Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Being a professional traveller, working troughout Europe and sometimes the US, I visit many hotels. Sometimes great, sometimes odd, sleeping well or badly. The one on the first picture is somewere in the Lake District. We found it while travelling back to Manchester Airport from Penrith way up in Cumbria (UK). Very quite and ruraly located. Great place to work peacefully with an occasional Boddingtons as a refreshment.

The Grasmere Hotel, Broadgate, Grasmere The English Lake District, Cumbria LA22 9TA - England, UK
The next one, Jurys, is in Londen, a fine place to stay, slightly cheaper in weekends. Centrally located in Great Russelstreet near Chinatown.
Jurys Great Russell Street, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, London, UK
The last one, in the Lake District, close to the M6 between Penrith and Kendal, is called Shap Wells. A fine place in a seemingly remote area on the narrow B6261. For some reason it attracts coaches/buses with elderly people on a trip to Blackpool. Five buses arrived just after we did, the restaurant became a military mess with a factory-like routine of serving the masses. The menu is geared towards these kind of large groups, the wines aswell (quite sweet), the room and bed were fine and the fresh air from the hills guaranteed a good night's sleep.
Shap Wells Hotel, Shap, Nr. Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3QU, UK

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