Having spent many years staying in Ambleside and having exhausted most (if not all) of the walks from the town we decided we'd change to Keswick for a change of scenery. I spent an awful lot of time whittling down my original list of 30 or so down to my short list of two. I'm not sure if my requirements are excessive however, starting with the many positives about Acorn House.
As other reviewers have stated, the car park is a real bonus. The location is exemplary, being just a 5 minutes slow amble to the main street. The whole hotel is immaculate, the breakfasts, as many others have said, are excellent and the decoration and ambience created by using traditional furnishing/s are refreshing when many others are following the 'boutique' fad. However, there are a couple of issues which, I feel, let it down. The main issue is, in the room we were in, the noise coming through from the Attic room/s above was at best annoying, at worst infuriating. We may have been unlucky in that the guests above us were particulary mobile as constantly there were creaks and groans coming from above.Their voices, which I could tell were not raised, were clearly audible as was their TV. In fairness, it went quiet(ish) about 11pm but whenever someone got up during the night I was woken by the creak and groan from the ceiling, and I'm not a light sleeper. Unfortunately, as the guest house was full there was no point in asking for a change of room, similarly, there wouldn't be much that could be done apart from ordering the Attic guests to float but I would suggest that this needs looking at. Another minor point is that it took 30 minutes to fill the bath but once we were aware we factored this delay into our timescales!
The guest book in the hall shows that many guests return time and time again so it may be that were just unlucky, which is a shame because in most respects Acorn House is 5/5 everytime. I do feel that the guests staying above us were not especially noisy, and that a problem exists in the floor in the attic that caused, in my opinion, the excessive noise breakthrough.
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