Riverside Hotel

Address: Beezon Road, Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA9 6EL, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Beezon Road, Kendal, is near Sizergh Castle, Brewery Arts Centre, Hawkshead Brewery, and Lake District National Park.
Map this hotel

Amenities

Photos of Riverside Hotel

    View all photos
         

      Historical Traveler Reviews Riverside Hotel Kendal

      Very Nice Hotel

      from

      We found the hotel staff very friendly and willing to please. The hotel it self was very nice and our room was clean and comfortable, only downside was that the bed was very hard. The Dining area needed abit of tendering loving care, new decor required, and some seats needed to be replaced (wonky and broken). food was excellent. The leisure complex was excellent and kept very clean. Only downside to the hotel was the lack of parking near the hotel, otherwise we had super break.

      Great weekend

      from

      Just stayed at the Riverside Hotel to celebrate wife's birthday - a big one but I'm not allowed to divulge which one. It was a great weekend, we really enjoyed the Christmas party night(won a bottle of wine). The pool was a real treat - immaculate. The staff were very helpful and polite - what a delightful change. The room had a superb view over the river and was very comfortable - everything we needed.

      Breakfast was good.

      OK - there were one or two things which I could 'nit-pick' - but overall a very good choice.

      Good value for money

      from

      Booked the special offer of 2 nights DB&B advertised on their website. Booked it direct with hotel and receptionist was very helpful & even offered a room with 4 poster bed at no extra charge. Arrived on the Friday afternoon but room was not available, but this was not a problem. Had a look at hotel pool & gym. Pool was small but as expected. Hotel provide towels if needed. Given a room on 4th floor which was larger than expected and looked over the river. Decor in dark wood but in keeping with the hotel. You have to book a table for dinner, but you can reserve the time you want with no problems. Impressed with presentation of food on offer. You can pay extra for a steak if you want. Restaurant staff always very pleasant. Breakfast was also nice & not as previous reviews had said. It was self service and could find no faults with choice on offer. Hotel bar is been refurbished & the temporary bar was a bit small, but overall extremely nice weekend at a lovely hotel. Well Done the Riverside. Would definitely recommend.

      What a let down

      from

      We phoned from Edinburgh to book this hotel as a stop off on way to Birmingham (6.5 hour journey). We booked and left credit card details on Friday and arrived about 8pm on Saturday night but couldn't find hotel so phoned for directions. We were told that we weren't booked in at all! There was no record of the booking - we were Mr and Mrs Invisible. My wife was so upset as this was a sorry end to a really great holiday in Scotland. We asked for any other recommendations and they recommended their sister hotel The Damson Dene near Windermere - who stopped serving food at 9pm on a Saturday night and were another 30 minutes away. What can we say except - get a reservation number.....

      Great value..among other things!

      from

      After having read some recent reviews, we were beginning to doubt our choice of hotel for our one night stay on our way up to Scotland. But we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived on Easter Monday afternoon. Rooms were clean and large, plenty of hot water, view of the river fantastic, friendly staff, our dogs were welcome, and best of all, the price was fantastic. We felt very pleased with ourselves for having chosen this hotel after all. Bear in mind, we were just passing through, and had no great expectations, but still, our stay here was quite pleasant. Breakfast in the morning was just fine-no better or worse than any other B&B we've stayed in. (How can you mess up an egg?) The only possible drawback is the lack of sufficient parking-we found a space in the lot when we first arrived in the afternoon, but after a jaunt to a pub up the road to eat, we returned to find the parking lot full. Thankfully, we were allowed to park right outside the front door on the street so that ended up just fine. I hope this hotel is successful-they really did a good job.

      Couldn't believe the previous reviews! Was this the same hotel?

      from

      Having stayed at the Riverside Hotel for one night on the way home to Edinburgh last summer, and having had a great time, my wife and I were heading down again this Easter, but having read the previous two reviews I was beginning to fear the worst. Had the place changed dramatically!

      No way! Having spent Easter Sunday through to Tuesday, 29 March 2005, my wife and I once again enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

      Really friendly local female staff at reception, nothing too much trouble. Had a different room this time, but once again above-average size with well-designed bathroom giving lots of privacy. No problems with hot water or television - but we weren't in Kendal to watch tv! Yes, the decoration is dark wood, but this is in keeping with this listed building, which was I believe was an old tannery, and anyway is prevalent in this part of the country!

      O.K. the breakfasts weren't the best I've tasted - my tip is to get down early when the food is freshly cooked - or stick to the fruit juices, cereals and grapefruit, etc, of which there is a plentiful supply. Or, better still, ask one of the friendly waitresses for a poached or boiled egg and have it prepared especially for you. The breakfast room is again bright and airy with great views across the river if you get a good window table!

      Charming location at the side of the riverbank with with old stone bridge adjoining - I believe every room has a view across the river.

      This hotel has one of the best, if not the best location in Kendal, just five to ten minutes walk into the centre of town, with plenty restaurants, pubs and shops nearby.

