Carden Park Hotel
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... we head out to explore.
We just got back from walking around the area near our apartment. We had dinner and the hostess recognized our accents and told us that she has family in Alberta and it turned out that our waitress was from Ontario!!! We needed a travel adaptor for the computer and met the nicest guy ever at the Apple store. He even looked up an ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... 300 times before they made it big -the school that Paul and George attended together, which was right next to the university of arts that John was attending at the time. After the tour we had planned to visit the World Museum and the Maritime Museum but unfortunately there was a strike on and so they were all closed. Instead after a relaxed lunch we walked up to the Anglican cathedral. We made our way through the slightly creepy park/ cemetery that surrounding ...
... a bit suspicious—it had no “painter” (rope) attached anywhere, no oars, and a motor was fixed to the stern. Another passer by stopped and called the authorities. She was concerned because a number of people have fallen into the river and died after having one too many in the pubs. Two young officers arrived and seemed to have things under control.
... about 3 hours' drive north to visit old climbing friends. The trip was long and arduous - driving on motorways is really tiring because of the sheer volume of traffic. The weather also started to get rather bleak and rain soon set in. By the time we reached Cockermouth, we were rather tired.
Tony and Alexia greeted us warmly and put the heating and their coal fired heater on and we had a cup of tea and more ...
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Just returned from celebrating my partners 50th - we were upgraded to suite with jacuzzi bath for 2. Staff always helpful, spa excellent and dinner outstanding. This is our fourth visit and if you want an away from it all experience and to be pampered this is the place.
My husband and I stayed for one night (Feb 05) at the Carden Park. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend it. The staff were all courteous and helpful. Our room was very spacious with a small kitchenette, balcony and large bath. We ate in the Brassiere, the food was reasonably priced and very good. We decided to treat ourselves and have morning papers delivered along with breakfast in bed, well worth the extra cost.
Excellent, first class
stayed August Bank holiday Monday and Tuesday, last minute deal, the hotel was excellent. We had a courtyard suite which had a lounge,huge bed in the separate sleeping area,two televisions,brilliant bathroom with speakers so that I could listen to music whilst I relaxed in the bath, dressing area,balcony with table and seats,fridge and kitchenette. The leisure facilities were first rate, loved the pool and the bucket shower, the grounds are huge, we don't play golf but loved walking around the golf course and the water features, the breakfast was excellent, the evening meal was cooked and served brilliantly, the staff were lovely.
The bathrobes were fluffy and I loved every minute, try it !!!
We spent three days and nights here in August. The property is lovely and provides great golf and an enormous range of outdoor activities for people of all ages. It is a good base for a family that was active outdoors. The hotel accommodated our early arrival from the States most graciously. The rooms are adequate in size for a couple but a bit cramped for families, although that is to be expected. The two dining options (one formal, one informal) are adequate but another one would be necessary to gain a higher review. The service in both dining rooms was quite poor, to be honest. The formal room was full of people who did not speak english well. That excuse was not available to the young girls in the informal dining area! They were just inert! The wine selection is minimal for a 4 star restaurant. There were several other bizarre shortcomings - 1) at night an unpleasant sewage smell wafted across the front of the building and into our rooms on some nights. 2) the room windows barely open, and of course there is no aircon, so I would not visit at the peak of summer again. I was baffled why they have floor to ceiling windows but did not take the extra step of making a balcony or patio, and more than 80% of the window glass is fixed and not open-able: why so restrictive? There are no criminals lurking about! 3) the front desk would only change 50 pounds of travelers checks per day. Again, why so restrictive? A final note: it is a choice venue for weddings and other celebrations so be prepared for late noisy nights on weekends.
Stayed over 1 night with my husband, had a manicure when I arrived, very friendly spa staff. Beautiful gardens, had a go at Archery. Room was very large and airy. Unusual layout, as the rooms were in blocks of 6 set out in the courtyard behind the main building. We had a small kitchenette, and a dressing area and the bathroom was also large and nicely decorated, Would recommend this to anyone.
A late surprise!
We required a luxurious, restful, break, and this hotel fullfilled everything. The setting was superb, with views over landscaped gardens and golf course. Room was well presented, and quiet, no tournament on at the time. Food in the restaurant and brasserie was excellent, superb Caesar salad(better than Gordon Ramsay).The staff were very polite and couldn't do enough for us, this made our stay even more pleasurable.
Well done DeVere! We will be back!
Have been twice to this hotel. Friendly, discreet staff, nothing is too much trouble. The spa is to die for. Plan to visit on a regular basis
I have stayed at Carden Park on a number of occasions for both business and pleasure. I can't recommend it enough. Peaceful location in the country, wonderful 'log cabin style' rooms and excellent service! A luxury stay!!!
This wonderful hotel set amongst acres of lovely countryside with an impressive golf course, driving range and bicycle hire if you want to take advantage of the grounds (Chargeable). I was lucky enough to have a suite which was a godsend and made my stay extra special. Large bedroom, TV (with pay to view channels), Iron, Hairdyer, TV. A lounge with sofa, TV, table and chairs. Large bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath and lots of wonderful smellies! Every morning I would recieve a note informing me of the weather that day, a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of mineral water. Completely spoilt! The staff are fantastic, really friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Two restaurants, worth trying both as the food is great. Spa, Steam, Swimming pool, Gym, Pool Room, Sunbed etc. If you are looking for a break in the country, it would be a shame to overlook this wonderful hotel.
my daughter got married at carden park on the 5th july this year it was wonderful all round i could not fault it we had family over from america and they were most impressed we al had such a wonderful weekend i cannot wait to stay again bravo