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About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Service
9
Cleanliness
8
Value
9
Room
8
Based on 1266 reviews

The hotel continues to go from strength to strength

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wi-Fi
Dogs welcome
Lift
Indoor pool
Civil weddings

Located in the heart of the city, this Edwardian hotel is close to the cathedral and a few minutes' walk from the castle. Bedrooms vary in size and style, from smart executive rooms to more functional standard rooms. Public rooms include a comfortable lounge area and the lovely bar with its feature stained-glass windows.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 90
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room minimum price65
  • Double room minimum price87
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces:: 42

Accessibility

  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities

Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Conference

  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):400
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):250
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 50

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 200

Getting here

A6 to city centre, pass station on left. Turn left at end of English St, then immediate right onto Blackfriars St

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Nearest train station

Carlisle Citadel

Nearest motorway junction

M6 junct 42
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Room prices from£87/night**Based on the minimum price of a standard double room *Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
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