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“Excellent guest house, great location”

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The Cartwheel Guest House
Ranked #29 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent guest house, great location”
Reviewed February 4, 2010

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our brief stay at The Cartwheel, good comfortable accommodation and an excellent breakfast, that slice of chocolate cake when we arrived just hit the spot ! – I look forward to returning with my family for a break, and will recommend you to others

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

i had a warm welcome back after a bit of break from staying at The Cartwheel, couldn't fault my stay.
As usual useful advice and genuine interest in what i did during the day

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Plymouth
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

I returned to the Cartwheel again for another perfect break. A hearty breakfast sets you up for the days waking on the nearby fells, with help and advice from Tina and Bernie. With sub-zero temperatures, it was a relief to return to a the warm, comfortable rooms. This is Keswick's hidden gem, I urge you all to book now!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Canterbury
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2009

Stayed here because of the rave reviews and close location to Keswick centre. Unfortunately we found that there was a lot of noise as people rolled home at 12, 1.30, 2 and even 3 in the morning. It may well be close to town but seems to be a thoroughfare for the rest of Keswick. Also parking was a nightmare. Looking back at the reviews a lot of them are single posts and seem to always name the owners - could these be spurious reviews (by the owners no less?)
The room was clean enough, the owners friendly and breakfast was fine. But due to noise and limited parking I'm afraid that we won't be back here next time we visit Keswick.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Co-Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, December 17, 2009
We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us in the summer. Unfortunately, Keswick ( Like most Uk towns these days) is not immune from the noise of late night revellers returning from nights out. We are sure that the Cartwheel is not the only accommodation specificaly affecrted during the summer months.
With regards to parking. Again this is fair comment for the majority of GuestHouses in the area, as it does become exceptionally busy at peak times, but to date we have never had a guest totally unable to park and remember, it is un-restricted and free a rare thing these days.
Now to the issue raised doubting the integrity of the reviews on our site. We should like to assure all guests, past, present and hopefully future..that at no time have we, or will we enter reviews personally. It is not in our interest to give a false impression, as this would ultimately lead to dissapointment and a penalty from Tripadvisor directly. Reviews to be of use to guests or to us, must remain un-biased.
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Preston, Lancashire
2 reviews
Reviewed December 13, 2009

We have just spent the weekend in Keswick and decided to stop at The Cartwheel Guest House after reading some of the good reviews left by other past guests. We were not disappointed. Stayed in room no.2 and it was excellent. It was spotlessly clean with little extras such as cottonbuds and shower gel. We have stopped in this area of Keswick several times as it is so handy for the town centre, but this was the best guest house for the service, standard of room and price and we would definitely stay here again. The full english breakfast is tremendous too! With regard to parking, we have never had a problem in finding a parking space in the near vicinity.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sutherland, Scotland
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2009

This is an excellent B&B. The location is very convenient for the town centre. The rooms are all very tastefully decorated and well maintained. Everything is spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are well cooked and tasty. Best of all, the owners are very friendly and helpful. When we left, they came out to bid us farewell. It felt like we were saying good-bye to friends. (Of course, it is possible that they came out to see us off just to make sure that they really were getting rid of us!)

Negatives? Not many, but just to convince readers that I really am an honest and unbiased reviewer - I’ll mention some. I didn’t sleep that well during our stay - largely due to the unusually hot July weather - but then I often find hotel rooms too warm. (There was no heat on in the building.) Opening the window helped, but our room (Room 5) was on the front of the building, and the acoustics on this section of Blencathra Street are so good that one can hear just about everything that happens outside. Room 5 and its bathroom are also a little small. And there were a couple of times when someone was running a bath elsewhere in the building and our shower completely stopped for about half a minute. And being so close to the town centre, occasionally it can be difficult to get a car parking space close by. But these are small things. It still gets 5 stars.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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west midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Lovely rooms making great use of space. Very tasty breakfast with plenty of options. Located close to town on quiet street. Owners very friendly and accomodating with a wealth of local knowledge. We all enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone visit Keswick.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: The Cartwheel Guest House
Address: 5 Blencathra Street, Keswick CA12 4HW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nigel and Debra can assure you of a warm welcome at our traditional slate Victorian Guest House, conveniently located close to Keswick town centre, Derwentwater and the spectacular northern fells. We provide hearty lakeland breakfasts and can cater for most guest's dietary requirements (just let us know at time of booking). Packed lunches are available at a nominal cost and we will be pleased to fill your flask with tea or coffee free of charge, just drop it off at breakfast. When you arrive back from your busy day, home-made cake will be waiting for you! Whatever brings you to Keswick and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding lakes and fells, we aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one, with good standards of accommodation and service for all our guests. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. 2017 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more   less 

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