I had booked a 'walkers break' for myself, son & father in law which included dinner on 1 night and lunch on 1 day. We had 2 rooms which also included breakfast on both days.
The hotel is ideally placed for walks in the area and the staff were excellent, arriving early we left our bags in reception and when we returned form our 1st walk they had put the bags in the rooms. Particular praise to 'Martha' who always had a smile and made us feel very welcome.
My only criticism was due to lack of clarity over the dinner package, we had been informed (at the time of booking) that we could eat up to £25 on the dinner menu however the choices were not individually priced although a number of items had a supplement amounts next to them. The waitress explained that we could have anything from the menu but supplement items would mean an additional charge. My point is that if we chose to have no starter and no pudding then surely we would be 'within budget' if we close an expensive main course yet the supplement would still be payable? Very confusing for guests - and staff!
This matter should be made clear to all.
- 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:
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