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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Borrowdale Hotel
- The Borrowdale Hotel Keswick