I stayed in the Red Lion Hotel for 5 nights in August 2008. The hotel enjoys an excellant location in the centre of the village. There is a free carpark at the hotel but spaces are limited but they can offer you alternative parking at the art gallery just across the road. The public areas of the hotel are pleasant.
My room was situated at the back of the hotel and looked into the pool and therefore didnt have any great view of the fells. The room was of a good size and was clean.
Breakfast were nice each morning with a good choice. I only ate one evening in the Lamb Inn and the food was good with a really good atmosphere. It is a pity that the dining room has no windows to offer the lovely views around Grasmere.
An enjoyable stay but in places the hotel could do with upgrading in places.
Grasmere itself is a typical english village and is very quiet. If you are looking for a bigger selection of things to do and shops then you are probably best staying in Ambleside. A visit to the Sarah Nelson Ginger Bread shop is a must as well as the nice walk along the river on a pleasant evening.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking