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Highfield Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
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309 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Last Minute Booking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We booked on Friday for Saturday night and got the last available room. We were informed we wouldn't have a view so we weren't disappointed. We were on the ground floor ( Room11) which was at the back of the hotel, was quiet, well-appointed with a comfy bed, lovely shower room (with toiletries), etc. Breakfast was cooked to order which meant it came piping hot and was delicious. Drinking Pimm's in the terrace garden with such a lovely view was idyllic. The hotel is perfectly located for the lake and town centre and has a private car park. We will definitely be back. Thanks to all staff.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Visiting the Lake district with friends from Sweden, we booked 2 rooms at the Highfield based on other excellent Trip Advisor reviews.
Looking out of our upper floor bedroom window (room 7) we had a lovely view across the municipal golf course to the lake (Derwent Water) and mountains in the distance - stunning!

Stayed 2 nights - used the hotel restaurant for breakfasts and 1 evening meal - all meals were really good with very friendly but discrete service.
All the staff seemed permanently happy, and were very friendly and helpful - nothing seemed too much trouble

Parking? - it was not obvious when I booked - but the hotel has it's own car park to the rear, so parking was no trouble and we did not have to fight for the limited on street parking, which guests from some of the other hotels seemed to have to.

Location - very convenient - only 5 minute stroll into Keswick main shopping street - or to the park which incorporates a well maintained municipal garden (Lady Hopes garden) and gentle lakeside walk through the pine forest to a viewing point looking south across Derwent Water.

Hotel offers free WiFi, but signal to the area is a bit iffy, so connection can be a bit hit and miss.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again ...and have no hesitation in recommending it to friends, family or in fact anyone.

Room Tip: Higher floors have a lake view (front of building) but are accessed by stairs (access to the hotel i...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I've just spent 3 nights in the hotel but feel as if I've been away for a week. I met friends here; we were a party of 8 in 5 rooms, but nothing was too much trouble for the staff. My room, number 4, had stunning views, (with a small balcony), large super king bed and shower ensuite. Bed linen and towels were good quality and the room was immaculately made up each day with fresh supplies of shower gel and shampoo etc.
Dinner was a lovely experience, pre dinner drinks in the lounge with canapés and plenty of time to peruse the menu, which changed daily. The food was consistently good; our clean plates after each course was testament to this. I didn't see the wine list (so can't comment on choice) but the wine we had with dinner was quite delicious.
I would certainly recommend the hotel and look forward to my next visit.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Great location near the lake and theatre but handy also for all the town centre shops, pubs etc. Good variety of rooms all well equiped and the rest of the hotel relaxed and full of character. The food is excellent served in a lovely dining room. The staff are friendly and helpful. Will stay here again next time I'm in the area and will be recommending to my friends.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London
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48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This hotel is just about perfect. The room had just stunning views down Derwebt Water and this has to be chief reason for staying here, but all aspects of the hotel were really good. A large firm bed; big fluffy towels; high pressure shower. The breakfasts were more than we could manage. We also ate in the hotel. These meals were of a very high standard and quite reasonable. It was a pleasnt few minutes stroll down to the lake which was a pleasant way to digest the dinner. The staff were helpful and I can't think of a better place to base a Lakeland holiday.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were nearing the end of a tour of Scotland and the North of England and arrived in Keswick and found the Highfield. we were greeted superbly and guided to the car park. The Hotel has so much character. It is clearly an old property but maintanied to such a high standard and clean. We were in the East Turret room with stunning views over the lake. The room was really comfortable with the Turret a great touch. The staff were attentive and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay there. We will be going back and spending more time there as there is so much to do in the surroiunding areas and the Hotel is in a great but quiet location. Highly recommend anyone to stay there. Thanks again from Andy & Joanie.
We also had the evening meal there and have reviewed that separately.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Excellent, We had three rooms, a stunning double and two singles, albeit a little small still very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The views are stunning from all the three rooms. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was also excellent..

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Highfield Hotel
Address: The Heads, Keswick CA12 5ER, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Highfield Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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