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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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Breakfast included
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Ronaldsway Airport67 mi
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

What a great hotel! We were aware when we booked it that it was on the quirky side however I hope they never change this. The team were great and were always on hand to help you. The set menu was a great idea as...More

Thank lizbeth12017
Response from Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak HotelResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your five star review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope to see you again soon now you have discovered us. We are as you say a little on the quirky side but perhaps that is...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Yes, it's not your corporate, luxury hotel but in the heart of Cumbria, as a base to explore the area it's just what you need. We had a twin room in the main house, very spacious, en suite (with bath and...More

Thank helen42Coventry
Response from Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak HotelResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your very positive view, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and the slightly quirky nature of the hotel. We are always pleased to welcome new guests along with our regulars and hope to see you again soon. Susan

Reviewed 8 April 2018

My wife and I spent an absolutely wonderful Easter weekend at this inn, which delivers a timeless and classic Lake District stay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable (ours had a very nice river view), the meals are home-cooked English fare — don't except gourmet...More

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Response from Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak HotelResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your very positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and enjoyed our old fashioned hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the area. Regards Susan

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This is a special family run hotel, with great “home cooking”, but no menu choice, unless you advise that you require something other than that offered - most have no problem. It is a place where conversation between visitors is at its core. Rooms do...More

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Response from Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak HotelResponded 17 June 2018

Greeting new people, ... who meet as strangers, become acquaintances then grow to be "old friends" - is one of the many joys we have in running our small hotel.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed in room 6, a large room with a double bed and a single bed. Sheets and blankets were a welcome option. The beds were a bit on the soft side for my taste, but I'm sure others would find them fine. There was...More

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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... More
Room Tips
"The Barn conversation is delightful with a stream bubbling past your window."
31 Jul 2018
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"The rooms on the front are sunny and over look the road through the village. It is not noisy at night though."
9 Jul 2018
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"We enjoyed the room with the river view, though it was a newer building adjacent to the main inn."
8 Apr 2018
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"River view rooms might be the best option. Check bathroom facilities."
17 Oct 2017
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US$117 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdaleRosthwaite
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