Armathwaite Hall

Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Lake District, Cumbria, England, CA12 4RE, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, is near Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, The Bowder Stone, Blencathra [Saddleback], and Overwater Equestrian.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArmathwaite Hall Bassenthwaite

    Reviewed by pinkdragon

    By engle thwarted hall, Carlisle

    Reviewed Apr 4, 2014
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Stayed in campsite.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Armathwaite Hall Bassenthwaite

    First class everytime


    This hotel is quite possibly the best family run hotel I have ever stayed at. The welcome is always friendly and the staff are excellent. The facilities are constantly being improved and attention to detail is first class. Food at this hotel is suburb and never fails to impress. The wine list is extensive and if you struggle with it there is always the most helpful French sommelier to assit. Armathwaite is set in fabulous grounds and the view of the lake is awesome. I would never hesitate to go back to the hotel and have recommended it to many friends, family and collegues. WELL DONE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

    Excellent Corporate Away Day - September 2003


    I would thoroughly recommend Armathwaite Hall Hotel for your corporate away day. Our team away day comprised both a meetings and fun team element and through the whole process attention to detail of everything that we needed from meeting rooms and flip charts, through to deciding on appropriate team activities and special dietary requirements proved little of a challenge to this experienced and accommodating team of professionals.

    Of course, the location was the icing on the cake and we would thoroughly recommend the local brewery tour should you be staying at the hotel and taking in some of the scenery!

    How to improve on this next year without returning once again I wonder?!

    Lovely weekend


    Having erad the reviews on this web page I arrived at this hotel with my Mother to celebrate her 80th Birthday with a degree of trepidation.

    The accomodation food and service were however exceptional and I have grest difficulty in recognising the hotel some of your other reviewrs describe. I am no stranger to 4 and 5 * hotels and would happily reccommend Armathwaite to anyone wanting a luxurious break in gorgeous surroundings The staff were unobtrusive but attentive and without exception polite and friendly

    Stay away from here


    We spent 2 days at this hotel last week (September 2003) and to say I was disappointed is an understatement and wish I had read reviews on here first.

    Staff on reception, especially the tatooed receptionist were surly and unhelpful (almost Fawlty Towers like). We wanted to order afternoon tea and in a 4 star you expect waiting staff to come to the customer to take orders - no - not here - I asked at reception and was told you have to come to here to order and they reluctantly went off to find a menu.

    We could not open our bedroom window as there was a wasps nest outside.

    The bathroom lino was worn and must have been 30 years old. The hot breakfast was all laid out on a hot plate and was luke warm. How this was rated a 4 star I do not know.

    I would not recommend anyone to stay here. Only plus point was the view but for 290 a night was it worth it!!! NO NO NO

    Cant keep away


    We have been returning to Armathwaite Hall now for many years and I must say that we consider the place our second home. We stay in lots of hotels here and abroad and none can compare to this special place. The staff are most attentive and professional, they are almost all the same people from our first visit some years ago, we find this most reassuring. There are not many hotels can boast that! I am very pleased to write this review and hope to be back again at Armathwaite.

    Brilliant relaxing visit


    Just returned from the Armathwaite Hall Hotel,and had an exceptional few days there,the food is fantastic,with helpful and friendly staff,would not hesitate in recommending to friends and hope to return very soon,

    Frankly atrocious


    A quality location, and great building, thats ruined by substandard service and management thats just rude! Stayed here for a few days in August, and found nothing worth the outrageous price of 150. The pool is tiny, approx 5m long, and the bar shut at 11pm, as it was "unviable" to keep it open and getting a drink from the night porter required waking him up!. A special mention has to go to Joan, the hotel manager, who clearly views customers as getting in the way of her job, and any questions are met with grunts and sighs. Admittedly I had had the cheek to ask how to get down to the lake! If being treated by Naughty school children does it for you then stay here, otherwise steer well clear.

    What a view?


    Arrived after long journey to find we had been allocated a room overlooking the laundry,boilers,fule tank and rubbish bins with an exceptionally fine view of the staff mess room !. replacement room was smaller than my bathroom at home !Neithr room was 4 star standard.However hotel was well maintained and spotlessly clean. Food was excellent and restaurant service generally good.Receptionist clearly unhappy in her job !Would I visit again ?? Why should I when there are so many fine hotels in the Lake district.....

    Its great !!


    i went here for my Gran and Grandpas 50th wedding anniversairy and it was the best time of my life ! the views were spectacualr the rooms very great ! i would strongly reccomend this to anyone ! i hope we can visit you very soon !

    Relaxing, Refined, Beautfiful


    I have stayed at Armathwaite a couple of times now and although not cheap it is very very good.

    Set at the end of the lake it has magnificent views, beautiful walks in its own extensive grounds.

    Food is excellent (and lots of it!), a huge wine cellar and quintissentially english drawing room atmosphere throughout.

    Very nice health and leisure facilities too.

    A perfect way to unwind. I love this treasure.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Armathwaite Hall Bassenthwaite

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Bassenthwaite


    A travel blog entry by maryannes on Oct 16, 2015

    5 photos

    Another last minute and tasty breakfast but a bit less daunting than yesterday's and we were off to the bus stop. Traveled north to Grasmere where William Wordsworth lived. We strolled around the village, stopping for a cappuccino early on and lunch a bit later, both at the same spot - The Miller Howe ...

    Day On The Lake

    A travel blog entry by maryannes on Oct 15, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... En route we passed Roman ruins which were excavations of the bases of walls. From those few stones archaeologists deduced the structure of the fort. A little further on we passed a man sitting on a bench by the lake strumming a guitar and singing, a pleasant addition to the walk. Light lunch, window shopping, people watching. ...

    Day 11 - The Road To Victory

    A travel blog entry by tscoast2coast on Oct 15, 2015

    3 photos

    ... from Robin Hoods Bay to St Bees via the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park. *We now have a start date of Monday 5th October* As some of you are already aware, cancer has been prevalent throughout our lives over the past 5+ years. I lost my Mum in 2013 and my Dad has had prolonged suffering after being diagnosed back in 2010. Tony, who has severely damaged saliva glands as a side effect ...

    Day 9

    A travel blog entry by tscoast2coast on Oct 13, 2015

    4 photos

    Patterdale is our destination, it has rained during the night again, so soggy under foot. Niice big mountain to tackle. Got a another walker with us today, Katie has volunteered to support us, certainly good for morale. Me and Ryan tackled Helvellyn and Striding Edge, that was scary, but a proud moment for me, I really needed to do that with Ryan, Martin and Katie walked around it, still a tough ...

    The Lake District & Area

    A travel blog entry by eurotrekker01 on Sep 21, 2015

    12 photos

    ... trees and all there is, is grass, heather and rocks. It is very beautiful country and you can see why people make this area a destination for the outdoors as there is so much to see and do here.

    As we had started out early on our adventure we returned to Ambleside to take some time for ourselves and do some exploring in the town and a little shopping. When we were in the Cotswolds we had stopped in a store recommended by our host at the self ...