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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 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hotel is an absolute gem, we have just returned from a fabulous break which we thoroughly enjoyed. The Hotel is situated in a beautiful location, quiet and easy to find. Our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Mike and Kath are fantastic hosts, always there to welcome you, they have local knowledge about where to go etc and ready... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
63 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swindside is located in a very beautiful spot, just by the foot of catbells and a few minutes from the shores of Derwentwater. As others have pointed out the food is quite different from your average B&B. The many accolades speak for themselves and I entirely agree. The food is excellently prepared and presented and the portions are right. I... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little hotel is top quality all round! It's in a quiet area with beautiful scenery surrounding. Lovely room as clean as it gets, amazing food and most importantly very friendly, helpful owners. The hotel is a real credit to them.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Dining at Swinside Lodge never disappoints: we had many excellent dinners there, the most recent one being no exception. The elaborate hors d’oeuvre heightened our sense of anticipation, and what followed was indeed exquisite: steamed lemon sole with smoked salmon paupiette, braised leeks and a ‘prawny’ concoction whose full name escapes me. The tomato and basil soup was equally delicious,... More

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Stoke-On-Trent, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Just got back from a night at Swinside. We ate in the restaurant and the food was amazing as was the wine and the service. The hotel is situated right below Cat Bells and the views in all directions are fantastic. The hotel would be a perfect base for walking but it was wet and windy while we were there,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just returned from three nights staying in Lilac .The room was spacious and comfortable. The food was varied and very enjoyable, the set menu worked well. The hotel was very clean tastefully decorated and well furnished .The only negative was the mark up on the wine which we thought was high.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Me and my wife recently stayed for 3 nights and I can't fault anything. The food was amazing, the scenery breathtaking and the location just perfect. We got packed lunches and a flask for our walks (well worth the extra) and Mike and Laurent helped us plan our walks so we didn't get lost! Thankyou guys. Overall, a wonderful stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. We booked the night before we stayed and was pleasantly surprised. We read the reviews and they are spot on! A very talented chef produced a fabulous 4 course dinner. We would have liked an after dinner stroll but the hotel is quite isolated and the road was very dark, windy and wet in November.... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just stayed here for 5 nights and can honestly say that the four course dinner was perfect every night. Very nicely presented, good balance of meat and fish, and served in a beautiful dining room. I don't recall one item in 5 meals being anything less than excellent. The hotel is very well located just a few minutes from the... More

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

Many thanks for your review albeit with a certain lack of eloquence and accuracy. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your choice of the Oak room but judging by the number of guests who find the room very attractive, i'm perplexed as to why in your opinion it is 'decidedly gloomy'. It is decorated in tasteful and matching colours, the bed... More

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Everything about this hotel was, for us, really good. Set in a beautiful area 3 miles from Keswick, the accommodation in this lovely old house was excellent. Our spotlessly clean room was very comfortable with a great view, large comfortable bed, soft towels, deep bath and good shower. But while this bit of the hotel was very good, the food... More

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Additional Information about Swinside Lodge Hotel

Also Known As:
Swinside Hotel Newlands
Swinside Hotel Keswick
Address: Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Swinside Lodge Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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