We stayed at the Skiddaw Hotel on 7th to 10th February 2014, and the break was a relaxing break to help me recover after some surgery - so we were looking for a relaxing break in the centre of Keswick.
Let me first say that having stayed at two other Lakeland hotels (the Lodore falls, Keswick and the George in Penrith, this hotel provides the high standard I would expect from this hotel group.
The room was spotless, lovely toiletries, bottled water and both breakfast and dinner were faultless. The staff were cheery and helpful, and when I booked and explained we were looking for a quite and relaxing break, the staff could not be more helpful. The décor in the hotel is charming and in keeping with the lake district. The only problem we had was that on the Saturday evening, we had been told that there was a function on, and that there would be a little noise from it which would stop at 12.30. We have stayed at many hotels which hold functions and have never found the noise that intrusive so we did not expect to have any problem. However, when the disco started at 9pm and continued to 12 midnight, what we should have been told was that we would be able to join the party without leaving our room. In fact, we could hear the music so clearly that my husband gave up trying to watch tv and started to sing along to the Proclaimers!! Whilst the choice of music wasn't the problem, we did find it very very intrusive, and when I complained to reception, she did say that the manager would ask the DJ to turn the music down (which I don't think happened as the noise level didn't change). I did advise the reception staff the next day that I would have preferred to have been told up front that the music would be very loud in our room at which point I would have been able to ask for a room change. I would still go back to the Skiddaw Hotel as I did not have the chance to sample the much praised afternoon tea, but I would make sure that the room wasn't near the function room (our room was no. 61 right above the function room apparently). Overall the weekend wasn't spoiled, but it did spoil that particular evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the picturesque market square of Keswick, this hotel is the ideal base to enjoy the area and all it has to offer with stunning lakes and fells on the doorstep. Be welcomed by friendly and attentive staff and enjoy comfortable bedrooms including several family suites and feature rooms. Delicious food is served all day in the conservatory overlooking the square and the cosy lounge bar. In 31 The Square restaurant enjoy the best local ingredients freshly prepared by Head Chef and his team. There is also a quiet resident's lounge and function room. Free parking and WiFi throughout. ... more less
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