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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Royal Oak is a small traditional family run hotel ideally situated in the "Heart of Borrowdale", six miles south of Keswick. Once an 18th Century farmhouse, it has been established as a walkers' hotel for over 100 years. Our English breakfasts and home cooked dinners sustain even the most energetic and although we do not provide a choice, we take great care to select varied and appealing menus. Packed Lunches and special diets are also available.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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The owners and their whole team could not have been more hospitable and welcoming - I cant remember ever staying in accomodation where we felt so welcome. The location of Borrowdale in the N Lakes is, in my opinion, one of the finest aras in all the lakes. The weather was
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A superbly run, family hotel where service is second to none. The rooms are comfy, the food is deliciously simple, the afternoon tea and scones are a delightful treat. It is a traditional hotel, with an older style of decor but is cosy and welcoming. If you like mod cons, this
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A comfy family run hotel. The staff cannot do enough to make your stay relaxed and everything you want. Set 4 course meal but vegan and other requirements easily catered for. Very good value. Great location.
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Another stay at the Royal Oak, wonderful staff, many of them have been there for some years. Beautiful old stone building, traditional decor, nothing flash but comfortable and homely. Excellent food, quality ingredients and great choice at breakfast, lovely soups and fabulous
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This is very good value hotel and although there is no choice for the evening meal both breakfast and the 4 course evening meal are very good quality, plentiful and the food is wholesome. The staff are friendly, the location for walking in Borrowdale valley and areas is perfect
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The gentle stream running right behind our room
Room No 1
bedroom - a little dated
Hotel room
Looking out over the beck
Meals are only served in the dining room as far as I know but your best plan would be to contact the hotel - have a look at their website.
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From the Royal Oak website ... Provided your dog is socialised, clean and well behaved you are most welcome to bring your best friend. Dogs are allowed throughout the hotel, including your room, bar and lounge. We do not allow dogs in our dining room
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"The Barn conversation is delightful with a stream bubbling past your window."
"The rooms on the front are sunny and over look the road through the village. It is not noisy at night though."
"We enjoyed the room with the river view, though it was a newer building adjacent to the main inn."
"River view rooms might be the best option. Check bathroom facilities."
"There are rooms without a toilet, so you'll have to share a toilet. So make sure you are booking the right room."
US$119 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdaleRosthwaite
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