Back to The Swan after some years with our new dog (Border Collie), we were disappointed.
Our room (49): Old, shabby, unrenovated, smelly drains, windows could only be opened by a small gap, no air and stuffy. Badly in need of refurbishment. During our stay the door lock broke and we could not leave the room.
Lovely gardens, good bar, acceptable breakfast buffet.
Restaurant: Dark and depressing.
Location is good: Short stroll into Grasmere and up the hills right from the hotel.
- 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