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“An excellent base for exploring the Northern Lakes”

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The Borrowdale Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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“An excellent base for exploring the Northern Lakes”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, booked through Secret Escapes. Our standard room was small, but stylish and had everything we needed. The shower room was newly fitted. We had a distant view of the lake. There were extensive public rooms - lounges, bar, conservatory and a spacious restaurant.
The set menu each night had a number of choices and the food was very good. There was also the choice of a more extensive a la carte menu for a small supplement. Wine was expensive, but they happily kept half our bottle for the second night. Breakfast was excellent and there were several alternatives offered to the traditional cooked breakfast.
The open topped bus up the valley and to Keswick stops outside the hotel, and it even accepted our bus passes! The hotel was an excellent base for exploring the area on foot, by car or bus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Mandy,

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay with us, I’m really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the near future.

Kind regards

Dani
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed at the borrowdale 4th -6th October 2013 booked through secret escapes and all I can say is WOW cant fault a thing. Excellent food, staff, a very pleasant room would definitely go again. Recommend a trip into Keswick and a trip around Derwent lake its beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Melanie,

I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us; hopefully we will be welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Kind regards

Dani
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I ended up booking this hotel as we only wanted to stay in the Lake District for one night and struggled as many hotels & B&B's have a policy of a minimum 2 night stay but I'm glad we ended up here as it was lovely. The staff were polite & efficient, the food was great apart from them running out of a number of items on the evening bar menu but it had been quite busy and we were late in, but the breakfasts made up for it. Very accommodating with our two dogs and the hotel's location is great as you can see Derwent water from the front rooms of the building and there are a number of walks you can do directly from the hotel. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your review, I’m pleased to hear we were able to accommodate you during your short stay. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back for a longer visit in the near future.

Kind regards,

Dani
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Lake District,Cumbria
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had an excellent lunch at The Borrowdale Hotel last sunday (29th Sept '13). It was my Uncle & Auntie's Golden Wedding Anniversary and they decided to have lunch with the family at this hotel.All the staff were very attentive.There was plenty of choice and the portion sizes were super.
The service was 1st class & the food was pipping hot.
We had starters,mains,desserts,a cheese board and coffees for £20 per person(excluding drinks).
Definately value for money & a definate return to destination.
The views are also stunning looking down the Borrowdale valley across Derwentwater.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi there,

I’m so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your lunch with us and hope your Aunty & Uncle’s golden wedding anniversary was a special one! We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.

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Dani
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly welcome, nice room, then a power cut! No worries, out to Keswick for an hour then back for our meal. What a delight. Scallops a delight. Pigeon as it should be. Pear and apple crumble a wonder. All with a delightful wine. Served by really friendly and efficient staff. Hopefully more of the same to follow tomorrow, I'm really looking forward to that.

Stayed September 2013
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for your kind review of the Borrowdale – we’re glad the power cut didn’t interfere with your enjoyment! We’d love to know how the rest of your trip went and hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Dani
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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We attended a Golden Wedding celebration yesterday and the Sunday Lunch was Superb. Good choice of Starters/Main Course/Sweets/Cheese and Buscuits AND Coffee all for the excellent price of £20. Having tried several hotels in the Lake District this was by far the best for Quality,Quantity,and Value for Money. All the Staff were very curtious and well turned out and nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending this Hotet and intend returning in the near future, GWMcC

Room Tip: We only attended for Sunday Lunch.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Gordon

Thank you for your review of our hotel, I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us and hope everyone in your party enjoyed the celebrations! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Dani
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Totally a new experience for us, taking a dog to a hotel. We didn't think it would be as successful as it undoubtedly was. It worked for us. Respect the Hotel and other guest and your on a winner (we have a Border Terrier).
The room we were in was newly modernised to a very pleasing standard and spotlessly clean. We were met with an evening of wine tasting which was excellent. All the staff were very professional, courteous with a touch of humour. The food was delicious with nothing was too much trouble to please a guest.
The Hotel is in a super spot for walking. We walked round the lake with our dog to Keswick, about 6 miles and got the bus back to the hotel and Keswick we think is the nicest town in the lakes.
We also both agreed that the guests were a delight.
So to sum up a great hotel in a perfect location. Would we go again? like a shot.
P.S. a swimming pool and fitness room I am told is available nearby a one of the groups hotels for guest to use.
Ian Haslam

Room Tip: We we in one of the basic rooms, I very much doubt if there is a bad one.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi there,

I’m so glad to hear that all of you enjoyed your trip. We’re proud to be able to welcome dogs into our hotel and are glad that this enhanced your experience with us. We agree that our guests are delightful too! We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the very near future.

Kind regards

Dani
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Property: The Borrowdale Hotel
Address: Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this completely refurbished 4 Star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. Warm and welcoming fires in the Winter and cool drinks and Lakeland cream teas on the lawns in the Summer served with a smile. Built in 1866, the Borrowdale Hotel has an interesting history with the original 41 room bells, which, although no longer working, are still proudly displayed outside the reception area. The restaurant has been refurbished to a very high standard and is very elegant and comfortable. It also now boasts a superb walk-in wine cellar stocked with some very interesting bottles. During the day the lounge bar and conservatory are open for light lunches and afternoon teas and in the evening a splendid 5 course silver service dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms have all been refurbished within the last 3 years all have TV, telephone and hospitality tray. There are also 2 extra large, easy-access rooms too. If you are arriving or leaving on a Sunday make sure not to miss the famous Sunday lunch - it is well worth trying, but remember to book your table well in advance, as it is particular popular with both locals and residents. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well behaved dogs. Please contact reservations for information about our dog friendly accommodation. ... more   less 
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