My first experience of the Lake District was absolutely fantastic, but this was more to do with the location than the actual accomodation. The hotel itself was nice enough, but a little too pricey for what room we got. I probably should've requested another room, but we got a non-too impressive 'Fell view' room, that overlooked the ugly back of the hotel and lots of trees. Having said that, I had a look at some of the Lake View suites and they do look rather impressive, with stunning views of the lake and fells.
The room itself was not a bad size, was reasonably clean and the bed was a very good size. We took a travel cot for our young baby that fit in just about right. There was complimentary tea/biscuits, wardrobe space etc. The bathroom was a ood size and clean, and towels were nice, thick and absorbant - good quality for a 3-star hotel. However there was no A/C, and it was very warm even in low 20's temp, we had to get a small fan to cool us down...
We didn't eat at the hotel (went out to nearby Keswick instead) as the prices looked a bit too steep, however we had breakfast here, which was to a very good standard, with choice of a cold breakfast buffet and made to order English Brekkie. The staff were friendly and attentive (especially the head waiter, who acknowledged us by our names!).
IOur aim was to stay at a nice hotel but flexibility to visit nearby eating establishment; parking after 6:30pm was free so this was a good bonus (£6 for the whole day ).
Check-in at the hotel can be improved, as there was no-one manning the reception desk when i got in, but once there the staff were reasonably friendly and courteous; bit of pain to get luggage in, but was a small issue; could do with telling us a bit more about what is available at the hotel instead of us having to discover it for ourselves...!
All in all it was a good stay, but we were hardly at the hotel, would probably stay i na good B&B next time, but it's location and style made for a stunning break, where we explored around Keswick, Derwentwater, climbed the Catbells (breathtaking) etc; we then headed off to Wasdale for a stay in a B&B so that I could climb Scafell Pike, this was another story altogether...
- 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