Railway Hotels and Converted Railway Carriage Hotel Accommodation
Railway hotels may offer the ultimate trip back in time, whether your looking to stay in a converted railway carriage similar to those used on the orient express or simply a good old-fashioned railway station hotel, you are bound to find something to take you back to the golden age of the railway. Here are a few of our favourite finds:
The Old Railway Station,
Petworth – Just 45 minutes from Gatwick airport this is one of Britain’s most unusual hotels.
The hotel has accommodation in the main station building however, the star of the attraction are the four converted Pullman railway carriages which serve as hotel rooms.
Each carriage contains two rooms with rates available from around £92 per person on a B&B basis. Due to the popularity of the location single night bookings are not permitted at the weekend or around the time of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
– Travelling to the Southwest, then consider railholiday. The company runs three converted railway carriages hotels at St Germans and Hayle. St Germans plays host to “the old luggage van” sleeping four and “the travelling post office” which sleeps six. The St Ives Bay on the other hand is located at Hayle and is split into two separate accommodations for between six and 14 occupants.
The Aberporth Express – If an isolated location is more your thing, then consider the Aberporth Express. The business offers accommodation in a converted Great Western railway carriage with views of the Ceredigion coastline from just £146 for a two night break in low season.
The Old Station, St Andrews – Looking for a Scottish twist on the railway hotel. This may be the place. The hotel offers suites in a converted railway carriage including en-suite facilities for around £130 per night based on two sharing. The hotel also offers accommodation in the main house at around the £90 to £100 mark B&B.