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The Borrowdale Gates Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grange-in-Borrowdale, Borrowdale CA12 5UQ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Borrowdale Gates hotel last week with my elderly mother for 4 nights, and found the service, food and level of comfort and facilities to be excellent. The menus for dinner offered plenty of choice over 4 evenings, and all the dishes were delicious. Thank you to all the very friendly and considerate staff. The views from... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Borrowdale Gates hotel for our anniversary weekend. I wanted something special to celebrate the 35 years I have spent with the woman who won my heart the very first time I set eyes on her. I wanted to surprise her with a romantic weekend away that she would recall with fondness and love, so of course I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 6 nights at this hotel, 3 of which were on our own, and 3 with the English Lakeside Ramblers. Our stay was more than expected, once we changed rooms. The food and service were excellent. While we did not have a car to get around, we found the bus service adequate. There were a number of good walks... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location for easy access to hiking trails. We walked outside the lobby and onto a trail. Service was excellent, staff very accommodating. The staff arranged to pick up some items we left at another hotel which saved us a 4 hour round trip. Delicious food. Complimentary tea & coffee in the lounge. Beautiful views from dining room and bar.... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Borrowdale Gates to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to anyone looking for a quality location with fantastic food this HAS to be the place to go. The accommodation was first class with fine views in all directions ,the staff were attentive and very friendly whilst being very professional. The food was exceptional on every front with an amazing... More

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Barrow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want spoiling , this is the place to go. The whole ambience of the hotel is great - rooms superb, great selection on the menu beautifully presented and served with a smile! The lounge is most comfortable and offering different aspects of this most beautiful and serene of Lakeland valleys. It is suitable for walkers and those of... More

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York, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt, cousin and I made a last minute booking and were lucky enough to get accommodation in adjacent rooms on the ground floor overlooking the glorious gardens and amazing views. This section of Borrowdale has absolutely stunning scenery. We were very impressed with the immaculate presentation of our rooms and the public areas. We dined in the Hotel on... More

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

My husband and I enjoyed another superb stay which we had postponed from April and were not disappointed. The staff and service were all you could wish for and the dining was an amazing experience and well deserves the four star rating. The location is perfect and we left feeling relaxed and hope to return next year Joy and Peter... More

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Gilmorton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

30 years since we last stayed here. We won't be leaving it another 30 before we stay again. The location of the hotel is fabulous with a number of easy & enjoyable walks nearby. So quiet & tranquil! In truth we found the hotel a little old fashioned, but that wasn't a bad thing. The service was from a bye... More

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London UK
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36 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely hotel with views to die for. Perfect for exploring the Lake District, especially the wonderful Borrowdale. Hotel seems to cater well for everyone from the hardened fell walkers, families and the more sedate visitors. Close to Derwentwater, my favourite of the "lakes". We stayed in "Fairy Glen" - a huge, very pleasant room with double aspect windows looking out... More

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Address: Grange-in-Borrowdale, Borrowdale CA12 5UQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Grange-in-Borrowdale
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Gates Hotel 4*
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The Borrowdale Gates is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Borrowdale Valley and close to the shores of Derwentwater, set in two acres of woodland on the edge of the ancient hamlet of Grange near Keswick. Ideally situated for walking, climbing, and touring - there are also many places of literary and historical interest within the local area and surrounding Lake District. This beautiful family owned and run Hotel as undergone a real transformation over the last four years, with full refurbishment being completed in September 2012, the Hotel can now boast elegant and modern rooms, alongside the locally renowned restaurant, cosy bar and lounge and most importantly the stunning panoramic views. ... more   less 
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