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Review of The Travellers Rest Inn

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The Travellers Rest Inn
Ranked #7 of 21 Grasmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ely, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Positives first; location and most staff doing their best. Check in and bartender (Lithuanian) were really nice and helpful.
Negatives; in contrast, local staff not particularly professional or impressive. Total absence of atmosphere of ownership, staff were clearly employees and came away feeling it could have been so much better. Overall feeling the place is there to make a margin and nothing more. Room smaller than website pictures would suggest and bathroom needed a good clean (dusty skirting boards, no attention to detail). Overpriced at the £100 per night we paid Food, overall OK; continental breakfast to be avoided unless a stale croissant and half a pound of cheese is to your liking....

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

was really surprised with how lovely it was inside, the food was delicious pub grub and they did big kids meals which where great too. the staff are nice and where really helpful and they had good ales too

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah B
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We only came here to eat, so I can't review the rooms.

However the Meal we had was good.

The food was tasty. Pretty much what I'd expect from a pub.
The service was friendly and
efficient.

Could have been a little cheaper £41 for two isn't too bad.

All in all I'd recommend this pub.
Oh! and the beers not too bad either!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank celmik
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London
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Booked last minute for £70 (couple), good value overall. Room was a little dated, but very clean. Had a roadside room, which did have some noise throughout the night. Staff very helpful overall and food in the restaurant was to a good standard. Is a good location for exploring the surrounding village and lake.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robbieblakes
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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Arrived without a reservation, but could see from "Late Rooms" web site had a double B & B for £60.00. Was told price was £70.00 but they matched the £60.00.

Nice bedroom with good view.

Also, good selection of local real ales.

Eat in the dinning room, food very good

Room Tip: We had Room 7 and the back of the inn, with a nice view. However, matress very poor and could feel s...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Dustydog2
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York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Selected from AA pub guide for its beer , a good range of ales my husband tells me - very pleased with choice of snecklifter. A good choice of food for all tastes but we chose relatively lite bites with a jacket potato and a panini and both were fine but not amazing - I suppose just what one would expect when making these choices - it hit the spot at the time. Staff were friendly and welcoming & service attentive.
It's found on the main road heading to Keswick from Ambleside. It has a choice of seating areas and included old rustic furniture, we very much liked the background music and found the late lunch a relaxing and pleasant experience. A drink each and a 'main' totalled £19! A bargain. With open countryside views its not a bad choice for lunch away from the throngs of a busy Ambleside. Worth a visit for sure.

Room Tip: Didn't stay just had ate Lunch.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Remotelyworking
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for my girlfriends birthday. We love the lakes an have both been coming since we were kids. Chose the travellers rest for its great location and was not disappointed. Walks and towns all easily accessible. The staff were fantastic, really warm and friendly. The room was unexpectedly nice. We were expecting simple style as you would from a 16/17th century coaching house but we were met with Louis XlV grandure all be it 3/4 sized and squeezed into the old building's frame. It was lovely. The bed was comfy and the shower was good. There were a few bulbs out and housekeeping could used a bit of attention to detail. Dont forget blinds, shades and edges. Breakfast was excellent and really set us up for the day. All in all we had a great stay and will go back.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Travellers Rest Inn
Address: Dunmail Raise, Grasmere LA22 9RR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Travellers Rest Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the foot fo Helvellyn on the outskirts of the picturesque village fo Grasmere, The 16th century Travellers Rest Inn enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The Travellers Rest offers an award winning restaurant with an extensive range of dished created from the finest local produce, a traditional bar lounge and delightful en-suite bedrooms with views of the surrounding fells. ... more   less 
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