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Rothay Garden Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What a delightful hotel ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Just back from a two night break at the Rothay Garden Hotel in Grasmere and what a little gem this hotel is.

I booked the hotel on the strength of the website and Tripadvisor reviews and I couldn't have been happier with my choice.

The hotel is delightful. Not too big, not too small it has an elegant entrance which leads into a stylish reception area with bar and lounge areas close by.

We had different rooms as we had 5 twins booked and all were spacious and most with lovely rooms over the river at the back of the hotel.

We ate in the hotel restaurant on the Friday night and both the food and service was very good indeed.

Breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice and no rush.

The location of the hotel is perfect - it's easy to reach, plenty of parking and within walking distance of the lovely village of Grasmere

The staff at the Rothay Garden without exception were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had booked dinner in the village on Saturday night and the weather was appalling and Hotel Manager Elliot ferried us to the restaurant in two lots ... poor chap I think is still recovering from the experience. Sorry Elliot but many thanks!

If you're considering booking a stay at the Rothay Garden - don't hesitate. You'll love it.

Thanks to all there for a special birthday weekend.

Room Tip: Rooms with balconies overlooking the river are extra lovely.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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2 Thank mollysouthport
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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England
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at this contemporary hotel with old fashioned values.
From the porter who insisted helping with luggage to the receptionist who found a birthday balloon with very little notice, you felt that they were there to make your stay easy and memorable.
The food was outstanding, tasty, beautifully served and presented and ample portions.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The river view suites are lovely. Room1 is quiet and out of the way of people going to the spa.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank DeidreEngland
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

This privately owned hotel is well run and very well equipped having been the subject of a £5 Million refurbishment only a few years ago. It has one of the loveliest restaurants with huge picture windows overlooking the delightful gardens so that breakfast and dinner can be taken with the feeling that you are almost sitting outside. The spa is compact but very well equipped with a superb hot tub, sauna and aromatherapy room, perfect for relaxing those tired muscles after a day on the fells. We stayed in the Garden Suite overlooking the lawns and close to the spa and were pleased to find a drying room just opposite our room where we could dry out our walking gear overnight and the room was very comfortable only a little dark with low voltage lighting which was my only criticism. The service was excellent although the staff are young and some had limited command of English so casual banter with your waiter is not on the agenda here but they were well drilled and if anything a little over-enthusiastic at times as they seemed to be in a hurry to move us on from our table when we wanted to linger but this was not a major issue. The food was consistently good although I found the menu a little limited in variety but the breakfasts were very good indeed. The last time we came to Grasmere we stayed at the Wordsworth however this hotel is definitely superior in all respects and is slightly removed from the centre of the village which adds to the peace and privacy.

Room Tip: I did not see a lift so if you struggle with the stairs make sure you are on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Richard G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel before when visiting Grasmere and enjoyed our recent 2 night stay.Our room, which was a good size, had a riverside view which we found a bit dull. The rooms overlooking the garden are brighter and we would opt for that location in the future.
The food was good and the dining room staff were excellent, very pleasant and friendly. Reception could improve in this area.

Room Tip: we found the riverside views a bit dull.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mayb10
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Chester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in a beautiful room overlooking the river.
Friendly staff and excellent food.
Dinner was very good, although portions were small. Breakfast was of very good quality and quantity. Perfect location for wandering into grasmere. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ShakaP
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Kendal
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Wife and I took a spa break in October. Hotel is quite beautifully situated and the interior is designed with panache. Service was crisp, polite and exceptionally efficient. We ate for one night in the hotel and the menu and food was a delight, although not cheap. A perfect location amid glorious mountains and hills, for a relaxing and romantic break.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Addy R
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Dunfermline
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is anlovely hotel, excellent food. Bedroom large , great views and fabulous bathroom, Didn't like having to walk through hotel in dressing gown , and spa could have done with a wee changing room , so that I could at least have combed my hair before walking through hotel .Staff were attentive . It was a very pleasant stay . Ideal location on edge of the village, quiet but not remote.

Room Tip: A riverside room with a balcony would be nice, Our room was great but if older and lacking mobility...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 Jayne M
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Property: Rothay Garden Hotel
Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9RJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Grasmere
#2 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#7 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rothay Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rothay Garden Grasmere
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