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BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glenridding
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“Great food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the stay very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The evening meals were superb and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this hotel for location and good value.

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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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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belper, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

A late booking, for last minute bank holiday plans. A welcoming site after walking the mountains. Very comfortable, room was spotless, served all our needs and dog friendly. We enjoyed supper in Ratchers Bar with local real ales. After a good night sleep we woke to views of the Glen and a good cooked breakfast, served by friendly and efficient staff. I would recommend and revisit. Perfect base for striding edge and helvelyn.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband booked a room here as a surprise for my birthday. Superb location, great good, tasteful clean room and fantastic staff! They cannot do enough for you, especially John in the restaurant, even though there was a large party in the restaurant at the same time as us he really looked after us and everybody else in the restaurant. The food was excellent and I really recommend the Sea Bass! My husband had the Lamb and was equally impressed. The only negative point I have is that the drinks in the bar were pretty pricey, £21.00 for a double Tia Maria and a Gin and Tonic, seems a bit steep. But I would recommend the place in a heart beat.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Lovely little place in a gorgeous little village! The hotel is in a perfect setting surrounded by mountains and the popular Ullswater! Its a nice place to go if you want a quite get away or enjoy the countryside and walking alot! Also if you have dogs its great because they are more than welcome in the hotel! Lovely helpful staff, lovely food in the Ratchers Bar and breakfast in the morning is lovely! Cant go wrong :)

  • Stayed February 2013
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We booked a lake-view room: the views were stunning. The room was clean, quiet, and warm (despite snow outside), with a luxurious en-suite bathroom. The bed and chairs were very comfortable. All staff were cheerful, polite, and helpful. The breakfasts were sumptuous, with delicious fresh fruit salad, dried fruits, muesli, yoghurts, warm croissants, and toast, and were served in the restaurant, with its magnificent views. There was also a large choice of cooked breakfasts for those who wanted them. There were was a comfortable public lounge. The coffee bar served delicious home-made soups. The bar meals were great, and on our last night we ate in the restaurant, equally delicious food, but in a quieter setting, with the the lovely views. Would love to come back

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our first time at this fine hotel. We have now stayed in the Inn on the Lake and the Best Western in Glenridding, and even though the BW is priced below TIOTL, it is just as good in every way.

The weather was extremely cold (mid March 2013) so we spent more time in the hotel than we had planned, and enjoyed every moment. Much of this time was spent in Ratchers Bar and I must commend the staff there for their friendliness, and the food in Ratchers was excellent, and great value.

The location of the hotel is great for walks around the area - from Helvellyn at the more testing level, to the nearby Lantys Tarn for the more sedate! Both great walks, and of course the nearby Aira Force offers some beautiful woodland walks along a truly lovely stretch of fast flowing river. And from the hotel car park down to the lake by the Boat Landings is only 2 or 3 minutes, and the start of some fine lakeshore walks (see photos...)

My wife and I really enjoyed Glenridding, and we will go back in the coming months, and we will without hesitation stay in the Best Western. (Great breakfast too by the way...)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

The hotel is very nice, good pleasant facilities including free Wifi, pool, sauna, snooker table, bar, pub, restaurant and coffee shop. Perfectly situated in the lakes for easy access to all...

The Staff were very helpful especially the older gent who couldn't do enough for you...

The food in the restaurant however is overpriced and not amazing quality. Compared to Ratchers the restaurant comes second for food available in the hotel.

I ordered the squid for starter which was overpowered by the mushrooms and the sauce, the lamb that i ordered specifically medium rare came well done, which in hindsight was good as it was very touch for rump...

Breakfast was good but the ironically named 'Helvellin Challenge Breakfast' was pitiful. It was more of a challenge getting up in the morning than eating the breakfast, that on reflection the only way it was bigger was the plate it was served on!

Perhaps I am being harsh....A lovely place, lovely atmosphere and the rooms that we stayed in were lakeside view rooms that were stunning! Modern interior with spacious layout.
Ominous humming noise could have been heard every now and again, which i presumed was another rooms bathroom fan...

Room Tip: Lake side rooms are Lovely!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel
Address: Glenridding CA11 0PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glenridding
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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