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“A fine find !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Swinside Lodge Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
birmingham
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5 hotel reviews
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“A fine find !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Booked at short notice via laterooms.com. I confess that if I had noticed the 2star rating, I may not have booked. This would have been a huge mistake.
The hotel was a small country house style hotel, with hands on management where nothing could be too much trouble. The four course table d'hote meal was superb, with an interesting wine list to match. Breakfast the following day was just as good.
The room was small but comfortable and the downstairs lounges had a wide range of reading material.
Will definately return

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed just one night while having a short break of "top down" driving through the Lake District. This is a "country house" hotel. Excellent staff, lovely food, very comfortable accommodation. Very high attention to detail. We couldn't find fault.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at Swinside Lodge Hotel last night for a relaxed retreat, which was the perfect end to my husbands Birthday celebrations. The owner and staff couldn't have been more polite, attentive and helpful. Lovely people. The accommodation and food was superb! It was a real treat and we are looking forward to our next trip already... we'll definitely aim to make it a long weekend next time so that we can enjoy the beautiful surrounding area. Swinside Lodge is perfect for walking and / or relaxing. There's a pub only 400 metres away, with a large beer garden... perfect for a relaxed afternoon. Also there are a number of walks, with Catbells only a stones through away and Keswick only a short distance. Thank you all so much, we had wonderful time x

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you want to be looked after this is the place!
Stayed with my Husband in April, really nice location nice for walking, whether you want to do the hills and be daring or a little more flat!....First impressions maybe middle of nowhere and a little quiet, yet the location allows you to unwind. Friendly staff and fantastic food! We thought we go looked after here! Nothing was too much trouble. Definately recommend its not just a small hotel your made to feel so at home :-) Thank You Danielle and Clint Waddington

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to escape to somewhere quiet, in the Lakes, with easy access to walking and excellent food. We found this gem on line. It exceeded our expectations. Wonderful reception, comfortable accommodation and first class menus for four nights. Nothing too much trouble. Great attention to detail a brilliant break. Our thanks to the whole team for making our stay so memorable.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Only went for dinner,we are both chefs and i teach culinary arts so tend to be very picky,the food was really good and very attentitive service.menu was good,I didn't like the starter so they made me something specially which was good customer service

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A return visitto Swinside Lodge. Once again we were impressed by the warmth of the welcome we recieved from Kath and Mike. The room was excellent as was the food. For its size this hotel must have the most extensive wine list anywhere.
The position is excellent, almost at the foot of Catbells and only a few minutes from the Hawse End lakeboat stop. This was very useful as the rain was very heavy on one day of our visit, so a quick trip over to Keswick was very useful
All in all this is a super place to stay with just the right blend of luxury and informality.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Swinside Lodge Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small luxury hotel in the heart of the English Lake District personally owned and run by Mike and Kath Bilton. A warm welcome awaits – hospitality and food are our passions, and the hotel has recently been voted in the top three Fine Dining Restaurants in Cumbria with an AA 2 Rosette Restaurant supplemented by a 130 bin wine list. Local wildlife including red squirrels can be seen in abundance in the gardens, and spectacular walks and drives start from the hotel’s door. Seven bedrooms all with beautiful mountain views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Swinside Hotel Newlands
Swinside Hotel Keswick

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