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“A Welcome Winter break”
Review of Dale Lodge Hotel

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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We returned here for the 4th year and found all the staff and owners very friendly and welcoming as they have been for the previous years. We booked Tweedies bar/restaurant for the 2 nights we stayed. I find the atmosphere really pleasant and warming on cold winters evening and after a couple of drinks we went in for our meal. The portion sizes are generous and we settled for a main course only, the food is wonderful all freshly cooked so it does take a while ....be patient it is worth it. The restaurant was busy for a Monday evening but it generated a nice atmosphere I had the fish a chips a very generous portion good job i did not have a big starter, my wife had the halibut, beautifully cooked and perfectly white (as it should be), she was delighted with her choice. No room for puds!!. The second night I had the Herd wick lamb and my wife had sea bream again lovely food well cooked and well presented. Breakfast on both days was brilliant again freshly cooked to order. We will be returning next year if not before.

Room Tip: We have stayed in room 9 & room 11 both lovely rooms with good views well appointed and decorate...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

we took the plunge and stayed here at short notice after a very disappointing stay across the road.....what a pleasure it was. The staff were lovely the room was very nice and the food in Tweedies was divine.
The only issue was the bathroom was a little tired and the radiators were troublesome.
However would definitely stay here again if only to sit in the lounge chilling with a book a cup of earl grey in front of the wood burner.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cath M
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We are regulars to this hotel and find the owners and staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast is excellent and we usually eat in Tweedies Bar next door in the evenings as it has great food, a wide choice of beer and wines and the bar staff are always good fun to deal with.

On our last trip I happened to mention during booking that it was our 10 year anniversary. When we arrived we had a lovely room and a card wishing us a happy anniversary - very nice touch.

If you are going to Grasmere I would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank bilbo57
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Just spent two nights at Dale Lodge which was perfect, we booked for the New Year celebrations and had a great time. We had a very comfortable room slept very well; the hotel is very clean and spacious with large grounds and plenty of parking with a central location of Grasmere. There is a Pub called Tweedies attached to the hotel which serve a very good selection of beers and food, you just won’t fine anywhere else that will beat it. The food is excellent you won’t be disappointed. The Staff in the hotel and Tweedies are very friendly and helpful; if you are stopping in Grasmere or just visiting for the day you must go to Tweedies for a pint.
www.tweediesbargrasmere.co.uk

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ding1Bradford
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I stayed here with my partner for 2 days from 27th-29th December 2012 as a Chistmas treat. We had been before in Summer 2011 and enjoyed our stay. When we booked, the lady on the phone was very friendly & helpful and checked which room we were in last time. This room (17) wasn't available so we were put in room 14 which she informed us was smaller but with a bigger bathoom. As we were tavelling with 2 dogs she said if a larger room became available she would move us to it.
The room was fine, very nice but a little small - with a lovely bathroom, very hot water and a nice bath with shower over it. Moulton Brown products to use too.
The bedroom overlooked the front gounds of the hotel and had a pull down blind which would need to be down if getting changed! After a long day and a meal out we decided to head back early & watch some TV in the comfort of our room. Unfortunately the TV had no reception and we couldn't watch anything - we mentioned this at reception & the next day it was fine!
The only minor negatives that come to mind are that the room was very warm even after we turned the radiators off and we could hear doors and floorboards creaking as people were walking around on our floor, but this stopped around midnight.
The breakfast was wonderful, with tea, coffee, various fruit juices and a 'help yourself' buffet of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, croissants, cheeses etc. We sat down in the lovely dining area and were served some toast & asked what we would like from the menu. I had the full English beakfast which I can't fault and which kept me going all day. My partner had eggs benedict which were also delicious.
Reasonably priced for 2 night's B&B in a beautiful part of the world at £200 for 2 plus £25 for our dogs. I'm sure we will return.
Oh, and there was also free use of the leisure/gym facilities at the nearby Langdale Chase, but we didn't get chance to try these out.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kishster
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is so pretty inside. It's also situated in the centre of Grasmere in its own grounds so there is a feeling of being surrounded by beauty all the time.

The breakfast was hot and tasty and the room was nicely presented and clean. I nearly gave it a four as one of the female waiting staff either couldn't be bothered or didn't know how to interact in a friendly manner, and the breakfast room was cold.

Having said that it was a lovely experience and it just scraped its score of 5. We will definitely be back. Thanks a lot.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank ElizabethCarlisl
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Stayed 2 nights on a 2 for 1 which was a great deal. Our room was rather small and stuffy (although it was November) as it was in a poor position not getting much fresh air. Bathroom was fine. We ate in Tweedies bar/restaurant. Food was fine, a little expensive but Grasmere is a pricey area. No one was eating in the hotel restaurant. The food in both venues was the same so it's not surprising most people prefer the livelier surroundings of the bar. Breakfast was good. I had perfect poached eggs and my husband had eggs benedict which he said were delicious.

Room Tip: Try to select a room with open aspect.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LambertCheshire
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Address: Red Bank Road, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Price Range: $123 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dale Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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