We have just spent a fantastic weekend at the Rothay Garden and could not recommend it highly enough. So much so I wanted to take the time to come on here and recommend to others as all too often people only come on here to make a complaint, skewing people’s opinions of a hotel.
We arrived on a cold, snowy, Friday in January and The hotel couldn't have been more inviting. The welcome from reception was lovely with check-in lasting literally seconds; we were in our room within minutes of stepping foot in the hotel. The room - Room 17 A Grasmere Room was lovely, tastefully decorated with huge comfy bed and all the usual amenities and some personal touches which didn't go unnoticed. Only one small recommendation for the room would be coat hooks but apart from that it was perfect.
On the Friday night we chose not to eat on the hotel but went into Grasmere for a meal - this was a mistake. We fancied a pub tea in a proper pub with a real fire. After several laps of the village and not been able to find a quintessentially English pub we settled on the Lamb inn in the Red Lion. Although they have tried their best this still feels like a hotel bar rather than a pub and the food was OK if you are impressed by large portions you'll love it.
Breakfast in the morning was divine; plenty of choice, impeccable service and the views over the garden are stunning (I suspect the snow helps). After a nice long walk around the lake we used the hotel spa facilities in the afternoon. These like the rest of the hotel are top notch. When we first went in the Jacuzzi was very cold. So we notified the staff who were quick to rectify the problem and the owner himself came to find us to apologise. By about 5ish it starts to get busy in the spa so I would recommend going earlier or later.
For our dinner on Saturday we choose to stay in the hotel. A set price meal which at first seemed a little on the expensive side (compared to our hughmongus£10 burger the night before) was worth every penny. Again the service was impeccable with friendly staff, who took the time to talk without imposing. The food was some of the best I have ever tasted I particularly enjoyed the cheese board with homemade biscuits.
Sunday morning breakfast again was first class and checkout was a breeze. Yes this isn't the cheapest hotel in Grasmere but if like me you like the nicer things in life then it is defiantly worth spending that little bit more to stay here. It's the little things in life that make the difference and the staff at this hotel certainly seem to understand this.
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- Also Known As:
- Rothay Garden Grasmere
- Hotel Rothay Garden