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“Fantastic Winter Break in Borrowdale!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lodore Falls Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
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Carlisle
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Winter Break in Borrowdale!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Just came home from a great weekend break bought on Secret Escapes. Got a dinner bed and breakfast deal and was brilliant value. The food was excellent, comfy rooms which were lovely and warm after a days walking, then a relax in the hot tub before a lovely 4 course dinner and coffee. Very friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you Monika, Jake, Marta, Hans and Barry to name a few but ALL great. Saturday evening which also had the extra of a live singer while we had dinner! We had a brill time and will stay again.

Room Tip: The room was part of price but lovley, comfy, warm and a relay nice bathroom with bathrobes which I...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Steph S
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were a bit concerned about the weather but as soon as we walked through the door of the hotel, we were reminded of what a wonderful place it is, whatever the weather. A lovely welcome from the staff (a lot of them, the same as the last time we stayed which is always a good sign) and a lovely lake view room at a special D,B&B rate. We just love this hotel and were so looking forward to sharing it with our friends who had never been before and they were as thrilled with the place as we are. Food and service still second to none and the staff just seem to know their jobs so well. Never an error in service, you always get what you ordered and the portions both in the restaurant and also from the bar menu are very generous.
Have probably put on half a stone in the three nights we were there but worth every last pound!! Back to the gym for us.

Room Tip: Worth paying a bit extra for a lakeview room although the fell-side rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Jean H
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Manchester
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is our 3rd visit in a twelve month period. Really cannot fault it, everyone is really helpful and welcoming. Attention to detail and consistently good. Food and presentation excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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 lovevisiting
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North Yorkshire
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We took advantage of a Travelzoo offer and had an amazing two nights here. We had a lake view room which offered the best views. The service is just as an England hotel used to be; calm, thorough and unobtrusive, but totally professional. It is just an amazing experience. We enjoyed the hot tub in a thunderstorm......totally brilliant! You would NOT be disappointed to stay here at all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 Thank notjustapainter
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Likes:
off-season December and January prices are excellent - especially for the DBB offer.
more Christmas trees and quality decorations than you could shake a stick at.
superb nooks and chairs and tables and real fires and discrete sitting areas.
quality dinner with personable staff.
amazing setting with gorgeous views - snow-capped mountains anyone?
outdoor hot-tub is a sensation in the snow!
swimming pool a treat for weary legs.
Walks from the door - all around the lake or up and over - so much choice.
all the shopping/theatre/museum/pub delights of Keswick just 5 miles away.

Not best:
breakfast not as up-market or as varied as style of hotel suggests.
a little isolated if the weather closes in.

Room Tip: corner room with dual aspect - even when it's raining you'll still have a view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Service
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2 Thank Stephen C
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lodore Hotel – Borrowdale – Lake District
For the last 5 years we have enjoyed a January “weekend treat” at the Lodore.
We have enjoyed the quiet and reserved quality of this well established up market Lake District Hotel.
We booked again for last weekend 12th-14th January with a group of our two regular and another two friends to whom we had recommended the hotel .
Our experience was sadly disappointing and well below the standards that we have come to expect of the Lodore.
Unfortunately for us and other discerning guests the hotel was hosting a “corporate event” the attendees of which were obviously more accustomed to “seaside stag and hen parties” than a select “up market hotel”
Instead of a quiet romantic weekend break, residents were subjected to uncouth and drunken behaviour. By their own admission they bragged about everyone swapping bedrooms and “terrorising” the hotel corridors until four in the morning, with no regard to other hotel guests.
The hotel management could and should have controlled the situation but by their own admission only had “a minimum of staff” on duty in the late evening.
Despite a no smoking policy the party goers congregated outside the main doors to smoke.
As a consequence the lounges and bar was smoky and cold this was exacerbated as the heating in the main bar was faulty.
The hotel was supposed to have a ballad singer in the restaurant on Saturday night to give a pleasant “romantic” background to diners. This turned into be a karaoke session with some diners walking out in sheer disgust.
At breakfast the manners and antics of some of the corporate attendees left guests open mouthed as they walked into the dining room and helped themselves to croissant’s and juice and sauntering out as though they had come in for a kebab!
Having lodged our concerns and dismay with the management they confirmed that several other guests had complained, but said that on taking the booking they did not have any way of knowing that the attendees would be so badly behaved.
In conclusion I would advise before booking any potential guests check that the hotel will not be hosting any similar “corporate events”. Whilst I appreciate that these may appear lucrative in the short term from a commercial point of view, it is so Easy to lose a hard earned reputation for quality and excellence which in the longer term may be difficult to redeem.
On a more positive note the location and facilities at the Ladore were very good and the staff in the hotel, bars, leisure club and especially the restaurant were excellent.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a "Lake view" room its well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank PAUL E
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

A three night stay here was excellent value, including bed, breakfast and dinner. Staff are lovely, lounge area perfect with fires burning and comfy settees, fantastic views of the lake and hills. Dinner each night was five courses with plenty of choice and an extensive vegetarian menu too. Great way to spend a few days relaxing. If you don't want to drive once you are there, there is a regular bus service into Keswick.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are wonderful, with lounge area, and two tvs if you get bored of the view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rose A
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Property: Lodore Falls Hotel
Address: | Keswick, Borrowdale CA12 5UX, England (Formerly Hilton Keswick Lodore)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lodore Falls Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale valley and overlooking Lake Derwentwater, the Lodore Falls Hotel has one of the finest settings in the Lake District, with access to some of the most impressive walks in the area from the front door. The hotel offers the Lakeland welcome associated with family ownership and courteous staff, who are always on hand to welcome and assist you in a friendly way during your stay. Delicious light meals and afternoon teas are available throughout the day in the comfortable lounges overlooking Derwentwater and in the early evening you can enjoy a drink in the bar before experiencing some of the region's finest cuisine served in the elegant Award Winning AA Rosette Lake View restaurant. Famous for style, service and hospitality, the Lodore Falls Hotel offers the perfect location to suit all tastes. Hotel Improvement works 2017 We have exciting plans to create a new chapter in the history of the Lodore Falls Hotel. The ground floor of the hotel will be completely renovated at the start of 2017 and will be completed by mid-February 2017. From the start of our renovations in January 2017 our leisure club and beauty salon will remain closed until Summer 2018, when we reveal our brand new luxury spa and a brasserie restaurant with an outdoor terrace, as well as 18 new exclusive bedroom suites. While this carefully planned development is underway we will do everything in our power to ensure these works do not impact on our guests experience. ... more   less 
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Lodore Falls Keswick
Hotel Lodore Falls
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