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Lairbeck Hotel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Very clean however room very small..Good location, but if you stayed out late we felt there was a curfew. Breakfast very poor no fresh fruit and portions very small. Will not return

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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17 Thank jim382
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MalcolmHutchinson, Owner at Lairbeck Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
This response has been delayed for 48 hours because in the first version we used the identity tag used by the reviewer in his review. Trip Advisor advised that our use of this identity tag established by the reviewer fell in to the category: Responses may not contain the personal information of any person, including names, addresses, phone numbers or other information that may be used to identify an individual. Here is what we wanted to say minus reference to the reviewers own identity tag:

It is always a puzzle when very occasionally guests express great satisfaction during their stay and on departure and then do a review like this. We can only offer some facts for potential guests and keep other thoughts to ourselves:
We have bowls of fresh fruit throughout every breakfast service - during this guests stay all of - pineapple, melon, banana, mandarin oranges and kiwi fruit each day. Our waitress reports that these guests actually had fresh fruit every morning.
In addition to fresh fruit, toast, croissants, big range of cereals, grapefruit, yoghurt, porridge etc a full Cumbrian breakfast is served with two rashers of local dry cured bacon, large, thick Cumberland sausage, fresh tomato (baked), fried bread, mushrooms and free-range egg choice. A very large full plate. Manx kippers are also available. These guests had full Cumbrian breakfast (minus fried bread) each morning. I noticed that they left part of the sausage each morning and asked ‘this reviewer’ after the first morning if there was a problem. He replied 'no it’s just me'. It was a puzzle why they kept ordering the sausage each morning only to leave it.
Please check out other guest reviews of our breakfast!
24 Hour Reception. Unlike some ‘Hotels’ we offer genuine 24 hour reception and these guests knew that even before they arrived. 'This reviewers ' partner phoned well after Midnight and laughed whilst asking if it was OK to phone so late. She was assured that it was and the booking was completed. On their final night they arrived back to an open door after 1.30 am. I observed that they went quietly to their room. Before they went out they were offered a digital door code, in addition we have a 24 hour reception bell on the door and a 24 hour reception telephone.
We can offer these facts but what we cannot do is change the unjustified damage this review does to our rating.
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Lancs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Me and my husband stayed at this hotel to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary.Our room was very clean and spacious with a lovely garden view.We were made to feel very welcome and the food was good although the choice wasn't huge- our only small criticism.On the whole a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Wen95
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MalcolmHutchinson, Owner at Lairbeck Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2011
Thank you for your review and kind comments. We enjoyed having you stay at Lairbeck and are glad you thought the food was good.

We know that our dinner Menu is not huge but just for information we would mention that:

We don't have a set menu with no choice at all (some hotels (at twice the price) do!).

Our menus change daily so unless you stay for more than a fortnight you will not be offered the same main course and would be unlikely to be offered the same starter or desert on different days of your stay.

Typically you will have a different choice of 4 - 5 starters, 2 - 3 main courses and 5 deserts on each day of your stay.

When you book we will ask you about dietary requirements and the menu will be adjusted to your requirements.

You will be shown the menu each morning and can discuss if there is a requirement which is not met.

You will be reassured by the fact that we are one of very few hotels in Keswick which have been listed in the Michelin guide every year since we took over the hotel in 2007. Described as providing 'honest country cooking'. For us this means nothing bought in, everything made fresh from locally sourced (organic where possible) foods.

You will also be reassured by our Five Star Hygiene award from the local Council.
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UK - Hants
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in early June, arriving on the Friday and leaving on the Sunday with a climb of Scafell in between. Our room was great and even better were the meals. Not a huge selection but we had 3 courses each evening and each was of really good quality. Breakfasts were also excellent - just right ahead of walking lots of miles.
Welcome was warm and friendly with a really good atmosphere. Thank you. Giles & Eileen

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

We stayed at Lairbeck for a long Bank Holiday weekend to treat ourselves after a few days walking. It was a great choice; lovely room, good food and great location. Malcolm and the rest of the staff looked after us well and provided useful local information. We'll stay again when we're in the Lakes.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank jru100
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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2011

Beautiful location, fine food and wonderful hosts/owners. I'm sure it's not easy dealing with a single (fairly raucousat times) party of 6 couples but owners Malcolm and Jennifer were superb. The local scenery is stunning, there is no shortage of places to visit, and for anyone into fell-walking/climbing etc, this is the place to base yourself.

Room Tip: All rooms have good views.
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  • Stayed May 2011
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1 Thank Willie2145
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Great location, open fires, warm and comfortable, genial, caring hosts
- it was just right for us. Delicous dinner and lovely breakfast. If I am fortunate enough to return to the Lake District this is where I will stay. A beautiful Victorian house with a history and a great future with these hosts .

Room Tip: Views of Skiddaw from our three rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank EMcS_11
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MalcolmHutchinson, Owner at Lairbeck Hotel, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Thank you so much!

Jennifer & Malcolm
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buxton
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

Our walking group has stayed here for several years and always had excellent service. We are greeted in a friendly manner treated well with good food and courtesy. The staff and owners are helpful and obliging. The rooms vary from one small single, which is OK as one goes to the Lakes to visit not stay in the room, to much bigger doubles some with view of the garden. The lounge is comfortable with a small bar. The meals are a good value and well prepared. The owners obviously care about their guests, for example they returned an i-pad to an American who had left it and returned to the USA. They also ensured one of our group got his walking pole which he had not realised he had left there. Some of our group have returned individually and had the same excellent level of service. Although there was no dedicated disabled room the downstairs is accessible with one step, which my wife,who needs a wheelchair could negotiate with help

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Lairbeck Hotel
Address: Vicarage Hill, Keswick CA12 5QB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lairbeck Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a relaxing holiday in a Victorian Country House in the heart of the English Lake District. Lairbeck is a 3 Star Visit Britain Hotel beautifully set in a quiet, secluded garden 10 - 15 minutes walk to Keswick, Derwentwater and the Theatre by the Lake. ... more   less 
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