I was among'st six people who stayed at the Skiddaw Hotel recently. We payed £145 each for two nights, including B+B and Dinner for the second night. I found the hotel to be in an excellent location, positioned in the middle of Keswick town centre.
The parking arrangement was dissappointing. We had to park the car overnight in an unsecure public car park. There was only four car parking spaces in the actual hotel grounds, one of which was taken up by a skip!! The parking was free however, using a parking permit provided by the hotel, with a £20 refundable deposit.
The breakfast was enjoyable, with plenty on offer. However, I found the dinner to be dissappointing. I ordered the sirloin steak, which unfortunately resembled a cremated lamb chop. The sticky toffee pudding and custard took my mind back to those primary school dinners of dried sponge and lumpy custard.
I found the rooms to be generally clean and tidy. There were ear plugs positioned inside the rooms, I suspect due to the adjoining night club.
Generally I found this hotel to be over priced and over rated. It is positioned in an excellent location, but I suggest one of the many nearby B+B's for a more personnal and value for money stay.
- 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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