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“A little more TLC”
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Lodore Falls Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2013

A May bank holiday break for 2, with our dog, to the Lodore Falls hotel was lovely. We enjoyed a lakeview room. The hotel was very nice with elegant decor and roaring fireplaces but larger than the sister hotel Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite, which we both felt was superior. We dined on our first evening - scallops were overcooked and duck arrived well done despite having asked for it to be pink but both were immediately rectified. Breakfast was silver-service which we always look out for when going away for a few days and was very good. The pool and sauna were a little tired and the outdoor hot tub was very tired. Overall, could do with a little more TLC.

Room Tip: Highly reccommend a lakeview room.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We enjoyed a two day stay at this excellent stylish hotel set in wonderful grounds in a superb location. The staff were friendly, attentive and efficient, the food excellent, the public areas extensive and relaxed. Our room was perhaps a little compact, especially the bathroom, but very comfortable. Minor criticisms small lift, small indoor pool. We shall certainly revisit the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Lovely room with wonderful view of lake and fells, very friendly service with a smile. Will definitely be returning to take launch into Keswick again.gardens are very pretty, walk up to falls recommended,sheep are noisy early morning

Room Tip: Ask for twin, second floor front for best view
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I surprised my partner with a night here for his birthday. It was the first time we had left our daughter overnight and it was a well earned break! On arrival we had our room upgraded and found a box of Belgian Chocolates in our room. The leisure facilities were great and having booked the hot tub we spent 45 mins relaxing with a glass of prosecco in the hot bubbles whilst it rained on us...bliss. The food was delicious with so much choice, an employee recommended dishes and she was spot on, we were not disappointed. The only complaint was the bed wasn't very comfortable but on the grand scale this is insignificant. We are looking to return in June and take our daughter with us. This is a fabulous hotel and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We can only underline the many positive comments of recent reviews with just a couple of minor niggles. The positives being great customer service, beautifully prepared and presented food and very comfortable public areas. Our 3rd floor Fell view room (310) was well appointed with a lovely view of the waterfall and well maintained gardens. Our room décor was traditional with good quality furniture and really comfortable bed. However, we were surprised that the en-suite bathroom looked tired with cracked floor tiles and very poor finish to the grout.

The highlight of our stay was the evening dinner service. The quality and choice of food was outstanding and the well-trained attentive staff superb. Breakfast was also very enjoyable. The only food we did not like was the tea & scones on arrival. The scones were just too big, tasted doughy and fell apart, maybe they had been reheated, or just not to our taste.

Another minor gripe is the inconsistency of message regarding wi-fi. On arrival we were told that wi-fi was available in the bedrooms. This was not the case in room 310 nor I suspect in some other bedrooms based on anecdotal comments from guests. It was absolutely fine in the public areas.

In summary we thought this was a well managed, impressive hotel that delivered a great customer experience through its motivated and very professional staff. The duty manager Jeanette was particularly helpful as she went out of her way offering us a range of ideas for walks and local attractions.

We look forward to returning next year.

Room Tip: Fell view room 310 worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We are local to Cumbria and occasionally dine at the Lodore for a treat. The food and service is always first class. On our last visit we found a new chef on the team, Loredan Gargalac, and the menu even more interesting, eclectic, traditional with a twist, and nothing too much trouble. We particularly enjoyed the local roast venison with a port and chocolate sauce.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I can't recommend this hotel enough. The staff are all so friendly and the place has a real welcoming feel. We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always of a high standard, the location is so scenic and only a short drive from Keswick but far enough away to be extremely peaceful.
For those considering a wedding here I can highly recommend the service that the Ladore Provides. Our daughter and son-in-laws wedding reception was held here last August and was a perfect day which has to be a credit to the amazing staff and there organizational skills. They really have wedding receptions off to a fine art!
Some hotels of this standard can sometimes have a stuffy feel to them but one of the things I like most about the Ladore is the fact that it has such a relaxing friendly vibe to it.

Room Tip: It's worth ringing ahead to book the hot tub if you require a certain time as it does get booked...
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Additional Information about Lodore Falls Hotel

Address: Borrowdale | Keswick, Keswick CA12 5UX, England (Formerly Hilton Keswick Lodore)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > 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: $219 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 has been completely renovated, 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
Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale, Keswick

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