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“Gorgeous Grasmere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dale Lodge Hotel

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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Grasmere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

We always stay in Grasmere and will eat at least once at the Dale lodge retaurant or Tweedies but this is the first time we have actually stayed at the hotel. The location is unbeatable so peaceful and relaxing. Hotel room was fine, we had 18 which was next to staff quarters not the best, but the views over to Stone Arthur and Fairfield were brilliant. Both the evening meal and breakfasts were excellent, I had the Eggs Benedict one morning. All in all a perfect choice for anyone wanting a stunning location, the only reason we would not choose to stay here again is that they allow dogs. We had 2 next to us that barked everytime we moved about. Wouldn't mind if they only used certain rooms so you could choose a dog free zone, but they don't. Rooms are cleaned well but pets in bedrooms gets a big no from us.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

This hotel is brilliantly located. It's very picturesque, surrounded by a lot of grass and trees which are all well maintained. The room was great, (we were in room 8) comfortable and large enough with a really good shower in the ensuite. The room and hotel were very clean. Breakfast was first class. Our only dissappointment was that it lacked a bit of atmosphere. The bar is attached but separate to the hotel (you have to walk around the side) and was mainly used by the general public. That said, it was a really nice bar so I'm not surprised it was busy. The flip side to that is that the hotel is very quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will go back later this year.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

I recently stayed at Dale Lodge with my elderly mother. Her room on the ground floor was perfect for someone with walking difficulties, as she has. The bathroom with its walk in shower made it very easy for her to use. My room on the first floor was comfortable and very pretty, overlooking the gardens. The welcome was very warm from the owner of the hotel and throughout our stay she was exceptionally helpful. However, the outstanding aspect of the hotel was its food, served both in the hotel and in the adjoining Tweedies. I had a superb dinner of local lamb served two ways and the croissants for breakfast were home-made and incredibly good ... easily as good as the best you could buy in Paris. My mother thought the cooked breakfast, using locally sourced ingredients, was top notch.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

First impressions were good. Made to feel welcome by staff. Our room was a little small but adequate and the facilities - TV, tea/coffee and wi-fi were good. A little cold in the mornining, but I do get up early.

We ate breakfast (lots of it) and dinner in the restaurant and could not complain about anything, in fact, my compliments to the chef.

Went into Tweedies bar after dinner for a few relaxing drinks. The whole experience was enjoyable and would we would recommend and return.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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milton keynes
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed at the Dale Lodge for 2 nights during our 1 week honeymoon in the lakes. The hotel was really lovely & situated in the centre of Grasmere. The food in the restaurant was superb! On arrival the staff were pleasant but not over friendly. The restaurant staff were all very pleasant, polite & worked very hard. On departure we settled our bill but we were not asked if we had enjoyed our stay etc, Upon booking we were offered champagne, flowers &chocolates in our room for a cost of £60 but declined. We left Grasmere & went north to Bassenthwaite near Keswick. This hotel was different again! They were so friendly they couldn't do enough to please! They left a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room with a wedding card and confetti! The Dale lodge could do with an injection if friendiness like this

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

My family of 10 adults stayed for two nights at this Hotel in April 2012 which was very comfortable for a special 80th birthday celebration. Mews Lodges were excellent with Hot Tub for the younger ones. Breakfast was very satisfying as were two Dinners with good choice of courses. Service at meals was rather slow as Hotel appeared to have minimum of staff, who were always polite attentive and courteous. Linked Tweedies Bar (open to public) is very popular and may affect service of meals in Hotel. Overall would recommend for good value in this lovely village, always busy with tourists but excellent centre for walking and famous excellent Wordsworth Museum.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire
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118 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

This is a lovely hotel with a warm (very warm!) relaxed vibe. The public areas are done very nicely. Our room was nicely decorated but very dark with no view from the window. The mattress was lack lustre. We accepted this as we stayed on a KGB deal. It was really good value for money so we had no grounds to complain. Our concern over a radiator problem was dealt with efficiently and the staff seemed very nice. We ate at Tweedies which was nice, especially with the wine voucher offered. It has exactly the same menu as the more formal hotel dining room. The breakfast was one of the best I’ve had – great quality and cooked to perfection. Staff did have to double up with reception and restaurant duties, so to save complaints it would be good to have a bell at reception to summon help rather than in the porch! Overall a good experience. Nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dale Lodge Hotel
Address: Red Bank Road, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dale Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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