      Overall, the cost for us was under 30 per person per night including breakfast, and all things considered, excellent value for money.

      Dont expect too much!

      from

      Arrived midweek February for a two night break. Not too disappointed as we had read reviews before leaving home! Just an average hotel - staff very pleasant though. Breakfast really poor. OK if you are on a diet. Plonked in front of you (already on plate) first day. Buffet style second day, but arrived 9.00 & b/fast should have finished at 9.30. Two solitary sausages and three pieces of bacon awaited anyone coming down for the last half hour - supplies were not replenished. Quite a lot of 'part clean' crockery. Room OK; hotel boasted cable TV in all rooms but only channels 1-4 available. Upon enquiring, were informed that cable had been installed but none of the TV sets they had were capable of recieving it!! Oh, and the car park was virtually impossible to use - had been taken over by contractors working on leisure facilities nearby.

      Xmas 2004

      from

      We arrived, 23 Dec 2004, there was no sign of Xmas happening at all except a tree still in its wrapper lying in the hallway. We tried to contact the hotel to announce our arrival the phones were out of action. They remained so, internally, for the length of our stay. No emergency contact number was posted at the desk until the last day of our stay after a very serious incident had occured, talk about closing the stable door! There is no night staff, the hotel was not secured at night.

      Ther was no entertainment offered to our large group of elderly people except bingo and a Quiz. The food was good quality well cooked but the breakfast was served cold because of understaffing and no facility for hot plates. The staff were excellent and manfully tried to serve their clientel but were overwhelmed by their workload.

      There is no residents' lounge, only a public bar with gaming machine and smoky atmosphere.

      The bedrooms all overlook the river and are comfortable spacious and well appointed.

      It is not suitable for group bookings who want to socialise and celebrate particular events i.e. Xmas and New year

      The atmosphere is uncaring unwelcoming and Xmas did not happen at the Riverside Hotel, and this did not come cheap!!

      Wonderful Location, shame about the facilities

      from

      Stayed at the Hotel over the August weekend. Was really looking forward to some time in the Leisure Facilities, and needed the room service due to having a 2 year old boy.

      Boy, was I in for a shock. Leisure facilities being built, so currently non-existent.

      Room Service menu non-existent, and when ordering you can only have a selection of what is being served in the restaurant. Restaurant closes at 9pm, so I am not too sure where that puts the 24 hour room service !!!!

      Television channel choices less varied than most private residences.

      Very noisy lift, need I go on....?

      My wife and I have stayed at many hotels, and if this is all that Kendal has to offer, perhaps it is best to consider other locations.

      A safe night with a normal hotel

      from

      Not a romantic lakeland hotel more like a nights sleep type place but it worked fine and everything "normal" for an English hotel, handy off street parking and in the center of Kendal made things easier, this is in the McDonalds chain of UK hotels but never stayed at any of these before, like a reasnoble cheaper US chain except the cost, room furniture very dark wood and a little depressing but one night was fine and the eastern europeans serving breakfast were pleasant even if they spoke no english, no sign of Basil Fawltyso a comfortable night without any surprises

      TripAdvisor Reviews Riverside Hotel Kendal

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

      Travel Blogs from Kendal

      The lake district in a day

      A travel blog entry by kingswardrobe on May 27, 2014

      2 comments, 1 photo

      Katie asked a pertinent question as we began to drive along Lake Windermere: "What do people do when they visit the Lake District?" Neither of us had actually given it much thought, partly because everyone says, “you simply must go to the Lake District. You must. It's gorgeous” with no further explanation. Also, we’d planned this …

      The Lake District & Beatrix Potter

      A travel blog entry by kyliep on Nov 01, 2014

      We woke to a cloudy day today. The main place we wanted to visit was Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter's home when she first moved from London. She used the earnings from her first couple of books to buy the property. When she died she requested that no one live in the property and that everything be left as it was. She also wrote a list of things she wanted left on display in ...

      The Long Drive North

      A travel blog entry by kyliep on Oct 31, 2014

      We left the Cotswolds this morning for our five hour drive north. We decided to break up our trip by going to Chatsworth House. Chatsworth is a very large estate in the Peak District owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Compared to Blenheim Palace this place was huge! It has one of the largest private art collections, and the gardens are amazing. ...

      Blencowe

      A travel blog entry by heatherholme on Oct 23, 2014

      4 photos

      Tues. Went to reghed and had look around. Rohan went to football match Carlisle United. I went Out to pub in Stainton for dinner. Wednesday, met up with family for lunch at the Sportsman inn, had a great afternoon. In the evening went to the local pub for a quiz evening. Thursday. Went on the Ullswater steamer, for a ride up the Lake. Beautiful scenery but rather chilly. Fish and chips for ...

      Swallows & Amazons

      A travel blog entry by p2travel on Oct 18, 2014

      1 comment, 4 photos

      “But the big hills up at the lake helped to make him feel that the houseboat man did not matter. The hills had been there before Captain Flint. They would be there for ever. That, somehow was comforting.”