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The Lodge in the Vale

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Legburthwaite | St. John's In The Vale, Thirlmere, Keswick CA12 4TQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read other reviews I decided to book a room for three nights. We were not disappointed. A stunning location with easy access to Keswick area. The hotel is well appointed with lovely wood features. There is ample parking and a disabled parking area. The bedroom was spotless with a shower cubicle which was one of the reasons why I... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Thank you for this amazing review joyce85, It's so good to hear that we have lived up to your expectations and you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our breakfast, although continental, is second to none and I'm glad you agree. We certainly hope to see you back at the Lodge in not too distant future. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a family room for two nights room had plenty of room there was few chips in wardrobe door but nothing bad liked that the floor was wood more hygienic when dogs are welcome and better in family rooms to shower was big enough TV was big and had plenty of chanels tea, coffee and hot chocolate in... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hello ruthjane88, Thank you for this lovely review, we're really pleased to hear you've had a great stay with us and enjoyed the facilities in your room. We'll make sure we provide more biscuits for our guests in the triple rooms! We (and Yogi, the chocolate lab) hope to see you back in the Lodge in not too distant future. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was a decent size with a good shower. It was clean but showing a few signs of being a bit rough around the edges like a broken handle on the shower and rust on the bin. Having said that it was a very comfortable bed and stunning view. The breakfast was good too. The price was very competitive... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hello simon a, Thank you for taking time to review the Lodge. I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay with us, and we are taking your comments on board. We are currently working on updating the rooms, which will include the showers and some small details like the bins, we're also repainting all the rooms. Hopefully we'll see you back in... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is perfect for walking and hiking, over our 4 night stay we walked from the Lodge to High Rigg, Helvellyn and around Thirlmere. The room was a bit on the small side, clean and tidy. Generally the Lodge was clean, quiet and modern on the inside with a traditional wood cladding on the outside Breakfast was as described,... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Derek, I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay with us and found the location to be perfect for exploring the beautiful surroundings! I just wanted to respond to your comments regarding tea and coffee service in the morning - we only have a small coffee machine behind the bar which would not be suitable for serving... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hotel very clean , nice staff, comfy beds, free wifi, large room, good value, only down side was room was very hot at night. Great all around qualities. The breakfast was continental with a good range to chose, easy to book, late cancellation rule and able to adjust our booking within the 7 day cancelation notice and they were... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hello Dunneyboyblue, Thank you for this great review, it's so nice to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us! I'm glad to hear you've found the Lodge to be clean, comfortable and the staff to be nice - we do appreciate this. Our fabulous continental breakfast is certainly second to none. I'm sorry to hear your room was hot, unfortunately,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is lovely, very clean and modern. The only problem we had was that it's abit out the way and you had to be back for 21:00 as they don't give you a key for the front door. Overall the stay was nice.

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hi Flowerbon, Thank you for your review - let me just clarify, you room key works on the front door as well as your room door! We do provide our guests with this information on the check in and it is also available in the information folder in your room - I hope you didn't have to cut your nights... More 

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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here after to trying to find lodgings up the road and we were not disappointed. It offered a complimentary continental breakfast which was very, very nice. We walked 15 minutes up the road to the King's Inn for dinner and a couple of drinks. Highly recommended.

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Dear Leona1974, Thank you for this fantastic review! We're so pleased to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us and found our breakfast to be very nice - it really is second to none. Next time you're in the Lakes, you know where to find us! More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were a family of nine who stayed in this tiny hotel for 3 days. The rooms are very small with very little space for movement. And the all day coffee shop is just that...... No hot food available. But the staff make up with their warmth and concern. They went out of their way to help us because the... More 

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hello Minimai - thank you for your great review! It's so god to hear that we have made your stay enjoyable, it was pleasure having you here and I really hope you've enjoyed the rest of your holiday. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stayed for three nights as family group of 9 persons. Your own transportation is a must. What really stood out was the extremely friendly and helpful staff which made up for lack of some amenities like in-house dining. They went out of their way to make our stay comfortable.

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and thank you again for forwarding the photo to us! It was great having you here and I'm so pleased you've had an enjoyable stay. All the best, and we hope to see you back in the Lakes sometime! More 

West Yorkshire
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great hotel, ideally placed for exploring the Lakes. Nice and quiet location. Staff couldn't have been more helpful (not always the case when travelling with a toddler). Breakfast worth the extra as lots of choice. It is walkable to the nearest pub but not with a pram as it's a main road with no path.

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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review

Hello Helen, Thank you for this great review - we're so pleased to hear you and your family had a comfortable stay with us! Thank you for your compliments on our fantastic team and the tasty breakfast as well. Hopefully we'll see you back in the Lodge in not too distant future! More 

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