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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
JRTheChief Edwardsville, Il.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch and ordered two rounds of sandwiches. They came with a miserable excuse for a salad garnish with no dressing, which might as well not have been on the plate. The ham was acceptable, but the cheese was processed and pre-sliced. At £7/round the food fell well below expectations. No condiments were offered and the... More

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Edwardsville, Il.
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for someplace to relax with a scenic view, head for the Swan. The room are nicely sized and well appointed. The rooms at the front of the property tend to be noisier because of road noise. Room WiFi is good. It's about a 5 minute walk to the city centre.

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Auburn, Washington
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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed with a group and had both a group dinner and group breakfast here. It was a convenient walk from Grasmere and a very comfortable hotel. Our room was spacious with a very modern bathroom and comfortable beds. Even though we overlooked the road it was quiet. The staff were very friendly and the food was plentiful.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just on the outskirts of Grasmere, this hotel appears expensive as it lacks kirb appeal. Small bedroom and compact bathroom but huge king size bed with lovely linens and wonderful pillows. Result- great nights sleep. Very good breakfast.

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

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

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Swan for 5 days this July. Had food from the bar for 3 nights of our stay and it was all delicious. Staff were happy to serve us in the garden as we wanted to make the most of the glorious weather. Hotel is a short walk from the centre of Grasmere and surrounded by fantastic... More

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

Good Afternoon TAR2403, Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your recent visit to the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether they are constructive or positive and share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. We are really pleased that you chose to spend... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just stayed at The Swan for a weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were in one of the recently refurbished rooms (#17) towards the front of the hotel with a lovely view over the garden and the hills. It was tastefully decorated, spacious, v comfy bed and smart, clean bathroom. I really couldn't fault it. The staff were... More

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

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

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am soory to write this review. we have stayed at the Swan many times over the years and have always been impressed with the friendliness of the staff. It used be a bit tired but the new rooms are very good. However our recent experience was very poor. It mainly related to one member of staff who seemed to... More

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

Good Afternoon 23101953, Thank you for taking the time 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 share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. I was disappointed to read your review as this is... More

Reigate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights in this beautiful part of Lake District. Great location on edge of village with superb views all around hotel. Room was spacious and spotless with great view of Helm Crag from bedroom window. Breakfast was more than adequate and service was excellent. Reception staff were very courteous and friendly and were helpful in arranging our... More

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

Good Afternoon Janet D, 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 share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. We are so happy and agree it is... More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Swan. It’s in a great location a few minutes stroll from the village and with various walks from the door. The reception staff are efficient and friendly, and our room was fantastic. We’d chosen the four poster room, which is a reasonable size with a separate dressing area and great bathroom. Despite being... More

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

Good Afternoon Nildesperanda, 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 share them with the whole of the team on a regular basis. I am pleased to inform everyone that we have... More

Shilbottle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Recommended by a friend- we were delighted after staying a night- breaking our return trip from Manchester- with our Financial Adviser & Fund Manager. A lovely hotel- far in excess of it's star rating. An old 17Century Inn- and from it's history- incorporating an old farm house. Lots of cosy public rooms , bar and dining room- so you never... More

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

Good Afternoon Paul V, 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. We are so pleased you decided to... 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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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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