We stayed - with the extended family - for two nights on the third weekend in July (the hottest of the year) for a family wedding which was celebrated in St Bees with the hotel providing the venue for the reception and the wedding photographs.
The warmth of our welcome from Geoff and Debra was matched by the temperatures of our bedrooms - how often can you say that in the Lake District! The rooms are airy and very comfortable and quiet as ours was on the back of the hotel although the adjacent roads are by no means busy. On arrival the hotel team was very efficient and rustled up cups of tea etc. without having to be asked. On our first night we all slept soundly after a couple of drinks at the bar and we enjoyed a well cooked breakfast the following morning.
The attached wedding marquee was dressed and decorated beautifully, lots of little touches that made it special. On return from the wedding (the bride and bridesmaids stayed at the hotel on the eve of the wedding) the Pimms and Canapé's were beautifully prepared and served very professionally by the staff who all worked very hard throughout the day. The wedding breakfast was first class with the biggest Yorkshire puddings I have seen for a while. The whole event was great and this was due in no small part to the attentiveness and organisational skills of Geoff and Debra the proprietors.
West Cumbria is lucky to have a friendly and quality hotel of this nature as it is bound to draw visitors to the area. We would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westlakes Hotel is a beautiful late Georgian Country House set in three acres of tranquil mature gardens, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We have a choice of ten en-suite bedrooms and each room is individually designed to give a comfortable space to work or relax in, with complimentary wireless internet connection. You can be sure of the warmest welcome and friendly service from Geoff and Debra, and our experienced friendly staff. Our 28 cover restaurant is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Please book to avoid disappointment. Special Offers available - please call or follow us on Facebook for more information. To the east is the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, while to the west , the Cumbrian coast offers long, uncrowded beaches. Indeed the area offers the best of both worlds; it is attractive but remains unknown by the majority of the Lake District tourists. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westlakes Hotel Gosforth
- Westlakes Hotel & Restaurant Gosforth, Cumbria