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“Cosy hotel in delightful setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Cheshire
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71 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Cosy hotel in delightful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

Stayed 2 nights on a 2 for 1 which was a great deal. Our room was rather small and stuffy (although it was November) as it was in a poor position not getting much fresh air. Bathroom was fine. We ate in Tweedies bar/restaurant. Food was fine, a little expensive but Grasmere is a pricey area. No one was eating in the hotel restaurant. The food in both venues was the same so it's not surprising most people prefer the livelier surroundings of the bar. Breakfast was good. I had perfect poached eggs and my husband had eggs benedict which he said were delicious.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

We turned up out of the blue and asked if they had any rooms for the night imagining that such a nice looking place would be fully booked but luckily they had a room left and they welcomed our dog. The room was a modest size but easily accommodated the double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe, and the bathroom/ wet room was huge.
The hotel is right in the middle of grasmere, a perfect start to the 4hour walk we did the one day we stayed there. Tweedies bar was really good fun and lively up until closing time, the perfect place to get warm by the fire after a very rainy walk!
The staff were really friendly and the breakfast in the morning was really tasty and we really liked the fresh buffet style things to start. Impressed by the cooked options too.
All in all I would definitely recommend staying here and we're already planning our next tip back!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FrancescaHill
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bolton
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

stayed there this weekend,last minute booking.
Was unsure as some of the TA reports were avaerge.
Had a great stay,room was clean,and large,also welcomed our dog,no problem.
Also ate at Tweenies in the evening,very good food,and breakfast was spot on!

Overal couldn't find fault,would be happy to return,Thanks.

  • Stayed October 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chimp2000
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Stayed in the mews for two nights and the accomodation worked well for the two of us and our dog, We ate in tweedies(Bar) on the first night and the restaraunt in the lodge on the second,although the menus are the same there was enough of a choice and the atmosphere being totally different in both , the food was generous and we felt value for money. service in both was excellent,

The breakfast in the lodge was substantial and set you up for the day, although the mews is set in the grounds of the hotel 50yds from the main some reports have suggested that this is a negative not for us, the room was complemented by use of the hot tub which was great after a long day walking,.

We were impressed enough to have booked for two nights between christmas and new year, strongly recommend.

  • Stayed September 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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656 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Stopped in a twin room with a fellow coast to coast walkers and had difficulty getting bags through door. Even though a twin room not really big enough for two people with bags. Food modern but not filling for walkers but staff on reception including Craig very helpful. A modern stylish hotel but not a great base for walkers from what we experienced. Might stop again under different circumstances

Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

We were surprised to find quite a large hotel in Grasmere, but delighted too.
The staff went out of their way (literally!) to look after us.
We arrived early and whilst our room was prepared, we were provided with teas. The room was small but adequate and clean.
We ate in Tweedies (there are two restaurants) and enjoyed very good food indeed.
Breakfast the following morning was excellent too.
This is a family-run hotel and it shows. They are very attentive and caring.
Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GrahamAndCaz
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

This period hotel reflects the tranquility of its surroundings. Family run, there is always a warm welcome on arrival. It's a great base to explore the lakes and fells. This is our third visit in three years and we will continue to come here.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Swillytravel
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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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