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Macdonald Swan Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keswick Rd, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
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Ranked #8 of 12 hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel , friendly staff and comfortable rooms. The beds are so comfortable, you don't want to get out of them! The food is first rate, all locally sourced produce, and cooked to perfection. Can't fault the place at all, would definately recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Grasmere or the surrounding districts. Locals beers to drink as... More

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atlantica golden beach
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed two nights at end of August and we were very disappointed from start to finish. First room we got was a mile from reception and was musty and horribly old fashioned. We asked to be moved to room near reception it was musty again and had lots of damp in room. We ordered afternoon tea on first day... More

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a three night stay with breakfast. Room 37? was a little on the small side but was well furnished. Bathroom similar with a very tight fit with little elbow room! Other than that we had a very comfortable stay. Breakfast was plentiful with continental and traditional English options. One small hiccup with a still frozen veggie sausage was rapidly... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Rockhopperz, Thank you for taking the time ton post your reviews regarding your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are positive or constructive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. Really pleased to hear that you had a... More

solihull
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a newly refurbished Executive Double rooms which was very nice and quiet. Stayed for 2 nights on "Walking Break" Package, sandwiches ok but maps given are not totally accurate but very useful. Dinner in the restaurant was very good but breakfast was disappointing. We had a coach party staying the first night so restaurant was very busy and... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Simon W, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive, we also share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your walking... More

Redditch, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights; part business, part pleasure. Nice location and within easy walking distance of the village of Grasmere. Room was nicely fitted with great view from the window. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the food and service were good (though quite expensive). Breakfast was fine and served quickly. Would stay again.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We searched for a hotel during the peak season and in the end we settled on the swan, the reception managed to squeeze us in a familly room. When arriving the view is stunning and i was greeted in a warm and friendly mannor The room was excellent and the ground breathtaking. The Breakfast was great with a good selection... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Julie T, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. We are so please to know that... More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night with my wife and 10 year old daughter in room 27. Lovely view from the window, room was clean, big comfy bed, bath robes, 2 TV's (one in the bedroom and other located by sofa and coffee table in the room's own little lounge. Having read some iffy reviews about the food and service, I was... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Rob M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding you recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. We are really pleased that decided to... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay if you want to hit the fells! Rooms are really nice, staff are so friendly and will do anything to help, food was amazing, especially the Tempura prawns! Our steaks were cooked to perfection.... a really enjoyable stay in such a beautiful location overlooking the Lion & The Lamb.

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Jannicakes, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. We are really pleased that you feel its... More

Marlow, Bucks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, room had ever thing you needed, comfortable bed, room service superb. The food was first class. However the service let it down. We arrived at the dining room at 20.25 and we're almost made to feel guilty that we were late as last orders were 20.30, then they did not take our order until 21.00. Service was very... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are positive or constructive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. I am very pleased to hear that... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be because of the age since refurbishments, but the hotel was noticeably at a very high standard of cleanliness. Even under the bed was free of dust! No dust in any bathroom lurking corners. Oh yes the bed was great too (two poster).We were glad to have paid extra for the fell views. Having read of breakfast issues... More

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gmswangrasmere, General Manager at Macdonald Swan Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sir_Edmund, thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive and we share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. Really pleased to hear that you found everything... More

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Address: Keswick Rd, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Swan Hotel 3*
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Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and referred to in Wordsworth's poem "The Waggoner," the Macdonald Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, it has open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter. Views across the Fells and access to several challenging trails make this a cozy and inviting hotel, ideal for walkers and cyclists. ... more   less 
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