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The Wordsworth Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed for one night in a Mountain and Garden view room on DBB basis. It was on a special deal as we had stayed there before and was great value as the bedroom was excellent overlooking the lovely garden with the mountains in the background. Dinner was fantastic and breakfast substantial. The staff were very polite and always helpful. If you can, go for the better rooms to make the most of the views. The hotels location makes it perfect for the cafes and restaurants in the village and also to do walks from it. The pool was great as was the jacuzzi. If there was a criticism it would be that there should be a drier/spinner in the changing rooms for wet swim wear.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I first came here in 1991 when I was a student, invited to a three-day mini-workshop meeting held at the Wordsworth with 10 academics and 10 students all presenting their research, I thought this was a really lovely hotel back then: beautiful building & grounds; nice pool/jacuzzi; and I had great memories of the excellent food.

22 years later, I'm working as an academic and I organised a very similar meeting, for 20ish people, at the same hotel, the first time I had been back there since '91. The meeting room (Coleridge Suite) was faultless, with state of the art projection and audio/visual equipment. The staff were excellent, the hotel and grounds were still lovely, and the restaurant food was even better than I remembered. Also Grasmere is a really beautiful village and you can do great walks on the fells from the doorstep of this hotel.

I've organised approx 15 meetings like this in the last five years, and I wish I had thought of us using the Wordsworth before now. Several of the people attending our meeting said how they wanted to come back to the Wordsworth, either for future business meetings and/or with their families for a proper holiday break. That doesn't usually happen, and is a sign of what a great place this is. We definitely intend to hold another workshop there next year.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DrDC
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We walked past the Wordsworth in December whilst staying at the soul-less Daffodil hotel and said how lovely it looked. We were delighted to get a KGB deal to stay here and it is just what a Lake District hotel should be. We had a standard room - although small it was exceptionally clean and the bed and pillows were very, very comfortable.

Super conservatory to relax in pre and post dinner with views over the garden

Our deal included dinner on the first night and the food was exceptional. Breakfast was also very good - nice to have your breakfast cooked to order rather than served from a buffet.

Lovely friendly staff.

We didn't use any of the spa facilities so can't really comment but the pool looked very pleasant

Grasmere is now my favourite Lakes destination - beatiful village, quiet, uncommercialised but with plenty of pubs and restaurants if you want to venture out.

Wonderful!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

After having recently stayed at the Miller Howe with KGB, and being most dissapointed, we had already booked with them to go to the Wordsworth, we were expecting more of the same, but frankly it was in a different league. Very clean and well presented throughout. The food was very good and the service impeccable. Two very minor gripes at breakfast, they could'nt seem to deliver warm toast it was always virtually cold and the porridge was the worst i've ever had, lumpy and bland and looked disgusting.

Room Tip: We upgrade to a garden/mountain view room which was very good
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank tony w
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a gem! Right in the centre of the pretty village of Grasmere, the Wordsworth looks so inviting and full of charm. I took my husband on a surprise break for his 65th birthday and we stayed in a standard room on a KGB deal. Excellent service from staff that were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble from the onset. We dined in the Signature restaurant on the first night and had a fantastic meal, all three courses! The desserts are to die for, particularly the banana parfait, We dined in the Bistro on the second night but was equally as good and just had to have the same dessert again! The chef was even kind enough to write out the recipe for me. We were chatting to the friendly staff member in the Bistro as we booked and mentioned that it was hubby's birthday and quite out of the blue he was presented with a decorated plate of fudge, and chocolate " just to keep him going until his dessert arrived" What a nice gesture! Would not hesitate in recommending this hotel for its comfort, service, food and ambience and look forward to visiting again, perhaps in the Autumn next time.

Room Tip: Can only speak for Room 31 top floor and although it was a standard room overlooking the car park, t...
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Grasmere is beautiful, serenr and peaceful; the Hotel is located in a lovely spot and our suite- immaculately clean - had a small balcony so we were able to appreciate the village from there. Everything about this hotel is lovely; the friendly, helpful staff made our stay so enjoyable. The food -the Sea Bass- was an experience not to miss. Not the cheapest hotel but within it's price range, it was value for money.

Room Tip: Junior suite was excellent
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Visited this hotel for two nights on a special deal, and was made to feel very welcome by all the staff. Started with the lovely check in girls, and followed through to the restaurant staff. We had dinner in the hotel on the first night, which was very good. The bedroom was a little on the small side, as was the bathroom, but seeing as only there for two nights, was not a problem.
Breakfast was good, and cooked freshly to order. Fresh coffee and toast was offered several times. No problems whatsoever, and would defo visit this hotel again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Wordsworth Hotel

Address: Stock Lane | Cumbria, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
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: $116 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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