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Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SU England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Contactless check-out
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#5 of 11 in Penrith
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Travellers' Choice
The George Hotel is something of a local treasure, situated in the pretty market town of Penrith, perfectly located to explore the Eden valley with Ullswater and the Lake District just a few miles away. The lounge is popular with locals for morning coffee and cake, lunches and afternoon teas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Romanian
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kitlan wrote a review 23 Jun
aberdeen9 contributions62 helpful votes
This hotel is slap bang in the centre of Penrith so it is great for those seeking a central location. Plus points are that it is very dog friendly (always a bonus), the food is excellent, the staff (albeit one very grumpy waitress!) were extremely professional and polite, especially on reception and it has a nice character mix of old & new, so something for everyone....loved the 'new' bar. There is also a private car park. The downsides are that there is no lift & the carpark gets filled up very quickly so you need to get there in good time. If you are OK with both these points however, this is a good, central hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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christine s wrote a review 22 Jun
Potters Bar, United Kingdom46 contributions62 helpful votes
Stayed at the George for four nights on a deal with Secret Escapes which was very nice. Great food with very good portions which was a struggle to eat as they were so large and delicious you didn’t want to leave any! Staff are fantastic, so helpful and always happy which is lovely to see. It is also very local to shops which is always handy and had parking. We also heard very loud music from the pubs nearby as we went at the weekend which went on till 1am which was annoying. The only let down was the club room. It was big with all the facilities but it needed a refurbishment. It had a very large bed but where the headboard has been changed there was a very big unsightly mark on the wall with holes all along it. Also I had to contact the management about the bathroom as it had clear glass in the window which is definitely not acceptable so the first night we had a tablecloth put up and the next day maintenance came and frosted it which was better. Also they need to do something about the pigeons as there was a very big pile of poo outside the windows which would definitely stop you wanting to open them. If these issues were sorted then the hotel would definitely have got 5 stars!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Noisy at the weekends
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Angela B wrote a review 8 Jun
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Stayed for one night in a large upgraded room. Very clean with a large bathroom. Bed and bowl put out for our dog who was fussed over. We were welcome in all the bars there and had a lovely table with space for the dog for our evening meal. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely visit again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi L3232CHangelab So pleased you enjoyed your visit, and your kind words for the team here at The George Safe travels and hope to welcome you all back in the not too distant future Kind Regards Team George
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quietmikeyd wrote a review 5 Jun
54 contributions29 helpful votes
Fabulous place. The staff work so hard, especially the manager. He is very friendly and clearly completely dedicated to his job. The George has a lovely ambience and has old world charm without being dated. We had an afternoon tea and it was a sight to behold - delicious too. The staff were solicitous and we were asked several times if we needed anything. Just a really nice place to pass a relaxed few moments.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi quietmikeyd Thank you for your lovely review of The George Hotel and our Jubilee Afternoon tea offering. We look forward to another visit soon Kind Regards Team George
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Jean C wrote a review 3 Jun
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Loved the room and facilities especially new bar. Brilliant staff and food included in the price too. Would have stayed longer if we had time. Thanks to John, Caitlin and Harriet who were a few of the attentive staff.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: All facilities seem to be very good in my opinion. Rooms to rear are quieter, I was in room 11.
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi jeancl7602HO Thank you for the praise of Caitlin and Harriet, and we are so pleased you love the new bar and facilities. Look forward to seeing you again very soon. Team George
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meljabro wrote a review 3 Jun
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Fabulous staff friendly & really helpful .spotless room . Very comfortable. The best fish &chips we have had (& we have had a lot ) the breakfast was just as good . Could not pick fault a fabulous stop on rout to Scotland.I’ve stayed in lot of 5star hotels & not been looked after so well . Also excellent Wi-Fi .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free parking at the back of the hotel
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi meljabro Thank you for your kind words on the staff, food and wifi, We look forward to welcoming you back to the George on your next trip, north or south. Team George
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CanberraSteve38 wrote a review 2 Jun
Canberra222 contributions200 helpful votes
I stayed for three nights in a very recently renovated double room on the top floor. The crisp, bright modernity of this comfortable room and its brand new bathroom contrasted most strongly with the atmospheric and comfortable but definitely old-school ground floor lounge and dining room. I was pleased to see other recent renovation around the property, including a great new ground floor bar. I hope that the renovation program will continue -- the top flights of the main staircase verged on shabby and the lobby at its top just outside the brand new rooms was rundown. Breakfasts were quite good, dinner downstairs was OK but not brilliant and, for the quality, quite expensive. The staff were variable. Reception was quite delightful; some other staff members appeared to me worryingly brusque.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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mocannon wrote a review May 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom287 contributions132 helpful votes
Excellent staff on arrival welcoming friendly Room was spotless with all amenities included Food is exceptional tasty and definitely plentiful. Would 100% love to return to such a beautiful hotel and the town is a treat to walk around. Went to pay our bill on leaving and pleasantly surprised.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi mocannon Thank you ever so much for your kind words about the staff, food and quality of your stay We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Team George
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Caroline K wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions4 helpful votes
I came for lunch with two friends in the bar area. We were given menus and orders were taken. Food ok but then we were totally ignored. One member of staff in an apron spent the whole time leaning on a pillar chatting to people at a table. Two waitresses stared outside or disappeared several times. No one collected our empty plates and we had to shout to a passing waitress for a dessert menu. She cleared the table and did not return for our order. After waiting for ages we gave up and left. The last time I visited I was given a pot of tea with no teabag so hot water really! Maybe if you eat in the restaurant you get service but I shall not be wasting time or money here again. Appalling place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Caroline, Sorry to hear about your poor experience on your visit. If you could contact me on 01768 862696 so that I can look into what has happened and to restore some faith Kind Regards John
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cw50 wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom397 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed over 3 weeks in 3 different rooms. All well appointed and comfortable. Ok wifi and ameneties. Staff highly trained and guest focused. Nothing too much trouble. Great choice of breakfasts served hot and fresh. Breakfast and reception staff particularly professionaland helpfull. Many thanks.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Try the smoked salmon royale/ eggs benedict or smoked haddock for an excellent breakfast alternative
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Response from John Dawes, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi cw50 Many thanks for your kind words over your recent stays with us here at The George, it is so uplifting to all the team to hear such positivity, Kind Regards, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Team George
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PRICE RANGE
US$102 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrith
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about The George Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The George Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crafty Monkeys (0.3 km), Alhambra Cinema (0.2 km), and Penrith Castle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The George Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The George Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The George Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The George Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grants of CastleGate, Bistro and Bar, Four & Twenty, and La Casita.
Is The George Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Penrith.
Are any cleaning services offered at The George Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The George Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The George Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The George Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The George Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Long Meg and her Daughters (4.0 km), Brougham Castle (2.5 km), and Hutton in the Forest (7.8 km).