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Ullswater near Penrith, Patterdale CA11 ONN England
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The Patterdale Hotel sits on the main Penrith to Windermere route. Lying at the head of Ullswater, England's most beautiful lake, the village is in a fabulous central position for exploring the Lake District. The hotel is a popular base for both walking and activity holidays as well as more peaceful, relaxing break. Surrounding areas offer some of the world's most scenic walks and trails, and Keswick, Ambleside and Penrith are all within 15 miles.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
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Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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bill p wrote a review 24 May
Yorkshire, United Kingdom58 contributions42 helpful votes
Wish I'd phoned up and asked first, but you don't expect a pub in The Lakes to not have even a small area of one of the bars for those wanting lunch and accompanied by their dog. Cannot remember the last time I was refused entry to a pub or hotel bar with my dog - yes, we are often asked to sit in a separate area or in the bar area and not the restaurant. About 85% of the people who visit the lakes seem to have a dog, the patterdale hotel is missing a trick here. They allow walkers with muddy boots but not dry clean doggies. The girl who threw me and my dog out didn't even smile and apologise when I pointed out that he WAS a Patterdale terrier, so surely he could sit quietly in the bar?
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Date of stay: May 2022
reb2411 wrote a review 20 May
United Kingdom61 contributions46 helpful votes
This hotel was recommended by a friend and we are so grateful for the referral. On arrival we had such a warm and friend greeting, felt right at home straight away! Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, they were all super friendly, professional, well presented and genuinely cared that you had a wonderful stay at their hotel. Quote honestly, I’ve stayed in many a 5 star hotel and not had such good service. The rooms were spotlessly clean, all ensuite with plenty of hot water and towels. This 2 star hotel is well punching above its weight and is the perfect ‘down to earth’ place for walkers to stay. The ambiance of the hotel is very relaxed and friendly (guests included!); go in with muddy trousers and you will be greeted with a smile. We stayed half board (breakfast and 3 course dinner) and thoroughly enjoyed all of the yummy food. All was good, honest, home cooked fayre, nothing fancy but absolutely delicious, very generous portions and fresh. One of the highlight for us was ‘what’s on the menu tonight’…that’s how good the food was. We also loved the option of paying for a packed lunch, which we did twice on out stay; again freshly home made. Location wise, this could not be better placed for big hikes or ore gentle strolls, such amazing views and walks literally on the hotel’s door step. What more could you ask for?! Looking at some reviews, yes, the hotel may be a little tired but tall perfectly functioning and is part of the hotel’s charm and what makes it such a lovely, down to earth fantastic place to stay. We would heartily recommend to all and will definitely be booking again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Front facing rooms - stunning views! Worth the extra money
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mark e wrote a review 16 May
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Had another fantastic week at the Patterdale ( mark and ange - mclaren720s) once again every aspect of our stay was perfect, all the staff are so polite and food is second to none when you consider how little it costs . Met some lovely people and look forward to bumping into them again- especially 96yrs old Arthur and his friend CJ 👌
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Robin C wrote a review 9 May
Hartlepool, United Kingdom154 contributions173 helpful votes
Stayed Mon-Fri on hotels special deal. Quick book in and we were upgraded free. Adequate room with view across valley. Great food and nice restaurant staff. Friendly bar staff and prices in keeping with the area (quite expensive when compared to home). All in all we had a great stay and would visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Wendy D wrote a review Apr 2022
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
Don’t overlook this hotel when looking for somewhere to stay in Patterdale. Yes the clientele is of an older generation over 60, but then my husband is 60 and I am 58. But it does mean that there are no slamming doors or screaming children at night. The people who stay are walkers, and people who love the area. The hotel is basic no fancy bottles of shampoo or bottles of water or biscuits and it could do with a bit of an update but saying all of that the rooms are clean and there is tea and coffee making facilities and soap/shower gel on the side in dispensers. They have a bar and lovely lounge area to sit. The staff are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The customer service is extremely good. Now the evening meals well, I have stayed in some 5 star hotels and not had the variety every night as you do here. Each night the 3 course meals and the choice was fantastic. The value for money too, you didn’t feel you were being ripped off. The drinks were good value too. Yes it was a bit rushed but if you wanted a bit more of a break in between courses then I am sure they would be more than happy to oblige. There was a good buzz about the place and everyone there seem to be having a good time. The breakfast was also good each morning. We stayed in a room at the front of the hotel so we had a lovely view. We would definitely stay here again when we were going walking in the Lakes. Definitely fantastic value.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front. Book dinner as it’s fantastic value for money but it gets busy so...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Patterdale Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Patterdale Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Helvellyn (3.3 miles), Hallin Fell (3.4 miles), and Aira Force Waterfall (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Patterdale Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Patterdale Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Patterdale Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Patterdale Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helvellyn Country Kitchen, Fellbites Cafe and Restaurant, and The White Lion Inn.
Is The Patterdale Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Patterdale.
Are there any historical sites close to The Patterdale Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (8.5 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (6.4 miles), and Castlerigg Stone Circle (8.0 miles).
Does The Patterdale Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Patterdale Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.