This hotel has a very distinct character and clearly from the reviews some people like the place and some hate it. As such I provide the following FACTUAL information that might help people decide if it is for them.
Guests – I have eaten at the hotel a number of times and just stayed for a long weekend. On each occasion it has seemed to me that while there are certainly some younger guests most seemed to me to be over 55 with their being plenty of pensioners.
Food – I found this to be excellent. The breakfast is the typical cereals, juices and any cooked items from the usual selection with there being lots to choose from. The evening meals while not fine dining were very good and there was always a vegetarian item and lots of nice sweets. For coffee and tea you return to the main bar and serve your self so can have as much as you want.
Staff – All seem young, enthusiastic and keen to oblige.
Public Areas – While these have been re done as some time in the past few years, they are shown in pristine condition on the web site and this is now most certainly NOT the case!!! Yes they are very clean but they are really showing their age and some of the photos posted by past guests clearly indicate this.
Room – As with the public areas while these are clean and functional they are very dated. The room that I have just had was a time capsule of the 1980’s, built in wardrobe made of varnished pine with lots of peeling paint and wallpaper, again this is clearly shown by some of the photos posted by past guests.
- 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