When staying at the Royal Oak we rented two rooms, both at a single occupancy rate, which turned out to be a little challenging initially as approval had to be gained from the owner, by me, via email, before my telephone booking was accepted.
Once we arrived the service was good. We were shown to our rooms and when the heating was a little low someone came up straightaway to check the radiator and turn up the boiler. It would have been good to have been informed about breakfast timings on arrival but the landlady made sure she passed on this information when she met us.
The room was clean, the shower was on the small side and the bed was incredibly comfortable. There was a little bit of mould on on ceiling above my shower but nothing to be concerned about.
Breakfast was prompt, tasty and varied. The landlady was keen to point out that she used local ingredients and the black pudding was especially good.
The location was excellent for us as we were visiting the nearby L'enclume restaurant. Although the square on which the pub is situated is very busy and parking was not easy there is plenty of parking at the racecourse which is a three minute walk.
Great stay and would definitely return when visiting Cartmel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 18th Century Coaching Inn with accommodation in Double, Twin, or King Size bedrooms. All rooms recently refurbished to a high standard with en-suite shower rooms. Food served daily 12 noon - 10 pm, an infusion of British and Italian cuisines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Oak Hotel Cartmel
- Royal Oak Inn Cartmel, Cumbria