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“Excellent Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Priory Hotel Cartmel
The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Cartmel B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We booked the Priory Hotel having not been able to stay in the L'Enclume rooms. The hotel is very nice with a dinning room, bar area and a small number of rooms. We stayed in room 7 which is on the top floor overlooking the square. The room was very nicely furnished and comfortable. The pillows on the bed however, were way to firm for me and no alternatives were available in the room. Following my disrupted sleep we were awaken at 7am by the bin men emptying all the bins in the square (Friday). The breakfast in the Hotel was good; cereals, fruit juice, tea or coffee and a full English. The staff in the hotel were all very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying in the hotel as an alternative to the L'Enclume rooms. I would however, take my own pillow with me next time.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Just returned from one stay at this beautiful hotel, nothing is too much trouble. The food and drink are excellent as are the staff and hosts Julie and Gary, a special mention for Becky as she went out of her way to ensure we had a good time. This truly is a hidden gem within the square.
We will be back. Denise and Ray

Room Tip: All the rooms are of the same high standard
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights in Cartmel, staying in the Priory Hotel. Everything about this hotel is first rate. The personal attention is excellent and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are all well appointed and modern with good facilities. Breakfast is freshly cooked to order. We did not have dinner because we ate at L'Enclume (a must!) on our first night and the restaurant was closed on the Sunday night. We did have lunch and it was excellent.
Whenever we visit Cartmel or the Lake District again we will stay here.
Thanks again for a wonderful 2 days.

Room Tip: Some rooms have no view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We've now stayed at the Priory twice for dining experiences and short breaks. The first time was at New year and we had an amazing dinner, and the second time was the weekend after Valentines and stayed in the huge family room and had a fantastic dinner for two for just £150 - not bad given the dinner started with Champagne and canapes and just got better thereafter. The breakfasts are very good, there are pastries available most of the day and the hotel has a B&B feel rather than it being a bit stuffy. The hosts are fabulous and we always feel like we're at a home from home. We will be back soon.

Room Tip: Family room is best but please don't book it because we want it for ourselves - not that we'...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my wife have bought a static caravan in between Cartmel and Grange and decided to pop up for a couple of days in January as the site doesnt open till March. We choose The Priory for our overnight accomodation, located in the square we easily parked and checked into reception with ease, a very young lady courtiously took us to our room ( room 5 ) and gave us the run down on dinner, breakfast times etc....the room is absolutely gorgeous, we've stayed in some premium hotels all over the World but this really can hold itself high against any of them. We had booked dinner and the food was simply fantastic, service 1st class and after dinner drinks in the cosy lounge....
The bedroom was lovely, spacious, the bed itself was very comfortable and a good sleep was had by us both.
The breakfast equalled the dinner the evening before and checking out was quick and simple.
Gary, his wife and the young hostess ( about to embark off to New Zealand ) along with David the chef really make this place what it is.....please dont change anything guys !!!!!
See you all soon
Chris & Paula King

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great food , lovely warm rooms , beautiful hotel in the square in Cartmel ! Friendly helpful staff ! Nothing too much trouble !!! Even in the worst weather conditions , can't wait for my next visit, mind you the food was so good you might need bigger clothes to return home !!

Room Tip: Choose front of hotel and watch the people in the square plough through the snow romantic !!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was our first stay here but it won't be our last. We stayed in room 7 which is right at the top of the house, when we arrived it was quite cool, we prefer rooms to be cold so it didn't bother us, although we did turn the radiator on. Room was very clean and bed very comfortable. Staff and owners all very friendly. Breakfast was tasty, especially the bacon and sausage. It's in a wonderful location, we stayed because we had a reservation at l'enclume, which is probably less than a minutes walk away, I would not hesitate in staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Priory Hotel Cartmel

Address: The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands > Cartmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Cartmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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