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“Great Hotel, Perfect Location”
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The Skiddaw Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
West Yorks
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Perfect Location”
Reviewed 16 April 2010

Having Read previous reviews, I was a little hesitant, dont be. It is town centre, bustling and lively, which is not a bad thing.
Great service, spotlessly clean, Jennings Beer, Perfect. As far removed from the corporate mediocraty i am used to , AS A PLACE SHOULD BE.

Old Fashioned in a really good way.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank WestYorksSettle
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JakeHunt, General Manager at The Skiddaw Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2010
Thank You

It is very kind that you have taken the time to review our hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

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Jake Hunt
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

We stayed at the Skiddaw as I was Best Man at a friends wedding, which was held in the hotel. I didn't review it then as the happy couple had paid for our room, and it seemed churlish to leave a poor review of a very expensive room.

However, since our stay I can't stop this hotel from sending me junk mail, despite several requests that they stop doing so. Why would I want to stay again, in a room which was as small as it could possibly be, with an awful view of the noisy car park, (which is busy early on a Sunday morning with walkers parking their cars and setting out for the day), right next to rowdy night club?

The staff were miserable and everything seemed a real effort for them. Keswick is full of much, much better places to stay, with better views and less noise. Some of the Keswick B&Bs are fantastic value, and some even have staff who are willing to smile at the guests. Not the Skiddaw.

The groom and I even had bets on to see if we could get the barman to smile! Not even a free drink for him got that to happen. "One for yourself, barman!". "I don't drink on duty".

The Skiddaw is resting on laurels it doesn't have and hasn't earned.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank MichaelDonkin
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Wakefield
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2010

Our expectations of the accomodation were met, staying in the Cottage Suite, it was to a high standard, clean, warm and welcoming.
The food was good quality and excellently presented.
The friendly staff and the service they gave us during our stay was very good and made our Christmas break a traditional one and certainly one to be remembered.
Angela, Wakefield

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank AKJ13
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Hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2009

Despite the fact that we had paid extra for a "Summit Room", it was actually quite small and we were disappointed to discover that the only difference between that room and others in the hotel was that it had been recently refurbished. The view from the room was restricted and the noise from the extractor fans on the roof outside the window was intrusive. One set of ear-plugs was provided with the complementary toiletries! Despite claims by the hotel to the contrary, there was no access to Wi-Fi in our room. This was particularly disappointing since we had used claimed hotel-wide Internet access as the deciding reason for our final choice of hotel. The staff were generally pleasant but, ultimately, unhelpful.
Should have taken more notice of the comments on TripAdvisor!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Charlie Hurley
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North Ayrshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2009

If the outside noise causes annoyance I suggest using the earplugs provided in the bathroom. That is all that is needed as the hotel is there to stay!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Thank littleddoritt
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Isle of Man
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2009

My worst fears were confirmed after asking at reception why I had ear plugs in my room "on Friday and Saturday it gets quite roudy outside" To say its gets roudy is an understatement. We booked 3 rooms, two were on the far side of the hotel which is conviniently located above a disco. The other room close to reception right above 2 pubs which had people milling about outside until after 3am. I can deal with a fair amount of noise however at £80 a night and with no double glazing (or the thinest I have ever seen) this is one hotel that should be avoided at all costs.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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7 Thank Globaltraveller083
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Essex, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2009

A lovely hotel, we had a great time and have already booked for next year too. We had a huge room on top floor at back, easily big enough for kids z bed and we had a fantastic 7 foot wide bed too.
Maybe because we were at the back, but the market noise didnt bother us at all, so dont be put off.
The restaraunt food was plentiful but maybe a bit old fasioned - very much melon, soup, roast meat and veg then a pud - but to be honest after a hard days fell walking this is exactly what we wanted. Breakfasts were delicious, massive and filling, and the chef prepared us very good packed lunches.
Some of the staff were very young and inexperienced but they were enthusiastic and very friendly, and everytime something went wrong(which it did) they went out of their way to help.
Had a problem with smoking - you can't take bar drinks outside and smoke - but fantastic pub 2 doors away solved that problem and it was the hotel staff that pointed it out to us.
Not one for young families but with teenager this was a great place to stay. Have already re-booked!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank familymiles
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Property: The Skiddaw Hotel
Address: 31 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5BN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Skiddaw Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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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