My wife being interested in anything remotely Art Deco, we booked this two night stay through KGB deals and added a sea view room for an extra £20 per night.
The hotel sits on a promentary type site with what appears to be an old ferry terminal jutting out into Morecambe Bay behind it, this has all been renovated and includes seating and, if the weather was good, excellent views across the Bay.
Even though it was quite dull and rainy, the ambience of the Hotel was excellent, superbly decorated, especially the Rotunda Bar, and warm and welcoming.
The staff were similarly warm and welcoming, helpful too when asked anything from information regarding the surrounding area to the history of the Hotel itself.
Our room was spacious with a quirky bathroom entrance that, at first, just looks like an extension to a wooden fronted wall area. The bathroom contained a deep bath, and a walk in shower with a drench type head, there was plenty of hot water available too.
The room is equipped with the obligatory flat screen TV, mounted in a recess in the aforementioned wooden wall, this pivots out on a sturdy arm to allow viewing in bed or from the two chairs in the room. Also below the TV there is a small fridge, a rubbish bin, and a drawer, these all pull out or open and are hidden when the door is closed in front of the TV. The chairs are studio type chairs and we found them quite low, not being as young as we once were, and this was the only negative that we coul think of regarding our stay.
At the end of the room nearest the entrance door theres a wardrobe that opens out to reveal storage space and a pull down clothes hangar. Theres also a room safe.
The dinner and breakfasts were top notch, the food is beautifully presented and varied, the breakfasts have a serve yourself area for porridge and cereals, toast, fruit etc and theres a hot breakfast order service with a variety of delights such as Manx Kippers or a full English.
In the position the hotel is, you can be in the Lakes in less than an hour, over to the east coast in not much more than an hour and a half or round the Forest of Bowland in half an hour and theres Blackpool just down the coast if you fancy a ride on the Big Dipper.
An excellent hotel, quite pricey if you're not on a deal as we were, but worth at least one vist, if only to say you've been and stayed there. We hope to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Midland is a beautiful Lancashire hotel that curves gracefully along the North West coast of Morecambe Bay. The Midland is an hotel with history and internationally renowned art deco building. Restored for the 21st century to become renowned as a modern day masterpiece and iconic architectural edifice that showcases the elegance of classic Art Deco design. Designed by Oliver Hill with interior decoration by Eric Gill, the hotel has a rich heritage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Midland Hotel Morecambe
- Midland Hotel Morecambe