We spent a weekend as part of a wedding party.
This place is weird: it's right in the heart of Lakeland, on Grasmere, opposite Dove Cottage. But go inside and you could be in any standard hotel anywhere. They've missed a trick here: the ambience could have been so much more fitting to its surroundings.
It's clearly popular with international coach parties.
Comfortable rooms (though they'd forgotten to replenish our hospitality tray), and an excellent wedding meal for their friendly chef.
Friendly, efficient staff. Drinks expensive. But breakfast was very odd - it seemed to be complete chaos, with coffee, tea etc not being brought to tables for whihc it had been ordered, and whirling staff rushing all over the place. Also, if you order a 'fish dish' from the breakfast menu there is an extra charge! Given the price of the room, this seems unreasonable.
Frankly, if you want to stay in Grasmere, go for a local B&B and experience real Lakeland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of Grasmere Water, The Daffodil Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the Lake District. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland scenery, The Daffodil is the Lake District's newest luxury hotel. The hotel reopened in July 2012 after a major redevelopment which has resulted in 78 new bedrooms including 14 luxury Suites, a Spa with thermal suite, extensive function rooms and a lake facing restaurant serving fantastic British food with a contemporary twist. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Daffodil Hotel & Spa Grasmere, Lake District