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The Inn at Grasmere
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
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Burscough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We arrived on Friday afternoon. Booked in. Receptionist was quite curt. Room 306 views were great. Bathroom was not definitely needs decorating. We had the evening meal, food was ok but not particularly hot. Felt very rushed...4 courses in less than 30 minutes. Coffee in the lounge, empty glasses, coffee pots, cups still on tables when we retired at 11pm....wouldn't mind but it wasn't busy. Breakfast was ok,again not very hot. Another quite rushed evening meal...but it was hotter this time. Breakfast on the Sunday was again ok, but this time we had rain coming in through the roof on the table next to us. Staff didn't seem bothered about this and left it set as for use but then had to tell customers that there was a leak.....bucket on table to collect the rain! When we checked out we were given the wrong bill and were not even asked about our stay. May return but not in a rush!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We booked a dinner , bed and breakfast stay with a dog for 2 nights and were certainly not disappointed. We were initially booked into a smaller double room at the front, which although nicely situated, was not really suitable for our larger dog. After asking at reception we were moved straight away to another larger twin and more suitable room. We felt that the back of the property was much quieter too. Our room was quiet and it was the first time we have ever stayed at a bigger hotel when we have had an undisturbed night. The food on both nights and breakfast was exceptional and definitely worth paying the dinner bed and breakfast package. Nothing was too much trouble. We had trouble with using the laundry facilities on the 2nd day and the cleaner could tell we were struggling and came to our aid straight away. The facilities such as the swimming pool were clean and perfect for an after mountain walking treat. What we liked the most however, was the fact that we did not use the car for the entire stay. We are the type of tourists who like to explore but felt that there was so much on our doorstep such as shops, cafés and walks, that we did not need to go further afield. An evening glass of wine in the conservatory with our dog topped our nights off, yet did not ruin the atmosphere for other non pet owners who were undisturbed in the lounge area.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Red Lion as part of a trip to Grasmere for a wedding. We'd been given a reduced price as part of our friends' wedding package.

On arrival, the member of staff at the desk gave us our keycard plus the information regarding what was happening and when with the wedding. Hadn't expected that but it was very welcome. Our room was very comfortable, with a separate sitting area, TWO (yes two) TVs, and a nice bathroom. There were bathrobes, slippers and toiletries as well.

There was a buffet supper laid on for wedding guests which was a mixture of hot and cold foods plus some desserts. All the ones we tried were really tasty.

The main wedding events and food happened at a different place so can't comment on them here.

Breakfast at the Red Lion covers everything you could ever want first thing in the morning. Hot, cold, sweet, savoury - you name it, it was there. Portions of ordered food were ample and well cooked. The buffet was well stocked with all manner of cereals and cold food, both sweet and savoury. Preserves were of the individual portion pack variety but plenty of variety. Several fruit juices too.

We would definitely come back here in the future, especially as we discovered they allow dogs as well - we have two.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in July 2013. We had arrived quite early and as we very tired we asked if we could check in to our room early. The very helpful staff at reception arranged for our room to be cleaned first so we could. Very busy hotel with walkers and visitors but staff were on hand to help. Very relaxing lounge area. We took advantage of the pool. Only downside with hotel was the steps down to the pool area need sorted. slippery and tiles broken.
Apart from that the hotel was very clean and comfy. We had a meal at the lambs inn when was very busy, but meal was lovely.
parking is very limited at the hotel but if you ring ahead they will reserve you a spot if available

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Grasmere is not a cheap place to stay and with that as a caveat The Red Lion provides excellent value in the very heart of the village. The rooms are standard issue chain style but are clean and well kept and we had an excellent view out towards the fells. Staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is limited but staff helped us find a spot, pool looked good but hot tub was out of order during our visit. Didn't eat here but the food looked decent and the beer was reasonably priced for the area!

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Property: The Inn at Grasmere
Address: | Red Lion Square, Grasmere LA22 9SS, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#8 Family Hotel in Grasmere
#10 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Grasmere 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For a taste of luxury in the glorious heart of lakeland. Set deep in the heart of Wordsworth country, our privately owned Lake District Hotel, traditionally an historic inn playing host to travellers for centuries, offers you a warm, genuinely hospitable welcome that makes you feel instantly at ease and at home as soon as you step through the door. Idyllically situated right in the centre of Grasmere, with magnificent views of the hills all around, you can enjoy being part of village life one minute and the next, be miles away, with just the fresh Lakeland air and glorious open countryside for company. Here, life is beautiful. As you would expect from the long traditions, our service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed and easy where you can enjoy a board game or two in the air-conditioned lounge area or browse the papers, while from the conservatory you can gaze at the ever-changing Lake District landscape. At our luxury Lakeland Hotel we provide you with all you could wish for - richly furnished, beautifully appointed bedrooms, an excellent choice of food, a gorgeous indoor heated pool with spa bath, steam room, sauna and fitness room. For centuries the hotel has been a haven for travellers, with tasty fare, great ales and warm hospitality. Today we pride ourselves in offering traditional food in harmony with modern cooking. Enjoy a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in the snug Lamb Inn with a pint of hand-pulled traditional beer and a tasty bar meal to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Dine in splendor in our 1769 Restaurant with our table d'hote dinner menu offered every evening, where the menu is depicted by the seasons and the fresh produce available. Our Chef will cater for any dietary requirements and is always happy to cook your favourite dishes (with a little notice of course). The Easedale Bar, The Glass House Conservatory and Helvellyn Lounge offer a comfortable spot to watch the world go by, enjoy a scrumptious snack at lunchtime or a spot of afternoon tea. We provide you with all you could wish for. Richly furnished, beautifully appointed rooms in which to unwind, most with sparkling spa baths to ease tired limbs after a wonderful day's walk. And friendly service to bring you a refreshment, while you drink in the Lakeland panorama. All rooms have en-suite facilities, television with satellite channels, wi-fi, CD player, ipod docking station, a welcome refreshment tray, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Our Club rooms feature separate comfy seating areas with television, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary bottled water and daily newspaper. The view from these rooms is of the village and the lush green fields beyond. Some of our rooms enjoy small balconies where you can sit and enjoy a relaxing drink, read a book or simply take in the view. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Grasmere
Best Western Grasmere Hotel
Grasmere Best Western
Grasmere Red Lion
The Inn At Grasmere Lake District

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