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“Lovely hotel right in the heart of Grasmere” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Red Lion Square, Grasmere LA22 9SS, England   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Grasmere
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel right in the heart of Grasmere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We have stayed here before it is a lovely hotel right in the heart of Grasmere. The staff are lovely and helpful the restaurant is very good. Hotel a little tired but well worth staying for a few days in the beautiful Lake District. There is a lovely walk right round the lake, lovely little shops to wander into and lovely places to eat.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest

On behalf of myself and all the staff at the Red Lion many thanks for your kind comments. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

We will be starting our refurbisment in the coming months.

We value your feed back and hope to see you again.

Kind Regards

Chris & Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

A very good location in a neat, quiet village that is ideal for a restful weekend. The hotel reflects this. The staff are friendly and the bedroom was very good We dined in the bar each night and the food was excellent. Breakfast was very good, so we were well provided for. Parking could be a problem at peak times, but other reviews indicate that the staff have been helpful when there has been a problem. We would go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Harry

Thank you for your great comments, these come very rewarding to the team and its great to hear you will return.

With regards to the parking yes it is limited but the staff are here to help and will get all our guests parked on site.

Masny Thanks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This Hotel is perfectly located in the pretty village,the food in both the pub next door and the hotel is excellent but a bit pricey.Excellent selection of Real Ales and the Breakfast was also plentiful and nice.

Car parking can be a nightmare although we managed to park at the front and side of the Hotel the 2 nights we were there.Hotel very clean and relaxing in the large lounge conservatory area.Would stay again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest


Thank you for your great feed-back its wonderful to hear you will be staying again and your comments arevery rewarding for our team.

Its great to hear that you did find the parking okay and agian the staff are here to assist in anyway and always manage to park our guests.

Many Thanks

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We arrived at the hotel around 14:30 and welcomed by lovely reception staff who explained everything we needed to know and also provided copies of maps for the different mountains close to the hotel. We were also asked if we had a parking space as they are limited as they would have found somewhere near to park within the village.

The room was very big, comfortable and clean. I was also happy with how warm it was in the room as it was very cold outside. There is a trouser press provided in the rooms and if needed they will provide an iron and ironing board.

The breakfast was very nice and the staff who served me and my partner were very friendly and helpful. There is a great selection of food.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Many thanks for your wonderful review. Your comments are great and very rewarding for the team.

We hope to see you both again.


Kind Regards

Chris & Team
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We went here with a KGB deal but so glad we did! What a gem of a hotel. The staff were very professional but friendly and the hotel was very welcoming. The rooms we had (there were three couples in our group) were all very small but perfectly adequate. I would have been disappointed to have paid full price for this room though.

The lounge is so, so comfortable and drinks, snacks and lunches are served in there. You can sit and chat on the lovely soft sofas with a drink, snack or hot chocolate day or evening.

We didn't try out the pool or sauna but our friends did and loved it.

I would happily recommend this hotel for a break in the Lakes.

The hotel is in the centre of Grassmere and handy for other towns in the area.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your very kind review, your comments are great and very rewarding for the team.

Its great to hear you will be returning.

Kindest Regards

Chris & Team
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just come back from a weekend at The Red Lion.Can honestly say probably the best value for money anywhere.We have stayed in lots of hotels,high and low priced,but none compare to the friendly warm feeling of The Red Lion. Rooms are adaquiate.Everything you need.Food gets better every time we go.New chef's providing food as good as we have had in may more expensive restaurants.But above all the staff are fantastic.Restaurant staff realy do excell(as do reception and bar staff) Well done to all See you all again later in the year Mr and Mrs Stobbs

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest

A massive thank you on behalf of myself and the entire team!

Your comments are great and very much appreciated. We have an excellent team of talented chef's and it's great to hear you noticed this.

We look forward to a return visit.

Kind Regards

Chris & Team
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We arrived just after three on the 28Th of January and could,nt find anywhere to park we reported to reception and they went straight outside to check bearing in mind it was pouring with rain, we were told of a space and parked no problem, when we went up to our room it was ideal,the bed was huge, i am over six feet tall and was very comfortable, when we went down to the lamb inn it was a nice surprise to see it had been fully refurbished since our last stay, we had our evening meal there and all was spot on, the next morning we went for breakfast and were well looked after once again, this is the third time we have been here and it gets better each time , all the staff are very helpful and nothing is a problem we are looking forward to our next stay

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grasmere R, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear John,

Many thanks for your kind review. I am very pleased you asked the question regarding the parking as many guests just see the front spaces and don’t realize that we have all down the other side of the hotel for parking too.

We are committed to our refurbishment program and the ground floor will be completed in the coming months, so hopefully you will also appreciate the new refurbishment.

Once again on behalf of myself and the entire team thank you for your great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again this year.

Kindest Regards


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Address: Red Lion Square, Grasmere LA22 9SS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Grasmere
#6 Family Hotel in Grasmere
#10 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GIVE US A TRY A TASTE OF LUXURY IN THE GLORIOUS HEART OF LAKELAND. Set deep in the heart of Wordsworth country, our privately owned Lake District Hotel, traditionally an historic Inn playing host to travellers for centuries, offers you a warm, genuinely hospitable welcome that makes you feel instantly at ease and at home as soon as you step through the door. Idyllically situated right in the centre of Grasmere, with magnificent views of the hills all around, you can enjoy being part of village life one minute and the next, be miles away, with just the fresh Lakeland air and glorious open countryside for company. Here, life is beautiful.As you would expect from the long traditions, our service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed and easy where you can enjoy a board game or two in the air-conditioned lounge area or browse the papers, while from the conservatory you can gaze at the ever-changing Lake District landscape. At our luxury Lakeland Hotel we provide you with all you could wish for - richly furnished, beautifully appointed bedrooms, an excellent choice of food, a gorgeous indoor heated pool with spa bath, steam room, sauna and fitness room. For centuries the Hotel has been a haven for travellers, with tasty fare, great ales and warm hospitality. Today we pride ourselves in offering traditional food in harmony with modern cooking. The Lamb Inn, our traditional village pub. Enjoy a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in the snug Lamb Inn with a pint of hand-pulled traditional beer and a tasty bar meal to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Dine in splendor in our Courtyard Restaurant with our table d'hote dinner menu offered every evening, where the menu is depicted by the seasons and the fresh produce available. Our Chef will cater for any dietary requirements and is always happy to cook your favourite dishes (with a little notice of course). The Easedale Bar, Four Seasons Conservatory and Helvellyn Lounge offer a comfortable spot to watch the world go by, enjoy a scrumptious snack at lunchtime or a spot of afternoon tea. We provide you with all you could wish for.. Richly furnished, beautifully appointed rooms in which to unwind.. Most with sparkling spa baths to ease tired limbs after a wonderful day's walk.. And friendly service to bring you a refreshment, while you drink in the Lakeland panorama. All rooms have en-suite facilities, television with satellite channels, wi-fi, CD player, ipod docking station, a welcome refreshment tray, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Our Club rooms feature separate comfy seating areas with television, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary bottled water and daily newspaper. The view from these rooms is of the village and the lush green fields beyond. Some of our rooms enjoy small balconies where you can sit and enjoy a relaxing drink, read a book or simply take in the view. ... more   less 
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Best Western Grasmere Hotel
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