Managed to snag a bargain break from the McDonald website and had a most excellent time in a most excellent hotel. We had booked DB&B. Greeted by very courteous & professional staff. Shown to a room with impeccable furnishings and spotlessly clean. We were on the front of the hotel with superb views of the fells around Grasmere. Our package was very flexible with us eating in the walkers bar instead of the restaurant. Food and service were excellent with good choice of food and drinks. As this is an old coaching inn there were open fires everywhere and the atmosphere is less formal than many hotels of this calibre. Though the hotel was almost full, it didn't ever feel rushed or staff stretched. Very difficult to fault our first stay at this most famous of Grasmere's hotels. Will definitely be keeping an eye on the website for future last minute deals.
- 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