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The Borrowdale Hotel

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Keswick CA12 5UY England See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
Sep 30Oct 1
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a three night stay booked at the Borrowdale and after seeing a number of positive reviews, felt we'd made the right choice. By some quirk of fate, we managed to avoid all of the traffic and arrived around 12:30 in the afternoon. We...More

1  Thank Twos_Company051
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very poor internet access, and the need to cross the road to a field opposite the hotel to make phone calls, marred our 3 day stay. Numerous guests mentioned this in conversation with us during our stay, yet the receptionist indicated great surprise when we...More

4  Thank DettyLondon
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded yesterday

Dear DettyLondon, It is unfortunate that you are unable to get a signal for your mobile phone, but we do not have the coverage where we are sited. We are at the bottom of the Borrowdale Valley. The restaurant can be busy for breakfast, especially...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff were most helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Food both at breakfast and dinner was very good. Initially I felt the Prestige room we had booked was rather small for their best room. However on seeing both the standard and classic rooms...More

1  Thank GordandSteph
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear GordandSteph, Thank you for your kind words about our staff and I will be sure to pass your comments on. With your break we do offer another hotel for the spa experience until the Lodore Falls spa is completed. Our themed dinners are put...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Using a voucher for Lake District Hotels we got for Christmas we hoped to have an enjoyable afternoon tea - but unfortunately that wasn't the case! Whilst there was plenty to eat, unfortunately the quality left a lot to be desired. The prossecco and tea...More

1  Thank Aikidoka180
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 5 days ago

Dear Aikidoka, I am very surprised that the afternoon tea you described left the kitchen. If this was brought to my attention, I would have been more than happy to replace the afternoon tea as I wish all our guests to enjoy their experience. I...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very imposing building set in a wonderful position at the base of Derwent Water - perfect for walking around the lake. Sadly this is where the positive comments end! We booked a Prestige Room thinking that we would have lovely views -...More

4  Thank Colliedog58
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Colliedog58 I am at least pleased that you found one positive from your visit. Our room classifications are based on the room size and not by the views. We are surrounded by some beautiful fells which can be seen from our bedroom windows. Unfortunately...More

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Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this 4-star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. Built in 1866, the ...More Borrowdale Hotel has an interesting history with the original 41 room bells, which, although no longer working, are still proudly displayed outside the reception area. The AA Rosette restaurant is very elegant and comfortable, which also boasts a superb walk-in wine cellar stocked with some very interesting bottles. During the day the lounge bar and conservatory are open for light lunches and afternoon teas and in the evening a splendid 5 course silver service dinner can be enjoyed in the AA Rosette restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms come equipped with TV, telephone and hospitality tray. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well-behaved dogs. Less
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Room Service
Free Parking
Free Internet
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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$167 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Borrowdale Hotel
The Borrowdale Hotel Keswick
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Borrowdale
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September 1, 2018|
Response from George-GMBorrowdale | Property representative |
Hi ThomasWeind, Our check out time is at 11am. We do try to get our rooms turned round as quickly as we can. Check in is guaranteed for 3pm, however they are usually ready prior to this. Kind regards George
May 1, 2018|
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Response from MorriAR | Reviewed this property |
There is a stair lift at the back of the hotel, which can take you to the first floor and there is also a few ground floor rooms at the rear of the hotel, call the hotel direct they will advise on rooms suitable etc
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Penjn | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay. It is probably about a 10 minute drive to the Seathwaite start of the climb up.
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