The Wordsworth Hotel
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... up! I read another one the following few days called, “The Sanctus,” that I found par and look forward to a few suggestions I just received. I am excited to share time with Nicolette and pass Fifty Shades onto her, no bad intentions whatsoever. Mwahahahahah! Gary has gifted me with The revised uncut version of “The Stand,” which I attempted to turn down because of the bulk and weight but he insisted. I squeezed it in. I will definitely enjoy the book if I ...
... but I do like to win"!), Matt rapidly overtaking us both and Guy doing well too. Ice creams sitting on the benches revived us a little, to be joined by Andy until the place closed up at 6.30pm - Guy disappointed we didn't have time for tennis - another day perhaps! We were all pooped so bought a few bits from Tesco Express (almost as exciting as the French supermarkets!) and waved Sal and Sam off - sadly having to return to work - before a quiet evening in. ...
... 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 ...
... right on the edge of the lake. The section of path we walked also has every species of tree in England which is quite amazing. We got the ferry back to Bowness where we had lunch before hopping on another boat back to Ambleside for the 1km walk home.
A visit to John Ruskin’s house Brantwood with magnificent views overlooking Conistan Water and the mountains beyond was a real insight into this deep thinking man who was ...
... overlooking Coniston Water and across to the Lakeland mountains beyond. Not only was he a great thinker, he was also a great horticulturalist and the gardens he started on his 250 acres of land are magnificent. Probably one of the best things about visiting the house is that it’s possible to wander around uninhibited by ropes and alarms and get up close and personal to his furniture, writings and the art on his walls. Turner was a great friend ...
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We booked our break fairly last minute over the Bank Holiday at the Wordsworth in Grasmere, which we have passed on several occasions and always thought looked nice. We had a pleasant room at the front of the hotel, which had cosy lighting and was clean. Oddly, there was no kettle and so you have to book morning coffee or tea, which we personally didn't like as it's a bit inconvenient. We had contemplated the restaurant for a romantic meal as we heard that it had a fabulous reputation for good food, however we decided not to eat in it as the menu was limited and extremely fancily written (we weren't clear what half of the choices were!...what's wrong with plain English at times?!). So, we decided to eat at the pub attached to the hotel, the Dove and Olive Branch which had a more acccessible menu, however we were disappointed that all tables were reserved. None of the staff had recommended to us that we would be advised to reserve a table which was disappointing, so we missed out there too. We would definitely recommend to anyone to book a table. We ended up accross the road and actually had a lovely meal.
We stayed at the Wordsworth Hotel at the end of July 2006. We had read reviews and the hotel's own view of itself and were expecting a hotel catering for many different tastes with lots of facilities and wonderful food.
I booked the Wordsworth, despite the mixed reviews online, primarily as Grasmere was highly recommended and this seemed to be the most comfortable option and had a pool (which was a wonderful bonus as we had perfect sunshine during our whole stay!).
This hotel was extremely expensive as the other reviews say the smallest room is to tiny so you have to upgrade, especially if you have a 6 month old baby as we have, just glad we checked the room sizes before a stay as wouldn't have fit a travel cot in.
Minus side: Double en suite room so small that you couldn't open the wardrobe door or the bathroom door fully. Bed NOT full-sized double. Only place to boil the kettle was on the floor as cable too short. No bedside tables (although there were alcoves in the wall), no bedside reading lights (one wall light, one ceiling light). Bathroom laughably small, basin too small to wash your face in, shower so small you couldn't risk dropping the soap as no room to bend down and pick it up! Shower made most alarming groaning and creaking noises, and the shower tray drained so slowly it was in danger of overflowing. Wallpaper coming away from bathroom ceiling. No towels supplied on the second night of our stay. No parking space available on the second night of our stay. Garden untidy with hosepipe and tools left out.
Hotel seen better days!
Really surprised that this is a 4 star hotel. The room looked like it hadn't been hoovered, the panel for the shower was broken, there were deadflies in the lampshade. Alll the lockers in the pool changing room were broken.
The breakfast, however, was fantastic and the service was excellent. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly but overall the hotel could do with a refurbish.
My husband and I stayed at the Wordsworth Hotel for one night in August. The bedroom was small and not particularly smart. Nevermind there was a deluxe dinner to look forward to.
Just Loved it.....!
Unfortunately we only stayed ONE night.....!! Its just the best place. The service is BRILLIANT, food is exceptional...considering that you are in such a small country town. We had dinner included in our package...5 Courses...!!!! And to top it off we were served out coffee in the library infront of the fire..! This is a great place, and anyone who visits just has to stay here. The rooms are quite small but they have so much character. I would recommend this place to everyone.
we stayed at the Wordsworth whilst meeting up with some friends who were holidaying in the area. This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and I was not disappointed this time. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and is presented in an appealing and appetizing fashion.
The hotel is great if it is raining - which it was!
There is a pool, sauna and mini gym plus comfortable public areas with open fires. Their pub next door is also good and offers tasty lunches at reasonable prices.
great hotel, clean, friendly, great location, dinner was expensive but very good