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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I went there for lunch with a friend. The ambience is a bit grim with no soft furnishings and bare tables and floors. It can be worse though as they said that they played music. We were fortunate that they didn't. The food was good and wholesome and the bread exceptional. I have been there previously for tea in a...

2Thank Tim S
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great hotel, Carole runs this place with a smile and can't do enough for you, room was really nice and very clean, food was great. Second visit this year and will go back. Nice garden out the back, which on a summers evening would be lovely.

Thank DadsTaxis
Herefordshire UK
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We recently spent a week in Alston with our two teens and visited Alston House several times. Dog friendly, and helpful staff. Nice surroundings. Weather not nice enough to sit outside but garden looked nice. Varied and wide menu with good specials board. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alston House.

Thank pinkted
a long way off
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Alston House gives very good value. After a warm welcome the staff provided efficient, friendly service together with a willingness to meet individual requests. My immaculate room was modern and comfortable. The quality and quantity of the well prepared food more than satisfied my appetite. Real ale in the bar completed an enjoyable visit.

Thank distantmemory
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst on coast to coast bike ride from Whitehaven. Lovely rooms, very comfy beds, great food. Quite an oasis in the middle of the pennines. Rooms a good size, all mod cons supplied. Great stopover having just climbed and descended Hartside.

1Thank Dominic B
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely, comfortable and stylish rooms with good biscuits and beverages. My room had a bath only which was really lovely but you may want to specify a shower if you have that preference. Amazing food in the restaurant (I recommend the chocolate brownie) and breakfasts. We received a lovely warm welcome and the staff were friendly throughout our stay.

Thank 400clareh
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel,stayed in a room with deep bath which was much needed after first day of C2C! We arrived quite late but lady in charge was lovely and couldn't do enough for us.Had meal in restaurant and that was also excellent as was breakfast the following morning.I'll definitely return again but hopefully for more than a single night.

Thank doobls
Essex, UK
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stayed one night to break a journey to Scotland. We chose Alston House on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The House has its own convenient car park right opposite and we were able to unload and store our bicycles in a locked room at the side of house. It is apparently popular with cyclists...

Thank JohnScott48
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

A nice sight at the end of a wet ride up Hartside and a cold descent to Alston. A welcoming but somewhat shabby hotel in need of refurbishment. The room was comfortable but the sloping floors were somewhat confusing The food was reasonable but the apple crumble and custard was the best I have ever tasted. The wifi was not...

1Thank ianbunting
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Came for daughters 30th bash at a local campsite. Stayed 1 night here! The staff were friendly and informative. They provided plate of evening sandwiches in my room for late return from campsite. Food in restaurant had a wide choice of tempting dishes. Excellent stopover!

Thank Steve_Hazell

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Outstanding food at this family run hotel. There is a cafe, restaurant and bar and seven ensuite rooms. The cafe serves homemade cakes and scones with lattes, chill out and meet your friends. The popular evening restaurant has extensive menu catering for all. Most of the rooms are spacious with lovely fell views with comfortable beds. The service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. Situated in Alstonwith all its facitities and within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alston House

Address: Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range: $135 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alston House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Alston House Cumbria, England
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“Room 6 is at the front of the hotel, very spacious. Not much traffic through the night”
 of 5 bubbles 390davee, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We was in room 1, on 1st floor, very quiet, over looking garden.”
 of 5 bubbles LuthLulu, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2 which overlooks the beautiful garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 454theresah, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't get a room on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles 551stephenw551, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The side room overlooking the garden was impressive.”
 of 5 bubbles christopherhT4066RD, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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