Spent a long week-end at the swan to do some hillwalking. First impressions is this is too 'posh' for a walker's hotel but it really is geared up for adventure holidays and we felt quite at home. The hotel is in a great location surrounded by mountains and the view from the outside bar area, breath taking.
Everything was of a high standard, food, accommodation, service. Particularly liked the drying room which guests could use to dry boots & jackets (which luckily we only needed to use once!). We ate in the bar and the food was good but a bit pricey for bar food.
We would definitely stay there again. It's a comfortable hotel to return to after a day in the hills.
- 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