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Macdonald Swan Hotel

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#10 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely country hotel with excellent staff and lovely rooms, the bar was well set out with a varied menu. Reception was well run and everything explained in detail, our room was a four poster with a great bathroom and dressing area. The dinner was first class, as was the breakfast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room needed to be cleaned better. Large cobwebs in bedroom and bathroom. Cleaner left footprints in bath on 2nd day and housekeeping knocked 3 times in 1 hour early on day of departure. She should have known that we were leaving that morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were delighted to be told on check in we would given a £10 credit on our account but when we checked out it had not been credited. The manager told us it was for drinks only and as we spent £8 and must spend £10 we could not have the original credit offered. We left feeling disappointed. Why would... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasant hotel in beautiful surroundings. Clean but in need of a refurb, our bthrm had mold on the ceiling. Service for food was very good, dinner was good but cooked breakfast was sparse and disappointing

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Neston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked in for a one night stay... rooms furnished in keeping with the age of the hotel. staff all very friendly and helpful. rooms very clean and comfortable Food was fabulous, nothing was too much trouble. Beds very comfortable we all slept well. Breakfast great choice, hot food cooked to order. In a lovely location, views from room breathtaking. would... More 

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

Hotel generally good and staff very friendly however it was evident that they were under pressure due staff shortages We stayed for three nights and on one night the Restaurant was closed with everyone having to, eat in the Bar. On another night the Restaurant was supposed to be closed but operated for a reduced number of guests. Waiting times... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Hotel, lovely staff , lovely food and great location -five minutes from village so fantastic to park and explore .Beautiful setting in very well kept gardens and amazing views overlooking the rolling hills

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at this dog-friendly hotel, which had vacancies even when we booked a little later than usual. It was our first stay in Grasmere and the hotel is in a great location, just a five/ten minute walk into the centre of the village. It has a lovely beer garden with fantastic views. It also has parking which... More 

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Brantford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are great, the location is wonderful. It's a peaceful area (except for the occasional fighter jet on exercise) & the scenery is beautiful. A blind in the bathroom was detached on one side as was the toilet seat but the young lady on the desk had to try to resolve it as there was no maintenance working.

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Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This property is grossly under staffed. What staff were present were poorly trained and down right rude to guests, if they could understand spoken English at all. Breakfast is a joke. The order was taken prompt once we had waited for 20 mins in the lounge for a seat, however, we had another 30 min wait for the food to... 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $131 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Hotel Macdonald Swan
Macdonald Swan Grasmere
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Grasmere
#9 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
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