The hotel is clean, friendly and comfortable. The rooms are slightly dated but it has that "lake district feel".
Check in was good and friendly, and the champagne and chocolates were waiting for us in the room as ordered. We had booked a club room which turned out to be the Ruskin Suite. It was enourmous! The sitting area was comfortable, the air conditioning very good and the views amazing. Could even see the cows on the hills! The room was fairly quiet, only hearing next door noise for 5 minutes that evening. For the size of the room, however, the TV was a bit small - could hardly see it from the bed! The bathroom was also clean and comfortable with amazing views of the hills whilst in the shower! Only criticism would be the bed and pillows - it was uncomfortable. Not good for bad backs!
The bar area was very comfortable, with a lovely conservatory to have sundowners before dinner. We did not have an evening meal at the hotel. We went to Sara's but would go to the Jumble room the next time we visit as it looks cosy and have heard about the good food.
There is a large sitting area next to the bar - a nice place to read the newspaper in the morning.
My husband used the swimming pool which he said was very clean and relaxing.
Location is very good - our view looked out over the centre of Grasmere which is a small village with a nice feel about it. Try the gingerbread shop - wonderfull!!!
Breakfast was very fresh, made to order and service was good. It was also served from 8-10 so could have a lie in if wanted!
Overall a very comfortable stay- no major problems apart from the bed!
Would stay again, but with so many other hotels in the area would like to try them out also.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a taste of luxury in the glorious heart of lakeland. Set deep in the heart of Wordsworth country, our privately owned Lake District Hotel, traditionally an historic inn playing host to travellers for centuries, offers you a warm, genuinely hospitable welcome that makes you feel instantly at ease and at home as soon as you step through the door. Idyllically situated right in the centre of Grasmere, with magnificent views of the hills all around, you can enjoy being part of village life one minute and the next, be miles away, with just the fresh Lakeland air and glorious open countryside for company. Here, life is beautiful. As you would expect from the long traditions, our service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed and easy where you can enjoy a board game or two in the air-conditioned lounge area or browse the papers, while from the conservatory you can gaze at the ever-changing Lake District landscape. At our luxury Lakeland Hotel we provide you with all you could wish for - richly furnished, beautifully appointed bedrooms, an excellent choice of food, a gorgeous indoor heated pool with spa bath, steam room, sauna and fitness room. For centuries the hotel has been a haven for travellers, with tasty fare, great ales and warm hospitality. Today we pride ourselves in offering traditional food in harmony with modern cooking. Enjoy a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in the snug Lamb Inn with a pint of hand-pulled traditional beer and a tasty bar meal to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Dine in splendor in our 1769 Restaurant with our table d'hote dinner menu offered every evening, where the menu is depicted by the seasons and the fresh produce available. Our Chef will cater for any dietary requirements and is always happy to cook your favourite dishes (with a little notice of course). The Easedale Bar, The Glass House Conservatory and Helvellyn Lounge offer a comfortable spot to watch the world go by, enjoy a scrumptious snack at lunchtime or a spot of afternoon tea. We provide you with all you could wish for. Richly furnished, beautifully appointed rooms in which to unwind, most with sparkling spa baths to ease tired limbs after a wonderful day's walk. And friendly service to bring you a refreshment, while you drink in the Lakeland panorama. All rooms have en-suite facilities, television with satellite channels, wi-fi, CD player, ipod docking station, a welcome refreshment tray, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Our Club rooms feature separate comfy seating areas with television, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary bottled water and daily newspaper. The view from these rooms is of the village and the lush green fields beyond. Some of our rooms enjoy small balconies where you can sit and enjoy a relaxing drink, read a book or simply take in the view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Grasmere
- Best Western Grasmere Hotel
- Grasmere Best Western
- Grasmere Red Lion