What attracted us to Tarn Hows were the prices, in that they were markedly higher than the standard Keswick B&B rates. We prefer to pay a little more, as we enjoy our regular breaks in the UK, and require an uplift in quality from the norm. On arrival, the room was neat and tidy, but decidedly snug, with little space to move around. The breakfasts were of a good standard, with decent portion size. The Wifi also worked without any problems. However, the standard of clientele was a long way below what we expected. From inside our room, we heard a bunch of noisy Geordies lads being shown around vacant rooms late in the afternoon, and the rate being discussed, so we assume they just knocked on the door in response to a Vacancies sign. However, this level of noise was trivial compared to that made when they returned from a night out in Keswick, AT 4AM IN THE MORNING. Shouting outside their rooms and running between them, plus verbally abusing anyone who complained. Every guest was woken and the owners were unable to quieten them, but thankfully they fell asleep in a drunken stupor after an hour. Ultimately, the owners decided to sell a couple of rooms and chase a little more income, to very obviously unsuitable guests, with no regard for the well-being of their other guests. To add insult to injury, on leaving we were not offered a discount, so we ended up paying full price for a decidedly sub-standard experience. If you decide to stay, make sure you take earplugs, or stay out late into the Keswick night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tarn Hows is a traditional Victorian residence situated in a quiet location only a few minutes walk from the town centre, lake and all amenities. Keswick is the perfect base for your Lake District stay, and if you enjoy freshly- cooked local produce, comfortable, stylish and elegant accommodation with excellent service and hospitality, then Tarn Hows Guest House is the place for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tarn Hows Guest House Keswick, Lake District