The hotel is in an unbeatable location. Our suite had a view that couldn't be bettered, and then through another window it had another excellent view. Communal areas are a bit tired, but you get what you pay for here and we usually stay at far more expensive hotels.
My one gripe is that dinner has gone downhill. Two years ago one got generous amounts of excellent food. Last year one got reasonable amounts of excellent food. This year one gets reasonable amounts of good but not excellent food. The choice of bread was stale white or stale brown. One main course of rack of lamb contained almost no meat whatever (though the excellent head waiter was very apologetic when this was pointed out and didn't charge us - this meal being for a third person not covered by our room booking deal).
I wonder whether the fact that one usually pre-pays for one's dinners for the entire stay means that they have been tempted into not spending enough. Perhaps there's a problem with suppliers. It's mostly the ingredients that seem to be the problem, not the preparation. If we hadn't pre-paid for dinner, we would have tried one or two nearby hotels for a change.
Breakfast has been identical each year and bar food is remarkably good. Try the pulled pork tasca or the minute steak!
The waiting staff are mostly Eastern European. Their English can be strange and some of them look a bit solemn, but I like them.
Take your own hair conditioner. For some reason the hotel doesn't supply any. Good, free wifi.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lodore Falls Keswick
- Hotel Lodore Falls
- Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale/Keswick