The Borrowdale Hotel

Off the B5289, Keswick, CA12 5UY, United Kingdom
+44 176 877 7224

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The Borrowdale Hotel - Keswick, England, United Kingdom
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Value for money 7,9
Distance to city centre 5,1 km
Location rating 9,3
Nearest airport Manchester
Distance to airport 144,9 km



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beautiful hotel in 70 reviews
beautiful setting in 4 reviews
dinner and breakfast in 19 reviews
excellent food in 119 reviews
excellent restaurant in 33 reviews
excellent room in 79 reviews
keswick in 16 reviews
lounge bar in 35 reviews
lovely views in 10 reviews
relaxing atmosphere in 11 reviews
service slow in 35 reviews
staff were friendly in 136 reviews
superb location in 75 reviews
  • Good
    Oct 2019

    I last visited 20 years ago. I remember the food was excellent but the bed was uncomfortable and the room too hot. This time the food was still very good and the bed and room temperature very comfortable. Very attentive staff.

    No problems with anything. This was the final stop of my little tour. Unfortunately it was a long drive back home.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    The hospitality staff were excellent.. especially Kath she has been so sensitive and friendly towards our family who are bereaved and spending time in our late mothers favourite hotel.

    Room numbers a little confusing

  • Good
    Sep 2019

    The Borrowdale has a particular almost idiosyncratic character. One might even say - quirky - set in a traditionally historic vision of aspiring oppulence that probably never was! However the pastiche kind of convinces and in it's own way this, at superficial levels made the place feel homely, if to the middle classes of old!

    It is a matter of personal taste but I thought the dining room menu and the actual food on the plate fell short of the trappings of haute cuisine being presented. One would not normally expect a top class chef to use mono sodium glutamate to enhance the taste of his "arouse bouche'. I believe the chef this establishment may have used this ingredient judging by own physical response! The atmosphere in the dining room despite the modest and friendly international staff was stuffy -- with over done bruised and tarnished EPNS plated receptacles . Heavy drapes and well trodden carpet added to what might feel sumptuous luxury for some, but the theatre had little positive effect on me, this is a personal reflection of course. Our bedroom could be defined as such as it had a bed in it --- but one had to carefully move around it to try and find floor space. The en suite facility was fine in terms of practicality but in a very scaled down sense. I stand at a lofty 5"6" with frame to proportionately match -- had I been of guardsman proptions I would have needed to be disassembled to shower. The door to the en suite - a sliding affair from a by gone industrial era was a dubious choice. Dogs. If you like dogs, and I grew up with them and have no problem with the creatures, the Borrowdale is for you. It is the Crufts of the Derwent. They were like a fashion accessory for a large proportion of guests.

  • Good
    Sep 2019

    The bathroom was especially nice and the bedroom had everything necessary. Good to have a well-stacked hospitality tray, as this is rarely the case these days. The food in the restaurant was excellent.

    I had a single room, which was very small - I could only close the door with difficulty, because the end of the bed got in the way. I also found getting up to the second floor with my luggage quite challenging, as there is no lift, and no help was offered. I dined in the bar, where I was ignored for about 20 minutes, before my order was taken, and then only because I went up to the waitress and asked to be attended to!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Older style country hotel. Big comfortable room. Excellent food.

    Still some opportunities for modernising when compared with 4 star hotels around the world.

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With a stay at The Borrowdale Hotel in Keswick, you'll be in a national park, within a 5-minute drive of Derwent Water and Lodore Falls. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,8 Excellent

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Express check out
Free parking
Storage available
Disabled access
Laundry facilities
Laundry service


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Most popular landmarks

  • Derwent Water 2,9 km
  • Keswick Musem and Art Gallery 5,4 km
  • Cumberland Pencil Museum 5,7 km
  • Crosthwaite Church 6 km
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle 6,2 km
  • Hellvellyn 8,6 km

Getting around

Carlisle Lake District 47,7 km
Blackpool 87,2 km
Keswick 5,3 km
Cockermouth (Main Street) 18,8 km

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