I had read some reviews that stated that the hotel was in need of some TLC. Rest assured, the place has obviously had a significant refurbishment, we did not see everywhere but what we saw was good.
The staff were proud of their work place and this came accross in the positive way in which they dealt with us and a few minor requests.
In the restaurant , the service was smooth and efficient, the food was very well prepared and presented.
We would not hesitate to recommend the Swan to friends, and in fact are planning to spend the New Year here.
As a bonus, the hotel are happy to have well behaved pets in some of the rooms, but check it out when you book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Swan
- Macdonald Swan Grasmere
- Macdonald Swan Hotel Grasmere, Lake District