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Scafell Hotel

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Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed here a few times but on this occasion where staying near by and we (and our dogs) ate in the Walkers Bar at the Scafell Hotel as the food is great and it allows dogs in. Bizarrely it has no wi-fi though, so we nipped next door to the hotel to have a drink and use the wi-fi... More 

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night here in May 2015 on a walking holiday as part of a group of seven. Nice enough room in the adjoining building. But small things let them down from being top notch - no bath mat, small towels, no proper bath towel. Restaurant is particular about the dress code so we went to the adjoining pub. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited over the May bank holiday when weather was wet and miserable. Called after a long walk to a lovely warm welcome and a roaring open fire. We warmed up, along with other walkers by the fire, nice to talk to friendly like minded people. Ordered from the specials, black and blue burger is amazing. Dog friendly, great selection of... More 

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18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were three very tired walkers. The pub was extremely busy - three or four deep at the bar when we arrived. We got a very good pint, a table, footy on the TV and then a very decent pub meal - good sausages, good fish and chips - served pretty quickly in the circumstances. It's no mean feat running... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most recently stayed here as part of coast-to-coast walk, but have stayed numerous times before. The food in the restaurant is fantastic as is the food in the pub ajoining the hotel. This gives you good flexibility when on a walking break. Quite expensive but worth it. Rooms are well appointed if a little small. Staff are always fantastic

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel does all the things you would expect of a hotel very well. We were out walking far longer than expected (12 hours) and got back at 9:10 pm. We went to reception to ask if we could get some food as we had been out all day and the duty manager told us the kitchen stopped serving at... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here a few tiems over the years- first coming 28 years ago. The rooms we had this time have been beautifully refurbished and the view out of our window up the valley was gorgeous. the food was great and service very friendly. The packed lunches were really satisfying for a good days walking in the lovely surrounding... More 

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Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Scafell lived up to its previous reputation. We have stayed here on a number of occasions and have been extremely happy on each visit. Superb food, clean and comfortable rooms overlooking picturesque stream. The most friendly, cheerful and helpful staff we have across in the Lakes. Will look forward to future visits to relax and enjoy the magnificent walking... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were slightly put off by the outside which looked a bit worn. This was not helped by the sign apologising for the reception area as this was due to be refurbished. Things got better, the room was small but comfortable and the bathroom was of a high standard. There was no wifi in... More 

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Liverpool
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed for 1 night at the Scafell Hotel and hotel a lovely time despite the weather. Fabulous food, friendly, professional service and amazing views. A would whole-heartedly recommend the hotel for anyone wishing to explore the area.

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