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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Bassenthwaite
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we found this hotel via Trivago and got a very good deal on a standard double room, On arrival we were very happy to discover that we were upgraded to a suite. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful.... The pool and fitness room were excellent. One minor drawback, is that the jacuzzi was out of order... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, at the top of Lake Bassenthwaite in the north of the lake district. We found this area so much more peaceful, easy going and with far fewer tourists than down by Windermere. Well positioned for some wonderful trips with fantastic scenery: Honister Pass, Whinnlatter Pass, Derwent, Buttermere, also fairly close to the seaside resort of Whitehaven. The hotel... More

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel though on a main road is very far from the town centre so its best if you want to spend time at the hotel or going around near by. The facilities promised by the hotel like tennis courts, wifi are non existent. The room decor is a tad old the bathrooms are very basic for the price they... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated in the north lake district, much quieter than southern Lake District, hotel was lovely, clean, small bedrooms, great views, nice garden to walk round. Lovely breakfast, best eggs Benedict (even without the bacon} great choice for breakfast. Lots of walks round about plus easy access to Keswick and Whitehaven. Great little interactive museum "The Beacon" in Whitehaven too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at the Castle Inn hotel. The room was nice and clean, the furniture was old and tired, but not a problem after all it does have dogs to stay in it . Bathroom was nice and clean and housekeeping did a good job. All the staff were brilliant. only niggle the WiFi didn't work in... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always look forward to our annual one night visit to this hotel. Main purpose of the visit is to see the ospreys at Bassenthwaite. We always use the swimming pool, enjoy dinner and an excellent breakfast. One minor irritation is the hotel insisting on a payment of £ 20 to book the same room as on previous stays !... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some bar meals and 1 afternoon tea, overall very moderate, I had the afternoon tea the sandwiches were cheese and pickle, thick cut cheddar and the smoked salmon was very thick and not good, just two choices. They brought me jam and clotted cream but no scone, I received a red hot microwaved one eventually. My son had... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in early evening as my husband was keen to have a draught beer and our hotel, although fantastic in every other way, did not have beer from the pumps . The young bar man was very welcoming but having tried each of the beers in turn it was clear that all were off and barrels had to be... More

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Address: Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel 4*
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Best Western Plus Castle Hotel Bassenthwaite
Best Western Keswick
Best Western Castle Hotel
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District

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