Main Street, St Bees, Copeland District, Cumbria, United Kingdom
"I stayed at the Manor with my partner for a week from the 19th September. We were allocated room 6 - a double room with spacious ensuite bathroom and a shower over the bath. There was a heated shower rail in the bathroom and plenty of hot water throughout our stay. We had adequate storage for our week stay with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. There was a kettle and tea and coffee in the room. The room has a view of the beer garden and car park. Due to covid the cleaners didn’t come into our room throughout our stay but the cleaners were around and happy to supply us with clean towels, toilet rolls and tea and coffee when we caught their eye. Slight negatives were the bright green security light showing the way to the door in case of an emergency. Though I realise this is health and safety, the light really was very bright and lit the room up at night. Also as the room is directly above the kitchen it was quite noisy in a morning as the noisy extractor fan starts at 0630 and we could hear the staff talking and moving around as they started preparing breakfast. This wasn't a big deal but might be an issue if you like a lie in on holiday. Also the shower wasn't the best as the riser and shower head are right next to the shower curtain which tended to cling to you. We had a problem with the lighting in the bedroom which was lit by 2 small spotlights and the one nearest the mirror went off after 20 seconds which did make it difficult getting ready on an evening. Only one of the bedside lights worked, the other one didn't even have a bulb. We did report the lighting problems to John the manager and hopefully it will be sorted out before anyone else stays in the room. We ate at the Manor for 6 out of our 7 nights and thought that the food was very good. The chicken supreme with mash was my favourite though the homemade steak and ale pie and the beef lasagne were also very good. We enjoyed a cooked breakfast most mornings. The staff at the Manor are lovely and John and his team do a great job looking after you. We found Karen and Sue to be particularly helpful though all the staff were great. We enjoyed our stay in St Bees and would be happy to stay at the Manor again if we were visit the area again. Free parking is available in the car park at the back of the hotel and we never had a problem getting a space though it might be different in the height of the season as the car park is used by residents and people eating in the restaurant. We were a bit confused about the WIFI as our room description showed wireless internet but under hotel policies on our confirmation it shows no internet access available. I did manage to use the WIFI when we were downstairs but couldn't get it in the room. However this wasn't a problem as there was a phone signal and I could use the data on my phone."
"I usually stay next to Whitehaven because that's where my project's office is, but as the guesthouse was full I decided to spend a week in St Bees. The Manor looked like the nicest place so I booked in here and I am very glad I did. It is just 3 minutes walk from St Bees station and maybe 15-20 mins walk from the seaside which is well worth a visit (follow the road left past the station, past the golf course). Due to some confusion at check-in, someone else had been placed in my double room for the first night so I spent the first night in a twin (room 1) before being moved to my booked double room the following night (room 2). I'm quite happy I was able to try both types of room, and compare them! Room 1 was reasonably quiet, being towards the back of the building, and had two comfortable single beds and a brand new bathroom. I have to say - I found this room a little bit grubby and tired in places, especially the bathroom, and the toilet seat was loose and there was some mildew around the shower, kettle was pretty knackered, just minor things. It had a view of the carpark which wasn't a problem but it meant I closed the curtains as soon as I got in! Room 2 was, in my opinion, far nicer with a really comfortable double bed and was immaculate. Surprisingly, given it had an old bathroom, this bathroom was in much better shape. The room and bathroom had a lovely view over the main street. It was a really spacious room, biggest I've had in a B&B or guesthouse. The double and twin appear to be the same price but if these two rooms are anything to go by I would definitely recommend the double! Both rooms came with some lovely ginseng toiletries and a good selection of teas, coffees and Scottish biscuits, and guides to the area. Some reviewers said they had issues with water pressure - I didn't really, just wait for the toilet to refill before using the basin or shower! The electric showers in both rooms had good pressure and got very hot, they were a bit slow to drain away but it's an old building with old plumbing. What I would say about noise is that it does travel up the stairs, so be prepared to be woken up at 6/6.30 by people preparing breakfast downstairs! Dinner and breakfast were fantastic - their specials menu was especially good and breakfast had the best scrambled eggs I've had in a long time! All the staff were really nice and I was made feel very welcome. Allan runs a great pub and B&B and it was full of happy coast-to-coast hikers while I was there."
"Well located not far from the railway station, would seem to be a popular drink stop. Friendly atmosphere and staff happy for a chat. Good size room, large bathroom with shower over bath. Our walk group all had dinner together - great food, generous portions - and breakfast next morning was full English with good coffee too. Staff very helpful and friendly - Allan especially who gave us some good tips for a walk around the village. Only stayed one night prior to start of C2C. Take away lunch the only disappointment, would give higher rating otherwise. "