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The Borrowdale Hotel (Keswick, United Kingdom)


The Borrowdale Hotel (Keswick, United Kingdom)

About The Borrowdale Hotel

The Borrowdale Hotel offers Lake District visitors the chance to stay in an 1866, 4-star character hotel, which retains Victorian features and an area-typical slate exterior, as well as lovely views of the Borrowdale Valley. Guests will find themselves a ten-minute walk away from Lake Derwentwater and the Lodore Falls, and in the right place for decadent afternoon teas. All 40 refurbished rooms have a flat-screen LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, complimentary Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, bottled water and tea tray, a hairdryer,  bathrobes and room service. Dogs are welcome in some quarters of the hotel, while all guests can relax on the Victorian veranda, in the conservatory, or in the garden. Formal silver service dining is found in The Restaurant, while the Lounge and Conservatory offers bar meals and Sunday lunches. The Borrowdale Hotel is around ten minutes’ drive away from Keswick, and 15 minutes from the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Not rated yet
  • Service
    Very good  (8.4 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Excellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Not rated yet

Positive Reviews


Welcoming staff, relaxed, dog-friendly hotel.

Guests at The Borrowdale said they found the staff to be welcoming and courteous, and mentioned there was a relaxed atmosphere, even down to a dress code encouraging walking gear. The hotel also appears to be dog friendly, with rooms available for those wishing to travel with their canine companions, as well as for those who want animal-free lodgings.


Silver service to conservatory dining.

The food on offer here was generally thought to be very good, matched with a fine silver service, wide-ranging menu and a very extensive selection of wine, as well as simpler dining options in the conservatory — although a few early 2016 visitors thought the food was not as good as it used to be. On top of this, guests enjoyed the free coffee in the conservatory.


Traditional country retreat.

Reviews indicate that this hotel offers a traditional-styled country house stay with comfortable rooms, free parking and views of Derwentwater from quarters. On top of this, the location was thought to be excellent for those wanting to head out walking in the fells and woodlands.

Negative Reviews


Some small issues to note.

A small number of those who stayed at The Borrowdale found the rooms to be a little too cramped for their liking, some occasionally thought it a tad expensive and a few said their rooms smelled a little odd on arrival, most likely due to dog-related cleaning.


No further issues.

Guests have not expressed any further issues about this hotel.


No further issues.

Guests have not expressed any further issues about this hotel.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Parking
  5. Terrace
  6. Pets allowed
  7. Hotel bar
  8. Conference rooms
  9. Non-smoking rooms
  10. Computer with internet
  11. Restaurant
  12. 24-hour reception
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. Satellite TV
  7. WiFi
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail


Borrowdale Valley , CA12 5UY , Keswick , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8008401244 | Fax: +44 1768777338 | 

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