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Royal Oak Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed here on our coast to coast trip, really enjoyed our stay and set meal. Room was good in size and had a bath. Really enjoyed having no television or Wifi in rooms apart from lounge,more ally made people interact. Many people came back year on year to stay and I can understand why.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here at about 6pm after an epic 10 hour days hiking on the coast to coast. The host wasn't very welcoming and was quick to confirm our reservation for dinner. We didn't like the look of dinner and there was no alternative offered other than a vegetarian bake. We hadn't realised it was part of the B&B reservation...

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1Thank Frannie06
Beaconsfield
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very well done Nuala and Susan, once again your hotel is impeccably run, excellent food, warm hospitality, marvellous scones and jam and great friendly staff, we stayed for a week's walking holiday for which the hotel and location is ideally placed; we have booked and look forward to seeing you again next year.

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1Thank Peter J
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stayed one night, but would happily have stayed longer in this unique little hotel. Lovely cosy lounges and a cute little bar. Table d'hote meal is good value and well cooked. Breakfast very nice. Rooms are nicely presented, though some bathrooms need updating. No TV in rooms, but a separate shared TV lounge where WiFi available.

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1Thank BCAles
Northampton
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stayed here for one night during our Coast to Coast walk, it was like stepping back in time to a bygone age. A small comfortable hotel with a small bar and sitting rooms. There was also a TV lounge but no TV in the bedroom. A gong announced dinner at 7.30pm and everyone sat down together to the same 4...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Attention to detail throughout is a particular strength of the Royal Hotel. We loved the simplicity of dinner - all gathering then being summoned by the gong! Tasty veggie alternative to the main course and a lovely pudding. Comfortable room

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Thank sheffieldeats
West Midlands
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed in this hotel for three nights with my husband and our dog. It's a fabulous hotel, quite old fashioned in a very good way, it's an exceptionally clean and well presented hotel, there are no tv's in the bedrooms which made a nice change, they have a tv room with free wifi which is good as there is no...

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1Thank jcmjc
North East England
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We arrived with only half an hour to go to dinner so had a bit of a mad rush to get showered etc. Thankfully, the patrons ring a very loud hand bell to let you know that grubs up! I had to ring to confirm the meal in advance but I think this hotel has a DBB rule so dinner...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We were walking the coast to coast path and found we had overextended ourselves . We just couldn't face haystacks after managing red pike and several other peaks. I was frankly exhausted. No phone reception meant we had to go down to buttermere and knock on the door of the nearest house. We called Nuala at the Royal Oak to...

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Nuala D, Owner at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Satisfied Guests - Happy Owner - always willing to help where we can ;-)

Reviewed 14 August 2016

A true trip back in time. We felt like we were back in the 1960s (which actually had some charm by itself). The room was a bit tired and lacked features that are normally found in inns charging the rates we paid for our stay. WiFi is available, but only in one common room. Our stay included dinner and breakfast....

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Oak is a small traditional family run hotel ideally situated in the "Heart of Borrowdale", six miles south of Keswick. Once an 18th Century farmhouse, it has been established as a walkers' hotel for over 100 years. Our English breakfasts and home cooked dinners sustain even the most energetic and although we do not provide a choice, we take great care to select varied and appealing menus. Packed Lunches and special diets are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Oak Hotel

Address: Borrowdale | Keswick, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Rosthwaite
Price Range: $194 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Oak Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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