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Macdonald Swan Hotel

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#10 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and i had an evening meal at the hotel and while the prices were quite high the food was only average. My lamb shoulder was was very nice but lacked enough vegetables to go with such a large cut of meat. My wife's crab pasta had simply to much chilly and not enough crab. The room was also... More 

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have stayed here previously and knew it would be good. Reminder email a couple of days before staying and a warm welcome by staff when we arrived. Took last car park space though. Hotel was clean and friendly. Weren't accompanied to room or had bags carried. It wasn't a problem but it's nice to be shown to your room if... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend booked this as a romantic break. On checking in we were greeted and asked if we had booked a twin room. My boyfriend might have done but the hotel were very accommodating and checked us in to a superior double room. The room was beautiful, large and had lovely views over the gardens. We didn't use the restaurant... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good welcome from staff, pity about the room. Bed very uncomfortable bathroom needs refurbished mould on grout in shower shower screen leaked plug chains broken. Dinner was very average. Fish over cooked and linguine greasy, a bit of parsley would have improved the appearance at least. Breakfast was fine. Good service from the staff pity the room let things down.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While on holiday in the Lake District we decided to go for a family meal on Wednesday 17th August . The group consisted of four adults and two children. The children chose pizza and burger while we adults chose the 'special ' of the day which was the ' flat steak ' . Two of us had it with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is quiet, stunning views and well located for Ambleside and Windermere. The hotel was nice, clean and with good food. My room was better than I expected, it was clean and quiet. You can hear noise though from other guests above and in the corridors. The hotel is severely understaffed, especially in August, which would be a peak... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked here at short notice, due to another place not being up to scratch. In short the hotel has very friendly staff, great local and fresh food and possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. As the hotel is on a main road, I can imagine, that a room at the front could be quite noisy.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely hotel, problem with room booked which staff did not tell us about, manager took the time to offer us a free night's stay on a future visit which was a lovely gesture, excellent customer service

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we were staying elsewhere, this is a really nice place to stop and eat. It has a full service restaurant and also a Pub area. Good parking and right on 591. Great staff and a welcome feeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An expensive hotel in an expensive area. We were thrilled, however, that the Swan would allow a one-night booking during high-season in Grasmere when all other hotels we researched required a two-night stay which was important to us as it was a stop on the Wainwright's coast-to-coast walk. The garden is impeccable; plan on spending some time relaxing here if... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Swan Hotel

Address: The Swan Hotel Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Price Range: $134 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Macdonald Swan Grasmere
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Grasmere
#9 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
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