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The Wordsworth Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Christmas break to remember, for all the right reasons”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Now I prefer to be at home for Christmas but for years her indoors has wanted to go away and this year I gave in.
I sold my kidney and booked 4 nights, arriving on the 23rd Dec and Wow, from the moment we arrived to getting in the car to come home it was a fantastic experience. The service was better than I have experienced anywhere and despite the kidney joke I have been lucky enough to stay in some top hotels around the world. I never did see any chambermaids or their trolleys, the room was always made up while we had breakfast no matter what time that was. As for the food and wine well it was superb in every way. I think the hotel was full but it had the atmosphere of a house party, there was no strangers here, just a bunch of friends that you had not met before. The owners were right there with you and could not have been more helpful.
On leaving in the car to go home a staff member ran to the car with an item we had left in the room, they had obviously quickly checked our room while we were checking out to make sure we had not left anything. This is just one example of the level of service the great staff provide.
Was I impressed? You bet. It won't be last time I stay here that's for sure!!!!
I could go on but I can see I'm getting carried away.
I will leave you with a couple of nice touches, the Hotel gave us two wrapped presents that was placed on our bed and on the Christmas eve walk around the lake at the half way point the staff that were leading the walk broke out with enough hot mulled wine, mince pies and cake to start a party. That's it from me, Happy New Year to all the staff and thanks for giving us a fantastic Christmas.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Cuskie, thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. It is very rewarding to see our Housekeeping team mentioned - they work very hard and yet you are right - they are probably the team you will never see! It was a great atmosphere, but genuinely, as much as we worked hard - all of our guests were fabulous and really made the Festive period, one to remember. I look forward to seeing you again. With kind regards, Geraldine.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We found the Wordsworth on the web a few months ago and decided that due to its good reviews it would probably be a good place to spend Christmas. We had a slightly reduced our expectations due to the number of rooms as we wondered if the owners and staff could maintain a friendly and intimate feel with so many guests, we are pleased to say that our expectations were exceeded!
From the moment we arrived we were made to fell very welcome, the staff were friendly and efficient throughout our entire stay. The owners, Iain and Jackie, and their daughter Jemma were always around to make sure that everyone was having a great time, they always found time for a chat with the guests and Iain made an excellent MC encouraging everyone to join in the festive singing on Christmas Eve!
The food was amazing, the tasting menu with the various wines on the first evening was particularly outstanding, a good way to try different wines with the many courses.
Our bedroom was clean and well appointed, the bathroom had recently been refurbished.
Whilst we have a policy of not returning to the same hotel year after year the Wordsworth is certainly on our "one's to revisit" list!
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful time !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear TheByards, Thanks ever so much for taking time to prepare and post your review. It does mean a lot to us to hear how our guests felt after their stay with us. Mr and Mrs G are away at the moment on a well-earned break, but I know they will join me in thanking you. I do hope we see you again and please I do mean it when I say that our great Guests really help to make a great stay. With best regards, Geraldine.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We would like to thank Iain and Jackie and all the staff at the Wordsworth for our fabulous Festive break! Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, despite them having to pamper to all the guests needs!

Our break was a food extravaganza made extra special by the lovely little touches that enhanced the stay. Our room, 27, was more than large enough for the 2 of us with a great 4 poster bed. The recently refurbished bathroom included a whirlpool bath and Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware.

Fabulous food, fabulous hosting, wonderful atmosphere and everyone we talked to enjoyed their stay. What a brilliant way to spend Christmas in the Lakes, we can certainly recommend it.

A big thank you again to all the staff.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear William_Lisa, So kind! Thanks ever so much for taking the time to prepare your review. It really was a pleasure to look after all of our guests over the Festive period - you know, great guests make a great break! Mr and Mrs G are away on a well-earned break at the moment, but I know they will also be very thankful for your feedback. I hope we see you again soon. With kind regards, Geraldine.
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Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

visited this hotel for a family wedding. The hotel and staff made the weekend wonderfull. Nothing was too much trouble, staff were always helpfull and courteous. Would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a holiday in the lakes.

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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear fiona w, Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your feedback, further to your stay with us. It was really a pleasure to look after you all. I do hope we will get the chance to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. With kindest regards, Geraldine.
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Recently visited this hotel with my wife. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we felt very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Any requests we had were dealt with professionally and promptly. All the staff were wonderful, however Jerry stood out he was helpful, courteous, polite and a real asset to the hotel.

The food in the restaurant was exquisite, again no complaints here.

We look forward to our return and thanks to all for a wonderful break.

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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Tinman-UK, So very kind, thank you for taking the time to prepare and post your feedbcak, following your stay with us. Jerry is a great asset for us - he makes us smile too! Looking forward to seeing you back again in the future. With kind regards, Geraldine.
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were staying here as part of a wedding party. This hotel is in a fantastic setting, the room was faultless (room 7), the staff attentive, courteous and very hard working. would most definitely recommend this hotel if you feel like treating yourself!

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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Marcopolo 1960, Wow!, thanks for taking the time to post such a positive report for us. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do come back and visit us again. With kindest thoughts and regards, Geraldine.
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Malaga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Was at this hotel in December for a wedding and really enjoyed our stay. The setting is superb and the building beautiful. The first room we were given was very disappointing with many faults which when we pointed out to Reception, another room was offered immediately. This was a higher standard room which was offered at the original rate for the inconvenience we had. The service recovery was excellent and appreciated. All the employees worked hard and gave the feeling of "wanting" to help, which makes all the difference. We would definitely recommend the Wordsworth for a few days away. Thanks!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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GrasmereWordsworth, General Manager at The Wordsworth Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Philspain22, Thank you for taking the time to prepare and post your review, further to your stay with us. I am glad we were able to sort out any issues for you, but of course I am sorry that you had any. I hope we see you again in the future. With best regards, Geraldine.
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Property: The Wordsworth Hotel
Address: Stock Lane | Cumbria, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#4 Luxury Hotel in Grasmere
#5 Family Hotel in Grasmere
#7 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wordsworth Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa provides an iconic destination nestling amongst the towering mountains of the English Lake District. Individually styled, comfortable bedrooms balance tradition with contemporary design with most offering stunning mountain or village views. The fine dining, air conditioned Signature Restaurant provides an award-winning menu whilst the more informal Dove Bistro showcases superb local ingredients cooked with flair and skill. For guests looking to truly pamper themselves the Lakeland Organic Spa (March 2015) offers guests a wide range of luxurious and natural treatments to ensure a fully relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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