This was our forst trip to the Red Lion and would definitely go again! The hotel lobby and lounges were excellent providing lots of room on very comfy furniture. This was especially welcomed after dinner in the evening when we could have coffee in the lounge. The reception staff were even kind enough to loan us a pack of cards to play with in the lounge over coffee in a very relaxed atmosphere. The food in the restuarant was of a very high standard, and varied, and the wait staff were superb. Klaudia, Tamas and Connor could not do enough for you and were most courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. Breakfast was plentiful with lots to choose from and certainly not rushed, with once again the same attentive staff.
We only used the pool and leisure facilities once and they are looking a little tired but the pool was a good temperature and the steam room I had to myself. If I had gone to the hotel just for those facilities I would have been a little disappointed.
The room was lovely, clean and well decorated. My only complaint was that the shower ran a little hot and cold which we did mention on checking out. We oly ate in the bar/Lamb Inn one lunch time and that to be honest was enough. It felt a little lacking in atmosphere and the food was poor. The couple on the next table also complained about their food so we were not the only ones to be under impressed...this was a real shame when compared to the high quality in the restuarant.
All in all a very good stay with excellent staff in reception, the restuarant and housekeeping, very polite and pleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For 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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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Grasmere
- Best Western Grasmere Hotel
- Grasmere Red Lion
- Grasmere Best Western