My husband and I enjoyed a very relaxing two night stay at The Swan.
The room was a very good size and was well equipped. Yes, the decor was a bit tired in places but this wasn't so much of a problem because overall the room was lovely. My husband was really pleased to see a large flat screen Tv! The bed was big and comfortable and the bed linen was clean.
I was disappointed when we first arrived to find that tea spoons in the room had not been replaced since the previous guest and the crumbs from their chocolate cake had not been cleaned up. Richard from reception was quick to bring us some clean ones when we reported it, but I had expected better.
Otherwise, the room was generally looked very clean but it could have done with vacuuming around the edges and the booklets left in the room could have done with a good wipe also - they were a bit sticky!
Dinner at the hotel was lovely - the food was hot and tasty. Service in the restaurant was generally very good. The staff were busy but attentive. Overall i felt that the vast majority of staff were pleasant and helpful.
I do feel that the hotel was a bit overpriced, but then everything in the lakes seemed overpriced.
We did enjoy our stay here and would recommend it.
- 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