The Derwentwater Hotel is located in a beautiful setting with mature gardens including ponds and a putting green. Some reviewers have said the hotel decor is "tired" - I agree but it did not bother us unduly. Our room was very spacious and had a superb view over the lake (we paid a little extra for this and it was worth it).
From the hotel you can walk to Keswick and carry on to do a circular walk round Derwentwater, about 8 miles, mainly flat walking.
Breakfast was good, but evening meals were uninspiring. The quality was acceptable but the menu was unadventurous and repetitive (perhaps some people are happy with this - we were not). With hindsight, we should have just done bed and breakfast and eaten out in Keswick's many restaurants in the evening.
All the staff were courteous and extremely helpful.
Just one other small negative - the internet connection kept dropping out in the bar, which was rather annoying, although the bar and reception staff did their best to keep me online.
On the whole, we would probably go back, but only on B & B or possibly to their self-catering apartments.
- 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