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“Return visit to the Highfield” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Highfield Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire UK
Level Contributor
83 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Return visit to the Highfield”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

This was our third visit in recent years and the Highfield is a very pleasant place to stay. As before, the location and the views are great, with the bonus of a good-sized car park.

Dinners are always an event with very, very good dishes served by attentive staff. Good wines by the glass. Breakfast equally good.

Reasonable prices on their Spring special offer.

Can't really fault it as we keep going back. I'm just amazed it is so far down the ratings. This must be in the top 10 hotels in Keswick, but I suppose the vagiaries of Trip Advisor scoring come in to play. If you read the 2 terrible reviews, one of them doesn't even make sense - and it's from 5 years ago!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JT53
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Last weekend was our third stay at Highfield, it is a top end Lake District hotel with a consistently high standard of accommodation and food. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick T
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coventry
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

we stayed at this lovely hotel staff were so helpful and nice the food is out of this world,we have eaten at some of the best places in the uk this is very much on par with them.the hotel is great friendly and will be coming back soon.we had the weekend here in november 2011.

Room Tip: the chapel room
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank colinandbernie
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessandme
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Watford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Melanie W
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leeds
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank didsdaws
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Millzee60
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Property: Highfield Hotel
Address: The Heads, Keswick CA12 5ER, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Highfield Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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