The Wedding-Venue side of business at this hotel is obviously their primary concern as all the related facilities appeared to be very good. However, the coach-trip side of the business, which seems to be their 'bread-and-butter' is less attractive.
We had a double room on the first floor, which was very cramped, and only had one small hard chair as seating. The room had no added comforts at all, and the bathroom was basic. It was difficult to climb into the bath in order to use the shower attachment, as the grab-handle was in the wrong position. And we are both able-bodied people with no health concerns. Both rooms were seriously in need of a deep-clean, and dusty cobwebs revealed their huge inhabitant 2 nights after we arrived!! Beware also of the midges that enjoy coming in through open windows whilst you sleep! A restful stay this was not.
This hotel is in dire need of an up-date, and the young waiting staff in need of some customer-relations training.
However, the meals were good, and the porion-sizes adequate.
The evening entertainment is either Bingo or vocal-acts, neither of which was particulary inspiring. But tv is available in a lounge or in the bedroom as an alternative if it is too cold and dark to stroll outside.
The hotel is in a beautiful location, but we would not visit again as we were too disappointed with the standard of the room for the money that we paid. Had we not been on a coach-trip, we would have left after the first night.
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- Also Known As:
- Gilsland Hotel Gilsland
- Gilsland Hotel Brampton
- Gilsland Hall Hotel Cumbria