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Macdonald Swan Hotel

#10 of 13 Hotels in Grasmere
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Keswick Rd, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had to write a review of this hotel, because I was so moved by their hospitality. My wife and I were staying in Grasmere at the start of Dec 2015. On the day we were supposed to leave, severe flooding hit the area. We succeeded in getting out of the village, but couldn't get any further, nor back to... More 

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Paisley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old hotel that is cosy and intimate. the room was lovely and the bed the comfiest I've ever slept in. Would definitely visit again. The receptionist was amazing, even moving our chairs directly in front of the log fire.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we drove into Cumbria on Christmas eve it was with a real sense of sadness at what we saw, and trepidation. What would we find at the hotel? The Swan, fortunately, was on a hillside looking down on the small town of Grasmere. It was raining which continued almost the whole of our Christmas stay. But! The hotel was... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In September 2015 we booked for a party of 12 to stay 15th -17th January 2016 At 16.40hrs on Monday 11th January 2016 we were told by the hotel they had had an emergency that morning and were closing to repair the boiler, which would take them about 8 weeks. Why it was left so late to notify us when... More 

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Clitheroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

King classic rooms a little tired looking, but good size. The bathrooms are tiny and the shower height is too low if your 6 foot tall. However the hotel was spotless, food good, breakfast wonderful. Most of all the service in all departments was excellent, very friendly and helpful. The hotel is at the top of the village, a 5... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swan Inn is a lovely hotel, it's staff are really friendly and helpful. We had a lovely afternoon tea, an excellent very tasty evening meal and a lovely breakfast with lots of choice. Our Room was clean and quiet. Good value for money.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just returned from this hotel following a 30th birthday celebration, I felt it important to share with others what a fantastic experience those planning a stay can expect. Michelle took the lead in ensuring our stay was the very best, swiftly checking us in and arranging a birthday surprise for one of our party. The executive and feature rooms... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm welcome, efficient staff (trying everything to fix an electrical problem in room). good service, slightly tired decor but added to cosy, quaint, relaxed atmosphere strangely. Food good, drink a bit dear but overall just right for relaxing.

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Lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

lovely and frendly hotel, breckfast was excerlant , room could do wiith a little TLC but the views made up for that, staff were very good ,the bar was a good with a greatatmosphere but very pricey but i would stay again,

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Ormskirk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

awful, below standard. closing up so should have been cheaper. should have made more of guests considering the lakes floods, we should have been treated well for braving the trip! Travel a lot someitmes for a living - never worse and even took friends from the IOM!!

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