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“Where I imagined travelling salesmen would have stayed 40 years ago!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Cumberland Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Workington
Nottingham
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Where I imagined travelling salesmen would have stayed 40 years ago!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2010

Overall I felt sorry and sad - the hotel is that breed slowly being pushed out by the multiples offering a standard room - so it is a choice of modern simplicity against olde world charm but feeling a bit past it.

The hotel feels it age - even though the ground floor has clearly been decorated in a rather old but fussy style - but the bedroom felt tired. Took a long time (i.e. next morning) to work out how to use the television (it is controlled by switches near the bed head). The room was cramped but remembering it is an old building then we were not disappointed and feel that criticism has to be put into context of what we were paying and its history.

We did not realise they did evening food - did not see any menus and was not mentioned when we arrived - thought the closed area was the breakfast room.

Bit shocked on arrival to find that they had writen my full credit card number and other details (that I had give over the phone when booking that morning) next to my name in a booking in diary in the unstaffed, open reception area!

Taking the hotel for what it is - then we were both satisfied - and it was good value

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jandhcb
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2010

Chintz yes, but really well done with a great deal of thought, with curtains and matching cushions to go with the wallpaper, very comfortable green and pink chairs and settees, beautiful flower arrangements and all very clean and well and tidily kept.

The rooms are in the process of being renovated, and though ours hadn’t been reached yet it was clean with comfortable beds with nice bed linen, plenty of storage and a modernised en-suite shower room, very adequate for our short stay.

The evening meal was really good with 3 choices for each course, nicely presented with vegetables on separate dishes. The cooked part of the breakfast might not have been enough for some but there was cereal, toast and tea in plentiful supply.

The lady owner (nothing like Cybil Fawlty) and the rest of the staff were all very pleasant and we had a vey enjoyable stay with good evening entertainment and nice weather thrown in.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank algran
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

Oh arrival we were ushered into the world of chintz by the owner who bares an uncanny resemblance to Sibil Fawlty ..... the cumberland hotel is the northern version of Fawlty Towers !!! Our bedroom overlooked the station and there is road noise. The door to our room to didnt lock, the sash window had to propt open with a teaspoon as the sashes had broken, the bathroom door wouldnt close and the matteress had died years ago and felt just like a bag of spanners!!! .
Yes the owners allowed their 2 black spaniels on the furniture and we saw a cat in the restaurant !
But there were good points the food was good , plenty of hot water and towels, new carpet in all the public area's, the staff were helpful and if you like chintz ... that could make a great difference to your stay and enjoyment at the Cumberland .

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank goody_118
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2010

On arriving at the hotel thought I'd step back in time without the cheaper price tag! The bed was unmade in the first room I was given. I then was issued with another room, which I was glad of, but the wardrobe in this one was falling apart, and just needed some general modernisation, although bathroom was spacious. Food - awful......sausage in the morning you could use as a deadly weapon - totally inedible as well as the cook turning up 10 minutes late and the breakfast room being in darkness before then. Owner of the hotel less than welcoming, and had a terrible attitude. Would not recommend!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Piler10
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essex
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2010

Stayed at the hotel on business, food lovely and great value for money. Good location as I travelled by train and the station is directly opposite. Bedroom was very clean and the bed really comfortable. Breakfast filled me for the rest of the day. I will visit the Cumberland Hotel again when next in the area.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EssexCharly38
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birkenhead
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2010

Stayed at the CUMBERLAND HOTEL whilst on business with two colleagues. The hotel has a large carpark (secure) which was great, rooms very accommodating and the power shower in my bathroom was one of the best. We had our evening meal in the pleasent dining room and the choice of food available was brilliant, the food was freshly prepared and was lovely and hot. We spent a very comfortable night before being served a very hearty breakfast.
The hotel was ideally situated for us, clean and the staff pleasent.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gerryb19
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cumbria
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2010

Stayed here because my normal hotel was fully booked . Yes I was aware of the dog mentioned by previous residents but only heard it . Room was nothing special , surprised no double glazing , some traffic noise .Didnt have evening meal but breakfast was a disaster . Only resident there , had to endure radio station belting out heavy rock music, not my cup of tea at breakfast ,but obviously was for the enjoyment of the waitress. Had to request fresh milk for the cereal and tea as the milk was sour . Cooked breakfast consisted of sausage bacon , choice of egg and beans . Got out as soon as possible .

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank gerrardCumbria
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Property: The Cumberland Hotel
Address: Station Road, Workington CA14 2XQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Workington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Workington
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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