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The Borrowdale Hotel

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Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this 4-star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. Built in 1866, the Borrowdale Hotel has an interesting history with the original 41 room bells, which, although no longer working, are still proudly displayed outside the reception area. The AA Rosette restaurant is very elegant and comfortable, which also boasts a superb walk-in wine cellar stocked with some very interesting bottles. During the day the lounge bar and conservatory are open for light lunches and afternoon teas and in the evening a splendid 5 course silver service dinner can be enjoyed in the AA Rosette restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms come equipped with TV, telephone and hospitality tray. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well-behaved dogs.
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All reviews prestige room wine tasting silver service conservatory area no lift lake district sister hotel on arrival scones sunday lunch dining room classic room course dinner lovely hotel high standard short break first class
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First visit to a wonderfully maintained hotel with stunning views of the fells and derwentwater. The hotel retains many original features from when it was built in 1866 but with modern amenities in keeping with the area. Staff are very helpful and friendly, plenty of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old-fashioned hotel, friendly staff and good service. First of all we had the tea and freshly baked scones - delicious. Our room was a little small but adequate for us as we were only staying one night. Went down to have a drink before...More

2  Thank Susanner_11
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Susanner_11, Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry that your stay with us was slightly indifferent. The wine tasting does take place every Friday night at 6pm in the restaurant. This is within the hotel information pack in all of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night,on D/B/B basis,in a classic room,dinner menu was very good, food was a well presented 4 courses, and delicious.The hotel communal areas are very pleasant,dining room is good,sand the breakfast was excellent Not overly impressed by the size of the classic room,although...More

Thank bto133
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear bto 133, Thank you for leaving your review. It is always helpful for the team to hear our guests feedback. It is also a good learning tool, to help our staff. I am pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and the restaurant. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the Borrowdale Hotel for fifty years and have in the past always enjoyed our stays. The food and service was always first class . Sadly this visit was disappointing. The reception staff were offhand and the barman had no personality and...More

4  Thank angela t
Response from George-GMBorrowdale, General Manager at The Borrowdale HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear angela t, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit this time. Our barman situation has been addressed and will be rectified in the very near future. You are right, having cheerful staff on the bar does encourage people to stay around...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked to stay here during their Autumn special offer when DB&B was an inclusive price plus afternoon tea and dog treats. It was fully booked. Place nicely and recently refurbished in generous traditional style. Dining room did not permit dogs but bar did. We had...More

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2 September 2018|
Response from George-GMBorrowdale | Property representative |
Hi ThomasWeind, Our check out time is at 11am. We do try to get our rooms turned round as quickly as we can. Check in is guaranteed for 3pm, however they are usually ready prior to this. Kind regards George
1 May 2018|
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Response from 540PeterS |
Thanks for the response on this I phoned Hotel and very charming lady called Anna solved our problem and we look forward to staying there late May early June will review as and when we can
3 January 2018|
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Response from Penjn | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay. It is probably about a 10 minute drive to the Seathwaite start of the climb up.
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"Pick a front view if possible otherwise overlooking a car park."
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"Try to get lower floors,no lift"
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"We had Room 28 at the front of the hotel with view of the lake."
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"Views are better at the front."
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US$ 163 - US$ 235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
borrowdale hotel
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdale
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