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“Lovely hotel and location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Borrowdale Hotel

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The Borrowdale Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

A lovely and relaxing holiday. Restaurant is very good - high standard of food and not expensive for the quality. Service was very fast as well. We are in our late 20s and were probably the youngest people in the hotel by quite a way, but that's not a negative comment!

We upgraded to a classic room and had room 28 which was on the front of the hotel with lovely views. The bed was very comfy and I couldn't pick any faults with the room.

There is a lovely path across the road from the hotel which will take you the whole way around Derwent Water.

Drying room is also very handy as we managed to get soaked both days we were there.

We booked through secret escapes and had a free afternoon tea. We got there at 4:30 and were told that the voucher was only valid until 5, so make sure you get there early if you want to use this. They also wouldn't change one of the hot drinks for a cold drink for my boyfriend as he doesn't drink tea or coffee, but he just had a glass of water instead.

Room Tip: Room 28 (classic room) has a lovely view of the lake.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed for a long weekend at this hotel and was very impressed with the staff, who went the
extra mile, when a colleague had a slight medical problem. My room was small, but compact, the bathroom made up for the size of the bedroom, large with a lovely big bath and bath towels that were not the usual face clothe some hotels give you!
The food in the restaurant was the standard one expects from a good restaurant in London.
As we were a photography group the hotel accommodated us by letting us book dinner at 8.30 so we did not miss the sunset!
I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: If not a dog lover (which I am not) ask to have a room that does not accommodate them!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank caroline w
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Caroline,

Thank you for your lovely review. I’m glad to hear you had a good time at our hotel - we’d love to see some snaps of that sunset you mention! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind regards

Dani
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a lovely relaxing break. The hotel is very comfortable and the location is very pretty. Food was very good and service friendly. Wine tasting very good also. We liked the log fires and the comfortable lounges

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Felicity G
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Felicity

Thank you for your review, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the wine tasting - we’re very proud of our cellar! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Dani
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manchester,england
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

had a lovely relaxing weekend in keswick and borrowdale , very nice room albeit a little small and very warm, on arrival we were told the latest we could book in for dinner was 7pm we would have liked to eat a little later so slightly disappointed, however soon overcame this with attentive service and excellant food
spent a very nice afternoon in keswick well worth a visit, an excellant sunday breakfast set us up for a nice walk
would definitely recommend and vist again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jejon
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danigraves, Public Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. If you wish to book again in the future, which we hope you will do, you will be able to pre-book your dinner which will allow you a wider choice of times.

Kind regards

Dani
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West Midlands
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134 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mandy46
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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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melanie m
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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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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alfiedog3
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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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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 #4 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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