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The Whoop Hall
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kirkby Lonsdale
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, welcoming hotel”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed for two nights in December and really enjoyed our stay. Food lovely, hotel very clean. Bar/lounge area very welcoming with real log fires. Staff very friedly and helpful. Used swimming pool, gym etc couldnt fault facilities. Would definately stay again. Kirkby Lonsdale is well worth a visit, beautiful liitle village. Ingleton Falls nearby providing scenic walk and picturesque views of waterfalls.

  • Stayed December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited Whoop Hall for a two night stay in late November after seeing it advertised online.
We rang them directly to ask for their availability (as we were booking the day before we were going) and they offered us the same deal directly.

Initially when we arrived there were some issues with the lighting in our room, but we were shown to the lounge/bar area (we thought this area could have benefited from a bit of tlc) and offered a free drink while we waited for this to be fixed. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We also used this opportunity to have our afternoon tea that was included with the deal. It came with tea (or coffee), scones, other cakes and sandwiches. All very tasty.

We were then shown to our room, which was very clean and modern - it looked like it had been recently renovated. I can't remember the room number but we we're up the stairs that face reception. We were initially concerned as we had seen reviews saying rooms facing the road were noisy but we had no issues sleeping.

The breakfast included was a continental spread but also included some hot items, all in a buffet style. We enjoyed breakfast and headed out to explore the surrounding area.

On both evenings we were there we used the swimming pool that is in the gym. It a good sized pool and a lovely way to relax in an evening. It was never overly busy but we were visiting midweek.

On the second night we ate in the restaurant and the food was okay. We weren't blown away by it, but again, this was included in the price of our stay so we certainly can't complain.

Overall, we really enjoyed our mini-break and would recommend this hotel, particularly if you can get one of the online deals with the extras included. Just don't arrive expecting a brand new modern hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire UK
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Have just returned from a one night stay. It was a homely place to stay, cosy and warm in January. The log fires in the lounge and bar area added to the experience. The staff were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. We didn't expect the dinner to be amazing, but it exceeded our expectations. We had roast beef and pork- the meat was well cooked and tasty. The vegetables were not overcooked. Likewise, the buffet breakfast was well cooked with good quality produce used. A good quality fresh ground coffee would have enhanced the meals for us (we chose tea).
The surrounding are is delightful- Kirkby Lonsdale being an 'old fashioned' picturesque village.
Whoop Hall has a swimming pool- we can't comment on this as we didn't use it. All in all, as long as you don't expect a 5 star establishment, it is a good value, down to earth and homely place to stay. By the way, the room was clean and the bed comfortable providing us with a restful night's sleep.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back were very peaceful once the music was turned off downstairs
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

So we have just returned from our 2-night stay over New Year, on the back of an earlier stay in February 2013. Frankly for the price I don't think you can complain and the positives outweigh the bits you have to deal with - you have a fantastic location, food & real ale, the spa and facilities, and the opportunity to take your dog, and the cost. That's why we returned and enjoyed it (again).
I think those who have said so are right, some parts look a little tired, and the pictures of some of the bedrooms do not lie. You also have to "know the ropes" with regard to how the hotel heats the bedrooms, and that the owner runs it "his way".
So my advice is go to the Ritz if you want to pay their prices, however when booking at Whoop Hall check what room you are being booked into and whether it is recently refreshed. Use the communal parts of the hotel in the day which have open fires and comfortable surroundings. And be prepared for normal human contact with members of staff. Generally it is very friendly and helpful but as with anyone, the owner's mannerisms can be strange at times.
Overall if you want a break, without breaking the bank then go for it. If you are a bit particular don't bother and spend much more to try and get utopia, then keep wondering why you never succeed.

Room Tip: The first floor up the stairs in the main part of the hotel (18 plus) seem to be OK I think.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stayed at Whoop Hall in February this year (2013) the hotel needs some tlc, but the breakfast and the evening meal was very good, the health club is spot on, the owner is a funny little man, but that's the free entertainment. The staff are all very friendly, the country side and the local villages/towns are excellent, so to sum up what we paid (not a lot) its worth a visit, try it!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

What a lovely,charming place.
All the staff were very helpful and really made our stay very comfortable.
The rooms were bigger than average and the hotel very quaint.
It has a large swimming pool and fitness gym which you get access to.
Did a Groupon for two nights including one evening meal and one afternoon tea.
Amazing value for money.
If you're wanting a get-away with room to chill and get that laid-back feeling, then this is the place.
The food was first class and the choice just fine.
LOOK - It's not 5 Star or pretending to be, but it IS a good, honest, value-for-money hotel.
I suggest contacting the hotel direct (01524 271 284) and they said they'll do a deal with you based on the Groupon rates.
Looking forward to our next trip there.
Graham

Room Tip: We stayed in room 15
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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wigan
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just returned from 2 nights at Whoop Hall - this hotel is lovely - not the smartest hotel in the world - looks a little tired and needs some tlc - but the staff are great. The rooms were lovely and clean and warm - the staff couldn't do enough for us and the food (especially the breakfast) was great - it was a groupon deal and great value for money - would definitely return. The pool is absolutely great - a full size pool at a great temperature.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Whoop Hall
Address: Old Station Yard Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Whoop Hall 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whoop Hall is a 3 star, family-run hotel situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; this is the ideal base from which to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Whoop Hall is uniquely positioned in the rolling countryside of North West England, where Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire meet with the coastline of Morecambe Bay close by. This historical hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities including an 18 meter swimming pool and gym. The hotel welcomes families with children and there is a four-poster bedroom for those who value that added touch of luxury.All 24 rooms are en-suite, spacious and comfortable, to offer a relaxing ambience. All individually furnished and decorated in keeping with the character of the hotel. Rooms come complete with colour television, radio, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Also there are family rooms, and for disabled guests, specially adapted accommodation on the ground floor. There is ample of safe parking to the front and rear of the hotel. Guests can enjoy full complimentary use of the extensive facilities in the hotel’s country club, as well as enjoying the extensive landscaped gardens, a sun terrace and children’s adventure playground.Connor’s Restaurant – Whoop Hall is proud of its team of professional chefs, who create freshly made dishes on the premises using fresh local produce, which makes the restaurant and bistro firm favourites with locals and residents alike. Converted from a barn, the renowned restaurant sits on several levels, and features a minstrel gallery complete with oak beams. The informal atmosphere creates the perfect ambience to enjoy choosing from the varied menus, which are regularly changed to bring fresh delights to our diners. The Whoops comfortable bar host’s traditional hand-pulled ales, roaring log fires and welcoming staff. Live music is played in the bar several nights a week. To complete the dining experience, relax, unwind and linger awhile over coffee and aperitifs in the lounge. Turners Bistro – is open daily for breakfasts, lunches and evening bar snacks. Guests are able to choose from a wide and changing menu. All meals are created with the finest of local produce. In the summer months enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace, overlooking spectacular, panoramic views of the open countryside of three counties – Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.Guests can take advantage of complimentary leisure facilities at the hotels Country Club; facilities include 18m swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, sun shower and state of the art fitness studio. Also guests can indulge in the ultimate in pampering – the bliss beauty salon. ... more   less 
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