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The George Hotel

Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SU England
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#4 of 12 hotels in Penrith
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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. The 2 AA Rosette Devonshire Restaurant's silver and ruby red decor, truly sets the scene for a superb dining experience, with menu’s that focus on simple, fresh, local produce. For more casual drinking and dining, relax in the vibrant Dappers Bar within the hotel.
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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
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Romanian
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centreofholistic2019 wrote a review Feb 2021
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom1 contribution
This is a beautiful hotel to stay in the heart of Penrith. The staff is always professional and above all friendly. Large clean rooms. It is local to shopping and food. I have stayed her twice now as I am moving to Penrith. It will be a great place to refer to family and friends when they visit.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Karen S wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and followed the current guidelines to keep everyone safe. The location of the hotel is perfect for accessing the town centre shops and amenities. It is also a great base for exploring further afield. Would stay again.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
ianwelsh2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
West Midlands, United Kingdom8 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in September using a wowcher offer. Could have docked points as the hotel doesn't have a lift and we were on the top floor plus no toilet rolls (I always like one in the loo) and the shower temperature was difficult to control. However what was outstanding were the staff and the food. Absolutely superb evening meal and lovely breakfast. A trip back in time for me as I realized I was there for a pint on the way to Blackpool some 60 odd years ago.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3 Helpful votes
mandpad wrote a review Oct 2020
Durham, United Kingdom21 contributions28 helpful votes
Have just returned after a very enjoyable break in Cumbria. Hotel is very traditional, very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very good and we ate in the restaurant in the evening on our first night which was also very enjoyable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return to this hotel and would recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Claire1802 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom46 contributions19 helpful votes
This is a traditional hotel in the centre of Penrith. I booked through a Groupon voucher for 1 night but decided we’d like to stay for 2 to explore the area. I contacted the hotel to book an extra night with no problem, they even offered it at the same Groupon price to be paid direct to them. My daughter decided to join us for one night and when adding her on to my booking they offered the same price again. Our room was large, clean but had a musky smell and quite worn in places, this wasn’t one of the refurbished rooms. It was also quite cold,however there was an extra plug in electric heater which did the trick, there was no hot water through the tap or shower just bearable at lukewarm. On check-in we wasn’t informed of anything but did receive a email. I asked could we have a table for 4 for breakfast on the 2nd morning. The first morning the waiter was so kind and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. However the 2nd morning we were greeted by a waitress/matron who was very stern, I asked for our table for 4 where we were directed to the far corner, which was in a draft and made our breakfast and drinks cold very quick. I asked if I could have some cheese in my scrambled egg with a stern “NO” I was quite taken aback. No manners at all and treated quite differently from the previous morning where nothing seemed to be much trouble When my daughter checked in everything was explained to her, she was asked to pay £145, her room was clean and quite small but the bathroom had been refurbished. We had a drink in Dappers bar with a roaring fire and reasonably priced for a hotel. The bartender was very pleasant too. We booked a meal at the lounge the first night and salsa the second - both worth a visit. On checking out we were asked to pay our bill for our extra night. I explained we’d already paid £145, but this was for my daughters room, they’d charged her the ? normal rate and nobody had communicated that we’d been offered a discounted price for the 2 extra nights. Surely this should of been documented on our booking. To be honest I’d of been shocked and disappointed if that was the normal rate for that room as it was quite pokey. I’ve stayed in a lot nicer hotel rooms around the lakes for less. It was also quite embarrassing trying to explain this at reception, to be told I don’t know who took your booking, well it was the person that answered the phone on Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th about 8pm both times. But if you go on Booking.com double rooms start at £89 per night so where did you get £145 per night from? Fortunately we did have a lovely couple of nights away but not sure if I’d stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$105 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrith
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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 Chapter 12 Coffee Rooms & Bistro, Four & Twenty, and Grants of CastleGate, Bistro and Bar.
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 (3.5 km), and Hutton in the Forest (7.9 km).