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The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Lovely hotel with views to die for. Perfect for exploring the Lake District, especially the wonderful Borrowdale. Hotel seems to cater well for everyone from the hardened fell walkers, families and the more sedate visitors. Close to Derwentwater, my favourite of the "lakes". We stayed in "Fairy Glen" - a huge, very pleasant room with double aspect windows looking out on to spectacular scenery. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the cooking was exemplary and the lounge and dining areas inviting. Service was a little rushed at times but never a real problem. Our stay was relaxing, peaceful and it was difficult to leave such a beautiful place,.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Without doubt my favorite Lake District hotel. It lives up to it's 4* status. The view through the panoramic window in the dining room is truely spectacular-Wainwright's prettiest square mile in England (see photo). The view is even better from the balcony of a deluxe room on the 1st floor.
Wine list is extensive with access to a reserve list kept at the Vintners of very special wines. Food is well cooked and well presented and better than many restaurants.
Very comfortable lounge for pre-dinner drinks or afternoon tea.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We chose this hotel because it has a nice big room for our family of 3. Most hotels would ask me book 2 rooms. This is ridiculous: how can you ask a young boy of 12 stay on his own?

Well, back to Borrowdale Gates: we were given a nice family room with a double bed connecting to a room with twin bed. We also had a nice terrace opening to greens. Birds chirp greeted us each morning.

Breakfast was delicious: fruits and cereals were buffet style and hot dishes were cooked to order. I have low lactose tolerance and they do not provide soy milk. (This is normal in most hotels in UK. Think it is time to change.)

Overall service was professional. Staff were friendly. We like it a lot.

One more comment: this hotel is very good if you plan on hiking around the area. It is near to the entrance of many public foot paths. However, if you are a city buff, it takes 15 minutes to drive to Keswick, in small winding roads.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stayed here with my girlfriend and had a lovely stay. Clean, great food, relaxed but professional staff, great views. You feel as though you are somewhere Special. My girlfriend made a very good choice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Having written a review on our disappointments it has not taken long for a very good answer from Sue at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel which I really appreciate. All the things that I mentioned have now been rectified and it puts a different perspective on the matters that I bought up. This is the kind of service that we expect from a 4* hotel,so thank you Sue for being so efficient and we will be returning. If you have anything that needs sorting don't do what I did and wait till you get home,do it on the spot and it can be sorted there and then. Once again,thank you Sue and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Many years since our last visit when dinner was a splendid experience and we lived locally. Took two friends for Sunday lunch recently and had another splendid experience. Stunning views down Borrowdale from our table and a lovely lunch with excellent food and service. Hard to find fault. All the Dad's were given a present on Father's Day. A nice touch which rounded off a great meal.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a very comfortable hotel which includes dinner, bed and breakfast in its price. The charge is on the expensive side but the evening meals especially were terrific and we had excellent service. We understand that virtually all the rooms offer views - and though they are not lakeside, they are stunning.

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Address: Grange-In-Borrowdale | Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Borrowdale > Grange-in-Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grange-in-Borrowdale
Price Range: £139 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Gates Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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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