Ratings based on 22 verified reviews

4.5 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia-verified reviews
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Posted 21-May-2019
The castle grounds were amazing to walk through but all of the buildings on the grounds were run down and dilapidated. Would have been very nice to be able to explore those as well and learn more about the history of the castle.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller from Osoyoos BC Canadá

Posted 17-May-2019
This is a 1000 year old castle originally built by the Vikings it’s a little bit of a shock arriving to your room just because it’s unusual.Once your there it starts to grow on you and accept the idiosincrasias of the whole experience.Great fun the tour was great as well to give you a hint of who lived there,quite amazing.Lots of creaky floors and if you have a problem with stairs it’s not for you.We loved the stay especially the big candlelight dinner.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Outstanding Experience

Posted 26-Jan-2019 on Hotels
A unique opportunity to stay in a castle with a millennia of history. Furnished with period antiques, wood paneling, tapestries, life-size portraits Appleby Castle gives you a taste of life in another era. Dinner was superb, served in a candle-lit wood paneled room. Coffee was good and strong. Be sure to take the tour to understand the building, and Appleby town is worth a stroll. Staff were very knowledgeable and enjoyed chatting about the history of the castle and its occupants.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jan-2019 by pjb, Hotel Management
Thank you for your reveiw.
2 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Posted 04-Jan-2019 on Hotels
Dimly lit uncomfortable furniture in room cold room. Breakfast ok tour of castle good.
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Feb-2019 by pjb, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. It is a shame we couldnt identify which room you stayed in so we can look in to your issues.
4 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Authentic Casle

Posted 30-Dec-2018 on Hotels
It was nice to stay in a authentic castle nice people that work there. Enjoyed my stay
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jan-2019 by PJB, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Unique and full of character

Posted 12-Dec-2018 on Hotels
Appleby Castle is definitely a proper "castle". From the outside it looks for all the world like a fairytale castle and the reception and common areas are all stonework and wood panels, with paintings and suits of armour, and there are plenty of places you can go and sit down with a drink, and explore. Our room was very big, with not only a bed, but a sofa and two throne like chairs and a desk area, plus a huge bathroom. the first thing you noticed were the very uneven floors, which was fun, but everything else in there was brand new and top quality. Two sinks, a roll top bath and a huge shower, with VERY hot water in the bathroom, and a simply perfect bed - we slept like logs. We had a good bottle of rioja and the food was excellent and they put on special vegan options for my wife, which she loved. Pumpkin wellington for her main, while I had the sea bass and a souffle starter. All rich and full of flavour, and I even had panna cotta for dessert. All top quality. We were seated with two other couples on a long table for dinner, which was fun. Breakfast was excellent as well. In the morning, we took the "castle tour" which was included, run by a local guide who told us the history of the castle and showed us several places we hadn't seen, including letting us try on armour from the collection. Sort of a cross between James Corden and Brian Blessed Entertaining. The rest of the staff were excellent, especially James. Full of character, unique and a wonderful stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jan-2019 by pjb, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review.
2 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Posted 07-Sep-2018 on Hotels
Appleby Castle is a beautiful setting, and the dining and lounge rooms are very comfortable with loads of character. The bedroom was small but the en-suite bathroom was immaculate. The only problem with our stay was the saniflow system that is in operation for bathroom and toilet waste was very very noisy. This led to a very poor nights sleep, probably the worst ever in a hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Sep-2018 by p, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting me know. Could you please let me know which room you stayed in and I will rectify this issue.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Castle luxury!

Posted 07-Sep-2018 on Hotels
We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds, just for one night after a disastrous camping trip! The cottage was really good, well kitted out and very spacious. The beds were super comfy (though what isn't after camping!) and the place was clean. We had a warm welcome on arrival, from friendly and professional staff. Out only niggle was a slightly loose toilet seat and that the shower screen wasn't stopping the water coming out the bath. Both these things were reported to reception on our departure and I saw someone going in to investigate before we'd even left the grounds - excellent!
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Sep-2018 by p, Hotel Management
Thank you
4 out of 5
by a verified traveller from Canada

Posted 26-Aug-2018
Our family of four recently stayed at the castle and had a wonderful time. A highlight was the delicious breakfast cooked by chef Chris and the informative tour by Kenneth. His knowledge and passion for the history of the castle was very impressive. If you are thinking of staying, go for it. After all, it is not every night you get to stay in a castle.
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Sep-2018 by p, Hotel Management
Thankyou
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller from Cheshire

Fantastic unforgettable experience

Posted 19-Aug-2018
Amazing experience. Delightful staff, lovely cottage. We loved Kenneth’s tour. He has such a wealth of knowledge and was so good at involving our kids. We want to go back again next summer for a few nights. We have travelled all over the world but this was really special.
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Sep-2018 by P, Hotel Management
Thank you