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central position bed too small for 2 people
The log fire in the foyer as it was freezing weather at the time. A warmer more welcoming sitting area in the bar is necessary.
The ocation was good but hard to find The staff were not very friendly and when we arrived we had to get housekeeping up to clean the toilet, there was crusted grim under the rim, hey did fix as soon as we asked but it was obvious that it had been there for some time. On his I would not recommend
friendly staff, good central position The executive room was very small though well equipped.
I'm not prone to negative reviews--but felt compelled to write this one. The staff is terrific--but otherwise this is a vaguely dirty, slightly gross, mediocre hotel. Breakfast was badly done and in a large ballroom with dozens of pensioners on holiday. The room was badly stained, unkempt, with one of the worst beds I've encountered in over a million miles of traveling. Avoid if possible.
the location fo the hotel was fantastic
Wasn't to pleased with room it said deluxe, wasn't very deluxe to me. Breakfast was awful think it was cooked in deep fat drier.won't be staying again. Breakfast and room
it was handy for the shops and the night life would deffinatly stay there again
I liked the internal archtecture of the hotel.which was classic and tasteful. The sash windows rattle during the windy nights.
The welcome, the pool and breakfast
friendly, helpful staff. Good food Hard bed
Centrally located, helpful staff Near to night clubs, first room very noisy, asked to move and 2nd night was fine.
Handy for the station as was due to travel early following morning by train on a business trip though weather in end prevented this
Central location! Right in the middle of all pubs and restaurants. Spacious room Shower was interesting, though flooding bathroom was easy to do. Breakfast not included and £7 for continental so didnt bother
Its location in the centre of town, its value for money price, the reasonable check in and out times and its simple but comfortable and well equipped rooms.
Good location Poor shower always runs cold and hot
An Ibis is an Ibis. Cheap internet/tv/movie package. Police presence in reception for most of the evening provided extra security! An unfortunate incident in the bar led to the bar being closed early and the opportunity to spend some time with half the Cumbrian Police force discussing the merits of policing such an area whilst their colleagues dealt with the incident.
It was close to the station and had 24 hour service. The room was cold and a bit basic
Great location, central to night-life. Understand that if you book here it can be noisy. Unless you are too drunk to notice !
Courtesy and friendliness of staff was very good
Good central location and suprisingly queit considering we were in the main "Clubbing" street Pillows a bit thin and no spares in the room
Contemporary hotel, fantastic food (best steak ever!), very friendly & helpful staff Couldn't find the mini-bar!
location,bar,food, maybe, more staff or a little more experienced
Spacious Room not very nice sausage at breakfast ,otherwise food excellent
The good sized rooms, the quietness and the attentive staff. The food was also excellent and beautifully presented. The restaurant was very quiet while we were there and we felt it lacked atmosphere. Maybe this improves when there are more guests.
The hotel was modern & comfortable with good food The breakfast I believe could have been better if it were cooked to order not buffet style. This would be my only suggestion for improvement.
everything was outstanding non smoking
the hotel was excellent. no pool table,the bar was very expensive,the menu didnt have much choice.
very nice contempory surroundings excellent food
price Would be good to have a gym
The staff were very friendly, the hotel was stunning the food was perfect and i would definalty recommend this to anyone going to Gretna Green.
Everything would have been good except there was a wedding on and the noise kept us awake till gone midnight. Our room was directly over the reception and it would have been better if we were elsewhere in the hotel.
The location to Carlisle was very convenient as we were en route to Scotland. Closeness to a railway station means we may visit again and travel on public transport. Setting and food great.
We were given a cottage room. Outstanding
nice well planned room. good reception and dining room staff. good pool and health centre. had to step out in rain to reach main part of hotel from room.
location of the hotel and the general feeling of the hotel made it an enjoyable stay.
Staff ensured there was a good atmosphere throuout. Leasure facilities were better maintained than a lot of the larger more expensive chain hotels we have stayed at. Even the downside of a wedding reception was well managed as we were given a room as far away from the event as possible.
very pleasant staff, clean rooms, lovely village/country location steam room was out of order, only 5 choices of main course in the restaurant at night time.
It was great as a halfway stop for us, i also found the hotel very relaxing but family oriented at the same time. We will be back :) We had Breakfast delivered to room and there was no where to put tray apart from bed which is not ideal when you have children and wasn't to impressed with breakfast!
Staff were friendly and willing to listen No
The quality of the food and wine in the bar area was of a lower standard than we expected
the service was fantastic and the evening meal was fantastic. a great allround stay
Convenient overnight stop off, very friendly owners, lovely place, would like to go back
It was night stay before a business visit to nearby town. It was a very comfort time staying in the hotel.
