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The Borrowdale Gates Hotel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First point the hotel is advertised as dog friendly, in fact you can only take a dog into your bedroom no other parts of the hotel. The food was very good, however the service left a sour taste in the mouth. During our evening meal I hadn't quite decided what I was going to choose from the delicious looking menu,... More 

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

Having long held the opinion that British hotels are over rated and operated by lazy incompetent staff I booked this hotel expecting better than normal, but nothing out of the ordinary. I was wrong. The staff work hard to make your stay enjoyable,are pleasant and polite and even pretended to be amused by my stories of how I managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel, and I do recommend it. However, I stayed in room 22, and it was very warm for my entire stay in mid July 2016. The weather was not overly warm (upper 60s most days), so I imagine it would be even worse in warm weather. I did have the radiators turned off completely. However, hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is about peace and relaxation. Nothing to fault it. The rooms are nice and clean while the lounge and grounds offer peace and quiet to enjoy the beautiful views all around. Staff are very friendly and the food is superb. Highly recommended.

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

Excellent Hotel with lovely accommodation. The staff worked well to make our stay a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. The dining room seemed to work really well - busy but never overcrowded. Good choice of food on the menu with a wine list to match. The dining room has wall to ceiling windows with only slender columns to separate each... More 

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

Just returned from a four day walking holiday based at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel. We cannot recommend this hotel too highly. The best we have stayed at in the Lake District. The hotel is situated in beautiful surroundings. Straight out of the gates and you are in walking country. We had a lovely clean deluxe bedroom with balcony looking up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Light and airy dining area with big windows looking out on gorgeous views. Spacious comfortable family suite with a double and twin+ bathroom. Packed lunch and boot drying room for walkers. Met all our needs for a wet weekend. Lovely food and cheery service were the icing on the cake. Average age 50++ so more hip op than hip... but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always good to return to a place you enjoy. At the Borrowdale Gates it's like meeting old friends again. ALL the staff are so welcoming. My friends and I have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. The highest of standards are maintained throughout the hotel: clean comfortable bedrooms, pleasant public areas and a superb dining room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have chosen this hotel for our wedding anniversary and had not left disappointed. The service from reception to the room service is exceptional. The restaurant has served us wonderful food for dinner. The breakfast table is abundant with wonderful views to mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has it all: beautiful scenery, lovely furnishings, wonderful service, and divine food. If only I could live there! We were traveling with a group of walkers from the U.S. and everyone felt the same way about this gem of a hotel. We were all sorry to leave (and even more so after the disappointment of the next place... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Borrowdale Valley, the "loveliest square mile in Lakeland", according to Alfred Wainwright (MBE). Close to the shores of Derwent Water in two acres of woodland in Grange near Keswick, this is an ideal situation for walking, climbing, and touring the Lake District direct from the doorstep. There are many places of literary and historical interest within the local area. This beautiful family owned and run hotel has undergone a real transformation since 2008 with a full refurbishment completed in September 2012 to earn its current four star AA rating. With elegant contemporary rooms, a rosette award winning dining room, cosy bar and lounge, guests are assured of a warm welcome to enjoy stunning panoramic views during their stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Address: Grange-In-Borrowdale | Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Borrowdale CA12 5UQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Grange-in-Borrowdale
Price Range: $186 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Gates Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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