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Macdonald Swan Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in quick and easy and room was up to our expectations and en suite was large and equiped with toiletries dressing gowns and slippers. The evening dinner was very good and the breakfast was superb. The bed was comfy and I slept like a log. A good base for exlporing the Lakes

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Pisa
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was small but beds comfy & had a lovely view. Bathroom again small but adequate . Breakfast was another matter. The service was very disorganised, it seemed as though staff hadn't been trained. We waited 30 minutes for our order to be taken & then another 10 minutes for it to arrive, the waitress didn't know what to... More 

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with our dog. Some of the rooms are ideal for those travelling with dogs due to the easy access to grassed areas. £15 per night to stay with a dog. Breakfast was tasty, very busy on the first morning but think the hotel was almost full that day. On the 2nd morning we left it... More 

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Alloa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived just after mid day and check in was very quick and easy,the chap on duty was very warm and friendly the reception desk is not maned twenty four hours but an in house call is all that's required.We booked a deluxe room and we were not dissapointed very clean and extremely comfortable.We had dinner in the restaurant the... More 

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Wallsend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we checked in until the moment we left we were impressed. Nothing was too much trouble and the service from the staff first class. Food in the restaurant was outstanding. We will be back!

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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very reasonably,, comfortable tho I didn't sleep too well , friendly staff , didn't find garden area till we were leaving , wifi didn't work close to main road but quiet in room, bathroom very spacious

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights (not our first stay) for our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff were brilliant and had laid on chocolates and wine in the room and a bottle of prosecco and canapes in the bar. The food was excellent both nights and all of the staff were helpful and friendly. We were booked... More 

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Worcerster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an evening meal in the bar. The food was very good and we would have stayed longer had we not had to listen to their choice of music. It was intrusive and spoilt what could have been a very enjoyable evening. What makes an establishment think that we should enjoy very subjective music. The atmosphere was very generic.... More 

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at the swan early august for two nights room was fine, ground floor with views out to the hills beyond. the hotel is an old inn and has retained a lot of its original decor . restaurant and bar were good we had fish and chips very nice, breakfast also very good the black pudding was superb. it... More 

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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located just above the village on the main north south road. The only thing going for this hotel is the staff who were only too happy to help out. Check in was quick but it was all down hill after that. Our room 43 is a twin room so it was presented with two single beds pushed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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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: $123 - $283 (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
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#1 Green Hotel in Grasmere
#9 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
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