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Grand at Grasmere

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Red Bank Road, Grasmere LA22 9PU, England (Formerly Gold Rill Country House)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we won't be enjoying our New Year break in Grasmere this year. We booked for the usual extensive three day package back in the summer but were shocked to receive an email, in early November, telling us that much of this had been changed. After discussions with the hotel, we have sadly decided to cancel. We have been to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I have just had a three night stay at The Grand. The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment however we booked knowing this. It did not distract from our stay. Our room was one of the new ones, bright, clean and a fabulous view. Slept like a log on a very comfortable bed. The staff were all charming.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at the Grand, great location superb food and welcoming staff - will definitely be visiting again! Our room was modern and luxurious, and I would definitely recommend the restaurant for fine dining but the hotel is also close to local hotspots such as the gingerbread shop and walkable to Ambleside!

1 Thank Wayne B
Ayr, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved two doubles and a single room for a planned trip this month in December last year. We have stayed many times at The Gold Rill and have enjoyed a comfortable stay with attentive staff. Yes the place was ready for a refurb but... We were disappointed to hear , through the media, that the hotel had changed hands.... More 

1 Thank northerntraveller750
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a very last minute 1 night stay following some hospital treatment as the hubby and I wanted to relax... After checking availability in Grasmere and comparing what was available we decided that we really liked the look of the Grand at Grasmere. Their website clearly states that they are undergoing a refurbishment but that they have completed the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is unfair to write a comprehensive review of this Hotel during it's transition from the 'Gold Rill' to the' Grand.'. Suffice to say that it was definitely in need of an upgrade. First impressions are good, in so much that the new owners/ management have vastly improved the sleeping accommodation by providing top-rate mattresses and duvets. The food menu... More 

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110 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The new owners are planning to extend and alter the hotel which was very much as we remember it on our last visit some 10 years ago. We had pre checked in "on line" and this was quickly checked by the receptionist who used the iPad located on the desk counter - we were surprised that it was still there... More 

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St Helens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We have been here many times before when it was called the Gold Rill then it was excellent but it did have an old persons hotel feel about it. Now it has become the Grand there are obviously going to be a difference on how the hotel is run, this is a "work in progress" with re furbishment and managing... More 

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74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was our first visit to the hotel which is undergoing a huge refurbishment but in no way interferes with the guests' enjoyment. The staff are all very friendly and make it obvious that they want you to enjoy your stay. We had booked on the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Rate which was excellent value as there was a super... More 

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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This hotel has been taken over this year and is not The Grand at Grasmere. The previous owners ran it superbly for very many years. My walking party, and separately with our families, have been visiting for about 12 years. When it was The Gold Rill, the magic formula was to give everyone a really good experience and to make... More 

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