I have just returned from the Oak Bank Hotel after a couple of night's stay with my oldest friend. We met half way - her from Sheffield and me from Glasgow - and couldn't have chosen a better place.
The setting is amazing and the staff in the hotel are so friendly and welcoming. The absolute star of the show, though, is the food at this hotel. Most of the reviews do say the food is excellent but it was even better than I expected and, in my opinion, deserves more the AA 2 Star Rating it currently has. Also, dare I say it, I think it should be charged at a higher rate!!
There are some negative reviews for this hotel to which the owners are, quite rightly, defensive in their response. While people will and should always have their opinion to give, it seems to me that Glynis and Simon are very passionate about their hotel and the vision that they are trying to make reality. I own my own business and know how many hours it takes and how much personal sacrifice there is so, while there are a couple of things around the edges that possibly could be improved, the main boxes are definitely ticked (some twice!) and I have no doubt that there will be many a satisfied customer will stay at and return to this hotel.
Overall, excellent value for money!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oak Bank Grasmere
- Oak Bank Hotel Grasmere