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“Well positioned hotel with good service.”
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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Good position in the very centre of Grasmere. We stayed in a suite in the grounds which had access to a hot tub which was great fun. The suite was nice but could have been better with a fridge and a telephone. (The phone had been pulled out and not replaced.) Pleasant staff and very good breakfasts. Tweedies bar is good but the staff are a bit surly and food prices in Tweedies are very expensive. Restaurant prices we felt.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just logged into Trip Advisor to write this review, to see that The Dale Lodge is ranked 10 out of 12 hotels in Grasmere - quite frankly I'm baffled. We've stayed at Dale Lodge several times over the last couple of years, and have never had anything other than good service. The staff are polite and attentive (with the possible exception of one gentleman who does seem a little grumpy!), and everything we've ever requested has been promptly and courteously delivered.

The hotel isn't a new building, so some may consider it dated - new builds like the Daffodil are certainly able to offer a more "shiny" contemporary feel, so if that's what you're after you may prefer to go there - but personally I like to feel I'm in a hotel with some character, rather than a conference centre, so I'll stick with the Dale Lodge.

Breakfast offers a good variety of continental and cooked-to-order hot dishes - all of good quality. It's served in the hotel restaurant which in the evenings offers a quiet and relaxed alternative to Tweedies bar for your evening meal. The menu's similar in each, but the differing environments give you a hugely different experience - both excellent in their own way.

Tweedies has rightfully won several awards for its variety and standard of real ales, many of which are local; all of which are well kept.

To sum up; this hotel is in my opinion a great blend of comfortable relaxing rooms, good food and an excellent pub, all set in fantastic grounds in the centre of one of the prettiest villages in England. Get yourself there!

Room Tip: Double aspect rooms on the lake side of building are light and spacious with good views (although no...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great hotel, breakfast and evening meal couldn't be faulted. Lunch in the bar was great too - best chunky chips ever. We saw deer on a walk round the lake in the evening and the weather was lovely. What more could you want!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed for a weekend and were given a bigger room than the one booked due to availability.
Lovely breakfast with a lot of choice if a tiny picky gripe I would have preferred a mixed fruit option as well. Evening meal was enjoyable in their relaxed restaurant. There is a bar which is very popular and live music was on the weekend we were there.
We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

after walking out of another hotel, we stumbled on this beautiful hotel, and were greeted with a warm welcome. we booked a 3 night weekend break, bed breakfast and evening meal, we were given one of the mews which are in an annexe round the side of the main hotel, lovely little chalet style rooms with mezzanine bedrooms, the four mews shared a hot tub outside. the hotel has a pub attached which was warm and welcoming if a little over crowded (but you can't complain about a place being popular) breakfast was perfect every day. the evening meal we had twice in the formal restaurant and once in the pub (same stunning menu) i'd say we preferred the restaurant as the pub staff were very busy. but the food was always first class.
if we could find complaints/faults then they are (1) the door to mews n4 sticks and needs a kick at the bottom to get in and there is a slight bit of floor damage under the rug inside the front door. (2) the hot tub would be more inviting in this season if it had a gazebo or similar cover and maybe some form of screening as its quite visible to the hotel staff and rooms overlooking that side. (3) gutted to realise that the football cup final wasn't being shown in the pub.
over all a great weekend, in a lovely hotel, with pleasant staff.

Room Tip: the mews are lovely little annexe building round the side, lovely and secluded, but you may struggle...
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had stayed for one night just after New Year and returned for a week of walking (or so we had hoped) in late February. 99% staff excellent and friendly, room was very good if a little cold but a spare heater had been supplied. Breakfasts superb. We ate in Tweedies restaurant twice and had excellent meals but it was here that we found the only problem of the place. Unlike most places when you order wine, buying a bottle of many wines is dearer than buying 3 x 250ml glasses. In the bar for example a 250mm glass of a normal Pinot Grigio was £6.40, buying the bottle it was £19.95 Odd or what? this was not the only example on the wine list of this anomaly. When pointed out to a member of the bar staff he commented that several were dearer by the bottle and it was normal. Well not in my book so how about rectifying this and you may have got 100% of staff were excellent and also you may have got very good as I could not fault much else

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited Dale Lodge again for a late winter break, I think this is our 4th visit and we were not disappointed we had booked 3 nights, we were given a very warm welcome on arrival and told our rooms were ready if we wanted to check in, it was a little after noon. We were in room 7 this time a very nice room with a comfortable 2 seater settee just right at the side of the radiator, sop nice and cosy. The evening meals for our 3 nights were booked in Tweedies a "pub" on the side of the hotel a short walk but in the grounds. We have eaten here on previous visits and were looking forward to good food, again we were not disappointed. They have a restaurant off the main room which is comfortable. The service was excellent, the food very good and served piping hot.
We were sorry to leave on Thursday and we are both looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: We have stayed in room 9: room 11 and room 7 all good quality accomodation
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dale Lodge Hotel

Address: Red Bank Road, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
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: $134 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dale Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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