There are few hotels in Carlisle that can boast such an enviable position. Just a short drive from the M6 and next to the main train station with trains every hour to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, if you’re got business in the city, there’s no better place to stay and if you want a base to explore the breathtaking Lake District National Park, then you can easily combine city shopping with beautiful landscapes and exhilarating walks and water sports. Closer to the city, a visit to Hadrian’s Wall is a must and there’s racing, live events at the nearby Sands Centre and plenty of city events to enjoy and appreciate. We have parking on site too which few city centre hotels can offer.
The 70 bedrooms reap the rewards of being part of a marvellous Victorian building. It means high ceilings and a wash of natural daylight through those big old windows. Recent refurbishment means they also boast more contemporary interiors from elegant wallpaper and harmonious artworks to dark wood furniture and bold splashes of colour.
But whether you’re in one of our family rooms, a single – a great economic choice for solo business travellers – or a more spacious executive room, all share certain features: fabulously comfortable beds with crisp linen and plump pillows, along with those 21st century essentials, super fast WiFi, flat screen TV and 24-hour room service.
The hotel is fiercely proud of their food. The Hallmark Grill have a contemporary yet cosy interiors which provide a stylish stage for a menu that combines modern British and European classics all carefully crafted using fresh British product where possible.