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Dolly Waggon Guest House

17 Helvellyn Street, Keswick CA12 4EN, England
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Ranked #95 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winsford Cheshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Singapore
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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

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Visited: May 2013 Party: 2 adults Price: £40 pppn We booked this at relatively short notice (24 hours) as we were waiting to see what the weather would be like for walking so didn't expect to find decent accommodation at short notice. We wanted a room on the top floor and the owner Amanda explained that the only room left... More

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knaresborough in yorkshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Just returned from two nights in the Dolly Wagon and the owners were so friendly and felt very much a ease. Very clean room and breakfast was lovely and very relaxed. We would not come again at this time of year due to the Mountaineering festival and Borrowdale run as everywhere so busy and parking a nightmare!! but would recommend... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Dolly Wagon for one night and absouletley loved it.! Very friendly hosts and clean rooms with cake and fresh milk! Amanda and Ross are Brilliant but I have to talk about RON, the little terrier that made our trip... Amanda let us take him out for the day... which was great to have... More

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Additional Information about Dolly Waggon Guest House

Address: 17 Helvellyn Street, Keswick CA12 4EN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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