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Rothay Garden Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This privately owned hotel is well run and very well equipped having been the subject of a £5 Million refurbishment only a few years ago. It has one of the loveliest restaurants with huge picture windows overlooking the delightful gardens so that breakfast and dinner can be taken with the feeling that you are almost sitting outside. The spa is compact but very well equipped with a superb hot tub, sauna and aromatherapy room, perfect for relaxing those tired muscles after a day on the fells. We stayed in the Garden Suite overlooking the lawns and close to the spa and were pleased to find a drying room just opposite our room where we could dry out our walking gear overnight and the room was very comfortable only a little dark with low voltage lighting which was my only criticism. The service was excellent although the staff are young and some had limited command of English so casual banter with your waiter is not on the agenda here but they were well drilled and if anything a little over-enthusiastic at times as they seemed to be in a hurry to move us on from our table when we wanted to linger but this was not a major issue. The food was consistently good although I found the menu a little limited in variety but the breakfasts were very good indeed. The last time we came to Grasmere we stayed at the Wordsworth however this hotel is definitely superior in all respects and is slightly removed from the centre of the village which adds to the peace and privacy.

Room Tip: I did not see a lift so if you struggle with the stairs make sure you are on the ground floor.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We have stayed at this hotel before when visiting Grasmere and enjoyed our recent 2 night stay.Our room, which was a good size, had a riverside view which we found a bit dull. The rooms overlooking the garden are brighter and we would opt for that location in the future.
The food was good and the dining room staff were excellent, very pleasant and friendly. Reception could improve in this area.

Room Tip: we found the riverside views a bit dull.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mayb10
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in a beautiful room overlooking the river.
Friendly staff and excellent food.
Dinner was very good, although portions were small. Breakfast was of very good quality and quantity. Perfect location for wandering into grasmere. Highly recommended.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank ShakaP
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Wife and I took a spa break in October. Hotel is quite beautifully situated and the interior is designed with panache. Service was crisp, polite and exceptionally efficient. We ate for one night in the hotel and the menu and food was a delight, although not cheap. A perfect location amid glorious mountains and hills, for a relaxing and romantic break.

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Thank Addy R
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is anlovely hotel, excellent food. Bedroom large , great views and fabulous bathroom, Didn't like having to walk through hotel in dressing gown , and spa could have done with a wee changing room , so that I could at least have combed my hair before walking through hotel .Staff were attentive . It was a very pleasant stay . Ideal location on edge of the village, quiet but not remote.

Room Tip: A riverside room with a balcony would be nice, Our room was great but if older and lacking mobility...
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Rorthy is by far one of the the best all round hotels in the Lake District The rooms are fantastic no matter what price range you choose power showers in all fabulous views from the spa and I love my food and my wife and I believe this is Rorthy strong point brilliant chef ..staff and management Elliott so genuine I think he got that from is superb boss Chris who as put so much into the success of my favourite hotel in the Lake District thanks. ..

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

My wife and I returned to Grasmere in September 2013 for our 5th stay at the Rothay Garden. It is one of our favourite hotels and lived up to our expectations in almost every area. We stayed in the Garden Suite for the first time and we weren't disappointed. The staff are excellent - they're not in the 'Ya'll have a nice day now' club and that suits us very well! The Hotel Manager, Elliott Waugh has been there for 7+ years and is brilliant at what he does.

Though not a typical business hotel, they do have a wifi printer which I was able to use and Elliott also sent a fax to Australia for me without any problem whatsoever. The spa facility is great and incorporates a pool, sauna, hot beds and an aromatherapy room - very nice indeed.

We ate every evening in the hotel restaurant. The food was superb from a kitchen team led by very experienced and qualified chefs. The Lapostelle wines from Chile must be experienced - I think the Syrah and Merlot are particularly good!

We'll definitely be back. One thing which could do with an upgrade? The TV in the bedroom.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rothay Garden Hotel

Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9RJ, England
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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Grasmere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Grasmere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#7 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range: £137 - £252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rothay Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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