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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
berryperry Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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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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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for our 1st wedding anniversary,Friendly staff on arrival,excellent room with a huge bathroom,lovely touch of chocolates and anniversary card in room,had a call to make sure all ok with the room,then canapes and a glass of prosecco each arrived,lovely made it feel very special.We just ate in the bar at night,attentive staff and food good,breakfast was amzing and... More

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Good Afternoon, 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 team on a regular basis. We are so please that you chose the Macdonald Swan Hotel... More

Richmond, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had booked a 'walkers break' for myself, son & father in law which included dinner on 1 night and lunch on 1 day. We had 2 rooms which also included breakfast on both days. The hotel is ideally placed for walks in the area and the staff were excellent, arriving early we left our bags in reception and when... More

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

Good Afternoon 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 please you enjoyed the Walkers Package and... More

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for our wedding anniversary thinking it would be a nice sedate hotel. It was but, the rooms were very shabby, dirty bathroom complete with cobwebs and you daren't use the shower head, god alone knows what is living on it!!! Even bedroom had peeling wallpaper and cobwebs. The room was small but adequate, nicely heated... More

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

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at the Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We here at the hotel appreciate all our reviews whether positive or constructive and we share them with the whole of team on a regular basis. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your full experience at... More

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I stayed at the Swan for 4 nights during the second week of March. We booked the Swan as we previously stayed there for a lovely night around 5 years ago and found a great DBB offer on the MacDonald website. When we checked in, we were greeted by the Duty Manager and a very helpful lady... More

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

Good Morning 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 team on a regular basis. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your partner for... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a Friday night in March. Room was ok but not as modern as the one in the pictures, it was a bit frilly! Bed a bit too sort for our liking. Bar was Very quiet which was a shame and expensive for meals. Other than that the breakfast was superb with lots of great choice. Grasmere is... More

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Good Morning 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 team on a regular basis. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, slightly disappointed regarding the... More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another relaxing weekend at the Swan and I must say the re-vamped bathrooms are excellent. It was nice to find a change of menu. If you don't mind me saying so - much nicer. There were a lot of new staff, we assumed they are in training ready for the busy season to begin. This just needs 'tweeking' before they... More

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

Good Morning Mel & Simon, 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 team on a regular basis. It was great to welcome you back again... More

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

My husband and I have just spent a wonderful overnight stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We booked direct on the McDonald website and on our arrival found that we had been given an upgrade. Our room was excellent. We had also booked for evening meal in the restaurant, the food was brilliant. The staff throughout our stay we're friendly... More

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Good Morning 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 team on a regular basis. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your overnight stay with... More

Newcastle
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked an Executive twin room but were upgraded to room 8 a family room at the front of the hotel. The room was large with a huge bathroom with a separate bath and shower. We had a welcome card together with a box of chocolates. This was a lovely touch for returning guests. We ate in the restaurant the first... More

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

Good Morning 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 team on a regular basis. We are pleased to hear that your enjoyed your stay, especially the... More

England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I booked the most expensive room on a DB&B basis so can only comment on that experience. On arrival we were met by a charming lady at reception who was a credit to the hotel (young, glasses). She made us feel very welcome and showed us through the maze of the old building to our room. The room was clean,... More

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Good Afternoon 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 team on a regular basis. Unfortunately there are no plans for the addition of air conditioning especially... More

kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even on a business trip it's always nice to have one off the beaten path stay. And for an American this place had lots of character, a warm welcome and friendly staff. We also booked the winter break special from the McDonald Hotels website with 10.00 credit. What a fantastic offer. Breakfast was delicious and we had dinner in the... More

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Good Afternoon 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. We are delighted to hear that our friends from the... More

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Additional Information about Macdonald Swan Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Swan
Macdonald Swan Grasmere
Address: Keswick Rd, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#8 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Swan Hotel 3*
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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