I would highly recommend this hotel if relaxation is what you're after. We have just returned from two, blissfully chilled out days in Grasmere and this place is on our 'favourites' list now. The hotel is large, modern and quite chic. It's newly renovated and by the looks of things, no expense was spared. Some great artwork and photographs around the place.
Our room was large and beautifully decorated (husband is a decorator and had great compliments for whoever decorated the hotel!), with two apects over the most beautiful scenery (and goslings, so cute!).
The bed was enormous and so, so comfy, we both slept very well. We didn't experience any noise at all, except for the usual.. other guests just letting their door bang shut... why do people do that..?!!The bathroom was large, with a huge bath and also a walk in shower cubicle. Gorgeous Molton Brown products. A good selection of hot drinks, biscuits and complimentary bottled water were provided; and, yeay! proper large mugs! Only thing missing was sweetener, which is available, but you have to request it.
We really enjoyed the thermal pool and aromatherapy steam room and I had a great massage and facial in the spa. Expensive, but worth it for 90 mins of pure pampering. Body, mind and skin really benefitted! Husband would have liked a fitness room, but walking in the stunning surrounding area was exercise enough for me!
The restaurant was very good, we enjoyed a very tasty meal there and the breakfasts couldn't be faulted either. As with any hotel though, drinks are pretty heftily priced. Seven pounds for a vodka & lemonade and a water... Really?!!
Lovely outside terrace area overlooking the lake, but the rest of the grounds are just mainly rough ground. I hope there are plans for a bit of landscaping. This would really finish the place off. There is plenty of free parking for hotel residents.
The whole place was spotlessly clean, the staff were friendly, polite and helpful. A short walk takes you into Grasmere, which is such a pretty place (pricey parking though) We will definitely stay at The Daffodil again. Great.
- 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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