Latest of several stays for walking weekends with friends. Positives - excellent food in the restaurant, a great location with lots of options for low and high level walks, and efficient and really friendly service in the restaurant, with Laura and Fiona making us feel particularly welcome. On the downside, whilst the rooms are well appointed, ours (number 26) was scarcely big enough for a double bed, with a cramped ensuite (toilet rolls piled up next to toilet with no holder, toiletries in fixed bottles Premier Inn style), a stain on the bedcover, paper thin walls, and several niggling things that didn't work as we'd expect when paying £85 per person per night for B&b. On the subject of price, one tip - make sure you book directly with the hotel and make it very clear if you want the dinner, bed and breakfast rate, otherwise dinner will be charged separately costing you £11 per person per night more. One of our group booked the rooms online via a hotels website but had to ring the hotel separately to book dinner as they couldn't do this online. Even though they did this well in advance and within a day or two of the room booking, the hotel insisted on charging us the full separate rates, without a hint of goodwill, in spite of the several thousand pounds business we have given them over the past few years
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Scafell Hotel is a wonderful Country House Hotel located in the very heart of Borrowdale, considered by many as England's finest valley, surrounded by mighty fells, tranquil meadows and crystal clear waters. A paradise for the walker and a perfect centre from which to visit other parts of the Lake District. The Hotel is situated almost at the foot of Great Gable and the Scafell Massif, and is regarded one of the Lake District's renowned headquarters for climbers and hill walkers. Keen anglers will appreciate the Scafell Hotel, as there is excellent fly fishing on the River Derwent and in Derwentwater. Those who are content with gentle rambling or just lazing on restful lawns fringed by trees amidst imposing scenery will be equally happy staying here. Our rooms were fully refurbished during 2010, in a Warm and Rich Country House style with a 'Contemporary Twist' perfect for setting the scene for a peaceful and relaxing break in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. The Restaurant, Lounges and Bar have been tastefully decorated and furnished to retain that all important Country House warmth, allowing for complete relaxation after a great days walking on the Fells, and maybe even a little 'nap' by the fire after a delicious five course Dinner. Under the constant direction of owner's Miles Jessop MBE (Chairman) and Andrew Nelson (Managing Director) the Management and Team of Scafell Hotel offer truly warm and friendly service. Individual and Independent Country House Hotel for the last 44 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scafell Hotel Rosthwaite