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Read Guest House

5 Cross Street, Whitehaven CA28 7BX, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I felt really welcomed at this B&B. Great location, near everything you need, town, train station, pubs, council, etc. Some things so require some attention like the carpet in general will benefit with a proper cleaning. Other than that, food is good. In general this is a good value for money. Landlady really kind and friendly. Nice lounge and common... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice BnB in the heart of town and ideal for cyclists and tourist. Comfortable rooms and a lovely hearty breakfast in the morning. The house is Georgian era and has character and the share bathrooms are clean and modern. Parking can be tricky and most off at parking is pay and display.

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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at Reed House when I did the Reivers Cycle Route. My bike was securely stored. The room was not ensuite, but it had a sink and the bathrooms were excellent. It is a Georgian building near the market place. Definitely in the 'pretty' part of Whitehaven and close to all amenities. The owner was friendly, breakfeast good and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Recently I stayed at the guest house for 5 nights whilst completing a course in the local area. The accommodation was lovely, the owners were very helpful and I felt very welcome whilst staying here. Although the rooms are not en-suite they are great for the price. I cannot fault this place for the price that I paid, had a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

i stayed at the read guest house while working in Whitehaven for 5-6 weeks, I would of preferred a en suit room but at the price i paid it met my needs, comfortable and very clean rooms, good bathrooms with up to date clean shower. Good breakfast and a warm welcome from Ann the owner . Iv read the reviews... More 

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Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

A very good priced room to fit my needs. I arrived late and was welcomed in to a lovely warm house. I asked about parking and was directed to a local car park, and also offered a 'parking disc' for free for one hours' use the following morning. Nice warm room, clean bedding, tv, tea, coffee etc. Bathrooms on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

we got there thusrday night and were greeted by a lady who was nice to start with but we started to feel like we were being pushed to go to are rooms as she stopped speaking to us felt a bit strange round her are bikes were put in the back yard which was making us feel very un easy... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

friendly service and very helpful great if you want to be in the centre of the town of whitehaven but not to noisy even on a busy friday night i would stay here again and the breakfast was just what i expected overall i dont see why others are complaining about this place for the price and what you need... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Me and a friend stayed here for two nights and found the staff very friendly. The breakfast was brill and we enjoyed it, even got seconds. The cost was £25 per night B&B in a shared room. Can't fault it for the price. Back next year

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Very central and convienent for the start of the C2C. Lovely lady running it, good shared bathrooms. £35 / b&b. Breakfast ok. (Smell of fried food permeating the building, dirty & run down - but what do you expect for £35. You pasy your money and you takes your choice!)

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