Luxury hotels are to be found, including 4 Star and 5 Star ones, boutique hotels as well as deals, near Carlisle, a town that dates back to the Romans with historic sites such as the Cathedral.
- Farlam Hall Country House Hotel
This is a family-run country-house located in Cumbria that oozes relaxation without formality, with its generous bedrooms, lounges and five-course dinners. It certainly has its value for the money as double rooms start from £213 year-round. There are plenty of sofas and richly patterned wallpapers, but it doesn’t feel over-designed, rather a natural collection of old-fashioned ornaments. The 12 bedrooms are about comfort, with the feel of guest bedroom, big-patterned wallpapers, armchairs and a mix of furniture. With rooms from £ 110 per night, it’s only two miles south of the A69 and 10 minutes from the M6, mid-way between Milton and Hallbankgate, with no neighbors. When it comes to service, it does feel as though you’re not a paying-guest, due to the cakes on arrival and the hands-on owners who seem chatty but nevertheless discrete. There are thoughtful touches such as glossy magazines and pretty jars of sweets plus fresh fruit on, and the food may be found in the dining-room – a five-course English Country House meal. It presents itself as a stylish substantial 17th-century core country with creeper-covered walls and traditional feel. Dogs are welcome, wet gear can be dried and if you prefer to laze, there are some sofa-strewn lounges plus a sun-trap terrace with a pond nearby. The wine list offers a good spread and the breakfast is charming, with bone china and offering a small old-fashioned selection including cheese on toast and kippers.
- Hallmark Hotel
There are few hotels in Carlisle with such an enviable position, a short drive from the M6 with trains every hour to Manchester and Glasgow. There are racing events you will surely enjoy at Sands Centre, as well as parking on site and a royal history to the building. The heart of the business is providing an uninterrupted sleep in a prime location, next to Carlisle’s historic Court Square, a very convenient one for trips to the nearby Lake District as well.
- Ibis City Centre Hotel
The hotel is an economy one perfect for leisure and has internet access, breakfast, a bar, free of charge car parking, a restaurant, as well as air conditioning in rooms. You can unwind with a coffee at the on-site bar, bond over a beer or two or kick back and relax with your travel companions. If you’re here planning to explore Carlisle’s history, the staff will make sure you’re well rested and prepared to indulge in a spot of retail therapy before hopping in the car. The services include international cuisine, inspired by the spirit of global adventure, loaded with everyone’s favorites such as salads and diner-style comfort food.
- Willowbeck Lodge
An award winning boutique hotel with luxury double bedrooms, situated on the outskirts of Carlisle, an ideal base for exploring the Lake District.