Stayed weekend of 02/06/12, party of 4 walkers. Second stay but what perturbed us a little about the first stay were proved to be valid concerns second time so regardless of price, not going back. Asked for veggie breakfast at bar at about 10:30pm and the enquiry was directed casually without much interest from whom I took to be the owner to the woman I took to be his wife/cook. She nodded without expending the energy of smiling let alone speaking. When they inevitably forgot it the next morning the host simply wheeled on his feet, again speaking apparently too much effort. As a place to lay your head after a hard walk and a few pints, it's fine - twin room basic but clean, en suite adequate. You wouldn't want to hang around there - it's 15 mins out of town and clientele are presumably locals, certainly lacking in bonhomie, character and colour, but for £70 for two what can you expect (in this country). Hosting of persons we took to be the tenants or owners was pretty dire - simply lacking the personality that might enable me to give the place anything more than the summary "you get what you pay for". You kind of acknowledge you have gone cheap but the downbeat surroundings and tired decor almost make you and fellow guests feel cheap and guilty for doing so. Plethora of cheap home made signs warning about this and that ( eg dont leave shower dorr open of smoke alarm goes off , Breakfast 08:30 sharp etc ) which just ram home that you have gone cheap.
- Also Known As:
- Twa Dogs Hotel Keswick