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“Blooming Marvelous”

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Shemara Guest House
Ranked #91 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Blooming Marvelous”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

On a Wedding Aniversary Weekend, we could have not asked for better place to stay Richard and Fon were execellent hosts in fact the best that we have come across over the years, The welcome given by Fon was very special. We booked a table for our evening meal the food was outstanding. Room No 4 we recommend, it has stunning veiws, A really lovely clean B&B,hats off to you both.

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blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Shemara and would recommend the guest house to anyone who wants quality accomodation in a central location. We have stayed in many hotels over the years but I can honestly say that the breakfast cooked by Richard beats any we have eaten and Fon is a delightful host.We stayed in room 4 which is a large room with fantastic scenic views.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We've stayed in some great B&B's but Shemara tops the lot. We've just returned from a 5 night stay - our second visit and even better than the first. Richard and Fon have extended the Breakfast choice - the Eggs Benedict and the Full Cumberland were our favourites! This is quality grub - they obviously know a very good local butcher. The rooms are very comfortable and the biggest ones have great scenic views of the hills surrounding Keswick. Shemara's town centre location could also not be better - it's quiet but everything's on your doorstep. One last thing - be sure and book a table for one of Fon's amazing Thai dinners.

Room Tip: Room 3 is our favourite!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We booked Shemara because we were looking for a comfortable family B&B within walking distabce of Keswick town centre. We were not disappointed - the location was just what we wanted and Richard and Fon made our stay very enjoyable. We will certainly consider returning!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Just returned from two night stay at the above Guest House, would highly recommend it, especially room 4 which is spacious and very light with two large windows were you can look out at stunning views. The breakfasts were gorgeous and would have loved to sample the Thai food but did not book in time and all the tables were full so hopefully next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Just returned from a two night stay at the Shemara for our first wedding anniversary . Richard and Fon were excellent hosts as were their family. Our room was immaculate (room 4), views stunning. The breakfast menu - lots of choice and cooked to order. We opted to stay for a Thai meal - which was fabulous. Attention to detail and the personal touch is what you get from Richard and Fon. We have visited Keswick often and tend to stay in hotels but will certainly book the Shemara for our next visit. Thanks again for going that extra mile to make our anniversary meal special. Deborah and Colin Robson.

Room Tip: Room 4 was upstairs but excellent views and so quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Lovely rooms, excellent service, great breakfast, perfect location in Keswick. We hope to go again soon.

Room Tip: The double was small but lovely. The kingsize was very spacious.
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Property: Shemara Guest House
Address: 27 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shemara Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central location, quiet 4 star guest house. All rooms are ensuite with mountain views and are furnished to a high standard. Wide choice of breakfast menu. In the evenings the dining room is open for Sayfons authentic Thai cooking. Some private parking available.A warm welcome awaits. ... more   less 
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