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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Very nice, very welcoming.”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I stayed here with my partner for 2 days from 27th-29th December 2012 as a Chistmas treat. We had been before in Summer 2011 and enjoyed our stay. When we booked, the lady on the phone was very friendly & helpful and checked which room we were in last time. This room (17) wasn't available so we were put in room 14 which she informed us was smaller but with a bigger bathoom. As we were tavelling with 2 dogs she said if a larger room became available she would move us to it.
The room was fine, very nice but a little small - with a lovely bathroom, very hot water and a nice bath with shower over it. Moulton Brown products to use too.
The bedroom overlooked the front gounds of the hotel and had a pull down blind which would need to be down if getting changed! After a long day and a meal out we decided to head back early & watch some TV in the comfort of our room. Unfortunately the TV had no reception and we couldn't watch anything - we mentioned this at reception & the next day it was fine!
The only minor negatives that come to mind are that the room was very warm even after we turned the radiators off and we could hear doors and floorboards creaking as people were walking around on our floor, but this stopped around midnight.
The breakfast was wonderful, with tea, coffee, various fruit juices and a 'help yourself' buffet of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, croissants, cheeses etc. We sat down in the lovely dining area and were served some toast & asked what we would like from the menu. I had the full English beakfast which I can't fault and which kept me going all day. My partner had eggs benedict which were also delicious.
Reasonably priced for 2 night's B&B in a beautiful part of the world at £200 for 2 plus £25 for our dogs. I'm sure we will return.
Oh, and there was also free use of the leisure/gym facilities at the nearby Langdale Chase, but we didn't get chance to try these out.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

This hotel is so pretty inside. It's also situated in the centre of Grasmere in its own grounds so there is a feeling of being surrounded by beauty all the time.

The breakfast was hot and tasty and the room was nicely presented and clean. I nearly gave it a four as one of the female waiting staff either couldn't be bothered or didn't know how to interact in a friendly manner, and the breakfast room was cold.

Having said that it was a lovely experience and it just scraped its score of 5. We will definitely be back. Thanks a lot.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Cheshire
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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
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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
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bolton
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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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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675 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
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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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
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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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