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Macdonald Swan Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Keswick Rd, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Another great stay at the swan service was brill one thing we didn't like was u had to have coke on draught no bottles but that's nit picking . The food was excellent and well served & breakfast was again one of the best in a Macdonald great value.

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Liverpool
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great hotel, one big downside is the organisation of the staff, we waited too long for drinks during our meal and for courses to appear. The location of the hotel and the level of comfort is great, I would visit again however I would go prepared for the meal to take several hours. The food is of reasonable quality and... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here on Sunday and Monday with my wife. We could not possibly fault it. The room was excellent with what seemed to be a recently refurbished bathroom. No mould on the bath seal! All brand new. Breakfast and evening meal was beautifully cooked. Hotel itself is about a leisurely 10 minute walk into the beautiful village of Grasmere but... More 

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Wetherby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent hotel and stay but let down by having to pay a surcharge to settle food bill by credit card - no charge to pay for rooms in advance by card? never heard of this in other chains - poor show MacDonald

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Liverpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

dont even think of staying here +get charged 4a 3star wen only a2 star at besr ants allover my daughters bedroom pathetic buffet,waited 1 hour 4a cold english breakfast macdonalds living on past reputations here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this hotel several times (6/7) and each time we have loved it no matter what the weather. The charming rooms and fires, as well as the breathtaking location. However, this time there were a few mishaps, mainly with the food. The ploughman's salad with an inedible cheese which I can still smell on my hands. We... More 

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized room, warm, with splendid views. Everything was going well until the fire alarm sounded after 9am..result was we had no time to recover and missed breakfast on day 2, but no compensation was offered. However, we would definitely stay again at this historic hotel.

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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at The Swan before and have recommended it to our family and friends. The local bus service is very good (just outside the hotel) and we have used this on many occasions. Trips to Windermere, Bowness and Keswick are a must do and the Lake Windermere ferry is a lovely trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night with my husband, 2 children (ages 14 and 11) and our dog. We were given an executive family room based on our requirements which included the age of the children. Although the room was nice and with a separate area for the sofa bed, there wasn't really enough sleeping space for 4 but would be... More 

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Harrogate
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice, friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately check in took an hour as we had to move rooms twice. First room - not enough beds, second room - insects in bathroom. Reception, house keeping and maintenance staff were all really friendly and responded quickly. Third room was fine, although mattress was a bit soggy. Bar staff in the evening were... More 

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