My wife and 2 year old son stayed two nights here on 5th to 7th October with a deal through KGB. Our thoughts on arrival were that the hotel was impressive and situated in a lovely location overlooking the lake. Check in staff were pleasant and pre requirements for a cot were already taken care of.
The room we had 223 was a good size, very modern with a huge bed which was very comfy. Only niggle with the room was that it was over the bar so we cold often hear the hand drier from the toilets when awake but it certainly did not disturb us. The breakfast was great, lots of variety and fresh food and my son was accommodated with cereals and a high chair.
Hotel is well situated for a short stroll into Grasmere village which is quaint and was lovely in the October sunshine. There isn't much to entertain the kids in Grasmere itself, although we did find a small park on the way out of the village which had stunning views of the surrounding hills.
We did find that eating out was an issue, particularly between 4:30 and 6:00pm as many cafes/restaurants were shut around this time and the hotel which advertises a snack bar which is open between 4 and 9pm did not open which forced us to travel to Ambleside to eat as the hotel restaurant only starts to take orders at 6:30pm. This may seem trivial but our son goes to sleep at 7pm so this was a problem for us and not what is advertised in the hotel.
Would recommend this hotel for couples looking for a nice break but maybe not for families with young children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of Grasmere Water, The Daffodil Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the Lake District. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland scenery, The Daffodil is the Lake District's newest luxury hotel. The hotel reopened in July 2012 after a major redevelopment which has resulted in 78 new bedrooms including 14 luxury Suites, a Spa with thermal suite, extensive function rooms and a lake facing restaurant serving fantastic British food with a contemporary twist. ... more less
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