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Bookings at TV hotel Damson Dene triple

02 June 2011 by

The three-star, 40-bedroom Damson Dene - subject of Channel Four's reality documentary series The Hotel - has seen bookings triple since the show began, according to reservations site LateRooms.com.

Situated near Crosthwaite in Cumbria, the hotel has also recorded its highest-ever website views of 3,020 hits immediately after the programme finished at 9pm on Sunday 15 May. It has now achieved an overall increase in page views of 3,000% since the property joined LateRooms.com.

A flood of interest has flowed the hotel's way from viewers captivated by the forthright quips from the general manager, Wayne Bartholomew, and entertaining - but often uneasy - scenarios provided by guests and staff alike.

"We were astounded to see such a big increase in page views," said Lynda Matthews of LateRooms.com. "The hotel is such a great property, and despite the mishaps and comic happenings unearthed by Channel Four on the show, it is still proving popular with people booking a short break this summer."

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