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Royal Oak Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as a stop over while climbing scafell. Warm greeting was followed by complimentary tea and scones. Room was clean and quiet and the 3 course evening meal was an absolute bargain for only £16. If you are staying over at the lakes you will not in far wrong here.

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you - it's always a pleasure to welcome friendly guests.

Perth, Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us stopped here for one night on the Coast 2 Coast walk. It was our favourite stop of the walk! Why? The drying room for our boots. The communual lounge with fire was conducive for swapping tales with fellow travellers well met Dinner was served at the same time to all guests, with the vegan and vegetarians in...

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are always happy to cater for special diets with advance notice and like to offer something of equal quality to our main menu. We are glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Oak again when perhaps you can explore beautiful...

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel with a friend and we occupied the two single rooms that are available. Both rooms were well equipped, clean and homely. There are no TVs or Radio in the rooms, which is a real plus...in fact the only place you can watch TV or access Wi-Fi is one room at the rear of the property. The...

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and appreciated our range of vegetarian meals. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Oak for a future visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Susan

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming old style hotel is run by the second generation family. Everything is geared up for walkers, drying room for wet gear. The evening meals are well thought out and excellent, with plenty for those with a good appetite. Breakfasts offered a good fry-up too. No shortage of fine fare in this hotel! The tiny village is situated on...

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit. We are pleased you enjoyed our traditional hospitality and look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Oak for a future visit. Regards Susan

York, England
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth stay and we weren't disappointed. You feel at home at this hotel the minute you walk in the door. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and the lovely home cooked food very tasty and filling after a long days walking! Packed lunches available as are tea and scones mid afternoon. Rooms warm, clean and comfortable....

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Susan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend & I stayed at the Royal Oak for one night during a hike through the Lake District. Of all hotels on that trip, this was our favourite. Our room in the annex was huge and comfortable. We enjoyed the common room with books & sofas. But the best thing about the place was the service. The staff went...

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Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a really old Hotel, but a very friendly staff, fun pub, extra large rooms with additional beds, and grapefruit body wash which smelled heavenly after a day of hiking The floors were a little tilted, but it only added character to the place. An extra touch was the real milk for our tea in our rooms. The dinner...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night whilst walking the coast to Coast walk. The rooms were clean and tidy and larger than average.The bar was very small had did not have a large choce of drinks but you could go next door to the Scafell hotel for a decent beer, the food was a set menu (three courses)...

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Stayed here on our coast to coast trip, really enjoyed our stay and set meal. Room was good in size and had a bath. Really enjoyed having no television or Wifi in rooms apart from lounge,more ally made people interact. Many people came back year on year to stay and I can understand why.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We arrived here at about 6pm after an epic 10 hour days hiking on the coast to coast. The host wasn't very welcoming and was quick to confirm our reservation for dinner. We didn't like the look of dinner and there was no alternative offered other than a vegetarian bake. We hadn't realised it was part of the B&B reservation...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Oak is a small traditional family run hotel ideally situated in the "Heart of Borrowdale", six miles south of Keswick. Once an 18th Century farmhouse, it has been established as a walkers' hotel for over 100 years. Our English breakfasts and home cooked dinners sustain even the most energetic and although we do not provide a choice, we take great care to select varied and appealing menus. Packed Lunches and special diets are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Oak Hotel

Address: Borrowdale | Keswick, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Rosthwaite
Price Range: $129 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Oak Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“The fells are all round so wherever your room is you will see the hills.”
myrthr, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All of the rooms we saw were very basic and in need of updating”
jamesw15, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“There are some rooms close to the river that may be a little quieter”
rpx181, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“Do not book a room without en suite facilities unless you like a loooong walk”
family777, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
“we liked our room near the river. Wi-fi free but not in the room”
davidA437, Jun 20, 2016 | Read review
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