Friendly atmosphere, very good accommodation, good service and food. Large indoor swimming pool. Rural setting.
The overall cleanliness of the Guesthouse and the food...well, it was one of the best meals I have ever had. The freindly staff made our stay extra relaxing and the local knowledge and advise given made our walking the area great. 10 out of 10 to Jack and Margaret...we will return to them in the future.
Beautiful, upgraded to a cottage on arrival, food was delicious, and the staff extremely helpful. There is nothing that we didn't like. the whole stay was excellent value for money and the whole atmosphere was wonderful.
This b & b was just great! The room was super! It had an upstairs sitting area as well with tv, couch, chairs, dining area and kitchen. The owners were super friendly and helpful and the morning breakfast was sensational! There were no directions on the print-out on how to reach this place. We had to get directions from the local police. We mentioned this to the owner and he will, no doubt, correct this.
Jack and the others succeed in making their guests feel at home. Our visit to Bessiestown felt like meeting old friends - though we had never been there before. The atmosphere is so friendly and relaxed. In fact out visit to Bassiestown left nothing to be desired. For Dutch visitors: zeer zeker een aanrader!
We stayed here as a base for our wedding in Gretna Green and everybody was so friendly and couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Fantastic location to get away from it all. Meals were great too.
Everything was clean and everyone was very nice. Could have done without the wedding 'music' on the Friday night and the room was slightly warm
Staff were nice and pleasant Cleanliness of the room. Pink feather and crumbs in the bed (which were not ours!!). Dust around skirting board and mold on the shower head!!! Noise from outside air conditioning unit which carried on all night and disturbed sleep!! Have advised the hotel of these problems.
Location to train station, great for late arrivals. I also arranged for a hire car to be left in the hotel carpark.
Very convenient to station. A great traditional hotel. Recommended. Superb breakfast! No biscuits in rooms!
value for money. Restaurant food - excellent. Express my congratulations to the chef.
The hotel was well looked after in every detail and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast service was a little disappointing as we had to request everything individually from additional butter, orange juice and milk. The cooked breakfast could not be faulted but the buffet table for fruit, cereal and yogurt was very poorly presented.
Friendly staff, good food
Excellent service from the hotel staff when checking in and in the restaurant. The quality of the food was very good and was good value for money. Our room overlloked an alley where bins were stored and these were moved noisily at about 5:00 am disturbing our sleep. As can be expected in a central town location, there was also noise from late night revellers outside the hotel!
Comfortable beds, lots of hot water, friendly staff
Convenient to City centre, Hotel lobby and reception very impressive, room was comfortable. Outside our room on arrival there was a tray with food on it and it was still there when we returned later in the evening, the window sash was black with mildew and did'nt look like it had been cleaned in months.
An amazing place to stay - a truly relaxing experience. Lovely people in a lovely place. Beautiful room and large airy bathroom. Food to die for and a breakfast to keep you going all day. Definitely a place to go again.
We were made to feel very welcome and at home. The food was lovely, the location peaceful and beautiful, and the atmosphere was relaxing. Our room was fresh, clean and very comfortable. All in all, it was a great place to stay!
WAs a fantastic place with very friendly hosts, will def be back
This is an excellent up-market B&B, with those few extra creature comforts in a modern elegant building, set in quiet beautiful grounds. A very good breakfast, very welcoming, we would recommend it highly. We only chose this B&B as they advertised special evening meals. After booking and our £50 non returnable deposit had been taken, were we then informed that they did not do evening meals on Sundays. On arrival they had very kindly booked us a restaurant a mile or so away, but we had taken a picnic as we did not wish to drive.
The food, the rooms and the hotel was excellent. Nothing we enjoyed everything.
have a great time eating, chatting to owners and generally chilling out no nothing
Location, people, facilities and all the options
Top quality from a small establishment. All the things you would expect in a 5* hotel We could not fault the service , the food and room We would recommend our friends to stay here and if we are in that area we will stay again
Excellent rooms The evening meal was a little over-cooked.
we stayed in the willow room and it was beautiful, couldnt fault anything there was plenty of towels, the bed was comfortable didnt want to get up. The breakfast was great and plentiful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful really couldnt fault anything.
The location was excellent for the purpose of my visit. However the hotel lacked atmosphere, breakfast very basic. The room was expensive for the size of it, very small, and cramped. However the bathrom was as big as the bedroom
Location - convenient for railway station and city centre The heating could have been better for mid-November
The upgrade to room 114 The room allocated to us 129 was at the back of the hotel and the heating was v/poor as the radiator did not radiate properly - we woke up in the morning bitterly cold and to complel matters there was no hot water and we had to boil the kettle to wash - we explained this at reception and were moved to room 114 - which was perfect
good location,near to the train station and not too far from the centre of the city.reception was pleasant and helpfull.
