I stayed at the Scafell Hotel after a long, hot sunny stretch of the Coast to Coast walk from Ennerdale to Borrowdale. The staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms are simply amazing. A large comfortable, double bed and a large, well equipped bathroom with bath and power shower. There's the option of eating in the restaurant or the bar. I opted for the bar and had the Cajun chicken burger with Lime Mayonnaise, which was absolutely lovely. Everything is home made and freshly prepared. There is a small, additional, beer garden at the back of the bar that sits directly on the edge of the river - a real gem. The breakfast was amazing with a great selection and first class service. The hotel also has immaculate gardens. Would definitely recommend.
- 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