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The Borrowdale Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
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preston lancs
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“Great Visit yet again”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd February. Again everything great . stayed in Room 3 .This room was way to hot so turned Radiator off. Charlie the bar man was in reception when we arrived and recognised us from previous visits. He was outstanding all weekend in making sure everyone had enough drink. Charlie was about when we left and said goodbye. I do love this Hotel ,its a bit quite sometimes but I can live with that. The only downside last weekend was the food . The main course on a Friday and especially Saturday night ( Ham ) I can get that anytime . No proper Meat ie Steak not even on a supplement. I think the hotel should lose the second course and make the main course better. it did spoil my dinners . We never got the coffee in Saturday night due to the waiter walking in the bar and then walked straight back out with it .
I cant wait till the conservatory is finished as I know where the coffee is is then .

overall Great stay please sort out Saturdays night dinner.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Just had a fantastic weekend at the Borrowdale. Room 45 was beautiful freshly renovated. Beautiful. Pimms and crumpet weekend.Here as part of our 40 th wedding anniversary celebrations. Whoops forgot to get our free calendar. We will return. We have been visiting this hotel for 20 odd years. Staff friendly efficient. Loved the wine tasting event. Took a trip on the ferry to Keswick. Loved it all. Thanks we will return

  • Stayed February 2014
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Leah D, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review, it’s great to hear of your return visits to The Borrowdale Hotel and that we have been part of your happy memories in the Lakes. It was lovely to read and sounds like you had a really enjoyable time.

I'm glad that our team of staff looked after you and that you sampled our wine tasting evening with Stephen. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Borrowdale Hotel sometime soon.

Kind Regards
The Borrowdale Hotel
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Reception - could not be better - prompt, efficient, considerate and helpful.
Room - "Prestige" room - stylishly refurbished including en suite. Room 36 just adequate for space as a double - only one chair, no room for a second. ( Last year we had room 29 which was more spacious being a family suite).
Food - Both breakfast and dinner choices were excellent as was the quality and quantity. Outstanding dining room service over the three days.
Ambiance - retains its traditional appearance and values yet with all mod cons. Comfortably warm everywhere. Open fires in lounges and bar. Free Wifi also worked in the bedrooms.
Have been using the hotels which make up the group for over 40 years. Next break at the Inn on the Lake already booked.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leah D, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Dear Ken

Thank you for this fantastic 5 star informative review, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you were looked after by our great team of staff! We have now refurbished all bedrooms in the Borrowdale Hotel and are now focusing on the bar, lounge and conservatory area.

We make every effort to maintain a high standard of service and we are delighted that we have been successful in achieving this during your stay. We hope to see you again at the Borrowdale Hotel.

Kind regards,
The Borrowdale Hotel
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have stayed at The Borrowdale Hotel now for some years, usually in February.
It is a traditional place but feels very homely and with the staff, service and food, there is every reason to keep visiting.
The Borrowdale seems to be like a honey pot is for bees, where people return to it year after year,
always enjoying it, well we certainly do.

Room Tip: All rooms will be quiet as the location is so quiet and serene. We had a small room this year but ha...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leah D, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Dear Christine

Thank you for your lovely review, it’s great to hear from guests especially when you have returned for a number of years, it helps us know that we are doing a great job.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Borrowdale Hotel again sometime soon.

Kind regards,
The Borrowdale Hotel
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Had a fantastic stay with my partner from 18th February till 21st, All the staff couldn't do enough for us, We had two rooms over the three night stat and both were spotless and very well dressed. The conservatory was having a revamp but there was no inconvenionce to anyone this was one of the Lake chain and we will definitely be back the views over the lake were spectacular even though the weather was rotten we had a great time. It's dog friendly and very well run , a credit to all the staff. Looking forward to returning.

Room Tip: Lake view recommended
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leah D, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay at the Borrowdale Hotel.

It's great to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were looked after by our great team of staff!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Leah
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Fantastic polite staff warm log fires great food second visit.roast lamb very tender tasty honey glazed carrots red cabbage new,roast potatoes.wife had turkeyxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leah D, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Hello and thank you for leaving a fantastic review on trip advisor.

We are so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.

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Leah
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for a one night break in February. Our stay included winter Pimms and crumpets and a 3 course evening meal.

On arrival the room was lovely. Warm, spacious and immaculate. Only fault was that you could hear everything from the room above. They had a dog that wandered all night.

Our evening meal in the restaurant was average. Although staff were friendly they were unorganised. Our wine took 30 mins to arrive by this time we had finished starters and were on with main course. Our desserts came out 30 mins apart and we ordered a tea and a coffee to finish off with. The coffee arrived but no tea so we left without. 30 mins later a waitress came into the bar and asked us if we still wanted our tea. Better late than never I suppose.

Finally when checking out we noticed that we had charges from travel zoo and a beef baguette? Neither should have been on the receipt however the receptionist tried to say the travel zoo charge was for the "complimentary" crumpets. After some confusion it was finally resolved.

Overall I would say the Borrowdale is a beautiful hotel and well looked after but could improve in some areas. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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LeeBrown676, Guest Relations Manager at The Borrowdale Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

We are glad that you found the Hotel and room to be of a high standard, we make every effort to maintain the quality of our facilities to help contribute to a enjoyable and relaxing stay, however we were disappointed to read that you felt that the food for your evening meal was of an average quality and that the staff were unorganised.

We take pride in the provenance and presentation of all the food that we serve. I can only apologise for falling short of your expectations and hope that you will return to the Borrowdale Hotel.
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Property: The Borrowdale Hotel
Address: Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this completely refurbished 4 Star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. Warm and welcoming fires in the Winter and cool drinks and Lakeland cream teas on the lawns in the Summer served with a smile. Built in 1866, the Borrowdale Hotel has an interesting history with the original 41 room bells, which, although no longer working, are still proudly displayed outside the reception area. The restaurant has been refurbished to a very high standard and is very elegant and comfortable. It also now boasts a superb walk-in wine cellar stocked with some very interesting bottles. During the day the lounge bar and conservatory are open for light lunches and afternoon teas and in the evening a splendid 5 course silver service dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms have all been refurbished within the last 3 years all have TV, telephone and hospitality tray. There are also 2 extra large, easy-access rooms too. If you are arriving or leaving on a Sunday make sure not to miss the famous Sunday lunch - it is well worth trying, but remember to book your table well in advance, as it is particular popular with both locals and residents. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well behaved dogs. Please contact reservations for information about our dog friendly accommodation. ... more   less 
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