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“"Excellent service and great staff"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denton House
Ranked #11 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Malton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Excellent service and great staff"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Excellent spot great staff and service, very helpful. Had a great time ghyll scrambling for mate's stag do recommend it to any one. Will be coming back soon i hope to try other things plus abit more ghyll scrambling.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gary H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed as part of a large stag group for a weekend. We've endured some grim places before, but this was definitely not one of them. The rooms were a decent size, although needed some more wardrobe facilities. The beds were extremely comfy not just by hostel standards - but by hotel ones. A solid mattress and pillow meant I managed to get a good night's sleep.

The staff were welcoming, and particularly supportive when we went on the ghyll scrambling they organised for us. The bathrooms were clean, although the shower was a trifle underpowered. Breakfast was adequate without being anything more.

It was well situated for the centre of Keswick, being no more than a ten minute amble away, and there was plenty of space of parking.

My only major concern was the lack of acceptable security - ie, not being able to lock our room and having to pay £1 per time to use a locker.

Overall though we were very satisfied, and it offers fine value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank discobadgers
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Glasgow
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Of all the hostels I've tried in Keswick, Denton is by far the best I've stayed in. What made it such a good stay was that the staff (Mark in particular) were so helpful and kind to all of us making sure that all our needs were met.
Facilities are basic, nothing more or less than you need and the food provided was great.
Located very close to the centre of town which is useful.
Rooms were warm, comfortable and clean.
All in all a great deal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David869
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just returned from a couple of nights at Denton House. Was there on my own which felt a bit strange but the staff couldn't have been any more helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Amazingly comfortable bed and good food too!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne W
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Barnsley
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126 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked this place well in advance and my advice is to do the same as there is always something happening in Keswick and the weekends are usually full. The guys that run it are really friendly and make you feel welcome. We didn't need any bedding, sleeping bags or pillows as all were provided on the understanding you stripped the bedding and placed it in the basket before you leave. Plenty of toilets and segregated showers were very clean. The car park is large enough and the location is ideal with only a 5 minute walk into town or a minutes' walk in the opposite direction to a garage shop for supplies and a nice pub. There is a security code to remember to enter and lockers available if you want to keep valuables safe. All in all an excellent place for good quality affordable accommodation that I would recommend to anybody.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Barnsleygeordie
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Blackburn
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Myself and my friend stayed here with 10 Vocational Sports students in mid March. It so happened that we picked a week that the news reported was the coldest week of the year so far! Over our 4 day stay the students (and myself on some activities!) took part in a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, abseiling, raft building, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking and ghyll scrambling. The activities were organised and supervised by Mick and Neil from Denton house and I couldn't praise them enough! They were encouraging and motivated in every activity and the students came away with some cracking memories and some excellent outdoor activity experience that will ultimately help them in their coursework. The weather was absolutely freezing but it didn’t detract from the students getting stuck in and having a go. Mick and Neil kept everyone stimulated and led by example. I don’t think anyone will forget the ghyll scrambling in icy conditions but the students loved it and most of them wanted to do it again!
Personally I loved canoeing, what with the combination of the beautiful scenery, fresh air and ice breaking it made for a wonderful experience that I hope to relive again very soon.
The hostel itself was clean, tidy and warm (most importantly!). There were lots of facilities for self catering, including 2 kitchens, a dry room, and tumble driers. The hostel itself is located 10 minutes walk away from Keswick town centre (if that) and there was a londis shop/garage 2 minutes walk away where you could buy a good choice of supplies. I had a cracking sleep every night and there were more than enough toilets/showers to cater for us all.
Breakfast was cooked by Mark and it was delicious, I really missed it when I came back home! There were toast, butters/jams, cereals, orange juice, tea/coffee and a cooked English breakfast that was tasty and plentiful! A much needed carb filling for a day of exercising in the cold!
Overall we all had a great time at Denton house and I would recommend it to anyone. I’d certainly love to go again...although maybe when it’s a tad warmer! The activities were adrenaline pumping and set in such a beautiful setting you forgot how cold it was. Many thanks to Mick, Neil and Mark we really can’t thank you all enough. It was a lovely time in Keswick that I will look back on with happy memories. A huge shout out should go to our students as well as they did St Mary’s Sixth Form proud :-) those guys have got guts!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pendlehill
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

I have brought college groups to Denton House for over 12 years now - as usual the activities undertaken were first class and superb - challenging, exhilarating but extremely safe and well run. Accomodation great for the students and now the breakfast is first class better the some starred hotels and all local fresh produce - well done Mick and Mark yet again - see you again next year - the students are still talking about their experiences this year and so are last years group come to think!!

Stayed March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Gary H
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Property: Denton House
Address: Denton House Penrith Road, Keswick CA12 4JW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
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