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Alston House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and a friend stayed overnight Sat/Sun 26/27th July 2014. We enjoyed an excellent stay at a well appointed hotel. The staff and food were excellent. On the Sat evening we ate in the hotel restaurant with food and service first class. We would not hesit6ate to return to this hotel again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a quiet break in a scenic, unspoilt, uncrowded area of England, this is the place. Alston is on the Pennine Way and is an ideal base for exploring the whole region between Carlisle and Newcastle, either by car or bike or on foot. We only had two days but managed to fit in half-day visits to Housesteads... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this hotel is a gem.The rooms are good,the beds are comfy,the facilities are great,the food, both for breakfast and also evening meal are excellent.You cannot fault this family run hotel.We will go back and take our dog,cos I didn't say but they are dog friendly too.What more could you ask.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for evening meal.Nice surroundings and setup.Food served promptly.Steak pie was lovely as was the carbonara.Puddings plentiful and delicious. Nothing fancy but good value for money.Nice touch was the free homemade bread and butter while you wait.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this little gem of a hotel for 2 nights and wished we could stay longer. This hotel ticks all the boxes.We were welcomed/checked in by the lovely owner Carole, Our room was spotless spacious with a lovely comfy bed,our bathroom contained both a bath and a shower with quality toiletries provided. The hotel staff are all friendly... More

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A superb menu in the restaurant which made me decide I'd want to come back for a few days next time instead of just one night while on the Pennine Way. The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and hospitable. Overall a really enjoyable hotel to stay in.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We've just come back from a two night living social deal break and will stay at Alston House Hotel again. Our room was beautiful with a large comfy bed and a very grand bathroom. There was a lovely garden and having not been to Alston we were blown away by the beauty of the area. The food was excellent and... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was the 2nd night of our first ever C2C. My son and I had hoped to go further but the weather was so bad we had to stop earlier than planned. Very tired and extremely wet we could not have been made more welcome. Our bikes were quickly and safely stored away and we were installed in a lovely... More

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Kingston Upon Hull
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have just returned from a 2 day living social break with parents. The hotel itself is very comfy although it could do a little bit of a makeover in places. Our parents bedroom had signs of a damp patch, and the stair carpet could do with replacing. I must say though that our bathroom in room 5 was amazing.... More

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5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed for one night on a Special deal. It was an old house which has been modernised but it has not lost any of its cosy features.. The staff ,food and rooms were first class. The bathroom was 5*--except for plastic glasses The lamb I had at dinner was the best ever All in all a very pleasant and... More

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Address: Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alston House 4*
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Outstanding food at this family run hotel. There is a cafe, restaurant and bar and seven ensuite rooms. The cafe serves homemade cakes and scones with lattes, chill out and meet your friends. The popular evening restaurant has extensive menu catering for all. Most of the rooms are spacious with lovely fell views with comfortable beds. The service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. Situated in Alstonwith all its facitities and within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more   less 
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