We decided to visit the lakes at the last minute and chose sweeneys despite the hefty price tag, because we thought it looked nice on their site and there wasn't many other options.
having resigned ourselves to paying over the odds for our hotel it was inevitable that we were going to be disappointed and are aware that what we say may seem harsh. however, we felt that sweeneys just didn't live up to the portait it paints of itself on its website. the location is great, right in the middle of everything, although the free parking they speak of is in the public car park near the back of the property - which I was not happy about.
when you first enter sweeenys you walk into a dark windowless room which serves as the bar although the restaurant section on the next floor up is much more pleasant. the rooms are located on the top floors of the building, up several flights of stairs with luggage. the room we were given was large and spacious but was very dusty and not very clean. my main beef was that there was a large gap under our door which meant we could hear everything(nd we mean everything!!!!!) coming from the couple above us. not what you want to hear! overall I wasn't particularly impressed which is mainly because of the high price tag for the room but it's not just the rooms that are expensive, its the drinks and the meals too. everywhere we went seemed to be cheaper- in the end we didnt eat or drink at sweeneys but instead enjoyed some of the other great pubs and restaurants keswick has to offer. this is just our opinion and as we said at the beginning, it is probably biased by having to pay more than we expected to pay. we just think that sweeneys just was not worth the prices it is charging.
- Also Known As:
- Sweeney`s Bar, Restaurant And Rooms Hotel
- Sweeney`s Bar, Restaurant And Rooms Hotel Keswick
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, Sweeney's offers an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Northern Lakes with great food, fine wines and stylish en-suite bedrooms. ... more less