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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrasmere Hotel
My wife and I stayed here with two other couples as part of our Coast To Coast walk.
We were met on arrival by Rob - one of the owners of this absolutely beautiful hotel. He was very welcoming and check-in for the six of us was very efficient.
The location is perfect. Right in the heart of the gorgeous village of Grasmere.
The grounds are lovely, which is where we had a drink after checking in and getting cleaned up.
Dinner was an experience. Clearly Anton (in the kitchen) and Rob (maitre d) take a great deal of pride in all aspects of their hotel and restaurant. The food was spectacular and the service was perfect. My only criticism would be that we thought Rob was a bit tough on a junior staff member who is clearly learning but still doing a great job. Such is their perfectionism.
After our evening meal, we retired to the lounge for coffee and tea, where Rob brought out a cake for one of our group who was celebrating their birthday.
Breakfast was probably the biggest and highest quality spread we had on the whole Coast to Coast walk.
The packed lunch was of a similar standard to the other meals.
Rob and Anton have renovated the entire hotel with care and pride. The lounge area and dining room were very nice. Our rooms were immaculate and the en-suites amazing. They were much larger than you would expect in a hotel of this age.
I have rated this as 5/5 but would have given it 6 if I could.
My wife and I hope to return one day to do Helvellyn and Striding Edge. It will give us a great excuse to come back and stay again (and for longer) and do some other walks in the area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Today we were expecting a shorter and maybe easier day.
However, the temperature soared to 27 degrees (which doesn't seem much until you are walking for hours in the direct sun), there was no breeze, and clouds were few and far between.
And the distance may have been shorter, but the degree of difficulty clearly stepped up a notch.
... the snow. We carried on through Bowness and down past Windermere, somewhere we traditionally avoid like the plague. Lots of musings about what it would be like in summer, possible camping trip on the horizon? The Aquarium is right at the southern tip of Windermere, very pretty and much quieter than the bustle of Bowness. Took us a bit of time to find it but did in the end, tucked into the lakeside. ...
... Decided to head off to Rheged, the touristy hole in the side of the hill we discovered last year. They had the Owls again, and both had a go at holding them! They were both ace, their little faces were fab as the concentrated on not dropping their arms! Had a wander round the shopping bit looking at all the gorgeously expensive knick knacks, and then had an hour or so in the play centre at the top.. Benji enjoyed himself, but bella ...
... then gave in and admitted defeat- very windy again, which seems to be the running theme through this holiday! It is the lakes, after all. Went downstairs in to the inner cabin bit, had a cuppa and a flapjack and tried to pacify Bella who was feeling very sorry for herself. Had lunch in Pooley Bridge, in a very nice tea room opposite the toilets - I had a ham, vegetable and lentil soup with cheese on toast which ...
... they brought them out! They did a good job though, despite Bella being a bit under the weather. Managed to get in dessert as well, although my sticky toffee pudding was the bitterest caramel I've every tasted! I managed to eat my way around it though.
Had a very blustery walk down to Buttermere after lunch, where the race started and finished. Was very very windy, and cold, but managed to get there and back with minor mud and poo catastrophes. Returned to the lodge for ...