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“Good food, very slow service”
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Dale Lodge Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Our group of four booked in for dinner at the Lodge Restaurant at Dale Lodge Hotel, while visiting the area. There was only one other group in the dining room, so it was't very busy.

We were asked to arrive half an hour after our preferred time. It then took 45 minutes for our order to be taken. I think we were expected to chill out and drink, but we had booked in because we were hungry...

Once the food arrived it was good, as expected, but perhaps dinner there is an entire evening's performance, and not simply a meal?

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We found The Dale Lodge to be a very good hotel.It is situated in an ideal spot for all the village amenities.the food was very good and we got a good deal for a mid-week stay.We had a nice view of the grounds from our front room and it was no problem that we were a little early for check in !

Room Tip: Nice view of the grounds from the front rooms above reception !
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is actually a very nice hotel, with friendly staff. We had a beautiful room, everything was nice and relaxed even tranquil the whole experience was feeling pretty good, however this was soon going to change!! The very next day of our three day booking a rather large Marquee was erected just below our single pained bedroom window, apparently it was Tweedies 10th birthday and there was live music from endless ‘bands’ Anyway the upshot was that went on from midday until 40 mins after midnight then the actual noise from people still there finally stopped just after 2 am!! All in all we couldn’t use our room to relax in for 14 hours!! Totally unacceptable and after lots of complaining we finally cut our stay short and came home. due to this we have to rate this as really bad.

Room Tip: Not one near Tweedies bar, or when an event is planned!!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank James T
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Friendly and helpful staff.

My daughters wedding was held there and they did an excellent job with all the arrangements.

Would always stay here whenever in the area.

Right across the road from St Nicolas' Church where William Wordsworth is buried.

Room Tip: Room 10 is wonderful!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank David s
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

1.00 a.m. and still trying to get to sleep in Rooms 7 and 8 after Tweedies finally wound down. Pub shut at 11.00 but loud noisy crowd outside windows until 12.30.

Rooms 7 and 8 are not 'deluxe' and are very 'tired' - chipped paint and basic fixtures.

Hoping breakfast will be better.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank UKviaVA
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Mews room was cosy and clean. Hotel staff very helpful and pleasant. I hate writing good reviews because you will be there when I want to visit at short notice but the food, beer and wine in Tweedies bar is always stunning.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Shane C
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Good position in the very centre of Grasmere. We stayed in a suite in the grounds which had access to a hot tub which was great fun. The suite was nice but could have been better with a fridge and a telephone. (The phone had been pulled out and not replaced.) Pleasant staff and very good breakfasts. Tweedies bar is good but the staff are a bit surly and food prices in Tweedies are very expensive. Restaurant prices we felt.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank KRoNewcastleUponTyne
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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: £92 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dale Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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