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“Comfortable and welcoming”
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Ravensworth House
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Ravensworth House
Ranked #133 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
SE22
Level 3 Contributor
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“Comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed 11 August 2009

Stayed for two nights towards end of July, Ravensworth was under temporary management as owners on holiday. Very warm welcome from "substitute manager", quickly checked in and shown room. Had booked room on top floor - so was expecting stairs. Room was clean, tidy and comfortable bed. Angled ceiling, but I am 6ft 4 and had no problems. Very good breakfast. No issue with ordering in advance. Much rather have food cooked to order than awful buffets that seem to be everywhere now. When I travel, normally do 5 star. The bigger hotels in Keswick all looked pretty average, so took plunge and went B&B. Not dissapointed - had a great stay, would go back.

Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2009

We had a good 3 night stay at this B&B and would recomment it.
ADVANTAGES:
- we had a great big bed, much better then in other B&B's.
- very clean
- centrally located in a nice town, close to pub's but still problems with street noise at night
- free parking (which is a few 100 metres away of the B&B)
- Keswick is a good place to explore the Lake District: it is less busy than some of the other "hot spots" in the lake district but still busy enough to be "cosy", and it is close to some of the most beautiful parts of the lake district
COMMENTS:
- normally only breakfast as from 8.30, this is rather late (but if you ask, they are flexible in this) - we usually had breakfast (as we do not take full English breakfast daily) around 8.
- We arrived later than expected (if I remember correctly around 7-8 in the evening). I called the B&B to warn them but they reacted unfriendly on the phone (we were late due to flooded roads and the motorway being blocked by an accdidant) and this did give us a bit a stressy feeling on our first day in the UK. However, when we met them they were very friendly so I guess this was more due to the moment.
- Our room was rather small, mainly due (or better: thanks to ;-) ) to the big bed.

IN GENERAL: Very good B&B, a good place to stay when visiting the Lake district!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

My partner booked The Ravensworth Hotel for a two night birthday break for me. We found the owners very welcoming (we arrived quite late at about 8.30pm on the Friday) and the room was clean and tidy. The bed was a little on the small side (but we had a small room) this isn’t a criticism, just an observation. All the furnishings, sinks, toilets, taps, carpets etc look like they have recently been replaced so the whole place is very clean and pleasant.

The location is perfect for walking into Keswick, loads of restaurants and pubs a 5 min walk away. The owners went out of their way to recommend places to eat to us. We were also able to borrow walking books and maps for the 2 walks we did (we actually did the ones we were recommended by the owners).

Parking (1 min walk round the corner) was included in our room rate and we were told we could hang onto the permit after we’d checked out so we could wander round the town centre a little more – very thoughtful.

I’d definitely recommend The Ravensworth Hotel to friends and family and we’ll stay there again next time we visit Keswick.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2009

Arriving rather late with disabled farther in-law, set of drums, piano, amplification system ( to perform at Keswick Jazz festival) we were warmly and calmly welcomed and greatly assisted by Jason. The immaculate room had a view over the rooftops to the hills and the sun shone all the time ( at no extra charge). There were guide books and maps to borrow and an extra parking permit arranged for a member of my band.
This is a guest house not an hotel: if you can find somewhere better please let me know as we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The poached eggs alone are worth the visit.
( The band was brillant too!)

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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lancashire,uk
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Reviewed 19 May 2009

This was our second stay at The Ravensworth- this time we spent four nights there for the Jazz festival. We are surprised by the negative comments recently posted on Trip Advisor. Both Jason and Alison have always been very welcoming and generous hosts- with plenty of advice about local amenities etc if required. The bedrooms and public areas are immaculately clean and well decorated. The breakfasts are wonderful both in terms in quality and quantity. The parking pass for one of the local car parks is a real bonus.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2009

