Just got back from a groupon 2 nights stay at the riverside.
Firstly it doesn't smell of chlorine anywhere in the hotel like previously stated.
Very fast check in which might suit most, we would of preferred a map and a slight description of what to see etc etc. we arrived slightly early and left our bags and went for a wonder around the beautiful town.
I wanted to disagree with the other not so happy visitors but I have to agree, the rooms need a really good paint, they were stains on the walls near the bin (just looked like a tea bag splash) could of been easily wiped off. Dirty dado rail, piece of metal on the bathroom that must of been from a toilet roll holder was bent and needs removing, broken hair dryer. Bits like that really that needs a few mins attention.
Lovely view, soft bed, good choice of tea and coffee, plenty of wardrobe and draw space, iron and ironing board.
Staff wasn't very chatty, found I was the first to say Good morning etc etc (mostly to the restaurant staff).
The bar staff are more welcoming and chatty.
We didn't use the leisure facilities as they are open to the public and us going on a weekend It was very busy. But this was to be a expected and we didn't mind.
The meal on the first night was beautiful. We had the set 3 courses, which IS the same for all the guests.
We would return and would recommend it. It's a lovely hotel, just needs a little more attention to detail and more info please. Like most people I didn't want to complain during our short visit and don't what to put people off from going.
FAO, hotel staff we were in room 202 if you want to check my findings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverside Hotel Kendal, Lake District