We have just returned from our wedding which we held at The Swan Hotel. We could not have asked for a more perfect few days. From the minute we walked into the hotel on the Thursday till the last guest left on the Monday the service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Tea and coffee were available throughout the 3 day period, the staff friendly, approachable, helpful, courteous and at the same time professional. Special mention must go to Chris in the restaurant, Michelle front of house, Jason the General Manager, Richard deputy and Richard the night porter - we cannot praise them enough.
As usual the standard of food was absolutely superb, the beds comfortable (everyone slept well) we know the bathrooms need updating but this is in the pipeline but they are spotlessly clean.
On the day of the wedding itself nothing more could have been done - all the moving of furniture was done calmly, quietly without any disruption to guests. The ceremony room looked beautiful - all our wishes were accommodated - Jason and his team coped with everything we asked for in a wonderfully calm manner. As far as we are aware nothing went wrong.
The meal was amazing - the chef came out later in the evening to ask how it was. The waiting on staff were more than efficient - we had two people with dietry requirements and no fuss was made they were just given their meals along with everyone else and it was not noticed that they had anything different.
See Events supplied the evening entertainment which The Swan had recommended they too were excellent.
We cannot praise this hotel and its staff enough - all we can suggest is that if you have more than 75 people on your guest list cut it back so you can experience the magic that we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Swan
- Macdonald Swan Grasmere