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“Fabulous hotel and food” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Bank Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous hotel and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

We had an amazing time at this wonderful hotel. The food is outstanding, the head chef and his staff deserve an enormous amount of credit as it was truly delicious. The proprietors were really friendly and the service was excellent. We had a standard room which was perfect for our needs - it was well decorated and comfortable with a great view. The location is great - in Grasmere but on the edge of some breathtaking scenery and walks. This hotel thoroughly deserves an excellent review. Well done, we will be back!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

The food in this hotel is really quite outstanding. As I have a gluten intolerance eating away from home can be difficult. Simon and Glynis made sure that it was possible for me to eat all the dishes created by the chef, who must receive praise for his work. I have eaten in Michelen star restaurants and I have not received as special attention as I have at the Oak Bank Hotel. Simon and Glynis work tirelessly to ensure that their guests stay is as enjoyable as possible. I would have no trouble recommending this hotel to friends and family. There is no doubt why this hotel is #1 in Grasmere according to Tripadvisor reviews.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeenshire
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142 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Well we stayed there for 1 night only, the room we had standard top floor, great view smallish bath room not the biggest I have been in but fine for needs. Food is simply awesome different and tasty both dinner see photo, also bite of lamb wellington to start, breakfast (minute steak and eggs!!) will be going back if we stay else were in Cumbria will go back just for the Dinner.

Room Tip: Not a lot to do in Grasmere but stay in Ambleside 10mins to here
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jellymallow
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Staffordshire
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74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Another excellent stay with the quality marked by the hands-on approach of the proprietors. Very comfortable & welcoming with an unrivalled quality of catering.

Room Tip: Some rooms are a little cramped, larger ones are great. All of good quality though.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, Lancashire
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

We spent our 3rd New Year at the Oak Bank Hotel. It's like coming back to family as many of the faces are the same. The hotel is extremely well run by Simon and Glynis and their small friendly team. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are well appointed and it would be a pleasure to stay in any one of them. The meals are superb and fresh. We will be back again next New Year and are due to return again in the next few weeks.

Room Tip: Any room here is excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PCAnswers
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North West
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59 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

I really would recommend this hotel and it's cuisine. The atmosphere is intimite and exceptionally friendly. The food is fantastic. The owners/staff are extremely likeable and helpful. The location is ideal and it's very quiet. The open fires are fabulous after a long walk and fabulous meal. It offers great value - especially if you choose the dinner bed and breakfast option.

I don't have a criticism!

Room Tip: Phone up and ask the staff to recommend a room to suit your needs/budget.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank WendyNorthWest
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borders
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Nothing but praise for the hotel. Simon and Glynis and their staff make you feel very welcome and full marks must go to the Head Chef and his staff in the kitchen for the magnificent food that they produce. The menus were constantly changing and each course was better than the previous one. Superb.

Room Tip: Any room would be an excellent choice
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Oak Bank Hotel

Property: Oak Bank Hotel
Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#3 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Grasmere Village in the heart of the English Lake District, Oak Bank Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes, fells and tarns. Oak Bank has two lounges both with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in. The front lounge has a converted range and the bar lounge has a real log/coal fire. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Two AA Rosette awarded beautiful dining room and conservatory. ... more   less 
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