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Swinside Lodge Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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East Grinstead
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just enjoyed an excellent three days in an exceptionally good hotel. Kath and Mike were welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. The chef is to be congratulated on the cuisine - most of which was locally sourced. The Hotel is very well located, beautifully clean, very comfortable and is a bit like `home from home`. We were lucky (?) with... More

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Hamburg, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautifully presented property run by attentive owners. The food was excellent. The location close to Catbells was ideal. The room was comfortably furnished and very clean. My only reason for not awarding five stars was the shower which for my taste would have benefitted from more pressure. Other than that it is a hotel I recommend and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time last week I was still under the impression my partner and I were camping for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. I enjoy camping but I was utterly delighted to discover when pulling into the Swinside Lodge driveway that this was going to be our home for three nights. Set at the foot of Catbells and on... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Reasonable looking hotel in a beautiful setting. However, not quite sure whether it is a Hotel wanting to operate as a B&B or a B&B aspiring to operate as a Hotel. Food was of a decent offering although portions not particularly generous. Furthermore, the regimentation of dinner and fixed menu took a bit of getting accustomed to. This aspect reminded... More

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mjbkb, Owner at Swinside Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review following your recent stay with us but give me strength! I'm not quite sure what part of the hotel description you did not understand when booking - HOTEL ( B&B not advertised or offered), FIXED FOUR COURSE DINNER ( changing on a daily basis with dietary requirements carefully catered for), FINE DINING ( voted in... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This beautiful hotel is at the bottom of Cat Bells and about a 2 minutes walk away from Derwentwater Lake. We stayed in the Oak Room which is at the top of the hotel on the 3rd floor and the view from our window was stunning. The room was lovely, clean and bright and we even had our beds turned... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely reception on arrival. Room was clean and we'll kept. The decor downstairs is excellent and inviting. The food and service at the Swinside is second to none and I asure that if you were to stay here you wouldn't be disappointed

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sat Nav took us straight to the door nice reception from Mike and Kath. Food always excellent and breakfast will keep you going all day Easy access to Derwent Water. All other Lakes within max 20 mile drive. Round the corner from Hotel is the entrance way Cat-Bells and beyond. A must for bird watchers An excellent weeks holiday 12/7/14... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have recently stayed at Swinside Lodge for 3 nights with our dog. We all had an excellent break (including the dog!!). We were made to feel very welcome and both Kath and Mike were excellent hosts. Our room, (Cherry) was up on the second floor which was great for us as we wanted to keep our dog out of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I had a very pleasant stay on the night of 30 June. Mike and Kath were very welcoming and the food and accommodation were excellent. A very well kept and run hotel and a pleasure to visit albeit very briefly.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found Swinside lodge after staying at three other hotels in the Borrowdale area of the Lake district. After reading the positive feedback we decided to book a two day break, which then turned into three. Our room was at the back of this small but charming hotel and has a lovely view of Cat-Bells. A well decorated and spotlessly... More

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Address: Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Swinside Lodge Hotel 2*
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Small luxury hotel in the heart of the English Lake District personally owned and run by Mike and Kath Bilton. A warm welcome awaits – hospitality and food are our passions, and the hotel has recently been voted in the top three Fine Dining Restaurants in Cumbria with an AA 2 Rosette Restaurant supplemented by a 130 bin wine list. Local wildlife including red squirrels can be seen in abundance in the gardens, and spectacular walks and drives start from the hotel’s door. Seven bedrooms all with beautiful mountain views. ... more   less 
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