we stayed as a couple on the 'Secret Escapes' deal for 2 nights which included an evening meal on the first night. We asked in advance for a quiet room & were given a room on the top (3rd) floor at the rear. This was not one of the refurbished rooms & was tiny but with an enormous bathroom. The room was quiet but we could still hear some noise from the adjoining night club in the early hours - apparently the night club is also owned by the hotel owner!
The evening meal was very dissapointing; bland, poor selection, the dish of vegetables was embarrasing - mashed swede, cabbage, mashed & new potatoes (despite having ordered chips). It was like school dinners but without the irony. Breakfast was similarly dissapointing - not cooked to order, definately not local ingredients and left under hot lamps until superheated.
If we had been paying full price rather than being on a deal i would have left after the first night. Even at half price (over £260) for 2 nights it was way overpriced for the level of amenities & service
The best thing the hotel has going for it is the location, right in the middle of Keswick but thats about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the picturesque market square of Keswick, this hotel is the ideal base to enjoy the area and all it has to offer with stunning lakes and fells on the doorstep. Be welcomed by friendly and attentive staff and enjoy comfortable bedrooms including several family suites and feature rooms. Delicious food is served all day in the conservatory overlooking the square and the cosy lounge bar. In 31 The Square restaurant enjoy the best local ingredients freshly prepared by Head Chef and his team. There is also a quiet resident's lounge and function room. Free parking and WiFi throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Skiddaw Hotel Keswick, Lake District