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In all the years I have lived within the Morecambe Bay area, until recently I had never been inside the Midland Hotel, an art deco building which stands proudly on the promenade. The Hotel was built in 1933 and is a curved building with the rear facing the sea and has wonderful views across the bay.
It is of course expensive to stay in the Hotel famed for it's Eric Gill sculptures of the sea horses which adorn the front of the building and also for other works by Eric Gill.
My hubby and I decided to try the Rotunda Bar recently when it was hubby's birthday and ordered coffee and cake whilst enjoying the views across the bay from the circular cafe bar.
We ordered a cafetiere of coffee and cake of the day which on this occasion was carrot cake. Our order was brought to our table and I was really happy with the attention to detail. The cafetiere was huge and so we had lots lovely fresh hot coffee served with the cutest miniature bottles of milk and also the biscuits which came with the coffee were delicious.
It is a beautiful hotel and after we had finished the coffee we went through to the main foyer and saw the lovely spiral staircase and the lovely Sun Terrace restaurant.
I love the history of this place as it has been lovingly restored to it's former glory after being in a state of disrepair. An episode of Poirot was filmed here and it was perfect for the era depicted in the Poirot stories.
It is very expensive to stay here and not in our budget but I was pleased that I had the chance to see the hotel and at least for an hour or so enjoy the atmosphere of a lovely place.
I am hoping to return soon and maybe see more of the place and even attend a music event one evening. Anyone who loves the art deco period would love to see this beautiful hotel and I am glad now that I have been in there after passing it nearly every day for many years.