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The Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Grange-In-Borrowdale Keswick, Cumbria, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UQ England
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If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this 4-star country house hotel. With open log fires, award-winning Lakeland cuisine, and warm contemporary bedrooms, this hotel is a hidden gem located on the edge of Grange-in-Borrowdale. After a day of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring all this area has to offer, with the many attractions of Keswick nearby, guests are assured of friendly personal service in a peaceful setting, surrounded by fells close to the shores of Derwentwater.
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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
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Phil J wrote a review Yesterday
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Third visit to the Borrowdale Gates spread over a few years. Pleased to says its as good as it always been. Food was exceptional and service was first class especially in the restaurant. Rooms seem to have all been upgraded since the last time we visited and we got a free upgrade to a garden room when we arrived which was a nice surprise. This isnt a cheap hotel but you get what you pay for in life, and there are fewer and fewer hotels like this around the UK now so I hope this one stays exactly how it is. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for your lovely 5/5 review, we are so pleased to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. The newly refurbished rooms have been a huge improvement and we love to see how much are guests appreciate them as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back & looking after you on your return!
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SC1689 wrote a review 9 Apr
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What a fabulous hotel, so very relaxing and quiet. Easy drive, yet away from the main tourist hubs of the Lake District. We really enjoyed our two night stay there. The service and food are outstanding...especially Marilyn who took a few minutes to chat to us each morning. The room (a superior) was called Castle Cragg had a double aspect with lovely views and a small balcony. It was spacious and well equipped. We were given the option of a £5 bar credit if we did not have the room serviced - a great incentive to cut down on cleaning/changing towels/staffing. Breakfast had a great choice of hot options and dinner was outstanding - service level was just right without being fussy and rushed. There is a comprehensive fine list too, If you opted for the 3 course dinner you also enjoyed an Amuse Bouche and tea/coffee following your meal. The hotel has a lovely location with lots of walks straight from the door - we walked through to the lakeside at Manesty and also did Catbells on a circular walk. There is a boat service on the lake at Manesty that will take you into Keswick or on a circular tour around the lake, however due to high water levels it wasn't operating from the jetty's only from Keswick. Just a couple of 'things' that need work - the exterior could do with painting as it looks quite shabby, although with the Lake District weather this will be a challenge. There is also a smoking shelter/fire meeting point in the car park there are old wicker chairs and cushions that look like they came from the refurbishment, the area would look better if these were removed.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking out the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so pleased to read how much you have enjoyed your stay and had such an enjoyable experience with us from start to finish. We are very lucky to have such beautiful surroundings, the walks on our door step and the launch that you can just hop on is an added bonus while staying with us. We also really appreciate your feedback and this has been noted. We hope you come to visit us again and the team already look forward to your return!
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Wim V wrote a review 7 Apr
Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a very pleasant stay in The Borrowdale Gates Hotel. Since last time, the rooms have been renovated and it shows. Very nicely done and the new beds are excellent. The biggest improvement however was dinner: the food is stunning and at Michelin star level. We will certainly revisit.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
It is lovely to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are so pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and Chef will be delighted to see your feedback. We hope to see you at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel in the future.
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Daniellerita2803 wrote a review Mar 2024
Workington, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had the most amazing stay at this hotel from the moment we arrived, the service was helpful and very welcoming, the room was immaculate with stunning views and the food and drink was top notch! We would recommend over and over again.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your recommendation, we are extremely happy to read this. We are so lucky to have the beautiful surroundings here and our team will always have a smile making sure you have an unforgettable experience while staying with us. We hope to welcome you back to the Borrowdale Gates Hotel in the future.
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davemullenjnr wrote a review Mar 2024
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Stayed here for two night with my girlfriend. Room was lovely, view was picturesque, very clean and well maintained. Hotel is cosy, nicely decorated, good service, fits in well with its surroundings. Breakfast was great and very well presented.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review we really appreciate your 5/5 feedback. It is always nice to read when another guest has had an enjoyable experience with us. We hope to see you again and the team are very thankful for your comments.