A bit run down. Needs tidying.
The filthy bathroom floor and the lack of hot water
The service at reception was good. Felt very welcome and comfortable this is a difficult choice - Low energy bulbs are environmently friendly and cost effective and I advocate their use but it makes the room dark - it was difficult to work and read. internet access for business customers would be helpful
We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the helpful staff, the hotel's location, our room was extremely comfortable and the food was lovely. N/A
Night Porter was there as I arrived very late and was very helpful with advice on the area
No complaints. Excellent value for money, good location.
the service we received was very good ,,our room was very clean and tidy ,as was the bathroom, Breakfast was of a high standard. and we enjoyed our stay at that hotel .. no compaints
Hotel staff were friendly friendly. Rooms were clean and spacious. Food was very tasty and drink prices reasonable. Good secure parking. Hotel could do with a refurb as it was very chintzy. Matresses were a bit too soft for our liking.
Everything, staff, atmosphere, food, restaurant, close to city centre and parks, was quiet , clean, enjoied the decorations of the hotel, that added personality.
The breakfast was good. We had a problem and the staff were good about fixing it an letting us know how things were progressing. The staff in the restaurant forgot us without apology, and stood near us looking at their watches during breakfast. The beds and pillows were hard, and the room was rather hot with no air conditioning. There is no lift, and the stairs are steep, long, and narrow.
Breakfast was excellent Rooms small
Friendly and obliging Room very clean with nice outlook. Hotel built in 1666 full of character. Shortage of clothes hangers and and usable surfaces No drinking glasses in the en-suite
fantastic hotel,excellent service,highly recomended
Food, service and room was superb
Room was very comfortable and bathroom very clean, staff very friendly and efficient,plenty parking, Would have liked a shower. Bed head was very dusty. Have got 7 bruses on legs from the bed post at foot of bed.
Very good hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Excellent cooked breakfast and evening meals. Clean rooms and well serviced. Just the room size was a little too small. A spare blanket would be nice during cold spells.
cleanliness of room,friendly staff,nice food
Great ambiance on an evening. Friendly helpful owners. Excellant, value for money food Bit out of the way for some. Satnav had difficulty finding the village.
We were made very welcome and the remises is furnished to a high standard The meals were huge and perhaps a bit more was wasted than necessary
I was so pleased I could have my dog with me during my stay. A bit noisy with guests who arrived late at night or leaving early. Should maybe reminded guests could be sleeping!
should have a bar
We liked the welcome of the staff and the standard of the room given to us. The dog was very welcomed too. The only useful thing would have been clearer information that it was so easy to access from the southboard.
No bad points
Easy to book in and room facilities good Quite noisy from the M6 traffic
Good all round, no complaints
very comfy bed The mould on the windows and bedding for which I am contacting environmental health with regards to - staff at the hotel were told not to change the mouldy curtains until new windows had been fitted
nil, mybe itis quitte the break fast you have to pay 4.95 just for crosson and butter or 8 pounds for lettel bet more.
cleanliness of room and helpful staff
A very run down hotel in need of a major overhaul. rather a soul less place.
Comfortable and quiet. Bar facilities OK. Breakfast excellent Expected more for price. Evening meal barely adequate very old fashioned. Could not get a member of staff to leave key with when checking out
The staff were very pleasant and the service was good. The food in the restaurant and breakfast was good. The room was not very big and the finishing to some of the decor was poor ie ripped wallpaper, wonky headboard,unfinished grouting in the on suite,double wardrobe with only one door in use and back panel falling off.
Location was very convenient. Food good. En- suite was excellent with a good shower. Friendly and efficient staff. Off road parking. Bedroom slightly 'musty' smell, and seemed as if it had been 'sprayed' to mask the ambience. Bed itself was too firm for our comfort.
Very friendly atmosphere, good choice of food on menu and staff very helpfull. The only thing that wasnt 100% to our liking was the bed was a little on the hard side. We also heard a few other guests comment on this at breakfast. It didnt ruin our stay but if the bed had been a little softer the stay would have been perfect.
the freindly serves of the staff
attention to detail in the room
Room was agood size and very clean Wife turned up for breakfast at 09.05 and was told it was finished at 09.00. She was not offered anything not even coffee
Very clean, staff were very helpful. Good breakfast. Cost for one night stay for a double room quite expensive