We found both the staff and the guests are extremely friendly at the Royal Oak. Very good location for walking the hills - arguably the centre of the the lake district. It is certainly worth booking the set meal - good value and makes life very easy after a long day.
The negatives are that the rooms are a bit well used, our shower room very small and we found it slightly less luxurious than other lakes hotels we stayed in during the same week at similar price.
But overall, if you are looking for a family run hotel, rather than an identikit room, where you can happily walk in dripping wet after a typical lakeland day out, this is a good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Oak is a small traditional family run hotel ideally situated in the "Heart of Borrowdale", six miles south of Keswick. Once an 18th Century farmhouse, it has been established as a walkers' hotel for over 100 years. Our English breakfasts and home cooked dinners sustain even the most energetic and although we do not provide a choice, we take great care to select varied and appealing menus. Packed Lunches and special diets are also available. ... more less
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