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 ReviewsThe Eagle Cliff Inn Bed & Breakfast Geneva on the Lake

    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 TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Eagle Cliff Inn Bed & Breakfast Geneva on the Lake

    First class everytime

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    from

    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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 !!

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    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

    from

    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 The Eagle Cliff Inn Bed & Breakfast Geneva on the Lake

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Bassenthwaite

    Actually in North Yorkshire now, not Cumbria

    A travel blog entry by bondytourers on Aug 10, 2015

    8 photos

    ... moors. The pink and purple of the heather makes for beautiful scenery, however they do lack the Wuthering Heights type bleakness of a few days ago and in Scotland. Only 3 more days to go now, the time has gone so quickly thanks to reasonably good weather, new boots and interesting people along the way. It's a bit different to the West Highland Way though where you met many people every day. Here there are so many more variations and places to stay that chats are less ...

    MICHELIN STAR DINING

    A travel blog entry by lenjorge on Aug 09, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... in the shape of a ladder or because it included brisket crisps (the crunchy outside part of the brisket, although these were slightly more overdone than one is accustomed to achieve a smoky [some might say, burnt] flavor). It was served with some crispy kale which was delicious and some tiny (slimy) mushrooms which also had a nice flavor.

    A pre dessert course followed which was my favorite dish of the evening, but ...

    Last day in the lakes :-(

    A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Aug 09, 2015

    10 photos

    ... to get there, oh well, we'd better get our walking feet on then! Left the site and walked the 2 miles or so DOWN into Keswick, out the other side through a few fields into Portinscale, gave a little wave to our cottage and followed the signs to the lake, several miles later we arrived at the bottom of Catbells, skirted around this and onto the waters edge, we weren't really sure where the carving was but soon ...

    Another lovely day in the lakes

    A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Aug 08, 2015

    2 comments, 18 photos

    Go up to a gorgeous day again, breakfast done and dusted we decided it was a walk around Lake Buttermere today. Howard drove (to far to walk), drove through some lovely passes, one being Via Ferrata, Where mad people people hang of the cliff face and walk along, ( go google it and you'll see what I mean!) we were going to have a go but unfortunately it was too busy ;-) made our way to the car parks ...

    What a lovely walk

    A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Aug 07, 2015

    13 photos

    Up to the sun shining, kids playing! Kettle on full English cooked (well French sausages but the rest was English). Left the site around 11am, our aim today was Walla Crag and around Derwentwater. A steady climb to the top left us a pooped out but the view was worth it, the whole of Keswick lay beneath us, with Derwentwater to our left and Bassenthwaite lakes to our right. After the obligatory photos it was back down the other side. At one point Deb slipped and ...