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The Swan Hotel & Spa

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#1 of 1 boutique hotel in Newby Bridge
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Situated on the picturesque River Leven at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, this 17th-century coaching inn exudes character and charm. It boasts luxury rooms, cottages, and suites, along with top-notch leisure facilities and the fabulous Holte spa, offering diverse treatments from spa partners TEMPLESPA. Guests can unwind in cosy lounges with roaring log fires, savour local ales, and indulge in first-class dining from the extensive Swan Inn or Brasserie menu. The chef prioritises sourcing the finest natural ingredients from local suppliers. Families are well catered to with excellent children's facilities, including a library, special menus, and complimentary milk and cookies at bedtime. With ample play areas in the hotel's 14 acres and the surrounding countryside, younger guests are thoroughly entertained.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Game room
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Katiewebsterx wrote a review Yesterday
Tonbridge, United Kingdom73 contributions23 helpful votes
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My boyfriend surprised me to a 3 night stay here for my birthday. We had a fab time and bought our dog. Dog friendly room was lovely - you wouldn’t have known it was a dog room as super clean and comfy. All the food we had here was great. Breakfast has a good selection, ate lunch and dinner a few times too. The staff are what make this place what it is. They are super friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marsha W wrote a review 17 Apr
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We stayed overnight in a room overlooking the river, stunning view. Very comfortable bed and luxurious pillows. Thermal spa experience was totally relaxing and enjoyable and evening meal was very tasty complimented with a delightful wine and served by attentive staff
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from The Swan Hotel and Spa, Owner at The Swan Hotel & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Hi there, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for such a special occasion. It's wonderful to know that you found the room comfortable and enjoyed the stunning view. We're also pleased that you had a relaxing and enjoyable thermal spa experience, as well as a tasty evening meal complemented by delightful wine and attentive staff. Thank you for choosing The Swan Hotel for your 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, The Swan Team
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Kairen T wrote a review 16 Apr
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Visited for a spa day, very friendly staff from the moment we walked in the door. However, after this the spa facilities and cleanliness let it down. The pool in the spa had scum across the top of the pool from the jets and the outdoor hot tub had grit along the bottom. Fresh water was avaliable but had to use cardboard cups, ive visited other spas where they have used recyclable plastic cups which were better. The bin for the cups was also black along the bottom with mould Afternoon tea was nice but not the best and could definitely be improved e.g smaller sandwiches and maybe other savoury snacks. Would think twice about going back here as was a little disappointed for what we paid compared to other spas
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from The Swan Hotel and Spa, Owner at The Swan Hotel & Spa
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Hi Karen, We apologise for any inconvenience during your recent spa visit. Your feedback is important, and we appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention. We will address the issues you mentioned to ensure a better experience for our guests in the future. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for an improved spa day. Best regards, The Swan Team
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Jules13 wrote a review 16 Apr
7 contributions13 helpful votes
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The hotel was nice shame not enough shower gel for us both to use The spa was nice but shame tiles missing already in the shower area stain on bed balance Staff nice but not over friendly my steak was fatty but the staff did remove my wine of the bill for this Hotel nice and modern but the big stain on the carpet and skirt board in the corridor let’s it die.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hi Jules, We apologise for any inconvenience during your recent stay with us. Your feedback is important, and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. We will address the concerns you mentioned to ensure a better experience for our guests in the future. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to welcome you back for an improved stay. Best regards, The Swan Team
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meltres wrote a review 15 Apr
York, United Kingdom35 contributions8 helpful votes
Just a quick stop for lunch today. Love the new mugs that the coffee comes in and a decent size too. I had the soup and sandwich and both where a good size. The soup was larger than I've had elsewhere so very full after snd hubby had the koftie on flat bread and agsin full of flavour. The staff where very attentive and friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hi there, It sounds like you had a lovely quick lunch at The Swan! We're glad you enjoyed the new coffee mugs, we have loads of different colours and they're available to buy at reception next time you're passing!. The soup and sandwich combo sounds delicious, especially with the generous portion of soup leaving you feeling satisfied. We appreciate your kind words about our attentive and friendly staff. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon for another enjoyable meal! Best regards, The Swan Team
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Neil M wrote a review 14 Apr
