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Scafell Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England   |  
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great getaway!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here as a weekend getaway for valentines and enjoyed every minute of it. We had the dog with us, everyone was very welcoming the food was amazing. The location is perfect for going for long walks and it is close to Keswick. I definitely recommend going here!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The two nights were bought for us as a anniversary present by our children & their partners. From the moment we walked through the door we felt the warm welcome extended by the reception staff. Our room was well decorated with a extremely large & comfortable bed. The evening meals were exceptional with a good selection each night. The waiting staff were very helpful and would go out of their way to make your evening go without a hitch. There was also a good selection of food for breakfast and very filling - just the thing to set you up for your days activities. A very quiet relaxing time was had, especially as there was no mobile phone reception at the hotel. We will certainly be returning to the hotel in the future.

  • Stayed March 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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West Midlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A very warm welcome, quite late at night, greeted by friendly staff, beautiful comfortable room with everything you need. Breakfast was wonderful, and as a lone traveller, I was made to feel very at home and welcome by staff. Definitely planning to go back, a wonderful value for money hotel in the picturesque Borrowdale Valley. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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warrington
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5 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

we spent the night at the Scafell hotel for our break in the lake district with friends and family.
We were made most welcome upon arrival by the lovely receptionist who showed us to our room. The room was really nice with a fantastic view of the mountains.
Returning from Keswick we enjoyed a nice meal in the riverside restaurant then spent a few happy hours in the hotel bar with a number of other guests being royally entertained by a group of Walkers playing guitars and ukeleles.
A brilliant night had by all.

The nights activities were supplemented by a filling breakfast before we left.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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Lancashire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Booked in with another couple on a deal for 2 nights bed & 5 course evening meal. What can I say everything was excellent. Our rooms were large,well appointed & clean, bathroom looked new & very modern. The staff couldn't have been more friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Both our evening meals were superb. Canapes were served whilst we perused the menu, with 5 choices for starters, mains & desserts. Coffee & mints served in the lounge afterwards.There is plenty of parking for cars & lots of local walks. There is also a bus stop near with buses in to Keswick every hour. We will definitely come & stay again.

Room Tip: Our friends had room 14 very large room with 2 washbasins in bathroom & a jacuzzi bath which had...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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West Yorkshire, England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Well we have been going to the Scafell hotel twice a year for over ten years so I think I am very well qualified to write a comprehensive, balanced review which can be trusted.
Location - The location is second to none with ample parking and breath taking views. You can park your car up at the start of your stay and not touch it again until its time to go. Too many walks to describe here but you can walk flat or high and never get tired of the views.
Staff - We have grown very fond of the staff at the Scafell. We know them all by name and nothing is too much trouble. There is consistency with staff which means year after year you see the same faces. Thank you to loo, jack, Laura, rob, Ange and Fiona for looking after us this weekend. They assisted us with our great escape.
Food - Excellent restaurant food which we have enjoyed year on year. I am not a huge fan of the bar food if I didn't know different I would think it had come from a different kitchen. However it is fine but not a patch on the restaurant.
Rooms - We have stayed in most rooms in this hotel and in the main they are of a good quality. They are clean and modern and well appointed. Some are looking tired and some showers are less than enthusiastic but we cope.
Atmosphere - Most of our stays have been in winter so the atmosphere of log fires and relaxing settees are brill. We are a musical group so we make our own atmosphere so I think it has stacks of feeling but we have rarely gone on our own.
So to sum up. For a hotel with access to some of the best views in the country, with good food, warm atmosphere and staff you can have a laugh with this is the place to go. Enjoy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Helmshore, Lancs
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13 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Having used the public bar at the rear of the hotel on many occasions when fell walking in the area, staying in the hotel for a few days was very welcome and relaxing. The charm of the place is to relax in front of a well made roaring fire in one of the many rooms, enjoying both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant, and just chilling out.

As we'd made a last minute booking, our room was a twin room but was perfect for us - overlooking the fells and right on the river's edge; very comfortable (Room 5) and would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Rosthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rosthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scafell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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