“ Address: Cecil Street / Carlisle / England / CA1 1NL / Tel: 0871 984 6374 „
I have been promising my friend for a long time that I would visit her in Carlisle and have finally got round to doing just that this month.
I managed to book the Travelodge in Carlisle at a very reasonable rate of £29 for the night.
I couldn't believe ow central this was and was so handy for the town centre, shops and bars.
I would say it is 3-4 minutes walk to bars such as Walkabout, Wetherspoons and local pubs on Botchergate as well as take-aways and restaurants.
It is a little further to the shops but you are talking about 10 minutes. This is a beautiful city and has a lovely square and of course 'The Lanes' which is a shopping complex, with fast food, cafes, and numerous high street shops. It is very well situated if you fancy a night out.
The travelodge is a very clean, and very spacious hotel. I was amazed at the height of the rooms though. I am not sure what the building was previously but the the height makes the room very echoey, but creates a lovely ambiance.
I booked a double room and it was big enough for a family room and had a spare bed (I suppose it may have been a family room they gave me as the hotel was a little quiet on a Tuesday night). The room was very basic and reminded me of a hostel a little due to the height, but was very clean and well looked after.
Unfortunately I only had a view of the back and looked out onto the back of a row of houses and nursery but there was no noise at night.
There is a a bar in the restaurant as well - which is situated by the reception/dining area and is small but ideal for a late drink. The staff were lovely and friendly as well and very helpful. They provided me with some local information of where to go and see and where was good to eat.
Great basic hotel and I will definitely go back. I don't think there is any parking here but there are a number of long stay car parks very close by.
I travel and stay in travelodges a heck of a lot, and this is my most local. It is a central hotel and brilliant for visiting the 'Great Border City'. It is about a 10 minute walk away before you hit the big shops and a 15 minute walk away before you hit 'The Lanes' which is a shopping complex, with fast food, cafes, and numerous high street shops you would expect. Carlisle is fabulous for travel, you can get any bus for a tour of the city and Scotland from about 5 minutes away from the Travelodge. 5 minutes away from takeaways and a Weatherspoons and 20 minutes away from Carlisle United FC. It is very well situated if you fancy a night out.
The travelodge is a very clean, and very spacious hotel. The rooms are so big as i believe it used to be a mental health hospital, so it has very high ceilings and is a bit echo-ey. The rooms offer wonderful views if you are in the rear of the building or if you are at the front you have a Chinease takeaway to look at! So i would recommed you try and ask for a back room. Fantastic views on the 3rd floor especially. The hotel is very modern, and has a cafe and a lot of disabled accessed rooms and toilets. Its very clean and the staff must be commended on the this. One issue i have found is theyre is a lack of remotes, i enquired at reception and was told they keep being stole and was told to use the TV in the mean time. I didnt want to seem lazy so i said it was fine! The beds could have a bit more life in them but by far not the worst i have slept in.
P.S - One final note is that there is no car parking at the hotel, but around £5 for a 6 hour stay just down the road.
Any questions about this travelodge please ask, i stay here probably around once a month at the very least due to football and work, so i can guarantee you this is a good stay!