As the weather has been so lovely, my husband had the idea of us going to the Lakes for a couple of days walking. We love Grasmere, and went onto late rooms website to see what was available there at short notice.
We have passed this hotel many times, and thought that it would be nice to stay there, the rate offered was a £60 saving on the usual tariff, so we booked it. We arrived mid afternoon, after a morning's walking near Keswick. Our room was ready, and the welcome we received from the staff was excellent. Very friendly but efficient at the same time. We were escorted to the room, along with offer to carry our bags, which is rare these days. The gentleman spent time in explaining where every thing was and how it all worked. I wish I had read the website more closely, as there is a spa, which looked absolutely lovely, but I hadn't brought a swimming swimming costume! Next time!!!
Our room was fine, not a great view as it overlooked the road, but as we had such a discounted rate I was expecting the room to be so so. The furnishings were good, plenty of storage space etc. The bathroom was quite large, with a good shower over the bath. If I was to be really picky, the duvet was too small for the bed, and for the duvet cover, which was difficult at times. Also the room was over the bar, no noise from the other guests, but there was some sort of thermostat driven machine, which was constantly going off and on. Again the perils f booking a room through " late rooms" I guess. These little niggles wouldn't put me off going back, I would be a bit more specific as to which room I had.
The gardens are lovely, and we sat outside in the sunshine enjoying a drink, late afternoon. We didn't eat at the hotel in the evening, but obviously had breakfast in the beautiful dining room the following morning. It is a lovely room, well designed so that each table has a view to the garden. The extensions to the main building have been done with a great deal of thought, ensuring that the character of the original house has been maintained. That said, it is all very lovely, modern and immaculate inside.
We would definitely return to this hotel. The friendliness of the staff made us feel comfortable immediately and continued throughout our very brief stay. I would encourage anyone to stay here!!
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- Also Known As:
- Rothay Garden Grasmere
- Hotel Rothay Garden
- Rothay Garden Hotel Grasmere, Lake District