My wife and I have have stayed at the Ravensworth on several occasions over the past few years. We consider ourselves to be quite fussy regarding where we stay for our holidays and short breaks away. The fact that we return to the Ravensworth each time we visit Keswick speaks volumes. The first time we met the proprietors, Jason and Alison, they made every effort to make us feel welcome and this continued throughout the rest of our stay. They advised us on where to eat and places to visit, nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotlessy clean and ordering breakfast the night before did not pose a problem for us. The breakfast is excellant and cooked fresh to order from locally sourced produce. In the breakfast room there is a plentiful choice of cereals, juices and endless supply of tea and coffee. What more could you want? A bonus is the parking permit provided, free of charge for a nearby car park. Not many hotels would provide this facility.
Each time we have returned to the Ravensworth, Jason and Alison have never failed to deliver anything less than excellent service and quality accomodation.
The location is ideal for anyone who wishes to stay in the centre of Keswick and is central for visiting other areas of the Lake District.
We have recommened the Ravensworth to several family members and friends and we will continue to return ,we hope for many years to come. Well done Jason and Alison, keep up the good work.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chester
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2009

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in Apr 09 (along with friends) and generally had a very nice time. Keswick is a buzzing little town with more than enough pubs and restaurants to cater to all tastes, and of course, is surrounded by beautiful scenery. We opted for the Ravensworth, and picked their best room , "Derwentwater" as a special treat.
Pros:
* Great location just a few hundred yards walk from the town centre. However, this did mean our room (at the front of the hotel) was quite noisy at night when drunken revellers were turned out of the pubs!
* Room was very nice, with plenty of space. Well furnished, with a comfy king sized 4 poster bed.
* Landlord was very friendly and helpful, and gave some very good recommendations for places to eat.;
Cons:
* Arrangements for checking in and the need to pre-order the night before what you wanted for breakfast seemed regimented and over fussy (agree with comments of the previous reviewer).
* The landlady has a strange attitude bordering on the unfriendly, not the sort of welcome you expect. She did "thaw" by the end of our stay however. It wasn't just us felt this way, our two sets of friends who arrived independently totally agreed.

Would we recommend it? Not sure really. I suspect there are other nice places with warmer welcomes to be found in Keswick...

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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RavensworthHotel, Proprietor at Ravensworth House, responded to this review, 3 May 2009
I am really saddened to read this review. This particular guest received several recommendations during his stay, from where to eat, good walks, provided with walking books and given advice and directions. They had independantly booked a table of 6 in a local pub and when they were asking me about other places to eat and their wish to cancel the table, I offered to cancel their reservation for them, saving them time during their stay. We let them keep hold of the parking permit on the last day so that they did not have to pay for their parking as they were spending time in Keswick. We tried on several occassion to engage in conversation and they seemed happy. Their friends spent 5 minutes in the town centre talking to me when they had checked out saying how happy they were and what a lovely time they had and that they hoped to return. I am genuinely saddened that someone would then mark our level of service as 1 out of 5. I do appreciate the comments from all of our guests and take on board all comments, whether positive or negative but to be assessed 1 out of 5 for this does seems a little harsh.

Our breakfast choice is extensive and we ask our guests if it is possible to order their breakfast the night before. We also say in our welcome book in each room that we appreciate some people do not know what they would prefer to eat until the morning and that it isn't a problem if they do order in the morning. It isn't and never has been a problem if people do not choose their breakfast order until the morning when they enter the dining room, why would it be? Given the variety on offer on our menu, we simply try to assist service by ordering if possible at night.

We put our heart and soul into our work and this shows and most people comment on this. Our levels of repeat trade are very good and we feel hurt when guests leave having had anything other than a pleasant experience. In most cases people are very happy with us, occasionally some are not. One thing that tends to happen is the happy ones tell their friends and family and return without putting a positive comment on tripadvisor for whatever reason and the ones who feel unhappy or let down for whatever reason nearly always put a comment on tripadvisor.

Our check in times are before 12 noon or after 4pm. We advise all of our guests that we cannot guarantee that we are in between the hours of 12 and 4 as we have shopping to do, children to collect from school and our own little break away from the business during these 4 hours. There are times when we are in and we do allow guests to check in if they arrive between 12 and 4 but only if we are in. In most cases this seems to work but there are obviously some people who are not going to be happy with this. Although we try, we cannot please everybody all of the time.

Jason Dodson
Proprietor, Ravensworth House
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Property: Ravensworth House
Address: 29 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Ranked #133 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ravensworth House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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