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“The Swan”
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Swan Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Newby Bridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We had a overnight stay on the 3rd September, and had garden rooms, which is definitely the preferable side as it is quieter than the other side. My brother and I enjoyed our stay very much, we found everyone very helpful, and the facilities were fabulous, the gym and swimming pool were lovely. We found this little gem on a quick tour round the lakes one day, seeking lunch. Then decided to come back for an overnight stay, enjoyed the A/conditioning in the rooms.
Really fabulous stay:) My brother enjoyed a pot of tea next to the water on a beautiful afternoon.

Room Tip: Garden rooms very quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Stayed here for a short break, after taking a recommendation from the Mr & Mrs Smith web-site (boutique hotel recommendation). The location was lovely, but that's all the hotel had going for it. The restaurant was noisy and dirty - dirty plates and food were left on adjacent tables throughout our meal. Food was left on the floor. Our table had that lovely "sticky quality" you would normally associate with a town centre value pub! The restaurant staff seemed very young and inexperienced. They were not interested in customer service, were scruffy, and at times very sarcastic. Staff with a poor attitude to customers, wearing dirty trainers and stained clothing is not what you would expect at a premium cost restaurant! Our food was very late and when it eventually arrived, after much chasing, was cold and bland. Our room was okay, but definitely NOT Boutique! White, cheap, chipboard beside cabinets, "dog-eared" carpets and cheap chipbord wardrobes were definitely not what I was expecting in a premium priced boutiqe room, or even a premium priced room for that matter! The room also had a very stale, musty, damp aroma about it, that we couldn't clear, even though we left the windows open throughout our stay. When we complained to the reception desk (we didn't do this to get our money back - but to inform the staff about the issues we encountered), the staff were very rude. One to avoid.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Very stylish and chic hotel in a fantastic location. The Swan hotel is set in a lovely old building but inside it's decor is modern and stylish. The onsite pub serves high class modern takes on traditional pub food and the River restaurant is a very well priced mid range restaurant. Our deluxe room was spacious comfy and had fantastic view of the lake. The outside terrace is a great place to take in the view while having a afternoon snack and the onsite lesuire facilities are very good if a touch small. Staff are great and service always good even when busy

Room Tip: Upgrade to deluxe , great views and much bigger
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Just had a couple of nights away over the Bank Holiday weekend in the Swan Hotel and really enjoyed the break. Had to book a suite as we are a family of 4, nice size and great bathroom with walk in shower and double bath. Really family friendly with lots of little areas for the kids to play and a library of DVD's to hire. Cookies and milk are available for the kids at night. Pool not the largest but has a decent steam room, jacuzzi and sauna. All food and drink was excellent with the breakfast staff particularly helpful. Pub very busy on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. A thanks to the Restaurant for fitting us in on Monday night when already full. Pity about Cartmel Races being cancelled but we enjoyed the hotel instead. Be back next August!!

Room Tip: Keep off the ground floor and away from the car park to avoid noise from the busy bridge in front of...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

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The hotel is a lovely hotel with nice sized guest rooms and a great bar and restaurant area.
There is a gym and this in on the small size and the pool is also on the small size.
The hotel is situated on the river and there is an outside seating area on the river too, which is nice in the summer.

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The rooms have are large and well decorated, with a bath and over shower. there is also the bonus of in room air conditioning.

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excellent food and drink weather you dine in the restaurant or eat in the bar area.
the breakfast is a must too with a wide choice of cooked food, fruit and pastries.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayed over the August bank holiday, celebrating my 40th birthday. Been here many times, but only for a drink or something to eat, never stayed. So glad we have. Stayed in a deluxe room overlooking the river, brilliant room very clean. It's so good you don't really notice the staff, as they are so efficient! Six of us stayed mainly relaxed in the hotels lounge, which is sadly being missed as I write!!! Food both in the bar and restaurant excellent! I cannot find one negative about this hotel, the best weekend away fact!!! :)

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

On visiting the Lakes I had never stayed as South as Newby Bridge. The location of the hotel on the river edge was beautiful and it was nice to sit by the river enjoying a few drinks. The spa was adequate for a short break with a small pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. The bar meals looked lovely and there were plenty of people eating who were not staying in the hotel. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were delicious. The standard rooms were large and I must say had the most comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swan Hotel & Spa

Address: Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Newby Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Newby Bridge
Price Range: £120 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Swan Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the picturesque River Leven at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, this 17th-century coaching inn is full of character and charm, but also offers well-equipped rooms, first-class leisure facilities and a fabulous ESPA spa. Enjoy the cosy, traditional lounges with roaring log fires, sample a unique local ale and enjoy a first-class dinner from the extensive hotel menu. The chef makes a point of finding the very best natural ingredients from local sources. If you're planning on a family trip, you'll find that The Swan has excellent facilities for children. Whether it's books and toys available in the library, a special restaurant menu or the complimentary milk and cookies served up at bedtime, younger guests are well looked after. Of course, there are many opportunities for them to play too - both in the hotel's 14 acres and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Whatever the reason for your trip, business or pleasure, you can be sure of the warmest of welcomes and will have the perfect base for exploring the wonderful beauty of the Lake District. ... more   less 
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Swan Newby Bridge
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