Lodore Falls Hotel
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I made my way to a charity shop to find a good book to keep me occupied and escaped with none other than, “Fifty Shades Of Grey.” I laughed at myself for getting it, but thought if it’s a number one seller for women, let’s see what the fuss is about. I blew through 550 pages within 20 hours, I felt like a fat kid with a Baskin Robins Double Fudge Oreo Ice cream cake. Giggity Gehrke gives it ...
... the temptation of chasing them. Despite rain being forecast, the black clouds moved away and we had sunshine all the way. Amazing 360degree views from the top to Windermere, Rydal water, across to the Langdale Pikes and round to Grasmere and Ambleside. Feels like being in Godzone! We found the cave Andy was looking for (great echoes) and the boys continued on whilst Sal and I returned for the car. Having to work out the ironically named 'park with ease' ...
... Charles, Graham & Debbie arrived and we broke out the fruit cake! Many photos had already been taken but we had to make the others jealous so the swings were calling. We discussed how it might be possible for me to join them for a little jaunt on the bike in the middle part of the day and I set off to find a suitable spot. I parked at the top of the moors at approx 40 miles and set off to find them. I cycled 4 miles and soon found them, sadly there were a ...
... a ferry across to the western side of Lake Windermere getting off at Wray Castle which was yet another one of the properties Beatrix Potter purchased and left to the National Trust in her will. From Wray Castle we did a 6 km walk on the path running right beside the lake. It was so beautiful walking so close to the lake but also lush green pastures and mountains at every turn. At one stage we came across a group of cows happily lazing under ...
Elaine: a lovely hotel once again but so hot, even with the radiator turned off and the window open. Breakfast was palacial! A few were regretting the curry of last night and plans were made to make sure no-one got left behind today as rain is due so pressing on for England as quickly as possible was an agreed priority. Let's hope they can all count to 6 and hear if the sixth person doesn't reply. I set off for the local Sainsbury's to stock up on lunch supplies. Charles: I had only ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale
Just returned from a 3 day break ( 3nights for the price of 2)There is a lot of re furb work going on in the restaurant but the staff and the food more than make up for any in convenience.We were lucky enough or cheeky enough to get an up graded room on the 3rd floor to a suite.The heating was hardly functioning but as soon as it was reported the staff could not have been more helpful.All the staff were really good and polite and especially in the funtion room which doulbled as a restaurant and very well run under the supervision of the French head waiter/restaurant manager.The food is absolutely marvelous,breakfast is everything you could imagine and the evening meals were something to look forward to each night with a superb choice.Small pool and sauna but well run,didnt use the Gym but it looked ok.Great location for walks.Would not hesitate to go back.
We stayed for just one night at the Lodore Falls Hotel. Firstly, the location was great at the south-eastern edge of Derwentwater with a great view across to the fells. A lovely walk/climb at the back of the hotel to the Lodore Falls themselves. However, going around the back showed how old the hotel is and parts are really showing signs of age. eg the car park opposite looks rather grotty and does not give you the nicest first impression. I know they are gradually refurbishing the hotel and I'm sure it will look better in time.
Great hotel, shame about reception
Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings with great walks and an impressive waterfall. Rooms very clean with very good facilities. Food excellent as were staff - with the exception of the receptionist who clearly needs a refund on the cost of her customer service training
Luxury in the Lake District
Have just spent 2 days staying at the Lodore Falls and it was a wonderful experience. The hotel is in a brilliant setting, once you park the car you don't need to use it again because you can walk from the hotel onto the fells. The food was superb. Our room was in need of redecoration and next time I will apy extra for a lake view. The leisure facilities were good and it was great to swim in the open air pool after a hard day's walking. The hotel is family friendly and my son rated it one of the best he's stayed in. Unlike many 4 star hotels this one lacked pretention and the staff without exception were cheerful, friendly and helpful. I'll be back.
I stayed at this hotel last year and absolutely loved it, the food was good, the staff were polite, and the location was beautiful. We stayed for 5days and took sailing lessons at the sailing school across the road. A really enjoyable experience
A little bit of heaven
As you wind your way down though the forest,to a little bit of heaven,you come across this lovely hotel. Our room overlooked the beautiful view of the lake.The room was clean,spacious.The staff was very helpful and the full English breakfast fit for a king. We would stay here again.
Feels like home!!
We've visited this hotel on several occassions, the last time being August 2004, each time we have been impressed by the homely feeling of the place, we walk across the road from the car park and feel relaxed.
Although we had reservations about returning to the hotel after it was sold off by Hilton, they were not necessary, the standard is still the same, and looking at the plans for the hotel they look set to rise. A refurbishment program seems to be under way which is good as some of the rooms are a little tired looking.
The food as always is fabulous and the atmosphere relaxed as for the location it can not be beaten.
Basically - we can't wait to go back!!
We stayed two nights here during our recent trip to the Lakes. On the plus side: the location is stunning; the rooms are fairly spacious and attractive and the bathrooms, though small, are really clean and modern; there are lots of sports and leisure facilities; the bar and restaurant are really pleasant and have lovely views; and most of the staff are very helpful and efficient. Minuses: the restaurant menu looked fantastic but as we were not warned that there is a dress code (no jeans, no trainers etc) we couldn't try it out as we had only taken casual clothes for a walking holiday; they have a very old-fashioned policy of restricting children from using the restaurant at certain times, which wouldn't have affected us but just seemed wrong in a family holiday area; the location is stunning but fairly isolated so if you go out for dinner (as we had to!) you have a taxi ride there/back; and the member of staff looking after the leisure facilities needed some customer service training! Overall we really enjoyed it here and would definitely consider staying here again if we return to the area (but we'll take the right clothes for the restaurant!!).
Amazing location. friendly staff and great way to unwind
we stayed at this hotel and had a wondeful time. the location is superb with great walks on your doorstep. Only negatives was that the restaurant lighting was too bright and rather crowded, but the food and the service did make up for it. Wonderful bar for afterdinner drinks and tea and scones! try to massuer, she was great.
Great hotel and staff
The Hilton Keswick Lodore provided such a great atmosphere of friendliness and luxury whilst staying in the Lake District, the rooms were immaculate and the food was out of this world. The main high point is its location, it is in a quiet location overlooking lake derwent and with its very own waterfall at the back, provides perfect escapism from daily grind and perfect place to chill out. The leisure facilities are brilliant, there is much to do.