We had a lovely stay in this hotel. We stayed for 2 nights in August 2013 - a couple with a dog. We knew about the £15 per dog per night additional charge for our dog but still feel that it is a lot of money for what is in our case, giving the room a good hoover. We stayed in a room that had not been refurbished but understand that many rooms have and given the ongoing refurbishments I hope that dogs will still be allowed to stay when all of the rooms have been refurbished. We didn't eat in the hotel for dinner, just had drinks in the bar and an afternoon tea which was lovely. All the staff are very friendly, polite and welcoming. Breakfast was great, good choice and freshly cooked. The room was very clean, we had complementary water, tea, coffee and biscuits in the room which were appreciated after a long walk. The bathroom is far too small though which is a shame, but fine for how long we stayed for. The only things to complain about are doors - they are too loud when they close, which must be annoying for those who are in rooms close to the stairways/ends of corridors. Also, the chap who came to shut down the bar area was very keen on closing the bar at 11:00. We understood that the bar closed at 11 which is fine with us, however it just seemed to us that he wanted us and other to finish our drinks immediately and proceeded to lock barriers, switch lights off at 11 on the dot! Anyway, check out was quick and the gingerbread was a nice touch. We can't wait to go back for another couple of days.
- 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