We stayed at this hotel for our 2nd anniversary and really enjoyed our stay.
The hotel itself is really nice, but the rooms and restaurant are looking a bit shabby, like they could do with a few licks of paint here and there. The food was really, really good. We paid £99 each for 3 nights b+b and 2 evening meals, and weren't expecting the food to be of this quality! Everything tasted lovely, and looked like alot of effort had been put into the presentation, too. Drinks were very reasonable, too, and there was alot of choice for breakfast.
The bar is lovely, drinks are reasonable in there too, and its a nice place to sit after an evening meal. They also have games and cards you can borrow, which was a nice touch.
The room was comfortable and clean, although had no hot water and barely any heating! This didn't pose a problem for us though, as we used the swimming pool each day and showered there instead. The room wasn't especially cold, but we did need to keep our jumpers on! All in all, i'm sure this could have been sorted out if we had asked, but like i said, it didn't pose a problem for us!
The pool area is excellent and very clean. We used the facilities every day of our stay.
The hotel itself is in a good spot, and it only takes 5-10 mins to walk into town. We went to an Indian restaurant called Mumbai which was really good...cross the bridge and keep going, its on the right on the way into town.
The staff seemed lovely, especially those in the restaurant and bar, and were always willing to help.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return. The hotel is part of a small chain and we stayed in the 'Newby Bridge' hotel last year, which was very similar although seemed more of a country hotel, rather than a town hotel, which this is. For £198 for an entire weekend away, this hotel just hit the spot!
Hope this review helps, and if you are worried about it being cold, just take an extra jumper!
- 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