been re-heated a couple of... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear leonard1211 Thank your for you feedback on your recent stay with us and I am sorry that on this occasion we didn't meet your expectations. I believe that you were offered complimentary drinks as well as dessert. However it was nice to sit and chat with you and I hope to see you when you pass this way again.... More

Cheshire, UK
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the George Hotel for a champagne afternoon tea at the weekend. The hotel is very charming and full of character. The staff were attentive and the plate of goodies that were brought to us were very tasty; the sandwiches, scones and a top layer of cakes that we just couldn't manage. When we first sat down a... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MoosirEm Thank you for your recent review of the your visit to The George. I am pleased that you found the staff attentive and that you enjoyed the section of scones, sandwiches and cakes. We serve Twinings Tea at The George and we could have replaced your tea to Earl Grey if you had mentioned at the time. Hopefully... More

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was great. Myself and my fiancé (both in our 20's) stayed here for our 4 year anniversary together last week and it was a really good stay. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is spotlessly clean and has some real character. We specifically chose a hotel like this instead of a boring generic travelodge and... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bigblade40 Lovely review of your recent stay with us! Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay for your 4th anniversary and for choosing The George. It is strange sometimes when people cannot see the investment that has gone into the premises but it gives me great satisfaction to see that most people can see the... More

Fareham, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating our wedding anniversary my wife and I settled upon the George Hotel in Penrith as a base for our Lake District trip. Booked accommodation through Secret Escapes. After a 6.5 hour drive (might have been quicker if we hadn't been stuck on the M6 car park), we found the hotel and checked in. Extremely pleasant member of staff offered... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fred_Fareham_uk Many thanks for choosing The George to celebrate your recent wedding anniversary and that you enjoyed the fabulous new refurbishment of the Hotels lounge, Devonshire Restaurant and Bar. Indeed a huge amount of time has gone into getting the décor to suit The George as a traditional yet professional relaxing environment with a thriving local and visitor base,... More

Penrith, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Penrith, hungry and not in the mood for fast food. We'd been to the George many years ago and left disappointed but we thought we would try again and were delighted with our choice. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in a traditional way and there is the option of a set menu or a la carte. We... More

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georgehotelpenrith, Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve C Thank you for you recent review on Trip advisor. The Devonshire Restaurant is perfect for a relaxed lunch and I am pleased that you found it good value with three courses and a bottle of wine at £20 per person. The staff will be pleased that you found the service discreet and relaxed and we look forward... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pictures and description are terribly misleading. The hotel is in the middle of ran down city, it is appr.10 miles from the Lake District. There is no ‘scenery' nor a ‘country’ luxury stay. It is a business hotel with the ran down interiors. I drove 4 hours from London to enjoy nature and the country side in the Lake... More

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georgehotelpenrith, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest I would like to point out the wording on the Secret Escapes page as follows : "..A traditional hotel near the Lake District, with a cream tea on arrival, breakfast, three-course dinner and a free room upgrade (subject to availability) The George Hotel in the historic town of Penrith is perched at the gateway to the Lake District... More

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Address: Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The George Hotel 3*
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The nostalgic wood panelling and old local prints on the walls combine to create an atmosphere unique to the George, where many generations of loyal visitors have returned time after time. Relax in the recently restyled Dappers Bar, take afternoon teas in front of open fires, dine in the intimate candle-lit restaurant, with its new and enticing menu featuring regional produce and mouth-watering desserts, or dance the night away in the magnificent ballroom.The hospitality and friendliness of the staff match the hotel’s high standards, ensuring that generations of guests return time after time. Sympathetically updated with all modern facilities, guests will appreciate the tastefully appointed bedrooms, including a four-poster bedroom and generously sized family suites.An oasis of calm and gentility, The George will delight visitors with its inimitable grace and charm. ... more   less 
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