I travel to Kendal on business regularly, and stayed here years ago. Then I wasn't impressed so I've stayed elsewhere since. However, the prices this time meant that I thought I'd give it another go. I was very pleased that I did.
The location is great - right in the centre of town.
The room I had was fine - no faults and everything I need without being extravagant. The particular room I had was right on the corner with the main road, and so suffered from a lot of traffic noise that meant I was woken at about 0600 when the lorries started passing. It was warm and I prefer having windows open - I expect the noise would have been much reduced with the windows closed. If you're particularly bothered by traffic noise then it would be worth asking for a room at the other end of the hotel.
The gym is small but quite sufficient and has all the essentials for a decent workout. The pool also - small but sufficient. I don't recall there being a gym the last time I stayed here (many years) - the gym is the main reason I choose a particular hotel and I was happy enough with this one to go back.
Breakfast was ok - a little short on choice for the continental buffet selection, and also the cooked breakfast also from self-service buffet which is ok but not ideal when its a little busier.
Staff generally were friendly and helpful. I didn't eat in the hotel in the evening and the advantage of the location is that there are several restaurants in easy walking distance. The menus I saw in the hotel did look like 'hotel prices' - ok but overpriced.
Overall, I'd be happy to go back and stay there again as long as a got a decent rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverside Hotel Kendal, Lake District