We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (1,892)
Filter reviews
1,892 results
Traveler rating
1,132
360
211
104
85
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,132
360
211
104
85
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslakeview restaurantthe outdoor hot tubarmathwaite hallafternoon teaclub roomaroma roomquichehush roomglass of champagnecream teadress codestately homethermal suiteon arrivalsandwichescourse mealmain restaurant
Filter
Updating list...
1,292 - 1,297 of 1,892 reviews
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I would like to apologise to the staff of Armathwaite Hall, for the delay in writing this well overdue shower of well deserved praise; for my wife and I’s silver wedding anniversary stay at the end of May.
Having travelled from Eastern Scotland, on arrival, we were greeted by Danni with a very warm and friendly welcome, together with a sherry; whilst a very efficient porter, who had whisked our cases up to the second floor and into our super room so very quickly. So quick in fact, I didn’t get an opportunity to tip him.
Our Club room had recently been refurbished was on the side of the hotel, with its own small balcony with seats giving wonderful views to Bassenthwaite lake to the front and over splendid countryside to the rear. The room was large, with huge big bed with superb fresh crisp white sheets and duvet with a quality cover at the foot of the bed. Quality white towelling gowns were sitting on the bed neatly folded into small bundles. Storage was a large oak wardrobe with ample capacity for our five night stay. A conveniently placed LCD flat screen TV was wall mounted facing the bed. Finally two comfortable wing chairs were placed either side of a small circular table. Behind them was the access door to the balcony.
The bathroom took us by surprise, with a well specified and equipped fully tiled grooming centre. The towels were very soft and thick, always a good sign. The bath had centrally mounted taps and plug release. Above the bath were two wall mounted bi-fold glazed doors, which pull around you, once standing in the shower within the bath. Unusual and works well, however if you’re cuddly like me, then you might struggle to keep the doors together when moving around inside it. If you like to soak in a bath, then the wall mounted TV with remote may be of interest. Don’t forget to ask for a non-slip bath mat.
Pre dinner drinks were served in a very comfortable lounge with a spectacular view of the lake. So very restful, I could have stayed there forever. As long as someone kept the G&T coming. Dinner was taken in the Lake View restaurant. The food was of a high standard but the temperature of it on the plates could have been hotter, perhaps improving the dining experience. Service at times seemed a little slow but they were rather busy, as I understand they were full and hosting conference dining guests too from a Rolls Royce and Bentley motor club. On our actual anniversary, we sat at the table at the centre of the window, giving the best view of the lake. Antonio the maitre d' and waiting staff was so very kind and even the chef prepared a wonderful happy anniversary desert. It was absolutely delightful, and a wonderful gesture.
On two evenings we tried their Courtyard Brasserie and found the two gentlemen of staff, swift and efficient with the same quality of food on hot plates, delicious.
Breakfast was a leisurely affair, served in the Lake View restaurant. Apart from very pale thin toast on most mornings, it was another successful experience, with a wide range to suit all tastes.
Everyone at Armathwaite, including each member of staff, was warm and welcoming, friendly and generous with their attention to detail. We loved it and are looking forward to a pampered winter return.
If you’re looking for an old country hotel, full of charm and character with old fashioned high standards, Armathwaite Hall should be experienced; as it’s a credit to the industry.
(Be aware Wi-Fi needs upgrading)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Smithinscotland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Location was beautiful. Old charm without being stuffy. We brought our 2 kids and we were worried our stay wouldn't be relaxed but we couldn't have been more wrong. From the breakfast staff suggesting and bringing our son a special hot chocolate, to watching wild baby deer prancing about on the lawns which rolled down to the lake, and the fun we had in the pool during family swim times. Of course the surroundings are breathtaking but it is the staff that are the real asset of this hotel. We would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MichelleNorth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

A group of us visited for afternoon tea to celebrate a 'special birthday' of one of our group at the end of July.
This is a truly spectacular setting and a building with a very interesting history too. The views over the lake are quite wonderful.
The meal itself was fantastic with a choice of teas, good range of sandwiches, cakes and desserts, to suit all tastes. Refills were also provided. The service was good, helpful but unobtrusive - just right. Staff were particularly helpful when some of the party were delayed, having assumed, wrongly, that the hall is near the village of Armathwaite. It's not, it's about half an hour away, so be sure to consult a map or use the satnav!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Alison B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was the venue for our Civil Partnership Ceremony in June and we had an amazing time! Our guests and ourselves stayed for a number of nights and made full use of all facilities including the spa. The staff were excellent especially Cath in the run up to the day and Danni on the day itself. We had the most memorable time and would not hesitate to recommend.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the tower rooms with amazing views and a small terrace, fantastic!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sally K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Hotel was lovely, room was very large but also very hot due to the recent heat wave.Service- when we booked in nothing was explained to us e.g. hotel facilities,what time breakfast was served and were it was served at,I felt the welcome let this fantastic hotel down as they did not make you feel like a valued customer in any way

  • Stayed: July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank 123,445,566
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews