I have stayed at some of the best hotels in the country and have enjoyed tea at the Ritz but the ODGH has been my favourite hotel for decades. I simply cannot believe the comments made by some of the so called guests in the review section. I have been a rambler for most of my life and have used the hotel from the days of Sid Cross. I am now a pensioner, a retired university lecturer, and I can say without any hesitation that this hotel is superb. Now if you're looking for a luxury five star hotel there are several nearby. If you're looking for food of the highest international quality the Lakes are served very well but if you're looking for an escape from the stress and pressures of life, away from all of the encumbrances of modernity (including television) then the ODGH is a wonderful antidote to it all. It appears that some of the guests brought their stress with them. It is simply the best walkers and climbers hotel in the district. Who needs a tv when at the end of a day on the fell and a substantial meal all you want is to sit in the climbers bar and chat and sing and drink some of the best beer in the Lakes. The staff are superb and friendly and many guests including this one return again and again. I can only assume that some of the comments came from people with unrealistic expectations. You don't go to the ODGH for luxury - though it is comfortable and homely. I just hope people are not dissuaded from enjoying a week of walking in some of the finest country in the Lakes staying at a genuine ramblers and climbers hotel. The Ritz it isn't but its the best antidote I know to the ratrace - which appears to be the normal home of some of the guests who have arrived recently.
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