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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bolton, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness, we were certainly not disappointed with the food and drink at Scafell. The weather was amazing (unlike our last visit) which meant that we went out and explored the Lakes and indeed Rosthwaite (where Scafell is situated) and saw the most beautiful scenery. Scafell Hotel - the reception staff - Katie is exceptional, nothing too much trouble... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute booking as had to swap to something pet-friendly. Reception staff really friendly and helpful both when booked & arrived and got to love a hotel that loves dogs. Didn't eat there so can't comment on food but whole place is a bit dated but common in Lake District and sort of adds to the other worldliness of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only came for food and beer in the Riverside bar after a long walk, and both were excellent. The bar is busy - always a good sign. And then we had to phone up later after mrs had left the camera under the table: they knew immediately what we were after and kept it in the hotel safe overnight... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Scafell Hotel last month (March) with a group of 10 walkers. We all had a fabulous stay finding the staff very helpful & friendly nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing not 1 complaint from our group, a very interesting menu & cooked to perfection. We all vowed to back ASAP. Nice rooms as well.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the walking break package and were very pleased with the deal .The packed lunches and afternoon tea were very nice and the Sunday lunch was very tasty .the hotel is very welcoming and the staff are so friendly .Our room was spotless with a lovely view of the river we will be back

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Scafell Hotel for 2 nights after buying a Travelzoo voucher that included a 3 course meal in the restaurant. First impressions - needs a bit of TLC (think they're in the process of re-doing the outside). The hotel room we had was very small, very dark, with a very small TV and the window in the... More 

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