We had a four-poster room which was very comfortable and a good size.
We were there on one of the hottest days of the year so far, so the room was very hot. We had taken our own fan, but fans were available from reception on request - but be quick as there aren't enough for every room which is why they aren't in the rooms as standard or advertised as being available. We had the window open to allow some fresh air to circulate, but the pub next door was quite noisy. the noise stopped at about 11pm but then kicked off again about 2am. Apparently there is a nightclub there, which is why the hotel has installed triple-glazing. With the window closed, it was fine, but obviously we would have preferred to keep the window open due to the heat!
It was difficult to find the car park. Follow signs for Central Parking. This car park is to the rear of the hotel. You don't need to pay, but you do need to fetch a voucher from the hotel to display in the car. If you're on your own, hopefully you won't get a ticket whilst fetching the voucher! If worried, there is a very small space at the rear of the hotel you can use for a few minutes. You also have to return the voucher on leaving or risk being charged £100 for it.
We decided to take the table d'hote offer, based on the menu displayed in reception, only to find the menu was for the day before. However, the choice was acceptable, if a little unimaginative.
The hotel has a very old-fashioned lift with sliding metal gate door. Not for the faint-hearted, and certainly not suitable for children to use unaccompanied. Watch your fingers!
However, a very good location looking out over the town centre and market-place and ideal for exploring the town.
- 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