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Wonderful weekend spent in the gorgeous Lake District. The Love Nest was stunningly beautiful with everything we could possibly need to hand. Our evening meal was delicious with every course being cooked to perfection. Our spa day on the Sunday was luxurious, and made us both feel so relaxed. An amazing stay, thank you so much.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hi Neil, We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful weekend getaway in the Lake District at The Swan! It's fantastic to know that you found the Love Nest to be stunningly beautiful and well-equipped for your stay. We're delighted that you enjoyed your delicious evening meal with perfectly cooked courses, and that your spa day on Sunday left you feeling relaxed and pampered. Thank you so much for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing stay in the future! Warm regards, The Swan Team
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235gillr wrote a review 14 Apr
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
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I booked a date night package for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was amazing. I’d wanted an excuse to go to The Swan forever and it lived up to and beyond our expectations. We had a beautiful suite looking over the river. We were able to get treatments and make use of the Holte spa (best facial I have had at a hotel - by far). We ate in the brasserie and the food was delicious - that goes for breakfast too. All in all it’s been a wonderful trip and we will be coming back.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hi Gill, We're absolutely delighted to have been part of your special 25th wedding anniversary celebration at The Swan Hotel and Spa! It warms our hearts to hear that your date night package exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. From the beautiful suite overlooking the river to the exceptional treatments at the Holte spa, we're thrilled that you had such a memorable experience. It's wonderful to know that you found the food in the brasserie delicious, both for dinner and breakfast. Thank you for choosing to celebrate this milestone with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic visit in the future! Warm regards, The Swan Team
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Greg Lukosek wrote a review 14 Apr
Bedford, United Kingdom16 contributions10 helpful votes
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Family and dog friendly hotel. Loved every second of staying there. Great food and well equipped rooms. Two EV chargers available on the hotel parking. They do deliver food to the rooms that is a nice and convenient way to eat with family when you after long journey. We will definitely come back. Thank you
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi Luke, We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful experience at The Swan! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed our family and dog-friendly atmosphere, as well as our delicious food and well-equipped rooms. We're also glad that you found our EV chargers and room service convenient during your stay. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit in the future! Best regards, The Swan Team
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Sepeedeh S wrote a review 14 Apr
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Not as I remember. Standards appear to have slipped from what they used to be (5+ years ago) making this now more of an ‘average’ destination. No longer worth the price tag. Food unremarkable, v long waiting times in restaurant, rooms look tired, pool are likewise, individual air con units in rooms no longer usable- lots of small cost cutting things. Staff were friendly, and the pool and jacuzzi were good temperature but overall, we felt a bit cheated paying the prices we did for a fairly standard hotel experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi there, We're sorry to hear that your recent stay did not meet your expectations, and we appreciate your feedback about your experience. We strive to maintain high standards and are disappointed to learn that you found some aspects of your visit to be below par compared to your previous experiences with us. Please be assured that your comments have been shared with our management team for review and improvement. We value your input as we continuously work to enhance our services and facilities. We hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future to restore your confidence and provide you with a more memorable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Kind regards, The Swan Team
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Bethan M wrote a review 14 Apr
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel is in lovely location and our room was clean with nice views as requested. However the hotel felt more like a holiday camp for teenagers and dogs! Service in the restaurant at night was awful, food was ok but atmosphere felt like we were in a pub - and the prices didn’t reflect that. The stay was for a special celebration and it didn’t feel special at all - such a shame!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hi Bethan, We're sorry to hear that your recent stay didn't meet your expectations. As a family-friendly hotel located in the Lake District, we do experience increased activity and lively atmosphere, especially during school holidays when families visit the area. We understand that this bustling environment may not suit everyone's preferences for a special celebration. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back, maybe at a quieter time, for a more relaxing and enjoyable experience. Best wishes, The Swan Team
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictNewby Bridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Swan Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Cliffhanger Rooms (1.1 miles), Predator Experience (2.3 miles), and Stott Park Bobbin Mill (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manor House, L'Enclume, and Anglers Arms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Swan Hotel & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Newby Bridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Swan Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Swan Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stott Park Bobbin Mill (1.1 miles) and Hampsfell Hospice (4.7 miles).
Does The Swan Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.