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Shemara Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   27 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
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Ranked #55 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first stay at the shemara, where I stayed with my parents for a quick break and get away. We were met by the owner, she was lovely and was very welcoming. My room was small but very clean and more than ample. We booked into the restaurant for our evening meal (Thai) and it was absolutely delicious.... More

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Bungay Suffolk
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have now stayed at Shemara for the last 6 years (this stay for 11 days) and as in previous stays everything was superb. The breakfast menu has a huge choice and what ever you order is cooked to perfection. The hosts Richard and Sayfon work very hard to make the time spent with them an enjoyable one.

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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived in Keswick on the Bank Holiday weekend and had not booked anywhere, however there are many guest houses and about 50% of them seemed to have vacancies. Luckily for us we chose Shemara. Right in the centre of the town in a lovely elevated position, we were shown to a wonderful double aspect room with a mountain view.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Shemara was an unknown to us, but other reviewers seemed to like it. We have to agree entirely. Based right in the centre of Keswick, literally 100 yards from the main street, it is ideally located for the town, and with easy access to the roads around, convenient for access to the rest of the Lakes. The breakfast will set... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had not worked out where to stay in Keswick so as we drove through town we picked on a line of four B&Bs near the centre of town. Three of them had the ‘no vacancy’ sign up and Shemara didn’t so we tried our luck. There was a choice of a larger £85 room or a smaller £75 room.... More

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We stay here a lot. This time we had one of the smaller double rooms as we booked at the last minute for the bank holiday. The room had everything you needed. There is a good choice on the breakfast menu. This time we also ate in the restaurant in the evening. Separate review will follow. Richard and Fon are... More

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Lanchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful trip! We could not of been made more welcome by Richard and Fon! The location is perfect for the centre of keswick with lovely walks right on your doorstep! The room was quite small but ok for a couple of nights max! It was very very clean and made fresh for our arrival. The bed was comfy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We have just got home after visiting tonight. 6 of us ate there tonight all had different starters, main courses and sweets and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was really fresh and we got lots of help choosing as we have not been to a thai restaurant before. We will definitely be going back and have already recommended it to... More

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Wroclaw Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very friendly, great atmosphere and superb food. The best restaurant I've been to in a long time. The cosy dining area promotes chat among fellow diners which is a refreshing change. Jungle curry highly recommended (spice lovers only...) We shall return!!!

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Loweswater, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have tried on a few occasions to book a table at this very popular restaurant but failed as they were fully booked. Having eaten there last night with friends of ours, I can fully appreciate why it is so difficult to book a table as the food is simply fantastic. A wide menu with plenty of choice, we will... More

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Address: 27 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shemara Guest House 4*
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Central location, quiet 4 star guest house. All rooms are ensuite with mountain views and are furnished to a high standard. Wide choice of breakfast menu. In the evenings the dining room is open for Sayfons authentic Thai cooking. Some private parking available.A warm welcome awaits. ... more   less 
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