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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 5 days ago
phmNorthWest north west
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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north west
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is good, it's comfortable and the room was spotless. It is however overpriced with a pot of tea for two being priced at around the £9.00 Breakfast was good but the ingredients have all the makings to be excellent they just need to be trimmed of fat ( bacon ) and cooked for longer ( bacon and eggs) service... More

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

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

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved staying here - room was very comfortable and the staff very accommodating. Breakfast was good and the pub was fun. Easy to walking areas just north of Grasmere. The wifi in the hotel is problematic, though. The gardens outside were very pretty.

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

Good Afternoon Rknorman, 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 pleased that you enjoyed your stay and... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Swan Hotel for two nights. The hotel was very good and the staff very helpful and courteous. Our room was nicely decorated with quality furniture and the bathroom was almost brand new. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice and well cooked. The dinner was excellent with plenty of choice, well cooked and presented. There is a... More

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

Good Afternoon Paul E, Thank you for taking 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 very pleased to hear that you... More

Teesside
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall this is a reasonable place to stay, it's not cheap, parking is good and it's a short walk to the village. The lady behind the bar was exceptional with customer service, only sorry I forgot to write her name to acknowledge her personally. Breakfast could be ran better. Ordered poached eggs, watched the order taken to another table then... More

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

Good Afternoon Simple_bloke Teeside, 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. That you for your kind words regarding... More

Edwardsville, Il.
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Good Afternoon JRThe Chief, 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 on a regular basis. We are pleased you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed all the facilities... More

Auburn, Washington
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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Good Afternoon Ellen4719, Many thanks 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 pleased that you and your friends... More

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 2 weeks 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 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 4 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

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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
Hotel Style
#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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