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Dolly Waggon Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   17 Helvellyn Street, Keswick CA12 4EN, England
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Ranked #91 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
Louise R York, United Kingdom
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved my stay at Dolly Waggon! I stayed here for three nights whilst working in Keswick and it was by far the nicest place I've stayed in for work. Me and my colleague were made to feel very at ease and Amanda bent over backwards for us. I loved the ethos of the place (I works as an environmental... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very welcoming. Cup of tea on arrival. The room was very comfortable and just right for us. The B&B is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Keswick a truly remarkable town in itself. Amanda's breakfast was perfect. A good choice of cereal and hot food. There was only 2 couples there including us and the conversation over... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stopped two days at the Dolly Waggon over the May Day bank holiday. We were on our bikes which sometimes can cause problems but not at the Dolly Waggon. On arrival we were helped in with our bikes and shown to our room by our welcoming host Amanda. The room was advertised as a twin but had a single... More

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Winsford Cheshire
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64 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

As can be seen from my Trip Advisor reviews we are not frequent users of Guest Houses, preferring hotels. But as the advert goes, If 'Carlsberg made XXXXX.' Well in this case, if they made Guest Houses they would base them on the Dolly Waggon Guest House in Keswick Cumbria. The owners Amanda and Ross McDonald could not have been... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

this was our third visit to this guest house but is our first review. My husband and i stayed here for the new year and were again impressed. The location is excellent and the hosts extremeley helpful and friendly. The rooms are always spotless and the breakfast is second to none. We will definitely be returning here again in the... More

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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Best place to stay if you are not familiar with Keswick! They have great tourism information and the hosts showed us good places to trek. Thanks to Amanda, we get to see the wonderful sight of lake district such as Whinlatter. Great breakfast as well! I love the idea of the basin in the room and not in the bathroom.... More

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Amanda M, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, we really enjoyed having you here. It was great fun learning about geocaching and we are looking forward to having a go ourselves over the Christmas holidays. It will be good to have you for another visit. More

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We (4 guys) stayed at the Dolly Wagon in November while on a mini adventure weekend. We found the guest house to be clean and the owners very welcoming. The rooms were of a good size and well kitted out. Home made cakes greated us in the rooms which was a nice touch, as was the friendly nature of the... More

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Amanda M, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that your adventure weekend and mini tour of Keswick was a success. Hope to see you back soon enjoying another adventurous weekend, I am sure there is plenty for you still to do in Keswick such as ghyll scrambling, off roading, kayaking, etc, as well... More

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Amanda couldn't do enough to help. I left a note to request the windows weren't opened because we were a little chilly (good old Lake District weather!!) + we got back to the room to find a heater had been left for us. We had a tasty packed lunch made up for us + the breakfast 'special' of French toast,... More

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Amanda M, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It was a pretty chilly weekend and I am pleased we warmed you up!! It is also good to hear that our breakfast specials are well received, especially as we have just received a Breakfast Award from Visit Britain. We hope to see you back for another 'breakfast special' before too long. More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very friendly and hospitable. Keswick is ideal for a Lake District holiday, and the Dolly Waggon Guest House in Keswick is centrally placed - just a few minutes from the high street but still quiet. Lovely clean room, with the personal touch. Each day a some special cake or biscuit left for our return. And we have never had a... More

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Amanda M, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive comments. We are continuing to add to our baking repertoire and also to our 'breakfast special' options. Our dining room is about to undergo a bit of a face lift this week, or rather 'floor lift' as new flooring is being laid - hopefully making a better, brighter dining space. It was lovely... More

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Have had a lovely stay at Dolly Waggon Guest House in Keswick, only a short walk from the town centre, and Skiddaw. The room, with a view of Skiddaw was perfect, clean and with plenty of space for all our belongings. The breakfasts were fresh and filling. The owner and her family were really friendly during our stay, with plenty... More

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Amanda M, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, I am glad you enjoyed the homemade cakes, I am always trying to think of new recipes to try out but the favourite always seems to be the cup cakes filled with butter cream!! More

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Address: 17 Helvellyn Street, Keswick CA12 4EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolly Waggon Guest House 3*
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A family run guest house in a quiet residential area within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre, the theatre and the lake. Our five en-suite guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Breakfasts are cooked using locally sourced, fair trade and organic ingredients and include traditional English with vegetarian options, or you can choose from several lighter options. Special diets can be catered for. Tea and coffee are Fair Trade. A warm welcome awaits you. Non smoking. No pets. No children under 12 years. ... more   less 
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