My wife and I stayed here for three nights over the Christmas period, our first ever Christmas break away from home. We could not have chosen a better hotel.
The hotel itself is set in lovely Borrowdale about 4.5 miles south of Keswick across a double humped back bridge (built in 1675), drive through the small hamlet of Gates with the pretty hotel on your right. The grounds are tidy and full of mature trees. Great views all around. The entrance to the hotel is very welcomming and the impression is instantly of a well maintained building. The hotel is in a good decorative state throughout.
The staff, all of them, were very cheery and helpful throughout our stay and tried hard to make the festive break something special. The food was top class, tasty and very well presented. We had never been so stuffed for ages.
To make the festive trip enjoyable there were many little extras. Chocolates, wine and fruit in the room as well as chocolates, dates, nuts, sweets etc etc left all over the public areas.
We will return in 2014. Can't wait.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Borrowdale Valley, the "loveliest square mile in Lakeland", according to Alfred Wainwright (MBE). Close to the shores of Derwent Water in two acres of woodland in Grange near Keswick, this is an ideal situation for walking, climbing, and touring the Lake District direct from the doorstep. There are many places of literary and historical interest within the local area. This beautiful family owned and run hotel has undergone a real transformation since 2008 with a full refurbishment completed in September 2012 to earn its current four star AA rating. With elegant contemporary rooms, a rosette award winning dining room, cosy bar and lounge, guests are assured of a warm welcome to enjoy stunning panoramic views during their stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Borrowdale Gates Hotel