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Shap Wells Hotel
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

The rooms were clean and neat. But the hotel had seen better days and the decor was a bit dated. The staff were courteous and the food was average. The area around the hotel is very scenic and there are a few trails one can take for a nice long walk. We did try out a few of the walking trails and took some lovely photographs as the area was very lush and green. Overall a pleasant stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Pooja P
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

We had quite a nice stay in this hotel. It's older, but very charming and comfortable, and it even has an elevator.

The mattresses were a little springy, but we slept well, and our room was clean and spacious. We ate both dinner and breakfast here, and the food was quite nice and plentiful. When we stayed there was some live polka music in the lobby which was entertaining several tour bus loads of pensioners on holiday, and we couldn't help but smile when they all sang along to some old folk songs. We were on the second floor and weren't bothered at all by any noise.

The grounds are very pretty, and my 5 year old daughter had great fun running around near the stream. Watch out at dusk, however due to the biting flies. We loved that our GPS told us to drive "off road" to get to this hotel.

We really appreciated the complimentary WIFI, but breakfast included would have been a nice touch.

Room Tip: Charming rooms on the second floor facing the inner courtyard
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Bentobloggy
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights bed, breakfast and dinner. The hotel was very pleasant, food of a good standard - 3 courses with choice of menu. Room was comfortable although very hot but it was a hot week. Only complaint we had was that the temperature on the shower was difficult to control. Lovely wooded grounds with red squirrels running around. All staff were friendly and efficient particularly the manager, Julian. Would definitely re-visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Chrissie24
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We have recently returned from staying at this Hotel for a week. Yes we went with a coach party, yes we are over 60, but not in our dotage. Its quite a long drive to the Lake District from Essex and it saved us driving. As people have said the Hotel is about 10 mins away from M6, but very secluded.We received a warm welcome from the Manager Julian. This Hotel has a lovely entrance and bar area and large attractive dining room.If you stay for more than 1 night its convenient to have the same table for breakfast and dinner. The food is of a good standard and the scrambled egg not solid but quite fluffy. Theresa and her waiting Staff do a very good job.Our room was a little small but hey you go there to admire and visit the area not moan.Nice touch, though teapot and cups and saucers.Our poor driver had his work cut out when we visited some places like Conniston as the roads are not really coach friendly. This Hotel is an ideal place for exploring the Lakes (with a car). Most places like Windermere, Hawkshead, etc are about an hrs drive away.There is an excellent booklet entitled Lakes and Cumbria today, which you can purchase locally for £2.75. It gives you a lot of info about the area and places to visit.. We had a very enjoyable stay at this Hotel, with excellent weather and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank chrisHockley_Essex
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

I have recently taken a coach tour to the Shap Wells Hotel and found the rooms, staff, food and entertainment very good

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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