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Swinside Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Outstanding hotel”
Reviewed 27 June 2011

We have just come back from our third weekend at this outstanding hotel. Everything is excellent; rooms extremely clean and lots of lovely details like home made biscuits and chocolates, turn down service and beautiful linen and towels.
The food is exceptional and the service matches. Nothing is too much trouble; filling flasks, fresh fruit for picnics, wide range of wines.
After dinner there is the chance for lively conversation or a quite romantic stroll.

Would recommend this everytime. Outstanding!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Six of us went for a family dinner. We heard the food was to be very good. Although no choice, the food WAS very good; the problem are the staff and the almost total lack of ambiance in the dining room. The waitress "in charge" dressed beautifully in black lace, but just buzzed aound looking important. The staff disappeared once your course was served, so if anybody wanted something you just had to wait.
The dining room is in dire need of a makeover; there are more tastefull B&B's around. For the not inconsiderable price I would have liked to have my excellent food in pleasant surroundings.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2011

This small hotel located in the northern part of the Lke District turned out to be a great find, situated close to the lake and very quiet and peacefull, the hosts and their staff were very friendly and the accomodation was first class, we had booked a dinner bed and breakfast break, which proved to be a great bargain, the dinner was exceptional and the standard of food and presentation would stand up to any 5 star restaurant in the uk, the room was very smart and clean and the attention to detail was better than we have experienced from some of the major hotel players
I would not hesitate to recommend this and will certainly visit again
overall highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Devon
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Set in a stunning location in the beautiful Newlands Valley Swinside Lodge is a real find.A warm welcome on arrival and efficient and friendly service throughout our stay.We stayed for 3 nights and wished it had been possible to stay longer.The accommodation was first class.The rooms were of a reasonable size and well equipped. The ensuite facilities were excellent with towel changes twice daily.The restaurant was beautifully furnished and the menu was of a high quality. My wife is "almost" vegetarian and considerable efforts were made to provide her with meals to suit her tastes.
We would recommend Swinside Lodge for anyone wishing to stay in the Northern Lakes.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

We recently visited Swinside Lodge for the third time and were not disappointed. Kath and Mike Bilton and their staff welcomed us as usual and we soon felt at home. We stayed (for the second time) in the Oak Room - for us this is an extremely pretty room with a very comfortable bed and a fabulous bathroom. We arrived very wet after a day's walking in the fells and were delighted to have our wet things spirited away to be dried!
Dinner is - as always - to die for. Head Chef Clive serves up Michelin Guide quality food and the wine list is truly excellent. Packed lunches - including flask - are available on request and definitely sustain the walker throughout the day. There are a number of great walks from the door - this time we climbed Causey Pike, and Skiddaw and Blencathra are only a few miles away. This is a great place for those who enjoy walking and maps and advice are available from the owners. we really cannot fault any aspect of this hotel and look forward to returning again soon.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beith, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2011

We had a wonderful welcome to this small hotel, the grounds are stunning and the interior is even more impressive. Our room was beautifully decorated and had all the details you would expect from a boutique hotel. The breakfast and dinners were amazing - really fantastic food, they tailor your food to your dietary preferance e.g. vegan, vegetarian etc. We are vegetarian and it was the best vegetarian food I have ever had in a restaurant. The owners were so friendly and provided us with maps, directions and walking poles for our treks in the surrounding hills. We had many great walks which are literally on the doorstep. There is a good pub a few mins walk up the road too. We were there to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, the owners gave us a wonderful bottle of champagne when we checked out, such warm and lovely service. This is a fabulous little gem of a hotel, just perfect for a romantic break if you like walking or even sightseeing in the car.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2011

Just returned from an excellent 3 nights here. The location is beautiful, the hotel comfortable and the owners and staff are friendly and helpful, and if this isn't enough it's worth going for the food alone. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Swinside Lodge Hotel
Address: Grange Road, Newlands, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Swinside Lodge Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small luxury hotel in the heart of the English Lake District personally owned and run by Mike and Kath Bilton. A warm welcome awaits - hospitality and food are our passions, and the hotel has recently been voted in the top three Fine Dining Restaurants in Cumbria with an AA 2 Rosette Restaurant supplemented by a 75 bin wine list. Local wildlife including red squirrels can be seen in abundance in the gardens, and spectacular walks and drives start from the hotel's door. Seven bedrooms all with beautiful mountain views. ... more   less 
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