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The Borrowdale Hotel

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is ideally situated for exploring the hills around the Borrowdale valley. Our room was clean, spacious and well appointed. The evening meals were well presented and very tasty and the breakfast set us up for a days walking. The menu choice for breakfast and evening meal was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank SteveHF2016
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

For Part of our beautiful Valentines weekend, we visited Borrowdale Hotel for afternoon tea. A beautiful setting in the Lake District complimented by log fires and was looking forward to an afternoon of relaxation. I was deeply shocked and appalled at the lack of professionalism shown by our server, Charlie. The cutlery was set down on the table, with no...

Thank ZEC74
St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a lovely hotel, with lots of tradition set in a beautiful area. The restaurant is superb, the rooms are well appointed and is pet friendly. They are very friendly and welcomed my black Labrador.

1Thank P2963ZCjohng
Bramhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with our in laws for a fully inclusive dinner bed and breakfast .We enjoyed superb rooms with a great dinner and quality breakfast .Good food menu ,marvellous wine list and pretty much impeccable Service.All in all very hard to fault .

1Thank Jerome R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is simply beautiful, the food was amazing. We were on a dinner bed and breakfast basis and we were not disappointed! The dinner was equal to any 5 star restaurant, the presentation beautiful and choice spectacular. The breakfast choice was brilliant, a big thank you to all the staff, and a special thank you to Cath who was...

Thank cruisemore352
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable food was excellent the hotel was very friendly and the staff were very welcomeing would recommend and definitely go there again Meal stayed hot till the last bite and price were reasonable

Thank janechriseakin
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nothing special potatoes with skins hate dry dinners wheres the gravy nice setting but main coarse very basic could cook better myself.the starter prawn cocktail for the price should be decent size prawns.The cheese cake selection of cheese very nice

1Thank Sadung T
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed at this hotel on three occasionsand thoroughly enjoyed each stay. As I have poor mobility we had a disabled friendly room with walk in shower and hand grips which was excellent. We were in a Prestige Room which was also dog friendly and opened on to the outside veranda area. Food excellent and you would not know this...

Thank SheltieMum08
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I and the family stopped here on our way to Keswick for a bite to eat. There was a roaring fire going to get us warm and we all ordered food. My beef sandwich with a side order of chips was just the job! Excellent I cannot speak to highly about the quality of the food and reasonably priced. Well...

Thank Paul G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant hotel. caters for more mature guest predominantly 60+++. Enjoyed hotel but our room was close to the stairs so woken by guests coming and going late at night and early every morning . Also at stairs is housekeeping office and this again meant you were woken early by guests being greeted by staff. if I returned I would not...

1Thank edincouple

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, this completely refurbished 4 Star hotel has a totally unique atmosphere enveloping the visitors from the moment they arrive. Warm and welcoming fires in the Winter and cool drinks and Lakeland cream teas on the lawns in the Summer served with a smile. 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 restaurant has been refurbished to a very high standard and is very elegant and comfortable. It also now 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 restaurant with coffee and mints served in the lounges. The 40 cosy bedrooms have all been refurbished within the last 3 years all have TV, telephone and hospitality tray. There are also 2 extra large, easy-access rooms too. If you are arriving or leaving on a Sunday make sure not to miss the famous Sunday lunch - it is well worth trying, but remember to book your table well in advance, as it is particular popular with both locals and residents. For those looking for dog friendly hotels, all of our bedrooms are dog friendly and are available for well behaved dogs. Please contact reservations for information about our dog friendly accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Borrowdale Hotel

Address: Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $242 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Borrowdale Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Great for walking and dogs.”
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“The ground floor Anex room 46 ( don't let the disabled friendly tag bother you ) This was a fabulously comfortable room .”
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“place could do with a revamp”
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“Prestige rooms are really worth the little extra cost.”
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