We come regularly in February and the weather this year was exceptionally good so we only spent evenings and nights in the hotel. The staff are friendly, helpful and were very much stretched by a rather difficult customer while we were there - they remained polite throughout which is more than could be said for him. I was impressed by the fact that several of the dining room staff remembered the food intolerances suffered by one of our party and gave advice at meal ordering time (and special titbits to have with our pre-dinner drinks that they knew she'd be able to eat). It is little things like this that make this hotel stand out - and the facts that they get a very high incidence of repeat bookings and a very low turnover of staff speak for themselves. Very comfortable public areas and the bedrooms - the water heating does struggle when everyone wants their bath at once when coming down from the fells so our party tries to stagger bath times by going for a "dirty drink" in the back bar before coming in to wash for dinner and these seems to work (although possibly not for those downwind from us in the bar!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Scafell Hotel is a wonderful Country House Hotel located in the very heart of Borrowdale, considered by many as England's finest valley, surrounded by mighty fells, tranquil meadows and crystal clear waters. A paradise for the walker and a perfect centre from which to visit other parts of the Lake District. The Hotel is situated almost at the foot of Great Gable and the Scafell Massif, and is regarded one of the Lake District’s renowned headquarters for climbers and hill walkers. Keen anglers will appreciate the Scafell Hotel, as there is excellent fly fishing on the River Derwent and in Derwentwater. Those who are content with gentle rambling or just lazing on restful lawns fringed by trees amidst imposing scenery will be equally happy staying here. Our rooms were fully refurbished during 2009, in a Warm and Rich Country House style with a ‘Contemporary Twist’ perfect for setting the scene for a peaceful and relaxing break in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. The Restaurant, Lounges and Bar have been tastefully decorated and furnished to retain that all important Country House warmth, allowing for complete relaxation after a great days walking on the Fells, and maybe even a little ‘nap’ by the fire after a delicious five course Dinner. Under the constant direction of owner’s Miles Jessop MBE (Chairman) and Andrew Nelson (Managing Director) the Management and Team of Scafell Hotel offer truly warm and friendly service. Individual and Independent Country House Hotel for the last 40 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scafell Hotel Rosthwaite