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The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at the Wordsworth Hotel. The room was very spacious with modern clean bathroom. Afternoon tea in the conservatory was indulgent, then a swim in the pool with jacuzzi was a relaxing experience. Evening meal was excellent, staff very attentive. Couldn't fault anything.

Room Tip: Room 14 at front of hotel had lovely window seat
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Weve stayed here twice now. Got a great deal the second time and have thoroughly enjoyed both visits. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Wordsworth is a great place to stay and eat. Will definately be going back.

Room Tip: The woodrow Wilson suite is beautiful.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The two full days and one night we stayed here were too short as this is a wonderful hotel in the middle of an absolutely beautiful natural area. While the hotel’s location is central to the small, yet bustling touristy hamlet of Grasmere, the property felt serene. We walked to the local sights as well as embarked on some easy walking trails. The quick and easy access to nature from this hotel was extremely calming.

Our large room had a sumptuous bed with an amazing modern bathroom with a hot tub jets. The toiletries from the hotel’s spa were excellent and comforting.

The restaurant was first-rate as dinner was definitely a bit more formal. We ate breakfast here it was excellent and fresh. The food overall alone was worth the stay.

The indoor pool and jacuzzi were a warm welcome at the end of a long day of sightseeing, hiking, etc.

The service throughout our stay here was absolutely wonderful and warm. One of the front desk staff could’ve been slightly friendlier but the people here were fantastic.

I can’t wait to return again to this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was a lovely 2 night break. The room we had, No 12, was spacious and had a lovely bathroom. The dinners we had were excellent and breakfast was very good as well. The staff were very efficient and good at their jobs. The hotel has two beautiful sitting rooms which are a rarity in hotels these days. Both overlooked the gardens so very tranquil places to sit and relax. Pool and Jacuzzi were fine - didn't try the sauna as access was from the corridor outside the changing rooms so a little bit awkward. My only small complaint is that we were charged a fee for paying by credit card - have never had that in a hotel before either here or abroad so was a bit surprised.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Wordsworth hotel on a Friday night for his birthday. The booking was made last mintue (the Wednesday night) so we got a good deal - dinner, bed and breakfast package in room 5 overlooking the gardens/slight mountain view.
From enquiring about booking though to service in the restaurant all the staff were extremely polite and friendly - they very hardworking and a credit to the hotel!
Our room was very nice. It was spacious with a bay window seating area. Nicely decorated - I appreciated the individual decor in the room, there is more attention to detail I.e. even the bin and magazine holder tied in perfectly with the room! We didn't find our room too hot - it was just right. Also the bed was very comfy!
We had canopies in the bar before our meal which we a nice touch. Our four course meal was very good. Plenty to choose from on the menu and a good list of specials. The restaurant it's self was pleasant. The air con was on when we first went in and I was a touch on the cold side but that was only for a few minutes as it went off and the temperature evened. Breakfast in the restaurant was fantastic!
We didn't use the pool or spa facilities so can't comment on them - had we stayed longer we would have.

All in all a great hotel in the Lakes, had I not got the deal I was given it the room/package would have been out of my price range. So perhaps that sways my judgement slightly! Would love to go back and stop for two nights in the future. We are thinking about returning around Christmas time as a treat!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed in Grasmere as a group. Three nights, three rooms. First the bad: All three of the rooms were warm. None had aircon. One (22) had a ceiling fan, one (21) was supplied with a desk fan. Ours (33) had none. Ironically rooms 21 and 22 were complimentary upgrades, 21 being a king size without a view, and 22 being the king size with a view. Room 22 was apparently like a sauna, and quite possibly was above the sauna, and they could not leave their window open because of their proximity to a noisy kitchen extractor fan. The other 2 rooms were able to sleep with their windows open, sleeping on top of the covers. All this during through relatively cool temperatures where most are walking around outside with light jackets on. Aside from having rooms that were too warm for our liking, everyone agreed that this is a lovely hotel. The service, from the reception to the bar staff, to the restaurant staff, is top notch. We ate dinner at the hotel on the first night which was very pleasant indeed. One of our party is gluten and dairy intollerent and they were very attentive to her needs. They did manage to under cook the potatoes though. Breakfasts are of a high standard, the eggs Benedict were a particular favourite of mine. We did not make use of the spa facilities, they were booked out sadly. I think that if the can get the temperature in this hotel sorted out, it would be an easy choice for us to return again and again.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing family holiday - nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. We enjoyed the pool and gym facilities & the massages. The food was excellent and we have high standards! Only one minor comment - the dining room was too warm at times. I've looked at other reviews and noticed the comments about the heat - we did have our window wide open & the fan on all night but we were very comfortable.
We look forward to returning to the Wordsworth the next time we are in the Lakes.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

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 Luxury Hotel in Grasmere
#4 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#7 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range: $107 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa 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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