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jeanmarshall1105 wrote a review Mar 2024
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom1 contribution
Highly recommend - all main areas are accessible. Friendly staff willing to assist at all times. Very comfortable spacious bedroom with good walk in shower. Sitting room area spacious with plenty separate divisions. Excellent breakfasts and,in our opinion five star evening meals. Table reservations are well timetabled so that the kitchen can provide the best unhurried service. Exterior peaceful surroundings away from what can be a busy tourist area.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Jean for your 5/5 review, we were so happy to have you all staying with us and we look forward to your return. Your kind comments have been passed on to the team and we really appreciate your feedback.
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Sylvia R wrote a review Mar 2024
Brigg, United Kingdom54 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just returned following a 4 night break at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel. From initially contacting the hotel to make the booking, to leaving, it was a thoroughly enjoyable, stress-free experience. The hotel's refurbishment has been done with skill and class. The colour-schemes throughout are fabulous and the soft furnishings and lighting blend beautifully. Our room was a garden suite and was large, comfortable and very well appointed. The views from the french window were stunning. We ate in the hotel retaurant every night and the food was exceptional. Each course was perfectly cooked and presented. Every hotel should take the Borrowdale Gates as an example when chosing staff. Reception, Restaurant and bar staff were unfailingly courteous, knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. Our request for a change of bedding from the inevitable duvets (which we find far too hot) to cotton top sheet and blanket, was carried out quickly and resulted in a much more comfortable night's sleep. During our stay we notice several residents were returnees and we are not surprised. It is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in and we will certainly be returning. Many thanks to them.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Another amazing review for us all to read and we can't thank you enough. It is our absolute pleasure to provide you with an enjoyable experience and nothing is too much trouble. The newly refurbished rooms have been a huge hit and we love to see our guests happy too. Our returning guests and new guest feedback is very important to us so thanks again and we hope to see you again!
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groovergranny wrote a review Mar 2024
Penrith, United Kingdom4 contributions
My happy place…beautiful views,lovely bedroom,excellent food,comfortable and well furnished lounge.The wonderful staff are a dream team….nothing is too much trouble and the service is impeccable.A peaceful haven in which to relax and enjoy the surroundings and the walks .
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Reading that the Borrowdale Gates is your 'happy place' makes us extremely proud. Our dream team is the best part of the place!! Nothing will ever be too much trouble for our guests and we look forward to seeing you again already.
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tonywylde1 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The hotel is a little remote, but this makes for a very peaceful and restful break, The Staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The food was extremely good and cooked as we liked it to be.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future and we will always have a table for you in the restaurant. Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review and we are pleased you had a superb break.
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donkeyhat47 wrote a review Mar 2024
newcastle upon tyne60 contributions47 helpful votes
Stayed here for 35th anniversary. What an amazing place. The setting is beautiful, rooms are gorgeous and the food is sublime but the best thing about this Hotel is the fantastic staff. They make you feel so relaxed and at home. Nothing is too much trouble and they have time to chat too. We've been coming to the lakes for years and have stayed at most of the top Hotels but this is the only one we will be going back to. Can't wait. Thank you for making our anniversary extra special.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for a 5/5 review while staying with us for your anniversary, your feedback is greatly appreciated and our hard working team are already looking forward to your return. We look forward to having you back at the hotel where you can have another enjoyable experience with us.
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£161 - £225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdaleGrange-in-Borrowdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (2.7 miles), Keswick Alhambra Cinema (3.6 miles), and Surprise View (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Keswick Kitchen, Fellpack, and eS Bar.
Is The Borrowdale Gates Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Grange-in-Borrowdale.
Are there any historical sites close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (4.4 miles), Watendlath (1.8 miles), and Crosthwaite Parish Church (3.8 miles).
Does The Borrowdale Gates Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Borrowdale Gates Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.