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“Our (tenth?) visit to Keswick Country House Hotel”

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The Keswick Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Our (tenth?) visit to Keswick Country House Hotel”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We come up here twice a year and stay at this super hotel. A few days of excellent surrounding, heavenly dinners and comfortable rooms is what it's all about. The hotel although 150 years old is well maintained with well-manicured grounds. It's handy for nipping into Keswick, a lovely small town and is near a bus stop where you can travel further afield. And after a day out, come back to a nice, deep, hot bath followed by dinner with a superb menu. If you pay more for your drinks, then so what? It's the norm for this kind of establishment and goes with the territory. You can expect to pay more! If you get a lunchpack, it's a sandwich, crisps, cake, water and an apple. The staff are all unfailingly kind and look after you from start to finish with the greatest of courtesy. We look forward every year to our spring and autumn trips here. Great stuff.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

14 of us stayed in the hotel last weekend for my brother's 60th birthday and we had a marvellous time. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful but the high point of the visit was the fantastic food - way above the standard one would expect from a very busy hotel. The menu was extensive, innovative and apparently changes every day. Service was brilliant and the food was always hot and cooked as required. Needless to say, we all ate way too much.
We shall definitely be staying there again!

Room Tip: Our room was on the first floor at the front and was spacious and very pleasant although the bathroo...
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

The is the second time we have stayed and will certainly be back again. Had a lovely room overlooking the mountains. The food was very good with plenty of choice and the breakfast lacked nothing. A short stroll into the centre of town down a very pleasant road with parks at either side.
All the staff were very professional, pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed in "Station "room well appointed but the room and bathroom needed more heaters.The staff were exemplary,friendly,efficient and gave the impression that they enjoyed your visit.The restaurant was superb I have rarely experienced the choice,quality and presentation plus a free bottle of wine provide by the superb staff in far Grander hotels.
Sited only minutes from town centre is an ideal location.
We will be back.

Room Tip: Rooms in Station can be cold in Winter plus the upstairs rooms have no lift facility.
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here Fri/sun 28 Mar family of 4 for mum & dad's golden wedding for a surprise for them we had a great time everything was perfect from rooms to staff to food the only gripe I have is I phoned ahead to see if they could make it a bit special for the occasion we were celebrating and were basically told no they couldn't do anything I wasn't looking for anything big maybe only some wine or flowers in the room as I already booked them into a station room but it didn't put a damper on it we had a brilliant weekend and would definitely stay here again it's an old building and there is parts which need a little bit of tlc but it's still a beautiful place to stay.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

8 out of 10 for us!
Great drive to Keswick and a lovely surprise when we arrived at the imposing looking hotel.
We noticed on check in that some guests were getting free packed lunches and walking books. We asked about these when we were checking in and why we were not getting them and were informed rather abruptly by a larger foreign receptionist that we were on a different deal. We discovered later that we were paying more than the people on this deal so asked the receptionist again but were told “you already asked once and I said no, you are on a different deal” We were furious so asked to speak to the Manager. I would like to apologise to the Manager as I initially took my anger over the receptionist out on her but she was lovely and diffused the situation immediately. She apologised on behalf of the receptionist and gave us complimentary packed lunch vouchers and a walking book as an apology.
We had a nice bottle of wine in the bar at lunch time, we would normally do this but the wine was on offer so why not.
Dinner was nothing less than fantastic. We had lamb and it was the best lamb I have ever eaten. Of course we had another bottle of discounted wine!
We spoke to the Manager again after dinner as she was serving in the bar and she gave us some great ideas of where to go in the area as it was our first visit to the lakes.
I would recommend all you newby lakes visitors do this as we visited some fabulous places we would never have known about had we not asked.
Breakfast was an all you could eat buffet and set us up for the day.
Overall we had a super stay and will be back. A big thanks to Stephanie, Vanessa and Cameron, lovely friendly, polite staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This Hotel is a big rambling country house, lovingly cared for and set in its own grounds. It is situated adjacent to what used to be a working railway station that once received Queen Elizabeth II on a royal visit to Keswick. A covered walkway, added in advance of the visit, leading from the station to the hotel, has since been converted into a Conservatory like room, which is now used for Weddings and other functions. There is a book available in the lounge with some wonderful pictures and a narrative on the previous uses of the house. It was once the home of Roedene School for Girls, during the war years. The original station has been converted into annexe rooms.

The hotel is less than half a mile form the market square in the centre of town. Easy walking distance. Once we arrived, the car didn't move again until we were leaving.

We stayed as two mature couples for a weekend away, and were absolutely delighted with it. Our rooms were large and comfortable. The staff were ever so helpful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble, and everybody was so friendly.

The Keswick is different from the other Choice Hotels, in Blackpool. It is a little more upmarket, and doesn't serve the all-inclusive model used there. The Restaurant is large and well served by the staff. Breakfast was excellent. Full English, continental, or anything in between. I found that the evening meal had a little less choice than I would have liked, however, my wife and the others enjoyed it, so that could just be my taste. They did, however, have a reasonable wine list and great Desserts!

For the rainy days there is a small bar, with a large, adjacent, quiet lounge.

However, in the Lakes, rain is almost a given, and this did not stop us exploring the town. There are a great many "Outdoor" shops, selling walking or hiking gear, and the Saturday market was well populated. Around the square are several village type pubs. A couple of them have live music at the weekends. Lunchtime food, and an evening visit, at The Oddfellows, is highly recommended! But get there early, as it fills up quickly, with a mixed crowd of mostly older couples.

Overall, we had a great weekend, and will most definitely return. On arrival home, my wife found she had left something behind in the room, after a telephone call, the staff found it and posted it home to us. So, all in all, very pleased with our stay, and can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: We chose a standard room and were very happy with it. I believe that some of the upgraded rooms are...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Keswick Country House Hotel
Address: Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Keswick Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits at this beautiful Lake District country house hotel. This elegant Victorian building stands proudly in four acres of tended gardens and walkways and enjoys views of the surrounding Lake District fells. Close by is the bustling market town of Keswick, with its eclectic mix of shops, pubs and restaurants. For the adventurous, Lake Derwentwater offers a variety of water sports with numerous walks and mountain bike trails beginning at its shores. ... more   less 
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