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Grasmere Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Stopped here for one night on our way back from Scotland. Room clean and comfortable. Dinner - excellant food, good selection of choices and fantastic value. First time we had done anything like this but liked meeting in the lounge for pre dinner drinks and retiring back there for after dinner tea / coffee. Very relaxing after a day's walking. Service very efficient at check in, breakfast and dinner. Would definetely recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

We had an overnight stay, in early June, at the Grasmere Hotel as a special treat for my husbands birthday, who was thrilled by everything about this lovely hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even letting us leave our car there that day, after we had checked, out whilst walking. The hotel was spotless and the ground floor reception rooms are decorated to a very high standard, feeling quite luxurious. The food is excellent, beautifully presented, delicious with a very good choice in all the courses. We would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who loves the Lake District.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

A week ago we stayed in the Grasmere hotel in Grasmere. What an experience it was! Wonderful!!
We had such a nice room and delicious dinners in the evening. The owners and staff were very friendly and they really made us welcome.
In front of the fireplace you can have your drinks before dinner, very cosy and in a beautiful lounge.
The hotel has a great garden, we even saw red squirrels!
The Grasmere Hotel is the place to be if you want a perfect holiday!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank onelilyofthevalley
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Need to get front of house right. e.g. Tea & coffee arrived once after we had finished breakfast, same applied to toast. One evening we were still sat waiting for our dessert order to be taken when all the other guests had finished and retired to the lounge for coffee.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank OldSarum74
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RobvanderPalen, Owner at Grasmere Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2012

Thank you for your feedback. As a regular guest of the Grasmere Hotel you were used to all tables being cleared together as soon as everyone had finished eating. We have chosen to let all guests enjoy dinner at their own pace. Therefore not everyone finishes dinner at he same time. We regret that we served toast and coffee too late on one occasion. That should not have happened.
Kind regards,
Rob van der Palen

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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We have stayed many times before with the previous owners. Where it was necessary things have certainly improved. Decor. Garden - we and others used this feature much more, especially in the late May 2012 sunshine. We knew this hotel to have friendly and helpful owners and staff - still excellent. Food - Anton's menus didn't disappoint.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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RobvanderPalen, Owner at Grasmere Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2012

Thank you very much for taking time to write your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the changes that we have made so far.
Kind regards,
Rob van der Palen

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

My wife and I spent the weekend, from the 25th to 27th of May at the Grasmere Hotel, when it happenned to be the hottest weekend on record. What a superb hotel, the room we stayed in was comfortable, characterful and well appointed, with en suite, T. V., coffee making facilities and a carved hard wood period bed. However the high point had to be the dining, which was a simply glorious experience, from the tastefully furnished and decorated lounge and dining room, to the food itself suggested a fine attention to detail. Firstly the Bread you were served with prior to you starter had been baked on site and melted in the mouth. The starter courses were a delight and were very well presented. The highlight for me was the main course, where I have to say the lamb dish I had was gorgeous. This was accompanied with a great selection of wines spirits and local beers. The service and management were friendly, unobtrusive, highly efficent and effective throughout our stay. We have no complaints and are already looking forward to our next stay there.
The Hotel is undergoing a programme of refurbishment which is taking place during the winter months, my only concern is that the tariff is radically increased to compensate. I hope the management are here to stay and are able to recoupe the cost over a longer term.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

We have just returned from a three night stay at the Grasmere Hotel and cannot praise it highly enough. The management of the hotel is superb though unobtrusive and every attention is paid to detail. The decor in our bedroom and downstairs rooms was very tasteful and there was a sense of quiet calm throughout the house and the secluded garden which backs onto the river. The food was delicious with excellent service and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this hotel and I would definitely go back there

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grasmere Hotel

Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#1 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#1 Best Value Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range: £110 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely Victorian Country House Hotel in one of the most beautiful villages in the Lake District. Elegant lounge and restaurant overlooking the pretty garden. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Grasmere Hotel Lake District

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