My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided a weekend break would be lovely. On arrival at the hotel we found the car park at the side to be full so had to park across the road where the lodges are. This was only a little inconvieniant. The hotel reception was straight from a Faulty Towers sketch except Basil was much shorter! There was a definate Cybil and Manwel in there but no little rats popping out of the cheese biscuit tin.
Our room had a lovely lake view and was clean and well presented. The bed was a bit on the old side and certainly needs a new mattress but we coped.
The food was very good and the waiters/waitresses were all well presented although they nearly all only spoke broken English. The prices at the bar are very expensive for what you get. We had two large glasses of Rose wine and it was awful and cost £9.95. Yes I did return it and got two very weak southern comforts instead but at least we could drink these.
On the Saturday morning we had booked compliementary passes for the Oxley's Spa. This is free from the hotel but you have to book a time slot and leave a deposit for the card. They don't tell you this on the website. Oxley's was fantastic. Th facilities were outstanding and we both booked a massage which we paid for seperately from the hotel. My husband rated his as the best he had ever had except from me of course!
We went into Keswick town for a short walk around the shops but to be honest unless you need to buy walking items the shops are all the same.
The countryside around the area is outstanding and lots to see. We have two dogs but did not take them this time but this hotel does offer that service and I would defo consider taking them next time.
There is no real entertainment at the hotel in the evenings but on Saturday night there was a pianist and singer. They were ok but catered for the very much older persons than us. I think we were the youngest there at being only 50.
For the price we paid we were very satisfied. Make sure you check out Oxley's spa. It is only a short drive from the hotel and really enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take in the serenity of our grounds, and you’ll find pastures teeming with wildlife. Gaze across Derwentwater and you’ll find majestic fells, shrouded in time and mystery. Within the hotel, you’ll find an excellent standard of service, and all the facilities you’d expect from a Coast & Country venue. You’ll find an intimate, relaxed feel throughout, and a warm, friendly service at all times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Derwentwater Hotel Keswick/Portinscale, Lake District