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Macdonald Swan Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here several times and always enjoy it. Lovely at this time of year with roaring open fire and comfy lounges. Amazing breakfast with quality ingredients. Excellent room and comfy bed. Staff attentive and responsive. All in all made for a great break.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived here on the 21 of October with wife and two kids , once we checked in decide to go for something to eat in the restaurant , we found the staff untrained, did not know anything about the food they were serving, could not see the different between the kids food and an adults ones, we were having the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Swan for my second year of the Climb of Life charity fundraising walk in November. Great staff, lovely warm hotel and a very welcoming bar, essential given the rainy weather. All in all a great couple of nights stay

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Thank Keith J
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A welcome return to the Swan after several years, to find a great new team led by Anthony. All the staff were unfailingly helpful and smiling. The cosy atmosphere remains with toasty fires in the lounges and delicious food at breakfast and dinner. This is a completely dog friendly hotel and the team were kind enough to arrange for breakfast... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every November we come to this lovely little place in Cumbria for the Climb of Life event, where they look after us with lots of lovely food and cosy warm rooms. Great place to help us recover after our long walk in the rain hail and wind.

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South Shields
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic autumnal break in Grasmere, close enough to visit the fireworks display in Windermere, after enjoying some sunshine throughout the day. Warm, clean & cosy retreat after a full day out. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the umpteenth year we recently stayed at the Swan for the annual Climb of Life, an office products industry initiative to climb mountains in aid of cancer research, and as usual the Swan never let us down. Our room was spacious, very warm and cosy and well appointed with an excellent bathroom and comfortable bed – essentials after a... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay here every year for our charity climb for ICR .. The staff are amazing and this is without doubt the best in the area .. Perfect location , fantastic food and they cannot do enough for you ... Dont hestate to book ..you will not be disappointed in any shape or form ..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about the hotel but central reservations and hotel donor seem to communicate properly with each other. Our reservation confirmation was completely lacking in any detail and hotel had no knowledge of the deal we were on. Much confusion ensued when we presented with a bill for everything at checkout. DBB Autumn Break deal should be passed on to... More 

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Huddersfield
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location and hotel, very dog friendly which really helped us relax with our dog. Some cleaning needed in the main areas but that's just if I'm being picky. Was able to eat Breakfast with our dog too which was great, rather than him sat in the room barking. Will definitely return

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Swan Hotel

Address: The Swan Hotel Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Price Range: ₹ 7,405 - ₹ 18,082 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Swan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Hotel Macdonald Swan
Macdonald Swan Grasmere
Macdonald Swan Hotel Grasmere, Lake District
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“All rooms are lovely . Standard rooms can be small but well presented”
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“Room 11 perfect ..great views”
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