We decided to opt for this hotel as a last minute booking as the Lodore Falls didn't have the room we wanted & it was absolutely fine. It did, however, feel a little bit like a residential home for the elderly, particularly at dinner but otherwise it was ok.
We made sure we had a refurbished room before we booked & we weren't disappointed. The bedroom & bathroom were decorated in a contemporary manner & it felt fresh & new. The only downsides were the shower - low water pressure meant it felt like a sprinkling watering can & also the cold water tap which took 5 minutes before cold water came out - varying between warm & hot !
The food was good overall - a starter, fish or sorbet course, main course & dessert. There was a reasonable choice every night + specials at an additional charge, although an extra £12 - £15 on top of the £29.95 menu charge seemed very steep.
Breakfast was good, although again, an additional charge of £2.50 for smoked salmon & scambled egg appears penny pinching when other hotels offer this at no extra cost.
I would recommend this hotel for a short break, although be sure to request a refurbished room prior to booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this 4-star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. 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 AA Rosette restaurant is very elegant and comfortable, which also 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 AA Rosette restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms come equipped with TV, telephone and hospitality tray. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well-behaved dogs. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Agoda, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, LateRooms and getaroom.com so you can book your The Borrowdale Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Borrowdale Hotel
- The Borrowdale Hotel Keswick