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“Great location, great food, great service.”
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Highfield Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 November 2011

First impressions of the Highfield are superb, with uninterupted views of Derwent Water. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the hotel staff who were very proficient and most helpfull throughout our weekend stay. The hotel is very clean and comfortable with a warm and friendly country house feel. The dining room is well laid out with superb views of the lake and the food is excellent, as is the service. Dinner at the Highfield is not to be missed with a mouthwatering selection to choose from. Likewise the breakfast is one of the best we have enjoyed with a menu to match. To summarise, a great location, excellent food and service in a very comfortable and relaxing hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

...and by pure chance found this superb hotel.
First impressions were of a spotlessly clean, cared for property, nicely decorated, fresh, warm and welcoming.
We stayed in the East Turret which was compact and cosy but enhanced by access to a window seat in the turret which offered glorious views down Derwentwater.
We thoroughly enjoyed every meal - served on stinging hot plates. A good appetite is required but none of it was too rich and use of sauces/dressings was subtle not overpowering. Canapes and a variety of different flavoured breads, together with the sorbets (although sometimes a bit ice-creamy) added a nice touch. Meat/fish was all cooked to perfection and attractively served. The vegetables were also perfectly cooked but a little predictable by the end of the week.
Breakfast had a great choice - both hot and buffet - and the freshly cooked pastries were delicious.
Staff were extremely well trained and friendly.
The setting is perfect - away from the bustle of the town but easy walking distance.
Off now to book again for next year!

Room Tip: East Turrett was very quirky but next time I would choose a larger room on the first floor at the fr...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Having stayed once before were looking forward to a comfortable, relaxing 2 night break & we werent disappointed. Typical country house fixtures & fittings in keeping with location. Very comfortable & peaceful- like staying at your rich great aunts house in the country.Room 17 has lovely views over park & distant hills with a glimpse of Derwent water. The new wall mounted flat screen TVs are a welcome space saving addition.
Dinner menu very good but hasnt changed much from 2 years ago.Multi choice breakfast & buffet just a fantastic way to start the day.
All staff excellent, very helpful , uncannily efficient & intuitive, especially the multi tasking Berta.
Minor niggles need a mention as no comments forms available in-house but these did not detract from our overall satisfaction with our stay:- Visible signs of minor wear & tear in the room.
Mould around bath taps & corners of shower enclosure.
Fridge-cold starters at dinner.
'Palate cleansing' sorbet - too sweet & creamy.
Chefs canapes - miniscule & pointless.
Pork & pheasant meats served in curious dry disc shaped slices.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We've been to this hotel a few times now. We've stayed in the Woodford room and cannot recommend this highly enough. The room is fantastic as are the staff and the food. The dining room is very relaxing making the whole dining experience one to be remembered.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

A last minute weekend coinciding with downpours galore, nevertheless the hotel lived up to our expectations from a previous (sunny) stay and a warm and efficient welcome through an excellent dinner and the usual almost perfect breakfast we unwound as planned.

Room Tip: Room 4 - On a sunny afternoon a cup of tea on the balcony is superb
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

We have just arrived back from a wonderful weekend in Keswick where we stayed at the Highfield.

The location is fantastic, just a short walk from lake Derwent and a few minutes into the town which has great character and some quirky little shops.

From the minute we arrived we found the staff to be friendly and they were also very helpful, suggesting walks that we could take nearby.

Our room was a decent size and was fresh and clean, we also had a great view of the nearby park which leads up to the lake.

We have stayed in many different hotels over the years, and also frequently eat out, and I can honestly say the food is above and beyond what we have had elsewhere.

Since we only managed to see a small amount of what Keswick has to offer we plan to return again in the future and will definitely be staying at the Highfield.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Arrived on the 17th of august shown our room ,dropped the bags in and went into Keswick for a walk and lunch.Arrived back at the room at 1800hrs.We then looked round the very small room.Mould in the corners of the shower cubicle spreading two inches each side.Cobwebs on the light fitting in the bedroom ,ceiling and window.The wallpaper was split on the back wall.The furniture was very dated looked like make your own pine cica 1980 The wardrobe could not have held enough clothing for two people for more than a three day stay.My partner went for a shower and couldnt open the door to get out on her own.Tv needed binoculars to be viewed clearly,it was so small.Didnt dine after these experiences.Breakfast was ok and the bed comfortable.Explained these problems on our departure on the 18th and was told "thank you for bringing these problems to our attention"Stunning PR.All for the bargain price of £140 Wont be going back surprise surprise.
Dave Orman

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: The Heads, Keswick CA12 5ER, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range: $174 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highfield Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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