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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 #83 of 177 Keswick B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
daveandsue60 Burscough, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Burscough, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 3 night stay on the strength of the recent reviews,we werenot disappointed.Spotlessly clean,well furnished,breakfast very good,plenty of choice.Amanda the host tackles the day with tremendous gusto.We will stop again when in Keswick,parking not a problem.The Dolly Wagon is within 5 min walk of various gastro pubs,and can also be your base for various walks,ie Skiddaw,Latrigg or around... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and attentive owners, and clearly very naturally so. We were made to feel very welcome from the word go. Cakes in the bedroom, yummy. And super breakfast with so much flexibility (and not a single eyebrow raised at our slightly odd requests)! If we were coming back to Keswick, we'd certainly stay here again.

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AmandaMcDolly, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is always good to hear that you would like to stay with us again. Odd requests are not a problem - they keep us on our toes!! More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was visiting the Lake District for 3 days during our 3 week holiday from australia. Chose it randomly online. Excellent location with a lovely big double room. Made to feel very welcome - breakfasts are superb - love the daily special. Also the homemade cakes in the room every afternoon a nice touch. Would highly recommend.

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AmandaMcDolly, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the cakes!! Hope the rest of your tour went well. More

York, United Kingdom
1 review
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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AmandaMcDolly, Owner at Dolly Waggon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have a Gold Award for our environmental efforts, which we are very proud of. We try hard to improve our green credentials year on year aiming to use as many organic, fair trade and organic products as possible, as well as endeavouring to lower our carbon footprint. It is great to see our achievements... 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 reviews 6 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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
1 review
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

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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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