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“A fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oak Bank Hotel

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Oak Bank Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
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“A fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed at Oak Bank, for the first time, for 4 nights at Easter and were completely bowled over. First and foremost the food is absolutely stunning-in fact some of the best we have ever eaten, including at many top London restaurants. Portion sizes are just right so you never feel you have overdone it and the chef relies on great local produce, skill and an amazing palate, rather than lots of cream and salt. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is lovely. Oh, and the breakfasts are divine, with extra touches added for Easter. Rooms are spotless and also with lots of extra touches eg a mini decanter of sherry. The hotel is perfectly located for walking - you can go straight out the door in any direction and find great walks - no need for a car at all. Simon and Glynis work incredibly hard to make sure everything is perfect and deserve every success.

Room Tip: Room 6 is perfect for one person but might be too small for 2 - although it has everything you need...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012 via mobile

booked Oak Bank by mistake, we were trying to remember the name of the hotel next door where we'd stayed a year or so earlier. But Oak Bank was fantastic, lovely room with the benefit of a top floor room. The food was stunning and we all had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We are frequent visitors to Grasmere but had not stayed at Oak Bank and did so as a result of reviews. The exterior of the hotel does not prepare you for the beautiful and tasteful decor to be found within. The public rooms and bedrooms, each decorated differently with great style are spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. The owners obviously take great pride in welcoming you to stay and the food was exquisite and far superior to some other meals which we have eaten in Michelin starred restaurants. Would we return ? we booked on our return home for ourselves and friends and would recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates excellent accommodation and superb food.
Dianne and Stephen

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Our 2nd stay and 2nd Easter break at the Oak Bank Hotel and it was every bit as good as the last stay. The food was exceptional and we ate in the Hotel 3 nights this time and could not fault anything. We had room 6 (again) and it was lovely and cozy. The breakfasts are really good, with a good chioce and all freshly cooked. Had some nice wines with the meals and if you are a Red Wine lover, try the Black Siraz.

We met some lovely people at the Hotel, and a family who have been going there for years, go back a couple of times a year.

The Hotel and the staff are a credit to Simom and Glynis who all work really hard to ensure your stay is a perfect one.

Looking forward to going back to the Oak Bank in the near future.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We booked a 3 night weekend break including dinner each evening. We were delighted with the experience and have only knocked off one star because the en suite was cramped. It would, therefore, have benefited from having a shower rather than a bath. Moreover the bath controls did not work properly.
Having got that out of the way, we can only award plus points all round for location, service, comfort and value for money. The hotel 'punches well above its weight' in terms of its food. The menu changed daily. The principal ingredients were locally sourced and the dishes (and the chef's 'extras') were presented with many additional touches and refinements. This was fine dining modestly priced. An extra benefit - and one rarely experienced - is that Oak Bank operates a 'flat pricing' policy across a very decent wine list; so that we were able to enjoy a Faiveley Côtes de Beaune and a Jadot St Véran each at around £25 a bottle.
Glynis and Simon are to be congratulated and should be supported - though not to the extent of prejudicing our future bookings.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oak Bank Hotel

Property: Oak Bank Hotel
Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#3 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,252 - ₹ 13,900
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Grasmere Village in the heart of the English Lake District, Oak Bank Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes, fells and tarns. Oak Bank has two lounges both with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in. The front lounge has a converted range and the bar lounge has a real log/coal fire. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Two AA Rosette awarded beautiful dining room and conservatory. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Oak Bank Grasmere
Oak Bank Hotel Grasmere, Lake District

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