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The Lodge in the Vale

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Legburthwaite | St John's In The Vale, Thirlmere, Keswick CA12 4TQ, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Thirlmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this lodge on groupon 3 nights for 2 people £99 Bargain!!! Had a lovely 3 night break here with my boyfriend in December 2014. Got a bus from the train station which took about 30mins and it dropped us off on the main road about a 5 min walk from the lodge. The roads are narrow winding with no... More 

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

Hello and congratulations :) It's great to hear you had a lovely stay with us - the hotel is certainly in quite a remote location if you don't drive and I'm glad you got here safe (while here at the hotel we are all used to the dark, winding roads of the Lakes, I appreciate no everyone is!). Definitely keep... More 

Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very different break for us it was a gift as we chose reasonably busy cities/towns/resorts to visit. Anyway this is a great base to use to visit anywhere in the Lakes by car or for ramblers. Wifi is hit and miss a little. The Kings Head is a decent bar with friendly staff but with1 sausage in a basket... More 

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

Hello and thank you very much for your feedback, I'm really glad you've had an enjoyable stay with us. I'm sorry if the internet connection wasn't great in your room, this is something we are working on, but unfortunately the internet in rural areas of the Lake District can be a little slow at times... I will certainly pass on... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights and all was very good. The rooms and hotel in general very clean, modern and well looked after. The staff were friendly and helpful and although I am not a fan of continental breakfasts it was good with plenty of choice. All in all a very pleasant stay and one which I would recommend as an... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your lovely review! I'm really glad you have enjoyed your stay, the Lodge is certainly in an amazing location and it's good to hear you've enjoyed our breakfast as well. I hope we'll see you back in the Lakes in not too distant future! More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Comfortable enough with a very good selection for Continental breakfast, Warning, if you have the first cup of tea at breakfast from the large dispenser it comes out with a odd gelatinous consistency. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Our room was not cleaned properly throughout our 3 day stay. The towels were not changed, the bathroom/shower was not cleaned and... More 

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

Dear Colin, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are continuously working on improving the service we provide to our guests and you raise valid points which have been taken on board. While we do our very best to make sure all rooms are ready and housekeeping has been done on time, I understand there might have been a delay... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed here recently for a few nights getaway in the lakes. We did have a pleasant stay. A "four star hotel" this is not, a three star, yes. It would be worth a stay of you are expecting a 3 star hotel though. Good points: Really liked the laminate flooring especially as this hotel accepts dogs, this flooring in... More 

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

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. I'm glad you had a good stay and we welcome your feedback on your room and the breakfast. We will certainly also look into getting some 'do not disturb' signs for our rooms. I was a little surprised you've found the restaurant at King's Head overpriced, with the most... More 

dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Really pleased we came across this one, bed was really comfy, room was spotless and had everything needed for a very pleasant stay, £60 per night for a family room. breakfast was good and staff very helpful, would definitely return

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telford shropshire
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30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just returned from lodge in the vale,what a lovely place. Situated ideal for visiting Keswick,grasmere ,or Kendal. Very clean ,friendly staff and as weather was very wet use of a drying room which was very useful for our extremely wet coats. Breakfast was of good quality and plenty of it. Car park could be better . Would definitely reccomend and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed here for one night and was quite impressed! The room was clean, bright and warm, but a bit small. The surrounding area was stunning. The shower was incredible. We slept ok, but found the bed a little too hard for our liking, but that's just our opinion. In the morning we had breakfast which is continental. The selection was... More 

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Billingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Small and friendly, quiet and peaceful. Situated a couple of miles from Thirlmere and 2 minutes walk from major Bus Route. We left our car and used the bus, it was great. Our room had little spare space as the bed was rather large, having said that, that was the only negative and it was not a big issue. The... More 

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights at £40 per night through a deal with Groupon. It's a really nice place to stay, with a clean and spacious room and bathroom. The free wifi was useful to have especially when we had no mobile phone signal whatsoever - but that was to be expected, seeing as we were surrounded by mountains.... More 

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